A Cork soccer resource. This is an archive of mini club histories that I have published over the years. To find your club, check the label list on the left side or else use the "search the blog" box above. If you spot any errors (esp. in dates) contact

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Mayfield United intermediates 3/2/95

Mayfield United manager Richard Keating is glad he coaxed Mick O'Keeffe back

to football after a long term injury enforced absence: "His enthusiasm and

committment has spread throughout the team." O'Keeffe, who performed in the

League of Ireland with Cork City and Cobh Ramblers, is the most experienced

player in the Mayfield senior squad that won the Murphy's Stout Team of the

Month Award for December.

When Keating, himself a former schoolboy international, took over as manager

at the start of the season he decided to put together a panel that would be

"formidable" for several seasons but one that would also make an immediate

challenge for trophies.

He retained just five from last season's squad, promoted five from the club's

junior ranks, and signed five newcomers. The most recent signing is Ken

O'Neill. This prolific forward impressed for Crofton Celtic in their Munster

Senior Cup game against Mayfield even if he didn't score.

Paul O'Driscoll was another of Keating's captures; this experienced

midfielder came from Wembley. Kieran O'Mahony, who can play in midfield or

defence, was signed from Rockmount. Stephen McCarthy, who along with Steven

Lyons had seen service with Cork City, was recruited from College Corinthians.

The team has played nineteen games to date, winning eleven and drawing three.

Anthony Lotty and Fergus Buckley have been the main scorers and the arrival of

O'Neill should boost the fire-power. Mayfield, now one of the leaders in the

AUL Senior Division, are looking forward to the rest of the season and to

their Munster Senior Cup quarter-final in particular.

Tadgh O'Neill, a Mayfield Utd man from day one, is Keating's assistant

manager. Pat Saville is the dedicated "physio". Fourteen of the fifteen

players come from the locality and the majority, including the manager and

assistant, have played with Mayfield from schoolboy level.

The current panel is: Robert Walsh (keeper), Pat Bozynski, Mick O'Keeffe, Mark

Hurley, Sean O'Donovan, Steven Lyons, Ken Cotter, Paul O'Driscoll, Stephen

McCarthy, Ken O'Neill, Trevor Cambridge, Fergus Buckley, Anthony Lotty, Kieran

O'Mahony, and Richard O'Callaghan.

No comments:

Post a Comment