Sk­ib­bereen the only side to avoid Na­tional Cup woe

Irish Examiner - County - - Sport - Ger McCarthy

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.

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