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Monday, September 28, 2009



Sean Burke, joint secretary and manager of AUL 3 outfit City Wanderers, who is one of the founder members of the club, is delighted that the team, in its first year in the Cork AUL, is doing so well.

Sean, a founder member, says they found it hard going at the start of the season due to the fact that the team was getting used to playing together: "At the start we had a panel of 30 players. This has reduced to twenty, who never fail to turn up to all training sessions and on match days."

The Wanderers have settled down since the turn of the year as illustrated by the fact that they lost just two of their most recent fourteen games. Sean says they seem to save their best performances for cup matches especially the Corinthians Cup and City Cup: "In the first round of City Cup we beat Ard-na-Laoi, a Division 1 team, 4-3 in a thriller and, in the second round we beat Ardmanning Celtic, a Division Two team, 3-1 on penalties after an intense 4-4 game."

In the Corinthians Cup, City Wanderer's got off to a flying start, by comprehensively beating Village B 7-0 away from home. Sean continued: "In the second round we beat Churchview Celtic, a second division team, at home 3-2. While in the last round we took on Cobh Celtic, another second division team, and won 6-1, which in turn set up our eagerly awaited clash with Rathcoole Rovers in the quarter finals."

Wanderers are settling down in the league and, with a few additions to the squad in the summer, Burke promises that they'll be making a big push for promotion into the second division: "We have a mixture of youth and experience, which has gelled well together. The team is very lucky to have goal scorers from all positions on the pitch."

The secretary says that the team and committee have put a lot of hard work into this season and are eagerly looking forward to their end of season award ceremony and a club weekend away.

The full panel is: Michael Kennedy, Joe O'Keeffe, Colm Manley, Ian Power, Robert Kennedy, Noel Kennedy, Derek Payton, Paul Fuller (captain), Philip Higgins, Thomas Rodgers, Denis Morley, Timmy O'Connor, Brian Ronayne, Brian Creen, Jason Fox, David Lynch, Niall O'Riordan, Paudie O'Flynn, Dylan Cronin, Alan Sorenson.

Unfortunately Ian Power is out with a long term ligament injury but should be back in action next term. The leading scorers to date (7/4) are Michael Kennedy (7), Noel Kennedy (6), Philip Higgins (5) and Dylan Cronin (5).

The City committee consists of Michael Kennedy Chairperson, Noel Kennedy Vice-Chairperson, Sean Burke Secretary, Mervyn O'Mahony Treasurer, Pat Buckley Advisor, and they are grateful for the support provided by the Bishopstown Bar.

City Wanderers play their home games in Killeady, sharing with Shandon Celtic. The team train once a week in CIT on a Wednesday night 8-9pm where Vicky Montgomery puts them through their paces.

Leading goal scorers

7 Michael Kennedy,

6 Noel Kennedy,

5 Philip Higgins, Dylan Cronin


22- Noel Kennedy

20- Paul Fuller

18- Michael Kennedy, Philip Kennedy

17- Timmy O'Connor

16- Jason Fox

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