Munster Soccer Success at Community College in U-19 John Murphy Cup


Castleisland Community College U-19 Soccer Team after qualifying for the last 16 of the John Murphy Cup with a 5-0 result against Desmond College, Newcastle West on Monday. They now play North Cork side, Buttevant in the Munster quarter final on December 14th. The team, front from left: Ben Cooney, Eamon Nolan, Mark O’Donoghue, Matthew Broderick, Adam Joy, Jason Brosnan, Donncha McSweeney, Freddie Galway, Hubert Turkiewicz and Joe Sheehy. Back from left: Aidan Joy, teacher/coach; Conor O’Sullivan, Kevin Lenihan, Kevin Keane, Josh Horan, DJ Fealey, Adam O’Donoghue, Tommy O’Regan, James McDonnell, Valentino Lambego and Ciaran Carey, coach.

A Munster U-19 John Murphy Schools Soccer Cup Quarter Final against Buttavent awaits the Castleisland Community College team after their recent defeat of Desmond College, Newcastle West in the West Limerick team’s home venue.

Report: Castleisland Community College

“A lovely winter’s morning in Newcastle West allowed the fixture to go ahead after it was called off in Kerry due to an orange weather warning.

Toppled Table Toppers

Having finished second in the group stages, beating I.S.K. Killorglin 3-2, and losing 2-1 to Millstreet C.S – when we were missing star men, Ben Cooney and Adam O’ Donoghue.

Having them back on Monday for this important game was of course a great boost.

Desmond College topped their group with wins over St. Pats, Castleisland and Askeaton C.S. on their way to this last 16 round and were hot favourites to progress from this game.

A Tight Affair

The game was a very tight affair in the first half with Adam O’ Donoghue having scored a screamer from outside the box after a tasty first touch and teed it up to lash it into the top right hand corner of the net.

Having saved Ben Cooney in reserve, Ben came on and helped solidify the Castleisland attack, getting in on the scoring sheet himself after a long injury lay-off.

Captain Eamon Nolan Outstanding

Captain Eamon Nolan was outstanding all afternoon pulling the strings to score one and win a penalty for the Castleisland cause. What was really nice to see was such a spread of attacking threat up front from all the goal scorers which did Castleisland C.C and A.F.C proud.

With the new AstroTurf facility ready pre-Christmas – this symbiotic relationship is set to prosper I’m sure into the future! Well done Boys! The Munster quarter final against Buttevant now awaits.”

Desmond College, Newcastlewest 0-5 – Castleisland Community College.

Scorers: Adam O’Donoghue, 42nd minute; Eamon Nolan, 48th minute; Ben Cooney, 49th minute; Josh Horan, 69th minute and Adam O’Donoghue again on the 85th minute.

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