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Wednesday, September 30, 2009



Greenwood, currently celebrating 25 years in football, are a family club. In the junior panel alone, there are four sets of brothers: two O'Riordans, two Ryans, three Sweeneys, and, wait for it, four McCarthys (all sons of long serving secretary Niall).

The juniors, who play in a competitive AUL 1B, at present occupy a mid table spot in the league but McCarthy is hopeful that the position "will hopefully improve when more of our experienced players return from injury. Too many draws is hindering progress at the moment."

The present management of the junior side consists of team manager Liam O'Brien and assistant manager Dave Ryan. Liam, who is a valued member of the Cork Soccer Honours Committee, has given great service to the club over the years, having served several terms as chairman. At present, he combines his role as manager with that of board delegate. Dave is in his second year as assistant, having had to curtail his playing activities due to injury. However he still brings his boots, just in case.

The club is located in the parish of Togher and play their home games in the Togher community pitch (formerly known as Coffey's Field). Training during the winter is conducted on the Douglas all-weather pitch and in the summer in the community pitch.

Just two new signings this season. Seamus Sweeney rejoined the club and Eoin Sweeney signed for the first time, both linking up with brother Martin. Captain is another long serving player Damien Crowe and the leading goal scorer is Alan Morley. Player of the Year is Eric O'Mahony who has played with the club since U8 level.

The panel this season consists of: Brendan McCarthy, Barry Keane, Paul Ryan, Eric O'Mahony, Anthony Boyle, Damien Crowe(captain), Dan O'Riordan, Martin Sweeney, Eoin Sweeney, Seamus Sweeney, Alan Kelleher, Coleman McCarthy, Aidan McCarthy, Daniel McCarthy, Alan Morley, Sean Dennehy, Ted O'Riordan, and Dave Ryan.

The present committee is comprised of Chairman and founder member Pat O'Connor,

Vice Chairman Con Luxford, Treasurer Ken Budden, Hon. Secretary Niall McCarthy,

Martin Sweeney, Dan McCarthy, Liam O'Brien, and Dave Ryan. The committee acknowledge the regular support received from Ardmanning Bar, Doughcloyne Hotel,

Peter Cunneen Locksmiths, and the Deanrock Bar.

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