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
U18 Womens sponsored by Cloud 9
CWSSL Evening Echo U18 Women’s Cup Final
Turners Cross, Friday 30th April 2010, 7.00 p.m.
Wilton United 3 – 0 Ballincollig
Heartbreak for Ballincollig as failure to take their chances cost them the chance to win the CWSSL Evening Echo U18 Cup against Wilton United. A missed penalty summed up the performance where luck wasn’t with the team in green on the day.
Ballincollig U18 Women's Team
Wilton justified their favourites tag with their strong start to the game. Their two centre midfielders controlled a lot of the play and Ballincollig struggled to get to grips initially. However the Ballincollig defence marshalled by one of the two Irish internationals in the team, Zoe Murphy, dealt comfortably with anything that came their way. As the half progressed Ballincollig began to dictate the game and opened Wilton’s defence up on several occasions. However often the final pass was poor or the wrong option was taken which meant.
After a sustained period of Ballincollig pressure the Wilton number 8 played a great ball down the right flank which split the ‘Collig defence. The centre forward, who had been showing nice touches throughout the game, was onto it in a flash. Her pace gave her the time and space to bury it into the bottom corner. Ballincollig didn’t let this deflate them and continued to play good football but at half-time it was Wilton who were still one goal to the good.
The second half was more of the same with Wilton content to defend their lead and Ballincollig pushing for the equaliser. Wilton got a second but Ballincollig kept up the pressure and were rewarded with a penalty. Unfortunately the Wilton keeper pulled off a fantastic double save and from the resulting counter attack Wilton almost scored. You were left with the feeling it wasn’t going to be Ballincollig’s day.
Ballincollig pushed and pushed but it wasn’t to be and Wilton ran out winners on a three-nil scoreline. There was no shame in this defeat for Ballincollig and the girls can hold their heads high for having done the jersey proud. Well done to Wilton on their win.
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.
The U18 Women’s team face Wilton United in the CWSSL Evening Echo U18 Cup on Friday the 30th of April in Turners Cross with a 7 p.m. kick-off.
The favourites tag has to go to the Premier side but Ballincollig are not going up there to make up numbers. Get down and support your own and here’s hoping Ballincollig cause a massive upset by bringing the Cup home.
CWSSL Evening Echo U18 Division
Ballincollig 3 – 2 Wilton United
A great win for Ballincollig that displayed all the best characteristics of the club with skill, determination and a desire to win securing all three points in this top of the table clash.
It was Wilton who scored first but Karen O’Connell got the equaliser for Ballincollig ten minutes before the break. She bravely dived in ahead of the Wilton keeper to stick an Amy Wilson cross into the back of the net leaving the sides on level terms at half-time.
In the second half it was Ballincollig who took the lead when one of the team’s Irish internationals, Stephanie Murphy, picked her spot and shot the ball home from outside the box. Wilton aren’t challenging for league honours on the basis of their nicely coloured jersies though and found an equaliser. However it was Ballincollig who got the decisive goal and took all three points.
Ellen Jackson took down a cross from Karen Murphy. She sidestepped the defender and buried it past the keeper into the bottom corner. A great win for this fine group of players. Best for Ballincollig on the day were Zoe Murphy, Brea O’Callaghan and Wendy Cahill. Keep it up girls.
CWSSL Evening Echo U18 Women’s Cup 1st Round
Ardrath Park, Sunday 13th December 2009, 10.30 a.m.
Youghal United 2 – 4 Ballincollig
A convincing win for Ballincollig on an away trip to the coast sees them into the next round of the Cup. Ballincollig dominated the game with Brea O’Callaghan and Zoe Murphy doing the best for the green on the day. The scorers were Patricia Murphy, Stephanie Murphy, Wendy Cahill and Amy Wilson. Ballincollig await the draw for the next round feeling good about the possibility of a Cup run this season.
Evening Echo CWSSL U14 Division 1
Saturday 28th November 2009, 2.00 p.m.
Ballincollig 0 – 2 Kinsale
Ballincollig lost home advantage as the Regional Park was unplayable for this fixture against title challengers Kinsale. It was an evenly contested game but Kinsale managed to shade it with two goals. Ballincollig had their chances but couldn’t find the net. A penalty that was saved by the Kinsale keeper only for the rebound to be hit off the post let you know that it was going to be Ballincollig’s day. The girls can be proud of their performance though with Rebecca O’Donoghue and Jessica Heneghan playing the best for the green and white on the day.
Evening Echo CWSSL U18 Division
Moneygourney, Sunday 1st November 2009, 2.00 p.m.
Douglas Hall 0 – 2 Ballincollig
Ballincollig got off the mark in the league with a good win and a strong team performance on one of the few games to survive the weekend. The goals came either side of half-time and the team can be proud of the manner in which they played and the clean sheet they secured.
The first goal came about twenty minutes in and it was Siobhan Hogan who stuck it in after a tussle in the box from a corner. Such was the melee and the angle at which the ball hit the net that no-one was sure that she had actually scored. Siobhan will have to score more goals in future to make up for the very poor celebration after her goal. The thing is to score more goals and then your team-mates can practice celebrating with you each time. Ballincollig’s second goal was scored by Melissa Rodias. She collected the ball in midfield from an Amy Wilson pass and upon reaching the eighteen yard box let fly. The net bulged and Siobhan probably felt a little hard done by given the celebration that followed.
The Hall were in this game for periods and had their chances but Ellen Jackson pulled off fine saves when asked to do so. Ballincollig adapted to the all-weather pitch admirably and fully deserved the three points on the day. Best for Ballincollig were Lisa O’Shea, Rebecca O’Riordan and Trish Murphy.
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.