Midleton FC Cork
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Under 12A 2010/11 Division 5
Noel Meade 087-9757218
Training - Wednesdays 7pm

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Squad - Cillian Brouder, Sean Burke, Kevin Daly, Conor Evans, Liam Franklin, Cathal Gunning, Dylan Hallinan,
Patrick Horgan, David Jalill, Brandon Keeling, Barry Kenneally, Ruaiohri McMahon, Conor Meade, David Rohan,
Craig Ryan, Eolann Shanahan, Cameron Smyth, Alan Swarbrick, Kieran Veillard, Cian Walsh, Dylan Wright.

Carrigtwohill United
Midleton A
Grenagh United
Strand United A
Greenwood A

4th Sept
Lost 1-5
Patrick Horgan
18th Sept
Grenagh United
Won 1-2
Barry Kenneally 2
3rd Oct
Lost 1-2
Patrick Horgan
17th Oct National Cup Away Temple United Lost 1-5 Cameron Smyth
13th Nov
Leeds Lost 1-0 -
27th Nov League Home Strand United A Drew 1-1  
12th Dec League Home Greenwood A Won 6-0 B Kenneally 3, M Kelly 2,
D Hallinan
8th Jan
Macroom Lost 2-0 -
23rd Jan Cup Away Strand United Lost 3-0 -
5th March
Corkbeg Drew 0-0 -
17th March League Home Grenagh United Won 2-1

Kevin Daly 2

20th March League Home Carrigtwohill United Lost 0-1 -
3rd April Friendly Away Mossley Hill Drew 2-2 Cameron Smyth, Liam Franklin
14th April League Away Carrigtwohill United Lost 2-0 -
17th April League Away Strand United A Won 2-3  
29th May League Home Leeds Won 6-1 C Smyth 3, C Walsh,
B Kenneally, L Franklin
Goal Scorers
Barry Kenneally
Cameron Smyth
Patrick Horgan
Michael Kelly
Kevin Daly
Liam Franklin
Dylan Hallinan

Cian Walsh




Under 12A 2010/11 Division 5 Match Reports


Under 12A 2010/11 Division 5

League at home to Leeds on Sun 29 May 2011
Midleton A 6  Leeds 1         
Midleton ‘A’ Score Six to Finish League on a High.
Midleton ‘A’ played their last game of the season against Leeds and with a Cameron Smyth hat-trick they controlled the game from start to finish. With some excellent work in Midfield from Mike Kelly and especially Conor Meade the chances came thick and fast and the result was never in doubt. After several chances went wide, on the 20 minute mark Cameron Smyth collected the ball just outside the 18 yard box and dribbled past three players before slotting the ball into the far corner from a tight angle on the right side of the six yard box. This took the pressure off and within 5 minutes Midleton ‘A’ were two up when a shot from the impressive Conor Meade was deflected to Cian Walsh on the six yard line and he finished well into the corner. On the 30 minute mark Cameron Smyth grabbed his second goal after good work from Kieran Veillard down the right side, his cross was controlled by Smyth who blasted it into the top corner.

At half time, David Jalil came on for Dylan Wright at left back and Barry Kenneally replaced Veillard who had worked tirelessly on the right. It was Kenneally who scored the fourth for Midleton a few minutes into the second half after another great through ball from Meade. Kenneally finished well into the bottom corner.
At this point the Midleton ‘A’ defenders had seen little of the ball and started to push forward. This left some gaps at the back and eventually Leeds started to make a few chances. After some diligent work on the right side they were awarded a free kick which was floated high into the box. The ball was flicked on and a quick shot was saved well by Conor Evans in the Midleton ’A’ goal, only for the rebound to be scored. Midleton ‘A’ made their final change, with Alan Swarbrick coming on for Cian Walsh and the fresh legs jolted Midleton ‘A’ into action. On the 50 minute mark Smyth scored again for a fine hat-trick. After good work from Meade to slide the ball through the defence, Smyth ran onto it and placed it coolly past the keeper. With only minutes left Midleton ‘A’ were enjoying the game and playing some excellent passing football, creating chances at will. After some hard work by Kelly on the left, Midleton ‘A’ won a corner and the ball was floated in and was met by centre half, Liam Franklin, who thumped it into the top of the net to seal a great win.

This win secured fourth place in the league for the Midleton ‘A’ team and was a great finish to a very rewarding season for a superb bunch of lads. Report by Colm Smyth.
Midleton ‘A’ Goal Scorers: Cameron Smyth (3), Cian Walsh, Barry Kenneally, Liam Franklin.
Midleton ‘A’ Coaches: Noel Meade, Colm Smyth, Joe Jalil.

Friendly in Halewood, Liverpool – 3pm Sat 2nd April 2011
Mossley Hill A 2   Midleton A  2
Midleton ‘A’ Fight Back for Deserved Draw

As part of the 2011 UK trip for the U12 boys a friendly match with Mossley Hill of Liverpool was arranged. The Midleton U12 ‘A’ team played their ‘A’ team counter parts from Mossley Hill and after a 12 hour coach trip over night, the Midleton ‘A’ boys played superbly to earn a draw.

The game was played on a  hot and sunny afternoon which led to a great game of soccer. After a cautious start both teams started to push forward searching for a break and it was the Mossley Hill ‘A’ team that got the break after 9 minutes when a speculative shot looped over Connor Evans in goal. There was little he could do and there was an element of luck to the goal.

The ‘A’ team were determined get something from the game and they pushed hard throughout the first half for the break. However, at half time the score was still the same and Midleton ‘A’ had a lot of work to do. The second started with Midleton ‘A’ dominating possession and numerous attacks put Mossley on the back foot. Cameron Smyth pushed up to play alongside Barry Kenneally  and after 10 mins a long ball from Liam Franklin found Smyth who controlled the ball well before beating one defender and slotting the ball into the bottom right corner for an excellent equaliser.

Mossley Hill were not to be beaten and came back into the game with several attacks. Eventually a long range shot caught the Midleton ‘A’ keeper off guard and squeezed into the net, giving Mossley Hill a 2-1 lead with 15 min left. Midleton ‘A’ made several changes and the addition of Alan Swarbrick, David Rohan, Zack McElhinney, Tyrone Stack and Cian Walsh added some fresh legs to the game.

The new lads pushed hard for the equaliser and several good attacks resulted in a free kick on the right side of the box about 20 yards out. Liam Franklin stepped up and hit a great shot that squeezed through the keepers legs and the game was level.

Both sides pushed hard for a winner in the last 10 minutes but the game ended a draw and overall it was the right result for both teams. The U12 ‘A’ team should be very proud of the hard work and commitment they made after such a long trip and they will have shown the Liverpool boys that there is plenty of talent in Midleton.
Report Colm Smyth.
Midleton Goal Scorer: Cameron Smyth and Liam Franklin. Midleton ‘A’ Coaches: Noel Meade, Colm Smyth and Joe Jalil.


League home to Grenagh United on Thursday 17th March
Midleton A 2  Grenagh United 1
Midleton ‘A’ Deliver Excellent Win Against Grenagh

A superb performance from Kevin Daly with two goals was the difference in this match against Grenagh.
On a wet St Patrick’s Day morning Midleton ‘A’ continued their strong run of form with a battling display at Knockgriffin. They were up against a strong Grenagh team that liked to pump long balls over the defence and use their pace up front to make the breakthroughs.

However, it was the better play by Midleton ‘A’ that created the most chances and especially down the left wing by Kevin Daly. With only 13 minutes gone, Daly picked the ball up on the left edge of the box and stepped past two defenders before picking his spot low into the right corner. Midleton ‘A’ pushed on after this and dominated possession while in defence Liam Franklin and Cillian Brouder easily dealt with the high balls. Conor Meade and Cameron Smyth marshalled the midfield and Smyth in particular was ensuring the front players had plenty of ball to attack with.On 25 minutes the continued pressure led to another corner and when the ball came loose it was Kevin Daly once again who picked it up on the left, rounded the defender and slotted home from 10 yards.

On the restart Midleton ‘A’ were caught with a quick ball down the left and a strong run from the Grenagh player led to a shot from 12 yards that was saved by Conor White, only to see the rebound tapped in from close range. Grenagh continued to push forward and were awarded a penalty after a disputed hand ball, but the spot kick went wide and with it so did Grenagh’s spirit. Midleton ‘A’ got back on top and seen off the rest of the game with some strong defending by the back four and hard work by the midfield. Report by Colm Smyth. Midleton Goal Scorer: Kevin Daly (2)


League away to Corkbeg on Saturday 5th March
Corkbeg 0 Midleton A 0  
Midleton ‘A’ dominate to take great point at Corkbeg
Midleton ‘A’ played some excellent football as they controlled much of the possession in this tightly fought game. With Corkbeg sitting third in the league it was expected they would be too strong for Midleton ‘A’ but with excellent performances in Midfield from Cameron Smyth and Conor Meade, Midleton ‘A’ dominated for long periods and only the final ball stopped them from winning away from home.

Throughout the first half Conor Meade patrolled the midfield in front of his back four and picked off the loose balls from Corkbeg. Good link up play with Cameron Smyth allowed Midleton ‘A’ to quickly turn defence into attack and great support on the wings from Kieran Viellard and Kevin Daly ensured the Midleton ‘A’ front two of Barry Kenneally and Patrick Horgan had their chances. Only some fine goalkeeping from Corkbeg stopped Midleton ‘A’ from going in at half-time in the lead.

The second half saw changes from Midleton ‘A’ as the hard work was taking its toll. Both Conor Evans and Cian Walsh came into Midfield and continued to dominate Corkbeg. With a strong defensive line up of Liam Franklin, Cillian Brouder, Eollann Shanahan and the superb Dylan Wright, Corkbeg were reduced to long balls over the top for any success and these were easily cleared by the dependable Conor Wright in the Midleton ‘A’ goal.

Midleton ‘A’ continued to push up front and the entrance of Alan Swarbrick on the right and Dylan Hallinhan on the left added fresh legs to the attack and again it took good defending from Corkbeg to stop Barry Kenneally from scoring late on.
Overall, Midleton ‘A’ showed great improvement and discipline in a formation of 4-1-3-2 that Corkbeg never got to grips with and it is a credit to every player who worked hard all over the pitch to support each other.

With the league entering its final stages Midleton ‘A’ has laid a good platform to move upwards in the league. Report by Colm Smyth.
Midleton ‘A’ Coaches: Noel Meade, Colm Smyth and Joe Jalil

League home to Greenwood A on Sun 12th December
Midleton A 6   Greenwood A 0

Midleton ‘A’ hit six as they dominate Greenwood ‘A’
Midleton ‘A’ took hold of this game from the very first minute and a strong midfield presence from Conor Evans, Kieran Viellard and Michael Kelly ensured the chances would come thick and fast.

Within two minutes Kevin Daly and Dylan Hallinan combined well on the left to set up Barry Kenneally for his first of the day. It wasn’t long before number two followed with Daly and Kenneally working well up front to put Michael Kelly in a scoring position 15 yards out and he finished well to the top corner with a strong left foot.

On 18 minutes number three followed. After a rare attack from Greenwood ‘A’, David Jalill made three strong tackles to win the ball and send a neat pass through to Kenneally who held off some strong tackles to run clear and put a clean strike past the keeper.

Kenneally was showing his value up front when on 22 minutes he took control of the ball and played a fine pass to Hallinan who still had a lot of work to do. He held off some strong tackles and after an initial save from the keeper he was first to the rebound and bundled it into the net.

The first half finished 4-0 and Midleton ‘A’ had shown the hard work in training was paying off. In the second half, Midleton ‘A’ brought on Cameron Smyth up front and Cian Walsh in Midfield and their dominance continued with the Midleton ‘A’ defence easily managing the Greenwood ‘A’ attacks. This included fine performances from Dylan Wright, Cillian Brouder, Eolann Shanahan and David Jalill, with Conor White in goals having a very quiet day.

Midleton ‘A’ continued to push forward and Daly on the left worked well with Cameron Smyth to create more chances. Eventually the pressure took its toll and Greenwood ‘A’ conceded a penalty. Kenneally stepped up to finish well into the bottom left for a well earned hat-trick. He later made way for Craig Ryan. We also seen Alan Swarbrick and Owen Cashman join the game and they all made strong contributions in midfield and up front.

The final goal came after 50 minutes when a strong run from Daly up the left wing and a neat 1-2 with Cameron Smyth led to a cross that put the defence in panic and Michael Kelly finished well from close range after a good follow up run from Midfield.

This was a much need win for Midleton ‘A’ and one which will set them up for the second half of the season. Report by Colm Smyth.

Scorers for Midleton ‘A’:                              Midleton ‘A’ Coaches:

  1. Barry Kenneally (3)                             Noel Meade
  2. Michael Kelly (2)                                 Colm Smyth
  3. Dylan Hallinan                                    Joe Jalil


National Cup Midleton A v Temple United, Knockgriffin, Sun 17th Oct 12.15pm
Temple Utd to strong for Midleton ‘A’

The start of this game showed little between the teams even though Temple Utd are 3 divisions above Midleton ‘A’. In many areas Midleton ‘A’ showed the better passing game and after 20 minutes it was still 0-0 and chances were few for both teams.
However, that was all to change in dramatic fashion in the final ten minutes of the first half. With some lapses in defence and a couple of bad bounces of the ball, Temple Utd scored 4 goals in quick succession as Midleton ‘A’ were stunned into silence.

Changes in defence and fresh legs in the second half proved to be very effective for Midleton ‘A’ and they battled hard with great work on the left of midfield by Dylan Wright, who was the Midleton man of the match. Midleton ‘A’ created several chances and the Temple Utd team were defending in numbers. With only 10 minutes left Midleton ‘A’ got the reward their hard work deserved with substitute Craig Ryan working hard to break through the defence only to be badly fouled in the box. Another substitute, Cameron Smyth stepped up to take the penalty and fired it coolly into the top right hand corner.

Temple Utd fought back and scored their last goal after an excellent run and finish on the left side of the box giving the Midleton ‘A’ keeper no chance.
The game finished 5-1 and again Midleton ‘A’ gifted the opposition several easy goals. If this can be stopped then they will no doubt start to get the results their football performances deserve.
Scorers for Midleton A: 1. Cameron Smyth (pen)

Midleton A 1 Corkbeg 2 Sun 30 Sept 2010, 11.45am
Midleton ‘A’ lose tight game to Corkbeg

Midleton ‘A’ lost this game in the last two minutes after a pulsating tussle between two well matched teams.
Without doubt Midleton ‘A’ where the better footballers and only succumbed to the long ball game favoured by Corkbeg after their legs got tired.

In the opening minutes there was nothing in the game until Corkbeg floated a high ball into the box and it beat everyone to fall into the net. Midleton ‘A’ did not lose spirit and worked hard to get back into the game. In the middle of the park Conor Meade and Patrick Horgan controlled the game and used the wings well to put pressure on Corkbeg. However, the final pass from Midleton ‘A’ was missing and the Corkbeg keeper had little to do in the first half.

At half time, Alan Swarbrick was brought on to slot into the right of midfield and with Barry Kenneally asked to work on the right of the front two, they linked up well and constantly put the Corkbeg defence in trouble. After a series of good moves they won a free kick on the right side about 30 yards out and just like the Corkbeg goal, a high ball from Patrick Horgan into the box beat the Keeper and Midleton ‘A’ were level. Midleton ‘A’ dominated from here but were susceptible to the long ball over the top and the high defence played by Midleton was at risk. Conor Evans again played well in goal and cleaned up a number of speculative long balls.  With the game nearing an end It seemed it would finish a draw until Corkbeg broke through in the last 2 minutes.

With a strong run up the right flank the Midleton ‘A’ defence were out paced and a shot from the right of the goal 10 yards out slipped passed the outstretched hand of Conor Evans and crept inside the far post for the winning goal. It was a blow to Midleton ‘A’ who were the better team on the day but Corkbeg deserved the congratulations for working hard right to the end.

Grenagh United 1 Midleton A 2 Sat 18 Sept 2010, 10.30am
Midleton ‘A’ take points against Grenagh Utd
Midleton ‘A’ went to Grenagh on a cold damp morning and took control of a fierce match against a strong Grenagh Utd team that had won easily in their opening fixture and were favourites for this game.

However, the Midleton ‘A’ players were determine to get off the mark and with Conor Meade playing a holding role in midfield and Patrick Horgan pushing forward they controlled possession in the opening minutes. Cameron Smyth and Barry Kenneally were linking up well at the front and were finding openings right from the start. After 10 minutes a great through ball from Meade was taken well by Kenneally and he held off two defenders and rounded the keeper to finish a very good move. This was a sign of things to come and Midleton ‘A’ dominated the first half with Kevin Daly doing good work on the left of midfield supported by Meade controlling things from deep.

After 23 minutes Midleton ‘A’ scored their second. Daly picked up the ball on the left and after fighting hard to keep it from going out of play, he beat the defender and crossed to the near post where Kenneally got a flick on and as it looped towards the net a Grenagh Utd defender tried to clear, but only managed to kick the ball into the roof of the net. It was a great run from Daly and Midleton ‘A’ deserved the goal. At this point, Grenagh pushed hard in the final minutes of the first half and Conor Evans in the Midleton ‘A’ goal made a couple of great saves to keep the 2-0 lead at half-time.

The second half was, as expected, a very tight game with Grenagh Utd looking for a way back. Again Evans in the Midleton ‘A’ goal showed good skill and bravery to make some fine saves and is a goal keeper for the future. Eventually, Grenagh Utd got the break-through they needed with only 10 minutes left and a strong run up the left led all the way to goal and a good strong finish gave the keeper no chance. However, Midleton ‘A’ continued to play well and Cameron Smyth had two strong runs at the Grenagh Utd defence and found himself one on one with the keeper. On another day he could have scored but some last ditch tackles did enough to put him off his shooting and the chances were gone.

Midleton ‘A’ held out for the final few minutes and deserved to put three points on the board and on this evidence they will be a match for any team in the division. Scorers for Midleton A: Barry Kenneally (2)

League V Macroom Sept 4th
Midleton ‘A’ Overrun by Strong Macroom

In the hot sun of a Saturday Afternoon Midleton ‘A’ took the field in the opening match of the season against a physically strong Macroom side that has been promoted twice in recent seasons.
Macroom started well and after 10 minutes they broke across field to the right and a good run by the number 7 beat the Midleton left back and a fine finish into the corner at the near post.
Midleton ‘A’ fought back but were outnumbered in midfield and struggled to get any rhythm into their game. After 23 minutes a low shot straight at the Midleton ‘A’ keeper squeezed through his legs and crawled over the line. It was unlucky and the Midleton heads were down after this goal.

Slowly, Midleton ‘A’ got back into the game and after 28 minutes persistent work by Cathal Gunning led to a penalty after he was pulled down and Patrick Horgan finished well into the top right corner from the spot. It looked like this would enable Midleton ‘A’ to go in at half time with hope of a comeback, but a late goal on the stroke of halftime, crushed their hopes. A strong run down the left wing from Macroom was struck well into the far corner, giving the keeper no chance.
Midleton ‘A’ made changes to personnel in the second half and got more control in midfield, but they still struggled to break through a strong Macroom defence. Eight minutes into the second half and Macroom scored their fourth to seal the points after a strong run down the right wing, the cross was met at the back post for an easy tap in.
Midleton ‘A’ fought hard but could not find a way through and the final goal for Macroom came with the last kick of the game when a speculative shot came of the post and was knocked into the net by the Midleton keeper. On another day the game could have been 3-2 instead of 5-1, but Macroom where worthy winners.


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