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Gaynor Cup team scoop award

Wednesday, 31st July, 2019 4:17pm

The Under 15 Gaynor Cup winning team were recognised for their outstanding achievement at the recent Cork City and County Youth Awards. 

Before the tournament, Cork were placed against Waterford, Limerick Desmond, Kerry and South Tipperary. Beating Waterford, Limerick Desmond and Kerry, the final match was against South Tipperary with both counties were on equal points with Cork having the goal difference advantage. Despite a tough match, Cork emerged winners on a scoreline of 2-1 and topped their group heading into the Gaynor Tournament.

In the Gaynor Tournament Cork were placed in a group with NECSL, Carlow and Innishowen.

Two wins and one loss saw Cork through to the Gaynor Cup semi-final against Galway who Cork beat 4-2 for a place in the final.

This set Cork up for the final against rivals South Tipperary, a match that finished 0-0 in normal time, taking rhe decision to penalties which Cork won 4-3. to secure the Gaynor Cup.

Peter Rowe and Ryan O'Neill took on the management of the Cork Gaynor teams in 2016 and have been slowly building to this win.

Speaking on the award win, a team representative said: “From the committee of the league, we cannot thank Peter and Ryan for their commitment and dedication to the Gaynor teams over the years, we hope they will continue for many a year. For the past few years we have been lucky to have young coaches as additions to the management of Peter and Ryan and this year we gained a new young mentor, Peter Murphy as a goalkeeper coach, and we thank him so much for his commitment to this squad.

“To have young coaches give up so much of their free time so willingly is a huge addition for our league and is greatly appreciated. On behalf of the league we wish to the Cork City and County Youth Awards for this wonderful award and giving recognition to the players and coaches.”

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