U14 Schoolgirls sponsored by Central Cabs
CWSSL Evening Echo U14 Cup Final
Thursday 6th May 2010, 7.00 p.m.
Carrigaline United 1 – 0 Ballincollig
For the second time in the space of a week Ballincollig came away empty handed from Turner’s Cross in a Cup Final. In a very evenly matched game the league champions scored in the dying minutes to do the double.
Ballincollig started the stronger and should have scored when Niamh Coughlan was through on goal but a moment’s hesitation enabled the chasing centre-half to make a last ditch tackle. Ballincollig were comfortable at the back but couldn’t make their dominance count up front with a tendency to over carry the ball meaning no real chances were created.
Carrigaline started stronger in the second half and enjoyed a few chances but Ballincollig used their interchange subs well. As the game progressed the feeling grew that one goal would be enough to win this game and cruelly for the team in green it was Carrigaline who got it. A mistake at the back let the striker through and the power of her shot was enough to beat the keeper and secure the double for the league champions.
Ballincollig can be proud of their performance and should look to the future as a competent display gave the feeling to anyone watching that this won’t be their last trip to Turner Cross.
Ballincollig U14 Schoolgirls Cup Final 2010
The U14 Schoolgirls take on Carrigaline United in the CWSSL Evening Echo Cup Final on Thursday the 6th of May. Kick-off is at 7.00 p.m. in Turners Cross. It would be great to see some support for this team in what promises to be an exciting match.
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Umbro U12 Leagues CSL Premier Division
Ballea, Sunday 8th November 2009, 10.30 a.m.
Carrigaline 0 – 2 Ballincollig
Ballincollig under 12 premier team visited Carrigaline last Sunday morning. The game went ahead due to Carrigaline’s fantastic all-weather pitch which is part of their new development at Ballea Park.
From the kick-off Ballincollig knew they were in for a hard match. Carrigaline have proved very difficult to break down in the league this season and so it proved again. Despite going at their opponents from the start, last ditch tackles and good saves from the Carrigaline goalkeeper stopped Ballincollig taking the lead early on. Ruairi Cotter and Jamie Manahan raided down the flanks with Brian O Callaghan and Japhet Mata worked tirelessly up front making it difficult for the defence to get the ball clear.
There was some great passing from the away team and it looked only a matter of time before the goal came. When it did it was as a result of a great midfield passing move. When the ball arrived at Japhet’s feet he took on the defender and made his pace count. He closed in on goal and from 10 yards out he made no mistake giving the goalkeeper no chance. Ballincollig went in at the break one goal to the good.
The home team came out with all guns blazing at the start of the second half and Ballincollig were under pressure for some time. Sean Lucey broke up play in midfield which prevented Carrigaline mounting many attacks. Ballincollig hearts were in their mouths when Kevin Browne put in a fantastic tackle in the box and the Carrigaline attacker went over. All eyes were on the referee who seemed to point to the penalty spot but relief all round when he clarified the decision and awarded a goal kick. A correct decision, but when you’re away from home you don’t always get those ones.
From this point on Ballincollig got back in control and the defence held strong all through with great tackles being made when needed. In fact, the confidence of the team showed through when sweeper, Shane O Mahony, took the ball and ran the length of the pitch with only ten minutes left. Japhet was to make the game safe with five minutes to go when a great move finished with Jamie laying the ball off to him. Japhet feigned to play a one-two with Jamie and when the defender was wrong-footed he took off in the opposite direction again making no mistake with the finish. A great result away for Ballincollig at a ground where other teams will struggle to come away with anything.
Evening Echo CWSSL U16 Division 1
Ballea Park, Saturday 25th October 2009, 2.00 p.m.
Carrigaline United 0 – 1 Ballincollig
Before this game Carrigaline were on top of the league with a 100% record. After this game it’s Ballincollig who are top with a well deserved away win on an artificial all-weather pitch in what was a tight game.
Niamh Coughlan in goal fully deserved her clean sheet over the 90 minutes but it was a complete team performance. Scoreless at half time the decisive moment came from a set-piece. Amy Wilson swung in the ball from the corner only for Carrigaline to defend it. The clearance found Wilson again and she made no mistake rifling the ball into top corner. As good a goal as you’ll see anywhere.
It’s hard to pick out individuals but Eva Murphy, Caroline Kelly and Melissa Roadis played very well. It’s early in the season yet but the view from up top is definitely a pretty one.