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Monday, October 5, 2009

AUL DEC 2000


The Cork AUL youths take on the Kerry District League at Turner's Cross on Sunday afternoon (2.00pm) in the opening round of the Snickers FAI Youths Inter-League championship. This competition has produced some thrilling games between the leagues in recent seasons and Sunday's encounter is expected to be close.

Both have been training hard and indeed each side has recorded a friendly win. Kerry pipped the Desmond League in terrible conditions while, on the October Bank Holiday, Cork manager Liam McCarthy guided his charges to a satisfactory away victory over the Tipperary and Southern District League. The goals in the 5 - 4 win were netted by Lee (2), Rose, Fitzgerald, and Dekkers.

McCarthy, who has a training session arranged for the Mardyke tomorrow, has been busy since the start of the season and has seen many of the league's youth sides in action. Douglas Hall, impressing at U18 level this season, have four players selected. Manager Pat Buckley is doing well with Kilreen Celtic in U17 competitions and they also have four on the twenty one man panel.

McCarthy will select from: Kevin Im, Willie Lee, David Bennett, and Gerry Kerins (all Kilreen Celtic); Brian Wilkinson, James O'Leary, Derek Bowen, and Paul Rose (all Douglas Hall); Niall O'Regan, Mick Mehigan, and Danny Lynch (Bandon); Oliver Lynch and Trevor Fitzgerald (Midleton); Killian Lordan and Thomas Dekkers (Ballincollig); Keith Kelleher (Leeds); Darragh O'Neill (Richmond); Alan Whalley (Springfield); Michael McBride (Rockmount); and Derek Peyton (College Corinthians).

The winners of Sunday's tie will be at home to either the Clare or Desmond League in round two while the winners of next Tuesday's match between the MSL and Waterford will travel to take on the TSDL or Limerick.

One of the Cork v Kerry games took place back in 1989 at St Mary's Park where a certain Roy Keane came on as substitute in a 4 - 1 win for the home side. Roy didn't get on the scoresheet but a Rockmount colleague, Eric Hogan, registered a classy hat trick.

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