21st April 2022

Under-12 Conboye Cup at Madden Park, Kinsale

Kinsale – 0

Carrigtwohill United – 4

Carrigtwohill United U12 ALBERT CONBOYE FOUNDERS CUP 2021/22 first round tie was played Thursday 21st away in Kinsale.

A beautiful venue by the way, it proved a wonderful opportunity for coaches Ruairi and Daniel to get some nice photos for their many Instagram followers! 😊

Carrigtwohill started quite strong, making plenty of opportunities with James running and dribbling regularly on the left wing and Ryan doing some solid work on the right – and as always, Owen and Aaron causing havoc up front. A few great early opportunities, but the Kinsale goalie was proving hard to beat. On 21 minutes Owen went on a lovely mazy dribble through the Kinsale defence, the ball landed at Aarons feet who planted a “trademark-Aaron” placed finish to the goalies left…1-0 and the break we needed.

Sam went on a fine run shortly after and crossed  – leading to Aaron again finding the bottom of the net – fine finish, and a second of the night for Aaron [his work rate on the night deserved both goals]

On 31 minutes, some fine work by Aaron to not let the ball go out of play, led to Owen instinctively planted a superb, first time curling shot from distance into the right hand of the goal – unstoppable, another quality finish by Owen this season.

Throughout this game, Bart was solid as always in goal – came off this line really well and also superb distribution of the football. Odhran and Patrick were terrific in defence, making some superb covering runs to foil many Kinsale attacks, who had a couple of speedy forwards who certainly caused us trouble. Cian and Jack were always dependable and calm on the left side of defence. All our defenders distribution and composure on the football was notable.

Sam wrapped up the win and a fine, controlled performance at CDM, with a run through the middle and a 1-2 with Aaron, to finish nicely to the right of the keeper on 50 minutes – 4-0 Carrig.

On the night, Luke Brennan was deserved Man of the Match, playing in a new position at right midfield. He worked hard getting back on defensive duties but also got forward lots and using the ball really cleverly – he was unlucky not to cap off his performance with a lovely outside of the foot shot that just went wide.

Well done lads! And to Kinsale too for a fine, sporting game – we’ll take the learnings and drive onto the next round.

Scorers: Owen Aghedo, Sam Dolan, Aaron Power (2)

Player of the Match; Luke Brennan