Corkbeg FC

Corkbeg U-14s Capture League Title

Corkbeg U-14 team celebrate their league success on Wednesday night

Corkbeg U-14 team celebrate their league success on Wednesday night

Corkbegs U-14 team won the U-14 Division 4 league title with a 2-0 victory over Avondale in Whitegate on a blustery Wednesday evening by the sea. Avondale came into the game with a lot of confidence having beaten an understrength Corkbeg side a few weeks ago by 6 goals to nil. But, this game was completely different as the away side were completely outplayed for the entire duration of the game and can count themselves lucky not to have lost by more. Corkbeg played with a strong breeze in the 1st half and Avondale struggled to get out of their own half. The Beg had all the play but only threatened once in the opening 20 minutes when Jordan Ryans low strike from 20 yards drew a great save from the Avondale goalkeeper. The Beg continued the pressure and took the lead only 5 minutes later. John Looney controlled a long kick-out by goalkeeper Colin O Reilly, exchanged passes with Liam Murphy and crossed a great ball into the Avondale area where Jordan Ryan was on hand to bundle home the loose ball at the back post. And the Beg doubled their lead only 5 minutes later when Liam Murphy took aim from 25 yards and drove the ball high into the Avondale net via the post.

The second half was more of the same with Corkbeg completely dominant. It would be unfair to single out any particular individual performance because every player put in a great shift. Liam Murphy had a third goal strangely ruled out for a foul on the goalkeeper while John Looney, Jake o Donoghue and Jordan Ryan all went close to adding to the home sides total. Stephen Murphy also had a late goal ruled out for another dubious free kick but luckily in the end, it didnt matter. There were great celebrations at the final whistle as Corkbeg captain James Cashman accepted the league trophy as Corkbeg won the league by a point from Watergrasshill.

Team: Colin O Reilly, Mark Healy, Andrew Murphy, Shane Dorney, James Cashman, Jordan Ryan, Jake O Donoghue, Peter Cashman, Stephen Murphy, John Looney, Liam Murphy. Subs: Stephen O Halloran for Mark Healy, David Heffernan for Stephen Murphy, Brian Rice, Michael Leahy.