Weekend Round Up (W/E 7th/8th May)

U14 Local Cup – Corkbeg 2 Mallow 6 (AET)
Our boys marched on to play Mallow United, Premier League winners, in the last 8 of the local cup on Tuesday evening .
There was a super crowd and brilliant atmosphere.
Corkbeg started lively and Mallow realised they were in a game. Some unbelievable skill, strength and speed, led to Tristin ‘Mo Salah’ Ward dancing through 5 Mallow defenders and curling the ball past their keeper, 1-0.
We kept the pressure up and Tristin headed a ball perfect ball into to running path of Josh McCarthy, who controlled it perfectly and slotted into the corner of the net, 2-0 at half time to the Beg.
We were greatly helped by an unreal reflex save by Sam Mc to keep the score that way.
The second half saw Mallow pile on the pressure, which led to a quickly taken free, 2-1.
And in the dying minutes of the game, a penalty to Mallow. They scored, 2-2, and once again we were in extra time for the second time in 2 days.
The boys battled on, but we were flagging and Mallow capitalised and we lost.
The Mallow coaches, supporters and team made sure to highlight their respect and admiration for the boys and knew how close we came. A brilliant cup run, a brilliant team.
Corkbeg U-17s have been entered into an ”End Of Season” eight team tournament.
Last week, they started the competition with an exciting 3-3 draw with Lakewood in Whitegate. Cian Hegarty grabbed a couple of goals, with Ryan Murray getting the other goal.
Last weekend, Midleton were the visitors and Hegarty scored a hat-trick to ensure a fine 3-0 win.
On Thursday night, The lads were beaten 6-3 by Carrigaline in Whitegate, with Cian grabbing another hat-trick.
U12Div2 – Carrigtwohill 1 Corkbeg 0
Corkbeg travelled to Ballyadam on Sunday morning to play the league leaders, Carrigtwohill.
The lads were very unlucky, not to grab all three points, let alone a draw, but a well taken first half goal by the home side was the difference between the sides in the end.
All the lads worked really hard against Carrigtwohill today and we had some serious chances. But on the day, it wasn’t to be.
Finbar Alcock
Cormac Cashman
Ronan Kelleher
Donncha Walsh
Dylan Kearns
Michael O’Connor
Kian Crowley
Liam Cashman
David Murphy
Jack Kelleher
Max O’Reilly
Trystan Pomphrett
U12Div6 – Corkbeg ‘A’ 2 Ballinhassig 1
Goals from Chris O Connell and Mason Richards secured all three points for Corkbeg on Sunday morning in Whitegate. And a special mention for Corkbeg goalkeeper, Rian O Brien, who produced a number of incredible saves to secure the win.
The lads are pictured on Sunday morning in their brand new away kit, kindly sponsored by Kevin Aherne of Sage Restaurant in Midleton.

A huge thanks to Kevin for coming onboard to sponsor a brand new away kit. Your support is hugely appreciated.
Both Corkbeg U8 Boys teams had outings in Whitegate and Ballyvolane on Sunday afternoon, against Corinthians and Leeds respectively.
While the  Corkbeg Girls U9/U10 team played Carrigtwohill at Ballyadam on Sunday afternoon. Thanks once again to Ciara, Martin and all the Carrigtwohill crew for a couple of super games played in a great spirit.

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