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Wednesday, September 30, 2009



Greenmount Rangers are wondering if a good start is really half the

battle. They were very impressive in the opening weeks of the season,

made progress in all competitions, and won the September Team of the

Month Award.

Things haven't been going so well since, their latest setback a defeat

in the semi-final of the Shield. But they are well placed in the

Intermediate League and looking forward to the Corinthians and Linnane

Cup competitions.

This season's squad is managed by Denis Lyne, a man with a long record

with the club both as player and manager and back in charge after a

one year stint as manager with Everton juniors.

Rangers, one of the oldest clubs in Cork football, have been playing

intermediate since 1990/91. They enjoyed quite a good debut season at

the higher grade, winning the Shield and coming second to Ballincollig

in the league. That followed their best ever season at junior when

they triumphed in three competitions: Premier League, St Michael's

Cup, and Champions Cup. Lyne was coach to that side and had Pat Cahill

and Pat Mulcahy as fellow selectors.

A new look forward unit was been a major factor in Greenmount's early

season success. Centre forward Eric Goulding (ex Everton) is a

regular marksman. Conor Fitzgerald, captain of last season's Casement

minors, has been a spectacular success on the right while Barry

O'Leary (ex Ballyphehane) is enjoying a new lease of life on the left.

Kieran Horgan is another man with an eye for goal.

Don Collins showed in the Shield loss to Castleview that he is

progressing as a keeper. Long serving Mick McGregor and team captain

Eddie Cotter are the full backs while manning the centre are Peter

Kiely (another new signing) and sweeper Davy Cooke. John Lyne, the

assistant manager, is ready to step into any defensive vacancy.

Basketball international Mark Scannell, Dougie Browne, Martin Murphy,

and new signing Dessie Murray, contest the midfield positions.

Greenmount juniors, who play in Two B, are skippered by Sean Long and

the selection committee consists of Niall O'Shea, Brendan Black, and

Eamonn Corcoran.

Black is current secretary of the club; Pat Mulcahy is chairman and

Thos Cahill is treasurer. Eamonn Corcoran and Noel Cahill are AUL

delegates while the general committee consists of John Lyne, Alan

Ramsell, Maurice Barry, Niall O'Shea, and Billy Montgomery.

end of story

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