Kinsale 2 - 4 College Corinthians
Kinsale put up a valiant fight today but ultimately the Premier Division side had too much quality and advance to the second round.
Into the second half and Corinthians had two half chances early on. Firstly a shot that flashed across the Kinsale goal mouth and wide and then a header from a corner that was cleared off the line by the well placed Fitzgerald. The away side did eventually make it 3 from the penalty spot, a decision which was hotly disputed by the Kinsale line.
Minutes later Kinsale were denied what seemed an obvious penalty when McCarthy surged into the box and was clumsily taken down by the defender but the referee waved away the appeals. Kinsale couldn't find a third goal and it was Corinthians who finished the scoring late on with a header and it is they who advance to the next round.
Kinsale AFC would also like to wish a speedy recovery to Colin McKeown who was carried off with a bad looking injury. We hope to see him back playing soon.
Kinsale Lineup:G.O'Callaghan, P.Fitzgerald, B.McGrory, John-Paul, J.Owen, S.Brazil (P. Hurley), S.Prior (L. Cronin), C.McKeown (C.O'Donovan), D.McCarthy, D.Williams (C), S.Lyons.
Subs: P.Hurley, C.O'Donovan, J.Arnopp, L.Cronin.
Kinsale 1 - 2 Youghal
Patrick, P.Fitzgerald, B. McGrory, S.O'Brien, D. Williams (C) (J. Arnopp), S.Brazil, J.P. (S. Prior), D. Healy, D. McCarthy, S. Lyons, P. Hurley (J. Owen)
Subs: G. O'Callaghan, J. Owen, S. Prior, J. Arnopp, C. O'Donovan, L. Cronin
Kinsale 0 - 4 BallincolligKinsale suffered a disappointing defeat that has damaged their chances of reaching the quarter finals of the Keane Cup.
G.O'Callaghan, P.Fitzgerald, J. O'Donovan, S.O'Brien, J.Owen (D. McCarthy), S.Brazil, S. Prior, J.P., B.McGrory, (C. McKeown), D.Williams (C), L.Cronin (P. Hurley)
Subs: D.Healy, P.Hurley, C.O'Donovan, J.Arnopp, D.McCarthy, C.McKeown, M.Brennan, J.Cronin
Wilton 1 - 2 Kinsale
Kinsale have started off the new season with victory over division 1 side Wilton in the first game of the Keane Cup.
They made the best possible start to the game when Prior raced through on goal only to be dragged to the ground by the last defender. The referee showed no hesitation in producing the red card and McCarthy stepped up to score the resulting free kick with a well place strike.
Despite being a man short, Wilton settled in to the game and played some good football to put Kinsale under pressure. An excellent stop by O'Callaghan midway through the first half preserved Kinsale's lead.
The second half continued in the same vein with Kinsale content to attack with pace on the counter. Their second arrived in that manner. A Wilton attack broke down at the edge of the Kinsale box and the ball was quickly fed to Williams on the wing. He ran at the retreating defence, played a one-two with Hurley, and buried the return in the Wilton net to double Kinsale's advantage.
Wilton put Kinsale under increasing pressure and it took some last ditch blocks from the defence to prevent Wilton scoring. The eventually did find a way through when a free kick broke kindly to the midfielder who had the simple task of slotting it into the empty net.
With 5 minutes of injury time to be played Wilton flooded forward to find the equaliser and were nearly undone by another brake away. Brazil with the run down the left and his cross found Hurley whose shot was cleared off the line. It still required more resolute defending before the end but Kinsale held on to record the victory.
G.O'Callaghan, P.Fitzgerald, B.McGrory (T.O'Brien), S.O'Brien, J.Owen, S.Brazil, D.McCarthy, C.McKeown, S. Prior (J. Arnopp), D.Williams (C), L.Cronin (P. Hurley)
Subs: D.Healy, T. O'Brien, P. Hurley, C. O'Donovan, J. Arnopp
Kinsale - Youghal
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Kinsale 0 - 1 Coachford
De Courcey Albion 3 - 3 Kinsale
Bandon 5 - 1 Kinsale
CIT 1 - 4 Kinsale