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
by John Bohane Ballydehob native Mark Cronin was thrilled to play his part in propelling his beloved Ballydehob FC to first division glory this season.
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.
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.
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
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
by John Bohane A TALENTED young soccer player with very strong West Cork connections recently signed a one year contract with SSE Airtricity Premier Division outfit Longford Town who began their League of Ireland campaign last weekend.
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.
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
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
Friday, 06 March www.mygaff.ie Cup Togher Celtic 4-1 Kilmichael Rovers Sunday, 08 March
Saturday, 14 February 2015 O’Herlihy Bacon U18 Group A Skibbereen 2 Riverside Athletic 2
Saturday, 31 January 2015 West Cork League U18 Group B Drinagh Rangers 1-6 Ardfield West Cork League U18 Cup Clonakilty AFC 3-2 Castlelack
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
Saturday, 15th November O Herlihy Bacon U18 Group A Bunratty United U18’s 3 v 4 Lyre Rovers U18’s Munster Junior Cup [Round 2] Skibbereen 4 v 0 Doolans Cow Bar FC Munster Youths Cup [Round 3] Clonakilty AFC U18’s 1 v 0 Skibbereen U18’s
Saturday, 08 November 2014 West Cork League U18 Group B Ardfield U18’s 4-1 Bay Rovers U18’s FAI Umbro Under 17 Skibbereen U18’s 0-1 Leeds
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
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,
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
Saturday, 11 October 2014 West Cork League Division 1 Lyre Rovers 3 v 2 Castletown Celtic West Cork League U18 Group B Drinagh Rangers U18’s 2 v 12 Togher Celtic U18’s Munster Youths Cup Riverside Athletic U18’s 2 v 2 Skibbereen U18’s (Home Win on pens)
Saturday, 04 October 2014 O Herlihy Bacon U18 Group A Riverside Athletic U18’s 3 v 2 Bunratty United U18’s West Cork League U18 Group B Kilmichael Rovers U18’s 5 v 0 Drinagh Rangers U18’s
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
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
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 Parkway Hotel / Maybury Coaches Cup Group 2 Leeside 2-2 Togher Celtic Parkway Hotel / Maybury Coaches Cup Group 3 Dunmanway Town 1-0 Crookstown
by Striker Last week’s final few games in the World Cup gave us some rivetting viewing, and a certain amont of talking points which of course will now become a part of soccer history.
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
Sunday, 18 May 2014 McCarthy Sports Division 1 Cup Final Lyre Rovers 1-1 Mizen AFC Lyre won 4-3 on penalties
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
Saturday, 03 May 2014 Irish Examiner Ladies League Beara Ladies 3-0 Kilmichael Rovers Ladies Sunday, 04 May 2014 West Cork League Cup Semi Final Drinagh Rangers 1-0 Clonakilty AFC
Ardfield FC won the West Cork u-16 cup final today when they beat Skibb AFC after a penalty shoot-out, full time score 1-1. Pictured is Ardfield captain Shane Enright receiving the cup from Andrew Healy, SuperValu, sponsors.