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1st Round

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. 

The home side started cautiously, keeping their shape well and frustrating Corinthians who at times were reduced to playing long balls. 15 minutes in though and the Kinsale defence had been breached. A cross from the left and well controlled by the striker and confidently finished beyond O'Callaghan.
 
Despite going a goal down, Kinsale heads didn't drop and they found an equaliser shortly afterwards. The Corinthians defence dwelt on the ball too long and Brazil and Lyons hassled and harried until they won back possession. Brazil's initial shot was saved but not held and Lyons was on hand to knock the rebound in. 
 
When it looked like being level at the break Corinthians grabbed a second. A cross from the right this time to the back post and the winger headed in. 2-1 was very nearly 3-1 on the stroke of halftime when a through ball to the striker was expertly finished, only for the ref to blow for offside when he looked well on. 

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. 

Kinsale refused to give in and in Sean Lyons had a man who battled all game long. It was he who won a free at the edge of the Corinthians box and McCarthy stepped up and put it into the corner of the net with the help of a deflection. 

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.

Keane Cup

Kinsale 1 - 2 Youghal

Kinsale Lineup:

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 Ballincollig

Kinsale suffered a disappointing defeat that has damaged their chances of reaching the quarter finals of the Keane Cup. 

The game was evenly balanced until midway through the first half when a Ballincollig freekick from wide on the left bounced around the Kinsale box before being turned in by the striker who appeared to be offside. 

Ballincollig doubled their lead soon after when a quick break from a Kinsale corner ended with a well placed finish from the edge of the box. 

Kinsale started the second half with more purpose and were given a lifeline ten minutes in when a Ballincollig defender was adjudged to have handled in the box. However the resulting spot kick was saved and held by the keeper. 

Despite having a large share of the possession, Kinsale couldn't create any clear cut opportunities and the away side looked dangerous on the counter. They duly added two more before the end to give a somewhat false impression of the game. 
 
Kinsale have one final group game at home versus Youghal and will require a big win to progress to the next stage.     

Kinsale Lineup:

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

   McCarthy

   Williams 

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.   

Kinsale Lineup:

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

pre-season friendlies

Kinsale 3 - 0 Liverpool XI

Kinsale 0 - 1 Coachford

De Courcey Albion 3 - 3 Kinsale

Bandon 5 - 1 Kinsale 

CIT 1 - 4 Kinsale 

League

Saturday 10th November 2012 - Kinsale AFC v Wilton Utd

Kinsale took on Wilton in the league on Saturday, the first time these two teams have met in the Munster Senior League following both clubs switch from the AUL. Wilton had made the better start to life in the new league, winning 5 from 7 games to sit on top of the table and came into the game in good form having won their previous game 7-1. 

Kinsale made the better start and created a great chance after 10 minutes. A McGrory free kick from the half-way line was headed on by McCarthy. Brazil squared the ball across the goal but Lyons effort saved at point blank range. Kinsale continued to have the better of the early exchanges and had a few have chances but couldn't find the breakthrough. 
 
Gradually Wilton played their way into the game and took the lead from the penalty spot. Kinsale keeper O'Callaghan adjudged to have taken down the Wilton striker as he tried to take it past him. Wilton nearly made it 2 just before the half. They broke away down their right wing, the ball eventually pulled back to edge of the box but the subsequent shot was expertly tipped over the bar by O'Callaghan. 

Kinsale's best chance of an equaliser came from McCarthy, whose 25 yard strike just clipped the outside of the post. 

Despite being behind at the break Kinsale knew that they were still in the game and showed great belief at the start of the second half to pull level. McKeown turned well on the halfway line to lose his marker and sent a pass down the right to O'Brien who sent a great cross into the box for Lyons to calmly head into the corner of the net. 
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However they couldn't stay level for long. A Wilton corner kick was headed back across goal and in the scramble they managed to force the ball over the line. 

1-2 could soon have become 1-3 were it not for some brilliant saves by Kinsale keeper O'Callaghan. Firstly recovering well to tip the ball over the bar when it looked like the Wilton striker couldn't miss and shortly afterwards getting across his line well to tip a freekick around the post. 

The fast pace of the game began to take it's effect on the players, with less control of the play and more end to end action. Kinsale could have found equaliser when a Hurley cross was played back across the goal to Lyons but his instinctive shot was blocked on the line by a Wilton defender.  

Kinsale Lineup: G.O'Callaghan, P.Fitzgerald, B.McGrory, S.O'Brien (V.Hurley), D.Williams, S.Brazil, C.Dillon, C.McKeown (D.Healy), T.O'Brien, D.McCarthy, S.Lyons (C) Subs: D.Healy, V.Hurley, D.Murphy. 
Saturday 10th November 2012 - Kinsale AFC v Wilton Utd

Kinsale took on Wilton in the league on Saturday, the first time these two teams have met in the Munster Senior League following both clubs switch from the AUL. Wilton had made the better start to life in the new league, winning 5 from 7 games to sit on top of the table and came into the game in good form having won their previous game 7-1. 

Kinsale made the better start and created a great chance after 10 minutes. A McGrory free kick from the half-way line was headed on by McCarthy. Brazil squared the ball across the goal but Lyons effort saved at point blank range. Kinsale continued to have the better of the early exchanges and had a few have chances but couldn't find the breakthrough. 
 
Gradually Wilton played their way into the game and took the lead from the penalty spot. Kinsale keeper O'Callaghan adjudged to have taken down the Wilton striker as he tried to take it past him. Wilton nearly made it 2 just before the half. They broke away down their right wing, the ball eventually pulled back to edge of the box but the subsequent shot was expertly tipped over the bar by O'Callaghan. 

Kinsale's best chance of an equaliser came from McCarthy, whose 25 yard strike just clipped the outside of the post. 

Despite being behind at the break Kinsale knew that they were still in the game and showed great belief at the start of the second half to pull level. McKeown turned well on the halfway line to lose his marker and sent a pass down the right to O'Brien who sent a great cross into the box for Lyons to calmly head into the corner of the net. 
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However they couldn't stay level for long. A Wilton corner kick was headed back across goal and in the scramble they managed to force the ball over the line. 

1-2 could soon have become 1-3 were it not for some brilliant saves by Kinsale keeper O'Callaghan. Firstly recovering well to tip the ball over the bar when it looked like the Wilton striker couldn't miss and shortly afterwards getting across his line well to tip a freekick around the post. 

The fast pace of the game began to take it's effect on the players, with less control of the play and more end to end action. Kinsale could have found equaliser when a Hurley cross was played back across the goal to Lyons but his instinctive shot was blocked on the line by a Wilton defender.  

Kinsale Lineup: G.O'Callaghan, P.Fitzgerald, B.McGrory, S.O'Brien (V.Hurley), D.Williams, S.Brazil, C.Dillon, C.McKeown (D.Healy), T.O'Brien, D.McCarthy, S.Lyons (C) Subs: D.Healy, V.Hurley, D.Murphy. 
Saturday 10th November 2012 - Kinsale AFC v Wilton Utd

Kinsale took on Wilton in the league on Saturday, the first time these two teams have met in the Munster Senior League following both clubs switch from the AUL. Wilton had made the better start to life in the new league, winning 5 from 7 games to sit on top of the table and came into the game in good form having won their previous game 7-1. 

Kinsale made the better start and created a great chance after 10 minutes. A McGrory free kick from the half-way line was headed on by McCarthy. Brazil squared the ball across the goal but Lyons effort saved at point blank range. Kinsale continued to have the better of the early exchanges and had a few have chances but couldn't find the breakthrough. 
 
Gradually Wilton played their way into the game and took the lead from the penalty spot. Kinsale keeper O'Callaghan adjudged to have taken down the Wilton striker as he tried to take it past him. Wilton nearly made it 2 just before the half. They broke away down their right wing, the ball eventually pulled back to edge of the box but the subsequent shot was expertly tipped over the bar by O'Callaghan. 

Kinsale's best chance of an equaliser came from McCarthy, whose 25 yard strike just clipped the outside of the post. 

Despite being behind at the break Kinsale knew that they were still in the game and showed great belief at the start of the second half to pull level. McKeown turned well on the halfway line to lose his marker and sent a pass down the right to O'Brien who sent a great cross into the box for Lyons to calmly head into the corner of the net. 
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However they couldn't stay level for long. A Wilton corner kick was headed back across goal and in the scramble they managed to force the ball over the line. 

1-2 could soon have become 1-3 were it not for some brilliant saves by Kinsale keeper O'Callaghan. Firstly recovering well to tip the ball over the bar when it looked like the Wilton striker couldn't miss and shortly afterwards getting across his line well to tip a freekick around the post. 

The fast pace of the game began to take it's effect on the players, with less control of the play and more end to end action. Kinsale could have found equaliser when a Hurley cross was played back across the goal to Lyons but his instinctive shot was blocked on the line by a Wilton defender.  

Kinsale Lineup: G.O'Callaghan, P.Fitzgerald, B.McGrory, S.O'Brien (V.Hurley), D.Williams, S.Brazil, C.Dillon, C.McKeown (D.Healy), T.O'Brien, D.McCarthy, S.Lyons (C) Subs: D.Healy, V.Hurley, D.Murphy. Saturday

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