Castlebridge, Kilworth and Ballymac win league titles!


Castlebridge, Kilworth and Ballymac win league titles!

Three league titles decided over St Patrick’s weekend, with Castlebridge Celtic securing the U14 title, while Kilworth and Ballymac each secured U11 titles.

Friday, 22 March 2013
8:15 AM GMT

Kilworth Celtic were crowned U11 division A champions after a cracker of a game against Valley Rangers. Both defences were on top as the chances were hard to come by, but Kilworth forced a corner midway through the opening half and following Mark Carey’s in-swinger, Ricky Carroll shot to the net for what proved the only goal of the game.

Valley piled on the pressure to try and equalise with Tom Hartnett and Kevin Barry playing superb in midfield and attack. But Jamie Wheeler in the Kilworth goal was excellent and made some fine saves to keep his team in front. Conor Coakley and Ruairi Tobin Allen were also in top form for the winners in defence and they held out to be crowned champions in their first season together.

Ballymac FC won the division B title beating Clashmore 5-1 in the finish, after a commanding performance. They never let Ramblers into the game and scored after only 2 minutes play through Darragh Hallihan. Oisin Looney doubled the advantage and Oisin Walsh made it 3-0 soon after, to put Ballymac in a strong position. Kian Carey replied for the Ramblers, as his shot was deflected into the net to make it 3-1. But this was the closest they came to Ballymac as Hallihan and Walsh added two more goals to seal the win and make them the division B champions.

Well done to both Kilworth and Ballymac on being crowned U11 league champions for the 2012–2013 season.

U14 League Final

Castlebridge were crowned U14 division A league champions after a thriller of a game in Tallow last Saturday evening. The game finished level, 3-3 after a pulsating 70 minutes, so extra time was needed to separate the two teams. Castlebridge’s Seamus Moroney scored the winner to secure the title for his team, to the delight of their supporters. Castlebridge took an early lead when Moroney scored following a mix-up in Ballymac’s defence. Tom Barron replied soon after from the penalty spot after being fouled in the area.

Aaron Long again put Castlebridge ahead, only for Gearoid Hallihan to score from a Jamie Grant cross, to make it 2-2. The game was end to end with plenty of chances for both teams. David Morrison again scored to put Castlebridge 3-2 ahead, but this Ballymac team, who were unbeaten all season, never gave up and equalised when Barron scored to send the game to extra time.

The game was there for both teams to win with plenty of chances. With the game heading for penalty kicks, Seamus Moroney became the hero for Castlebridge as his shot found the back of the net to seal the game, 4-3. Well done to Castlebridge Celtic on being crowned U14 league champions for the 2012–2013 season.

U16 League

Cappoquin pulled off a shock of sorts beating Ballymac to qualify for next weekend’s league final, where they will play against Brideview. Cappoquin were leading from the first leg 2-1, but we still fancied Ballymac to go through as they had home advantage in this second leg.

Things started going against Ballymac from the outset as their pitch was unplayable and conceded home advantage with the game going ahead in Cappoquin. But this seemed to matter little when Ballymac raced into a 3-0 lead with Jonathan Carroll and a brace from the league’s leading scorer Dylan Guiry. This put Ballymac 4-2 ahead on agg and they looked comfortable, until things took a turn for the worse as Guiry, who was suffering from sickness, ran out of steam and Cappoquin put in a superb second half performance to win the game and the tie, to qualify for the final. Aaron Whelan scored a brace and both Liam O’Connell and Conor Duggan added further goals, to come back from the dead and win a thriller of a game 4-3 (6-4 on agg).


U11 League Finals

Division A: Valley 0 Kilworth 1. Division B: Ballymac 5 Clashmore 1.

U14 League Final

Division A: Castlebridge 4 Ballymac 3 (AET).

U16 League Semi-final

Division A: Ballymac 3 Cappoquin 4 (Cappoquin win 6-4 on agg).

U12 WWEC Cup Quarter-Final

Brideview v Lismore – postponed.

U8 League

Mogeely 7 Castlebridge 10; Lismore 1 Brideview 2; Lismore 4 Ballybridge 2.

U10 League

Mogeely 2 Castlebridge 7; Lismore 7 Brideview 0.


All cup/2nd leg/finals games - 10mins E/W extra time and penalties if needed.

Saturday, 23rd March

U12 League final: Division A at Cappoquin FC - Castlebridge v Clashmore/Ballybridge 11am, M Reddy.

U16 League finals: Division A at Railway Athletic - Brideview v Cappoquin 2pm, ref A Kelly, asst refs: M Reddy and K Griffin.

Division B at Cappoquin FC - Clashmore v Ballybridge 12.30pm, ref: M Reddy, asst refs: A Kelly and K Griffin.

U12 Cup - quarter-final: Brideview v Lismore 11am, K Griffin.

U14 Cup - semi-final: Castlebridge v Lismore 2pm, D Fogarty.

U8 League

Clashmore v Bridview 1pm; Ardmore v Valley, 2pm; Castlebridge v Lismore, 2pm; Castlebridge v Ballybridge, 2.45pm; Churchvilla v Mogeely 2pm.

U10 League

Clashmore v Cappoquin 1.45pm; Churchvilla v Ballybridge, 3.30pm; Churchvilla v Mogeely, 2.45pm; Ardmore v Valley, 2pm; Valley v Brideview 2.45pm (in Ardmore); Castlebridge v Lismore, 2.45pm.

Teams Of The Week

U11, 3-4-3: Gk: Jamie Wheeler (Kilworth); Defs: Conor Coakley (Kilworth), Ruari Tobin Allen (Kilworth), Harry Draper (Valley); Mids: Tom Hartnett (Valley), Kian Carey (Clashmore), Oisin Walsh (Ballymac), Darragh Hallihan (Ballymac); Fors: Kevin Barry (Valley), Oisin Looney (Ballymac), Ricky Carroll (Kilworth).

U14/U16, 3-4-3: Gk: John Paul Murphy (Castlebridge); Defs: Barry Murphy (Castlebridge), Geariod Hallihan (Ballymac), Liam O’Connell (Cappoquin); Mids: Aaron Whelan (Cappoquin), Dylan Guiry (Ballymac), Seamus Moroney (Castlebridge), Jonathan Carroll (Ballymac); Fors: David Morrison (Castlebridge), Tom Barron (Ballymac), Jamie Grant (Ballymac).

Top Scorers


Kevin Barry (Valley) 12, Cathrach Daly (Lismore) 10, Dean Jordan (Kilworth) 8, Tom Dalton (Brideview) 6, Tom Hartnett (Valley) 5.


Caelin Rooney (Clashmore) 22, Ciaran Keating (Ardmore) 15, Cathrach Daly (Lismore) 12, James Kearney (Castlebridge) 12.


Tom Barron (Ballymac) 15, Killian Bukilin (Lismore) 13, Caelin Rooney (Clashmore) 12, Isaac O’Sullivan (Clashmore) 12, David Morrison (Castlebridge) 12.


Dylan Guiry (Ballymac) 25, Jake Beecher (Brideview) 20, Nathan O’Mahony (Cappoquin) 13, Billy Dunne (Ballybridge) 12, Ryan Corcoran (Lismore) 9, Dave Smith (Lismore) 9.

Results Phone Number

Please all clubs take note that the results phone number is 087-1261459. As well as the results, team managers/coaches are asked to please send in goal scorers. Your opinion of player(s) of the match and a general report of the games if possible as this will help us compile our weekly notes.

WWEC Cups Draws

U11 Cup - Semi-final draw: Clashmore v Castlebridge; Brideview v Lismore.

U12 Cup - Semi-final draw: Clashmore v Lismore or Brideview; Kilworth v Castlebridge.

U14 Cup - Semi-final draw: Castlebridge v Lismore; Ballymac - qualified for final.

U16 Cup - Semi-final draw: Ballybridge v Castlebridge; Ballymac v Brideview.

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