Skibbereen the only side to avoid National Cup woe
IT proved a disappointing first Saturday of the season for SuperValu West Cork Schoolboys League clubs involved in Skechers SFAI National Cup ties with Skibbereen U15 the solitary team to progress.
In the U15 National Cup, Lyre Rovers produced a battling first round performance before losing 5-3 at home to Cork Schoolboys League side Bandon. Level 2-2 at the break, Rovers were unable to match their opening half display before bowing out of the competition. Colm O’Brien (2) and Aaron Griffin were on target for the WCSL representatives.
Castlelack were knocked out of the U15 National Cup by Douglas Hall, the visitors emerging comfortable winners from their visit to Cloughduv. Despite the defeat, Castlelack had decent displays from Robert McCarthy, Jonathan Murphy and Jason Mayiji.
Lyre Rovers entertained Mayfield in a SFAI U14 National Cup opening round tie at Lyre. 2-0 down at the break, Lyre put in a terrific effort during the sec- ond period but lost 6-2 despite Joe Bailey and Rory Phayer getting on the scoresheet. Darragh McCarthy, Rory Phayer and Dan Twomey were the pick of Rovers’ top performers.
Bunratty United exited the Skechers SFAI U13 National Cup at the first time of asking when the Schull club were decisively beaten away to Carrigaline United. David Coughlan, Tom Ryan-Purcell, Samantha Ross and Sean Parson stood out for United. In the same competition, Mogeely A were handed a walkover by Lyre.
The remaining West Cork teams will hope for better results in round two of the U13 National Cup where Castlelack visit Avondale United and Drinagh Rangers are away to Midleton. The Baltimore Road will host Skibbereen’s second round meeting with Everton while Bantry Bay Rovers looking for a victory over Wilton United.
Castlelack and Lyre Rovers, were knocked out of the Skechers SFAI U16 National Cup following first round losses at the weekend. Springfield Ramblers received a walkover from Castlelack while Douglas Hall and Lyre Rovers’ clash ended in a 3-1 triumph for the home team at Moneygourney. Dan Peet netted Lyre’s goal with David O’Sullivan, Roy O’Driscoll and James Lynam also playing well.