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Monday, October 5, 2009



Passage panel:

Robert Cole, goalkeeper, 32 years, draughtsman.

Jason Tracey, defender, 17, leaving cert. student at Chriost Ri;

John Flaherty, defender, 26, storeman, AUL representative;

Derek O'Brien, defender, 19, trainee mechanic;

Paul Cronin, defender, 25, fabricator, AUL representative;

Brendan Murphy, midfielder, 36, painter, AUL representative;

Paul Coughlan, midfielder, 20, mason, AUL representative, trials at Newcastle

and Glasgow Celtic;

Thomas Hanlon, midfielder, 26, painter;

Ger Curtin, midfielder, 19, RTC student, AUL youths representative;

Conor O'Connell, midfielder, 23, music teacher;

Aidan Whitty, forward, 19, trainee electrician, AUL youths representative;

Tony Leahy, forward, 20, trainee accountant, AUL representative, trial at West


Brian Hennessy, forward, 30, carpenter;

Declan O'Callaghan, defender, 24, butcher;

John Coughlan, midfielder, 22, painter;

Thomas Farrell, goalkeeper, 20, bar tender;

John McIntyre, goalkeeper, 29, fitter.

Florrie Mehigan, manager, painter; current AUL junior manager.

Passage mascots are: Gavin Flaherty (5), Trafford Murphy (3), and Catherine

Mehigan (11).

Passage route to the final:

2nd round: Greenmount Rangers 0 Passage 4 (Paul Coughlan 2, Thomas

Hanlon, and Conor O'Connell)

3rd round: Passage 3 (Hanlon, Aidan Whitty, Paul Coughlan), Crescent

Athletic 2;

4th round: Corkbeg 0 Passage 1 (Conor O'Connell);

5th round: Hibernians 1 Passage 2 (Paul Coughlan, John Coughlan);

semi-final: Passage 4 (Brian Hennessy, Brendan Murphy, Paul Coughlan, Paul

Cronin), Shandon Celtic 0.

Coachford panel:

Mick Murphy, keeper, 29 years, AUL representative;

Toss O'Regan, defender, 30, assistant player manager;

Jim Martin, defender, 23, vice captain;

Mick O'Connell, defender, 28, great in the air;

Derry O'Connell, defender, 23, good reader of the game;

Declan Casey, defender, 31, longest serving player;

Mick Walsh, midfielder, 25, AUL representative;

John McGrath, midfielder, 26, outstanding ball player;

Paddy Martin, midfielder, 21, great balance and two good feet;

John Moynihan, midfielder, 28, powerful midfield anchor man;

Noel Looney, midfielder, 21, recent addition to junior panel;

Timmy Buckley, forward, 25, blistering pace, AUL representative;

Declan Murphy, forward, 28, the club's most consistent scorer;

Paul Neilon, midfielder, 22, AUL youths representative;

Kevin O'Connell, midfielder, 21, versatile performer;

Laim Casey, goalkeeper, 26, valuable reserve;

Shane Lucey, defender, 18, still playing youths;

John Linehan, forward, 18, still playing youths;

Vincent Buckley, midfielder, 18, still playing youths.

Finbarr Murphy is in his second season as the player-manager. He has vast

experience at all levels and is a former schoolboy and youth international.

The ex St Mary's man is a very committed and respected manager and includes in

his honours two AOH Cup medals and two Premier League medals with St Marys and

a MSL 1st Division Medal with Mallow Utd.

Coachford's path to the final:

2nd round: Coachford 1 (Paddy Martin), Corinthians Athletic 0;

3rd round: Fourth Battalion 0 Coachford 0; replay - Coachford 3

(Declan Murphy 2, Paddy Martin) Fourth Battalion 0;

4th round: Coachford 3 (Derry O'Connell, Declan Murphy, and Mick O'Connell)

Bandon 1;

5th round: Coachford 2 (Paul Neilon, Mick Walsh) Casement Celtic 1 , after

extra time;

semi-final: Coachford 0 St John Bosco's 0; Coachford 2 (Declan Murphy,

Timmy Buckley) St John Bosco's 1.

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