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Previous History

SENIOR WOMENS 2016

CUPS

Kevin Barry Cup

Winners EMC

Buttevant

Steve Quinn Cup

Winners Douglas Hall LFC

Riverstown

Challenge Cup

Winners Douglas Hall LFC

Riverstown

 

 

LEAGUES

PREMIER

Winners Wilton Utd

R/Up       Lakewood Athletic

1st Division

Winners  UCC

R/Up        EMC

SCHOOLGIRLS SEASON 2015-2016

CUPS

U12 Kay McGrath Cup

Winners: Wilton Utd

Carrigaline Utd

U12 Singleton Supervalu Cup

Winners: Leeside 

Midleton

U14 Una Moore Cup

Winners Lakewood Athletic

Carrigaline

U14 Singleton Supervalu Cup

Winners Douglas Hall LFC

Leeside

U16 Singleton Supervalu Cup

Winners Passage

Lakewood Athletic

U16 C.W.S.S.L Shield Cup

Winners Kinsale

Springfield Ramblers

U18 Deco Sportwear Cup

Winners Douglas Hall LFC

Hollyhill LFC

U18 C.W.S.S.L. League Cup

 

LEAGUES

U12 Premier

Winners Wilton 

 R/up      Bandon

U12 1st Division

Winners Carrigaline Utd

 R/up      Leeside

U12 2nd Division

Winners Midleton

R/up Douglas Hall      

U14 Premier

Winners  Lakewood Ath.

 R/up       Passage

U14 1st Division

Winners  Midleton 

R/up       Douglas Hall LFC

U14 2nd Division

Winners Watergrasshill Utd

R/up       Passage 

U16 Premier

Winner   Carrigaline Utd

R/up       Passage

U16 1st Division

Winners Kinsale

 R/up      Riverstown

U18 Premier

Winners  Douglas Hall LFC

R/up       Hollyhill  LFC

U18 1st Division

Winners  Carrigaline Utd

R/up      Ballinhassig 

 

 

SENIOR WOMENS 2015

CUPS

Kevin Barry Cup

Winners Riverstown

EMC

Steve Quinn Cup

Winners Wilton Utd

Hollyhill LFC

Evening Echo Challenge Cup

Winners Wilton Utd

Lakewood Athletic

 

 

LEAGUES

PREMIER

Winners Wilton Utd

R/Up       Lakewood Athletic

1st Division

Winners  Riverstown

R/Up        EMC

SCHOOLGIRLS SEASON 2014-2015

CUPS

U12 Kay McGrath Cup

Winners Blarney Utd

Carrigaline Utd

U12 C.W.S.S.L. Cup

Winners: Wilton Utd

Hollyhill LFC

U14 Una Moore Cup

Winners Lakewood Athletic

Carrigaline Utd

U14 C.W.S.S.L. Cup

Winners Riverstown

Bandon

U16 C.W.S.S.L. Cup

Winners Lakewood Athletic

Douglas Hall

U18 C.W.S.S.L. Cup

Winners Lakewood Athletic

Douglas Hall LFC

LEAGUES

U12 Premier

Winners Wilton Utd

 R/up      Bandon

U12 1st Division

Winners Carrigaline Utd

 R/up      Passage

U12 2nd Division

Winners Douglas Hall LFC

R/up       Macroom 

U14 Premier

Winners  Carrigaline Utd

 R/up      Lakewood Athletic

U14 1st Division

Winners  Passage Utd

R/up        Kinsale

U14 2nd Division

Winners Springfield Ramblers

R/up       Richmond

U16 Premier

Winner  Douglas Hall

R/up   Lakewood Athletic

U16 1st Division

Winners Passage Utd

 R/up      Bandon

U18 Premier

Winners  Lakewood Athletic

R/up        Douglas Hall

U18 1st Division

Winners  Passage Utd

R/up      Ballinhassig 

 

SENIOR WOMENS 2014

CUPS

Kevin Barry Cup

Winners Riverstown

Carrigaline

Steve Quinn Cup

Winners Wilton Utd

Lakewood Athletic

Evening Echo Challenge Cup

Winners Wilton Utd

College Corinthians

 

LEAGUES

PREMIER

Winners Wilton Utd

R/Up       Lakewood Athletic

1st Division

Winners  Passage

R/Up        Carrigaline Utd

SCHOOLGIRLS SEASON 2013-2014

CUPS

U12 Kay McGrath Cup

Winners Lakewood

Carrigaline

U12 C.W.S.S.L. Cup

Winners: Kinsale

Wilton Utd

U14 Una Moore Cup

Winners Hollyhill

Wilton Utd

U14 C.W.S.S.L. Cup

Winners Carrigaline

Riverstown

U16 C.W.S.S.L. Cup

Winners Lakewood Athletic

Douglas Hall

U18 C.W.S.S.L. Cup

Winners College Corinthians

Lakewood Athletic.

LEAGUES

U12 Premier

Winners Lakewood Athletic

 R/up       Carrigaline Utd

U12 1st Division

Winners Passage

 R/up      Bandon

U12 2nd Division

Winners Ballinhassig

R/up        Blarney

U14 Premier

Winners  Hollyhill LFC

 R/up       Wilton Utd

U14 1st Division

Winners  Midleton

R/up        Passage

U16 Premier

Winner  Douglas Hall

R/up   Lakewood Athletic

U16 1st Division

Winners Midleton

 R/up Ballinhassig

U18 League

Winners  College Corinthians

R/up  Lakewood Ath.

 

WOMENS SEASON 2013

CUPS

Kevin Barry Cup

Winners Casement Celtic

Passage

Steve Quinn Cup

Winners Wilton Utd

College Corinthians

Evening Echo Challenge Cup

Winners Wilton Utd

Lakewood Athletic.

 

LEAGUES

PREMIER

Winners Wilton Utd

R/Up       Douglas Hall LFC

1st Division

Winners  Casement Celtic

R/Up        Ballincollig

SCHOOLGIRLS SEASON 2012-2013

CUPS

U12 Kay McGrath Cup

Winners Riverstown

Lakewood Athletic

U12 Evening Echo Cup

Winners Blarney

Springfield Ramblers

U14 Una Moore Cup

Winners Douglas Hall LFC

Lakewood Athletic

U14 Evening Echo Cup

Winners Kinsale

Wilton Utd

U16 Evening Echo Cup

Winners St Marys

Lakewood Athletic

U18 Evening Echo Cup

Winners St Marys

College Corinthians 

LEAGUES

U12 Premier

Winners Carrigaline

 R/up  Riverstown

U12 1st Division

Winners St. Marys

 R/up Blarney

U12 2nd Division

Winners Kinsale

R/up Douglas Hall

U14 Premier

Winners Lakewood

 R/up Kinsale

U14 1st Division

Winners Carrigaline

R/up Wilton Utd

U14 2nd Division

Winners Riverstown

R/up Passage

U16 Premier

Winners  Lakewood Athletic

R/up   College Corinthians

U16 1st Division

Winners Passage 

 R/up Ballinhassig

U18 Premier

Winners College Corinthians

R/up St.Marys

U18 1st Division

Winners Glounthaune

R/up Ballincollig
 
Sun. 24th March 2013
 
Cork Womens & Schoolgirls Soccer League U.12 Blitz Sun.24th March Colaiste Stiofan Naofa, Tramore Road, Cork
 
Well done to the 64 U12 players who put on the Cork Jersey yesterday to play v Dublin Metro, South TIpperary and Wexford. In Artic condidtions the Cork players formed 6 teams, Cork Utd, Cork City, Cork Ath, Cork Hibs, Cork Celtic and Cork Rangers, each team played 3 games. It was a great afternoon and all players were a credit to the Cork Jersey, their clubs and parents. Huge thanks to the teams that travelled from Dublin, TIpperary and Wexford. Thanks also to  the referees, the managers and coaches, and all the committee members (especially the catering crew) who made the day a huge success.
 
Below are photos of our Cork teams, please click on the following link to view some great photos take on the day...many thanks to Mark for sharing these, will be putting more photos up in the gallery soon....
 
 

Previous History

Do you ever wonder about our Senior Cups and what is the story behind them? Below is a moving account of a daughters tribute to her father Kevin Barry and it reveals the story behind the Kevin Barry cup, also mentioning Steve Quinn and Kay McGrath.

 

My father Kevin Barry´s involvement in sport in Cork didn´t begin in women´s football but in athletics.A former athlete himself he was one of the cofounders of Leevale AC,it´s chairman and held commitee positions at both local and national level.Not surprisely then,my brothers and sisters and I basically grew upon the athletic track where my father hoped we would follow in his footsteps.I,however, didn´t share his passion but wanted to play football like my heroes Liverpool.I used to play with my brother all the time and used to dream of playing in a team but back then women´s football was only getting on it´s feet and I had never even seen girls play it except once on television.
When I was fourteen my father came home one day and said "Come with me"   and when I asked him where we were going he said"we´re going to find you a football team.There´s one that trains near here".  I protested being very shy and thinking I wasn´t good enough to play but he insisted saying"athletics is my passion,football is yours and you have to follow your own dreams"...that´s how I found my first football team.
At first I was very self-conscience and the first few weeks I wouldn´t allow my father watch me play or train(He did anyhow,one time hiding behind some bushes :-) but then I let him and he came to all the matches.My first year playing,if I recall well ,there were very few teams in the league and my father arranged for me and my brother to go to a coaching course where I was the only girl out of over 100 players(Paul McGrath presented me with a signed pair of his International shorts afterwards for being the only girl)..That alone shows you how much women´s football has come on since the early 90´s...
During my first year playing I met a man who had been heavily involvement in women´s football until ill health forced him to give it up.His name was Stephen Quinn.On seeing that Mayfield Utd.had started a team up again he couldn´t resist getting involved and overnight,convinced so many players to come back that we had enough to make up two teams.I was a member of the younger team,the B team,but Stephen had confidence in me and invited me to play in the older girls team´s defence in a few tournaments/friendlies.Stephen Quinn always reminded me of a strict teacher,one that made you nervous when he peered out at you from behind his glasses,but the teacher you knew you would get the best result with.I saw him as a very tough but excellent manager and I was so looking forward to working with him and being on his team one day.He told me he was going to teach me how to play,bring out the best in me as a player and not apologise for doing it.I still remember him telling us young ones things like how Chrissie Buckley(now a referee who I´m sure you´ll know) :-) never missed a sliding tackle and how he had his goalkeeper a girl called Sue, who eventually won a soccer scholarship to the States,  jumping over barrels and how she´d go home cursing his name...
Stephen Quinn believed in me as a player which made me believe more in myself.He also gave me my ambitions and dreams in football,and I couldn´t wait to work full time with him and improve.Sadly faith didn´t allow it.He came back that year and achieved the Double with his team but about a week later died.Ironically the last conversation I had with him was regarding a competition which is now named in his honour,the Stephen Quinn Cup.
The club was shellshocked when Stephen died and I was gutted,not only was I coping with the loss of someone I looked up to but also all my hopes and ambitions.There was only one person who understood how it affected me and seeing that,not only did he allow me grieve the loss but seeing that everyone at the club was lost after Stephen´s death he left his beloved athletics and got involved in the club,finding a new manager to help out and becoming assistant manager himself.He knew little about football but he was wonderful with people and a fantastic organizer so he was able to contribute a lot.Having been on many athletic commitees himself he got involved with the Cork Ladies football commitee to help promote women´s football.He did PR work writing articles every week for the league in the Evening Echo,helped with the organization,was co ordinater for the Cork Selection and was vice chairman at one stage.He also helped set up an underage girl´s league in Cork.In Mayfield he set up an under 15 girls team and made me the manager meanwhile arranging for and encouraging me to do an FAI coaching coach where I got my preliminary/level 1 FAI coaching badge.He always came to my matches, and always made me see the positive side of things saying I was too self critical.
When I was 20 or so, my best friend in both the UCC and Mayfield teams had an accident badly injuring her ankle.That had a huge effect on me because at the same time I was being made UCC captain and training with the Irish colleges team,my friend who had also been invited to train with them was told she could never play football again.Until then we both lived for football,we both used to always chat about matches but after she couldn´t bear to watch us play and I lost my ambition and a lot of enthusiasm for the game.It didn´t matter so much any more.My father saw this and aways took the time to chat about matches and was the one who was always trying to give me back that enthusiasm.
After Mayfield disbanded and a summer away I went on to play with Rangers.My first year with Rangers we won the Triple in Cork and the WFAI Intermediate Cup.It was so nice that we did it that year because it was the last year my father saw me play.He wasn´t very well and had stepped back from being involved but throughout his own suffering he still managed to come to my important matches,and the most special thing for me was that the last game my father saw me play was winning the Stephen Quinn Cup for the very first time.It was the medal I wanted the most.Every year for 6 years it was the competition I wanted to win the most and I finally did it that year.My father had seen me play for Mayfield Utd,Rangers,UCC.Cork and the Irish Combined Colleges team but for me it is so special that the last time he saw me play was winning the Stephen Quinn Cup because only he knew how much I wanted it...
 
Another quick memory of the Cork League.I didn´t know Kay McGrath well but I can tell you she was one of two Wilton players I used joke with when we played against them.In fact I remember one time I told her I´d show up to support Wilton in some final and I think we joked about banners or scarves so I searched out my Tranmere Rovers scarf which was the same colours as Wiltons and put it on and went to the final.I remember her laughing when she saw it.As I say we didn´t know each other well but there was good banter when we met up despite being on opposite teams which is the way it should be and I have fond memories of my brief meetings with her..I was saddened to hear of her death.

I gave up football and later moved to Valencia( Spain´s third city after Madrid and Barcelona) in 2001 but eventually went back playing.While playing with my first team El Colegio Aleman(the German School),who eventually reformed to become Valencia FC,that first year I was made aware of an absurd rule not allowing foreigners over the age of 23 play in any amateur league barring the very lowest one.This made me ineligible to play for the team I had been training with for months.It was completely unfair,a 30 year old Spanaird could play, a 22 year old foreigner could play but I couldn´t cause I was a 24 year oldforeigner.it made no sense.Anyhow,knowing that my father had won over various commitees in his lifetime I wondered if I could do the same so I wrote to the Valencian Football Federation politely pointing out some things.I didn´t hear back from them but soon after my manager went to the Federation and was told that they had received my letter,that they were impressed by it and that they too wanted to see me play.
You have no idea how that made me feel.I remember running and skipping through the streets that night after training looking at the Heavens saying"We did it Dad!We won the support of the Valencian Federation!!!"....It was just a wonderful feeling and something I´ll never forget and I always feel I got the strength to write that letter from above because sometimes I read it back and I wonder if I really wrote it.......I had won the support of the Valencian Federation but as they told me there was still Madrid to convince.Luckily there was pressure in Madrid as well,with Ronaldo´s wife wanting to play too and while it took a while longer, the Spanish Federation did eventually give in to the pressure from all sides and the rule was got rid of.Now foreigners over the age of 23 are entitled to play in all amateur leagues.....But while it took a while longer to change that rule,for me it came at the right time and while the rule was upsetting at the time it gave me some of my best moments in football here in Spain and so many things that happened took me back to the past and made me feel like someone was looking out for me...and it´s funny because,because of a song they taught me and some other things the words that the team associated with me here were "Viva Mon Pare"(Long live my father)The day I could finally play in the first division I recall thinking."Foreigner over the age of 23 on the pitch.Viva Mon Pare"...Some bonds are never meant to be broken and some stories are never meant to end.So for me my story in football has always been and will always be the story of a father´s love for his daughter,and I sometimes can´t believe that to this day every year girls play in a competition which I personally like to call"More proof that I love ya Snuffs".hehehe..
Anyone that knew Kevin Barry well would know that it was an honour just to know him not for the things he did that mean that athletes compete in his name in both athletics and women´s football or for ideas he could come up with that were mentioned in newspapers or once on the Late Late Show but for the things that noone sees...buying runners for an athlete that couldn´t afford them,giving poems about believing in yourself to athletes,writing a letter to various parents who had lost their children that they often reread just to get through the day,bringing an athlete´s family to the beach while her mother had heart surgery,giving a letter to my friend who was told she´d never play football again about which she said years later"Orla,your dad knew me before I knew myself",giving tins of biscuits to the cleaners at CIT when he made deliveries there to the labs at Xmas,being involved in a group that brought children from the North caught up in the Troubles in the Eighties down to the south for holidays to play with us,giving lifts home to half the team after training,buying birthday and Christmas presents for the 2 year old brother of two of the girls in the team that had lost their father...the list is endless and impossible to write...
And as a father,well, there,words fail me but the signed photo of John Aldridge(my childhood hero)´s goal in the World Cup wishing me luck in football I have ,the poems,I´m proud of you and I´ll always be there for you I have,the birthday cards saying "thank you for just being you" and my story in football will give you an idea of what type of father Kevin Barry was.I wasn´t lucky when they were giving out fathers....I was blessed.I admire different things in different people in my life and I try to learn from them but the person I most admired and the person I try most to be like is Kevin Barry because,as one person said in a letter to me"they broke the mould when they made Kevin Barry" and phrase I always associate with my father is taken from a Celine Dion song which basically sums up our relationship..."I´m everything I am because you loved me"
My memories of years playing in the Cork league with my father at my side will always have a special place in my heart and something which I´ll treasure forever.I may not have had much contact with the league in recent years,but I do greatly appreciate all the work done by all involved in keeping these competitions up and running.Most of the girls who are involved in the competitions don´t know who Kevin Barry and Stephen Quinn were so the names on the Cups won´t mean anything to them.I am lucky enough to be able to say.....Stephen Quinn gave me my ambitions and dreams in football,Kevin Barry spent every day keeping those dreams alive....A very very big thank you to everyone invoved in the Cork league and the very best of luck with everything..I hope we´ll meet someday soon.
Warmest regards