Mallow Utd’s ‘Football For All’ kicked off this week
MALLOW United’s Football For All weekly sessions began on Wednesday, September 27 from 6pm to 7pm at Kilshannig GAA Complex in Glantane.
Mallow United’s Football for All caters for boys and girls aged 4 to 17 from throughout the North Cork area and encourages participation in sport of children of all abilities with special or additional needs. The focus of Football for All is on having fun and it is a place where all children can experience the benefits of participation in sport with new players are always welcome.
For further details please contact Sandra Cronin on 087 695 0471.
Mallow United’s U/14 Premier team continued their impressive start to the season with a good away win at Crosshaven. The game was never in any real doubt as Mallow started strong controlling the game throughout the pitch.
Crosshaven tried to counter-attack when in possession but with a formidable back five which included Artur Osinki, Daniel Ryan, Donnchadh O’Doherty, Shane O’Connell and Ben Creedon they found it very difficult to break through the Mallow United rear-guard.
As the game progressed Mallow increased the pressure and began to threaten with some fantastic play around the middle of the pitch from Ben Buckley, Alex O’Leary and Ciaran O’Sullivan.
Mallow got the breakthrough they deserved when Kennedy Amechi slotted home from close range. The Mallow front line was in fine form with Evan Magner linking well with Leon Doody throughout the game.
Amechi continued to penetrate the Crosshaven defence and claimed a hattrick as Shane O’Connell added two with Alex O’Leary rounding off the scoring with a fine shot.
Subs used were Paul Griffin, Joe Power and John Adedji - all of whom impressed when introduced. This team are now currently joint top of the Premier Division.
Mallow United U/14 Premier Squad: Artur Osinki, Daniel Ryan, Donnchadh O’Doherty, Shane O’Connell, Ben Creedon, Ben Buckley, Alex O’Leary, Ciaran O’Sullivan, Kennedy Amechi, Evan Magner, Leon Doody, Paul Griffin, Joe Power and John Adedji.
Mallow United’s U/13 Premier team faced Corinthians in St Gobnait’s Park on Saturday lunch time missing three of their regular starters.
This was a tough task playing a Corinthians team pushing for the Premier title.
Playing against a strong wind in the first half the Mallow lads were finding it hard to get out of their own half. They were 2-0 down in a short space of time and 3-0 down within 15mins of starting.
The Mallow boys did not drop their heads, however, and fought on bravely. Their efforts were rewarded when a Daniel Smith cross found Shane Cronin for a good strike to the corner of the goal.
Corinthians continued to press, however, and scored a fourth just before half time. The second half was more balanced with neither side creating any clear chances.
This was a tough afternoon but it gave all players on the panel a chance for game time and they showed competition for places is strong.
Mallow’s U/13s move on to training next week and continue their league campaign away to Ringmahon Rangers next Saturday morning.
Mallow United U/13 Premier Squad: Kevin Kilmartin, Cory Buckley, Alan O’Connell, Billy O’Keeffe, Niall Burke, Jamie O’Neill, Jerry Collins, Donnchadh Barrett, Louis Hanover, Daniel Smith, Cormac O’Sullivan, Cormac Dilworth, Shane Cronin Dominic Serafin and Denis Mulcahy.
Tenor Eoin Leahy accompanied by Classical Guitarist Noel Walsh entertain at St. James’ Church last Friday.