Brideview Utd A.F.C. Schoolboy Notes 16/05/16
- Published: 16 May 2016
Brideview Utd A.F.C. Schoolboy Notes
Hat-trick For McGrath
It was a busy week for United as our U12 team faced Ballybridge in a league final. Blackwater United played in a cup final with United having eight players in this squad and they did the club proud as they won the cup.
U12 League C Final: Ballybridge United, 1 Brideview Utd 0
United's boys just failed to win a league final on Wednesday evening last in Clashmore despite a terrific late rally from the boys. Darragh Spillane put Jake O'Brien through in the 9th minute but the latters shot just went wide. The only goal of the game came in the 14th min when Ballybridge were on top in this opening half but Spillane saw his effort in the 26th min well saved by Ballybridge's keeper and at the break Ballybridge led 1-0. Our lads came more into the game in the second half. An O'Brien cross into the box saq Hurleys bolley just to wide. A minute later O'Brien was in but his effort was well saved. United went at the East Cork side looking for the equaliser. Lenehan, McDonnell, The O'Brien's, Good and Dowd all tried hard but it was not to be so our lads had to settle for runners up medals presented by the league chairman Brian Donnelly.
The lads tried hard especially in the second half and on another night they may have got something.
Utd's Panel all played: S.Martin, S.Roche, D. McCarthy, Thompson, I. Martin, D.Spillane, C.O'Brien, J. O'Brien, A, Dowd, J.Good, A.Hurley, J.McDonnell, C.Lenehan.
W.W.E.C/TSSDL Cup Final. (U16). McGrath On Fire. Cahir Park B 1- Blackwater United 6
A little bit of history was made in Burncourt on Thursday night last when Blackwater United won the cup. United got off to a dream start after just 5 minutes when a Wright cross was deflected into his own net by one of Parks centre half's. Two minutes later Wright set up Eoin McGrath who beat two defenders before shooting low into the corner. Crawford tested Park's keeper in the 13th minute as United kept up the pressure. However Park got back into the game after 31 minutes when a free kick into the box was crashed to the net by Park's Striker.
Crawford restored Utds two goal lead with a cracker of a goal in the 39th minuted to leave the score at the break 3-1 to Utd. The second half saw Utd get on top. Further goals from McGrath saw Utd run out easy winners in the end.
The cup was presented to both McGrath and English (joint captains) much to the delight of the players and the small band of travelling supporters.
Manager Sham Ronayne was delighted with the lads display.
Utd's Sauad: D.Beecher, E.Mansfield, L.Motherway, R.English, B.Aherne, B.Wright, M.Steward, G.Fives, K.Crawford, A.Long, E.McGrath, S.Hill, N.Smith, J.Chambers, D.Costello, E.Murray.
The above will take place in The Square on this Friday May 20th from 9am-3pm. Everyone welcome. This is in aid of Tallow Community Centre and Marymount Hospice.
To Dylan Mangan who celebrates his 18th Birthday this weekend. Dylan is a great sportsman and has now become a jockey so we will all be looking for a few fast horses ridden no doubt by Dylan.
Full details later as well as the Euros and of course tickets for the game verses Holland and that Ireland game in Cork. I hear Brian has a load of Tickets for this one. Ha! Ha!
This will take place very soon now that our schoolboy season is almost over. Hopefully we will get some new faces on board for next season. Even if someone has only one or two hours to give. As the add says every little helps.
We wish all the bous and girls the best of luck on Saturday and hopefully the weatherwill stay dry and sunny.
This takes place in The Round Tower Hotel on this Saturday night at 8pm. Chairman of the S.E.A.I. John Early will attend as well as CEO Martin O'Hanlon. Our club have Ciaran Lenehan, Shane Martin and Eoin McGrath in the hunt for player of the year in different age groups. We wish all three the best of luck.
Midleton U13 team went down 4-3 to Belvedere in St Colman's Park on Saturday last despite a terrific goal from Ciarán Sice. Ciarán's father is of course Malcom Sice from Woodview Park. This was the final of the National U13 Cup so to get this far was a marvellous achivement for the East Cork boys.