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Monday, October 5, 2009



Mick McNulty is the new manager of the Ballincollig intermediate side, his

appointment announced at the club's recent annual general meeting. McNulty, a

former goalkeeper with the club and between the sticks for Healy's Bar in this

season's MFA Inter-Pub competition, was in charge of the junior side that

reached this year's Cork area final of the FAI Junior Cup.

Former youth international keeper Finbarr Hogan is stepping down a grade and

will be the player-manager of the first junior side. The second junior team

will again be managed by Martin O'Neill. Youths manager Denis Campion was

also reappointed.

The meeting decided to look into the possibility of fielding a third junior

side as there is a big demand for football in the growing town. Miah Murphy

was entrusted with this task and he will be the manager of any side formed.

"We did not win any trophies," said chairman Paddy Byrne at the agm "but it

was a successful season, even by our own high standards". And who would

disagree. Ballincollig's intermediate team, the two junior team, and the

youths side, all contested finals at Turner's Cross.

But the Cross was not a happy hunting ground in 92/93. Three times the

intermediates lost there, in the Linnane semi-final, the Shield final, and the

League play-off, Temple Utd their conquerors on each occasion.

Ballincollig juniors were pipped by Buttevant in the FAI area final.

Ballincollig Athletic lost the Michael's decider on spotters to Rockmount

while the youths went down to Mallow Celtic in the final of the Second

Division Cup. But Ballincollig have had some good times at Turner's and

they'll come round again.

Byrne was also pleased that all teams, including schoolboys, finished well up

in their leagues and went on to congratulate the managers and

assistants - "people who put themselves out, timewise and financially,

to help throughout the season". He also had a big thank you for the

sponsors and supporters.

The club was also pleased with Byrne, secretary Mick McNulty, and treasurer

Pat Kavanagh, and all were unanimously re-elected en bloc. Also elected were

Martin O'Neill (vice-chairman), Jim O'Shea (assistant secretary), and Christy

White (assistant treasurer).

Ballincollig also held their awards function recently and the Person of the

Year Award went to Denis Campion, the general manager of the club's schoolboy

section. Campion is also the manager of the youths side. Player of the

Year trophies went to Lennie Walker (Intermediate), Martina Horgan (Ladies),

Anthony McNulty (first juniors), Terry Kelly (Ballincollig Athletic), and

Noel O'Mahony (Youths).

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