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Wednesday, September 30, 2009



The sensational performance by Greenmount Rangers in crushing

Kinsale in the final of the Murphy's Stout AUL Shield on December

31st was a major factor in the southside team being voted the AUL

Team of the Month. They had been in top scoring form also in the

semi-final when Cobh Town were demolished 7 - 1.

Other teams in the running for this much sought after honour were

Blarney Street Athletic, Millstreet Celtic, Togher Rovers, and

Albert Utd.

So well done to manager John Lyne and to skipper Davy Cooke.

Dave is a member of a feared midfield triangle that also includes

Shane McSweeney and action man Dougie Browne.

Danger too on the flanks whenever Conor Fitzgerald or Mick

O'Leary get the ball at their feet and start a run and red alert

flashes in all opposing defences when the midfielders or flankers

find goal ace Greg Cooney.

Bertie Lane is one fo the bravest and best keepers around playing

behind a solid back-four that normally consists of Pat Tynan,

Eddie Cotter, the long serving Alan Ramsell, and the recently

signed Anthony O'Brien (ex Crofton).

Brendan Cronin (ex Mayfield Utd) is another relative newcomer to

the squad, a fairly settled one, that also includes Conor Bird,

Ian Mulcahy, Dave Linehan, Niall Greaney, and Don Collins.

Manager Lyne is another long serving Greenmount man and he has

matchday assistance from his brother Denis and Pat Mulcahy.

Mulcahy is also the club chairman and the other officers are

Brendan Black (secretary), Thos Cahill (Treasurer), and Leonard

Corcoran (vice chairman). Other committee members are Eamonn

Corcoran, Paddy O'Callaghan, Denis Lyne, Billy Montgomery, and

Plunkett Carter.

Up to this season, Greenmount Rangers were leading members of the

AUL Intermediate league. They had their success at this level,

winning the Shield in 1991, the Corinthians Cup in 1995.

Their biggest success at junior grade was winning the coveted AOH

Cup in 1970. The 1982/83 season was also a good one with success

both in AUL 1B and the City Challenge Cup. 1989/90 was even

better: a treble was achieved with triumphs in the Premier

League, the St Michael's Cup, and the Champions Cup.

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