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Bandon’s Conor Hourihane’s football successes honoured

THIS year Conor Hourihane became the first West Cork man to captain an English professional soccer team to their first Cup Final victory at Wembley Stadium. Conor captained the Barnsley side to their very first League One Cup victory, making history for himself and his club. Barnsley are now also promoted to the Championship, achieved after they defeated Millwall in the play-off final at Wembley on May 29th last. Conor’s

Ballydehob clinch second successive promotion

by John Bohane Ballydehob FC recently secured promotion back to the West Cork League Premier Division after they clinched the First Division title following an impressive run of form in the latter stages of the domestic campaign.

Corcoran thrilled with historic title for Riverside Athletic

by John Bohane Riverside Athletic captured the West Cork Premier League title for the first time in their history recently after a brace from Chris Daly, which was followed by a late Peter Daly goal propelled them to a 3-1 home win against Dunmanway Town.

Schull’s Ronan Hurley looking forward to season with Cork City

by John Bohane TALENTED Schull soccer ace Ronan Hurley is hopeful he can enjoy a successful season operating at left back with the Cork City U17 youth team. The Transition Year student in Schull Community College, who played his underage soccer with local club Bunratty United trained hard in preparation for the resumption of the league last Saturday afternoon. The talented young star is hoping for a good season with

Clon’s Rueben Henry steps up

by John Bohane CLONAKILTY soccer star Rueben Henry recently completed his move from the Cork City youth team to the Cobh Ramblers U17 team ahead of the SSE Airtricity U17 League which resumed last Sunday, March 20th. Rueben who is a fifth year student in Clonakilty Community College, normally operates in a central midfield position. Cobh Ramblers began their domestic season with a home game against Bray Wanderers in St

Busy season ahead for Bandon soccer star Peter Callanan

by John Bohane TALENTED Bandon soccer star Peter Callanan has signed for the Cobh Rangers U17 side ahead of the domestic underage league which is due to resume in early March. The West Cork soccer ace represented their local rivals Cork City in the Youths League last season. Peter, however made the decision to switch to their near neighbours after being impressed by their ambitious plans for the future.

Kilmeen & Kilbree GAA Notes

Kilbree U14 Hurlers complete the Double! Kilbree U14 hurlers defeated St Oliver Plunketts on Sunday morning to claim the U14 league title.  They have already captured the U14 West Cork championship having beaten Clonakilty.  This was a thrilling game of hurling with great scores taken from all over the field.  Plunketts got the opening goal but Kilbree fought back immediately with a Thomas Tyner point and a brilliant goal from

Bright future for Bandon AFC says coach Richie Holland

by John Bohane BANDON AFC recently celebrated securing promotion back to the Munster Senior League Premier Division following a year plying their trade in the First Division. The West Cork outfit clinched the first division championship crown for the first time in their history following their 3-1 home win achieved against Mayfield United. This win ensured Bandon will once again be competing with the elite teams in the Munster Senior

West Cork Football League results weekend December 12th-14h

Saturday, 13 December 2014   O Herlihy Bacon U18 Group A Clonakilty AFC U18’s 4 v 1 Riverside Athletic U18’s Lyre Rovers U18’s 1 v 2 Bunratty United U18’s West Cork League U18 Group B Ardfield U18’s 15 v 1 Castlelack U18’s Bay Rovers U18’s 0 v 1 Kilmichael Rovers U18’s Togher Celtic U18’s 8 v 1 Drinagh Rangers U18’s Munster Junior Cup [Round 3] Ringmahon Rangers A (MSL) 2

Soccer results weekend November 2nd

Sunday, 02 November 2014   West Cork League Premier Division Clonakilty AFC 2 v 1 Crookstown Drinagh Rangers 4 v 0 Riverside Athletic West Cork League Division 1 Baltimore 2 v 2 Leeside Kilmichael Rovers 1 v 1 Bunratty United West Cork League Division 2 Ardfield 3 v 3 Drinagh Rangers B Aultagh Celtic 1 v 1 Dunmanway Town B Bay Rovers 6 v 0 Clonakilty AFC B Durrus 0

Lyre Rovers mark 20th anniversary with ambitious development plans

THE image of Ray Houghton’s left footed shot nestling in the back of Italian goalkeeper Gianluca Pagliuca’s net in the Giants Stadium, New York at World Cup 1994 left an indelible mark on an era for Irish soccer that has become enshrined in legend. International success provoked a growing interest in soccer at local level and this was reflected by the emergence of new soccer clubs nationwide. Against this backdrop,

Soccer results weekend October 17th – 19th

Saturday, 18 October 2014   O Herlihy Bacon U18 Group A Bunratty United U18’s 3 v 3 Skibbereen U18’s West Cork League U18 Group B Castlelack U18’s 2 v 8 Togher Celtic U18’s Drinagh Rangers U18’s 0 v 11 Bay Rovers U18’s Munster Junior Cup [Round 1] Youghal United 1 v 0 Riverside Athletic [Round 1] Skibbereen 6 v 0 Wilton United Munster Youths Cup [Round 2] Lyre Rovers U18’s

Soccer results weekend September 26th – 28th

Sunday, 28 September 2014 West Cork League Premier Division Rosscarbery 2 v 6 Clonakilty AFC Skibbereen 2 v 0 Riverside Athletic West Cork League Division 1 Baltimore 1 v 2 Sullane Castletown Celtic 4 v 1 Kilmichael Rovers Clonakilty Town 1 v 6 Lyre Rovers Leeside 0 v 2 Bunratty United West Cork League Division 2 Ardfield 2 v 0 Clonakilty AFC B Aultagh Celtic 1 v 2 Courtmacsherry Ballydehob

Soccer results weekend September 5th – 7th

West Cork League   Saturday, 13 September 2014 Parkway Hotel / Maybury Coaches Cup Qualifiers   Mizen AFC 0-1 Drinagh Rangers   Sunday, 14 September 2014   West Cork League Premier Division Rosscarbery 0-1 Crookstown Skibbereen 3-1 Dunmanway Town Togher Celtic 3-3 Clonakilty AFC

Soccerline – world cup has bite

Well, what do you think now? Have you changed your horse in mid stream as regards who you imagine will win the World Cup! I must admit, having viewed the vast majority of the games to date, that this World Cup has turned out to be one of the most open that I have ever come across. We do realise that in any of these type of tournaments, that unusual

Soccerline – the final leg

by Striker This week, I will deal with the bargain basement problems first, as, after the weekend games, the eventual outcome is a little bit more cut and dried than the top end of the table. To all intents and purposes, Cardiff and Fulham look dead on for the high jump, and Norwich, with a more than tough run-in, very likely to complete the trio of misfortunates for relegation. The