U12's defeated – John Giles star attraction


U12’s defeated – John Giles star attraction

A close encounter in the U12 cup semi-final, with the Kilworth Celtic lads coming out the wrong side against strong opponents and red hot favourites, Castlebridge Celtic FC.

Monday, 15 April 2013
4:45 AM GMT

Celtic U12s were defeated narrowly in the cup semi-final by Castlebridge last Thursday in Pound Lane, with the red hot favourites from East Cork eventually coming out on top 3-1.

Going into this game Celtic were very much the underdogs having fallen to a heavy 8-2 defeat earlier in the season by the same team. This game however proved just how much the lads have improved sine the start of the season, with the result in doubt until very late in the game.

Celtic started the brighter and had a few half chances with Dean Jordan, Mark Carey and Johnny Tobin Allen to the fore. Castlebridge however were first to score when a mistake in midfield saw them break the offside trap to slot past Wheeler in goal. Celtic changed tactics at this stage and decided to man mark the powerful Kearney with Mark Carey taking on the responsibility. This gave Celtic more control and it was from a break in midfield that saw Mark Carey equalise as the half-time whistle sounded. Celtic were right in the tie and causing the away team plenty of problems.

The second half start was important but Celtic were caught napping and conceded a game changing goal, that in reality they never recovered from. The lads continued to push for the equaliser and with time ticking out were caught on the break.

A great display from the lads against all the odds but a display they can be very proud. Well done lads and see you all next season.


The annual John Giles Walk was held in Lismore on Sunday last with John Giles himself in attendance. All U11 league winners were expected to attend to be presented with their medals, etc by John Giles but unfortunately a host of players were unable to attend on the day, leaving just a few lucky players to meet the man himself and have some pictures taken.

Mr. Giles himself was very accommodating on day standing in for endless photos with the lads and also signing plenty of copies of his recent autobiography. A huge crowd in attendance and the day and a big thank you to the parents and kids who attended the walk. It was well worth the trip to meet a living Irish football legend.


The club have received the outline draft plans so a review with the local householders to discuss and ensure all concerns and inputs are taken on board will be scheduled shortly. From here the club will hold an open meeting to let the public and any interested/concerned parties have their input and review on the plans.

Anyone interested in lending their support, time, help or anything in relation to the work required for the development no matter how small can do so by contacting Gus on 086 3685033 or Kevin on 086 0836930


Results from April 9th draw at Jimmy's Bar. Jackpot €1,050. Numbers drawn 14, 16, 17 and 23. No winner. Lucky dips, €20 each - Maura Gubbins, c/o Gus; Chris O’Brien, c/o Gus; Tony O’Flynn, c/o Tony's and JB Keane, c/o Gus.

Next week’s jackpot €1,150. Draw will take place in The Village Inn at 9pm sharp. Tickets on sale locally - support is very much appreciated.


This committee is chaired by John Caplice and anyone wishing to get involved can do so by ringing John on 087 9630461.


The much awaited fun leagues returned on Saturday last with registrations, etc completed. The 2nd week of fun events will take place this coming Saturday in the Parish Field with a 2.30pm start time pencilled in.

The events run for 1 hour every Saturday and children aged 4-10 years boys and girls are welcome to join up where the qualified coaches will put them through their paces and teach them the basics of the game while making it fun and enjoyable. This current Fun Leagues slot will run for 12 weeks with the usual €20 entry fee applying.

Enquiries to Gus on 086 3685033 or Garret - 086 8502225.


Everyone at Kilworth Celtic would like to extend birthday wishes to May McCormack who celebrated her 80th recently. Happy birthday May.

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