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Springfield Ramblers Match Reports W/E 18th October



Bunratty United 4-5 Springfield Ramblers A on pens (4-4 aet)
With bags packed and visas in hand we headed off for the game. Several hours later we arrived in Schull (mizen head only skip away).
A journey like that needed drama for it to be worthwhile and it came in spades.

A great start saw us go 2 up thanks to goals from Matthew “maradona” Amoo and Dion “Di Maria” Griffin.

The hosts were not about to turn over easily and managed to get back on level terms half way through the second half. We were then awarded a penalty which was finished expertly by Charlie “CR7” O’Regan to put us 3 -2 up…the drama was only beginning?

A penalty awarded to Bunratty soon afterwards was brilliantly saved by Alex “Neuer” Kirk and we thought we were home but with the very last kick of the game bunratty managed to squeeze an equaliser.

20 mins of extra time saw end to end football as both teams chased the win. a fantastic finish by Mathew “Maradona” Amoo saw us take the lead for the 3rd time in the game only for de je vu to strike again with bunratty equalising at the death.

Could this really be happening?

Penalties followed with our lads holding their nerves to confidently slot home 4 out of 5 and commeth the hour commeth that man Alex “Neuer” Kirk to produce 2 more penalty saves (to add to the one earlier in the game) to put us through to the next round. A man of the match display which saw him being awarded his Sorrentos sponsored token by the days captain Sultan “Aguero” Adebeyo.

A special word of thanks must go to our hosts Bunratty United, who very kindly organised hot food, minerals and teas / coffees for us in the local hotel before our long but happy journey home.

Well done to all.

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Springfield Ramblers 1-0 Skibbereen
Springfield got a well-deserved win to progress in the national cup playing some really good football in St Colemans pk. The deadlock was broken by a well worked set piece by Eoin Cullimore. Springfield had some good chances in the second half but the Skibbereen keeper and center half both played well. Best on day Adam Hastings Peter Ziga & Alex Lynch. Tks to Ramblers for use of their facilities on the day and to parents who provided food for the travelling team and supporters

Bantry Bay Rovers 0-7 Springfield Ramblers

Springfield Ramblers A 5-3 Riverstown
This was a great win for Springers but at a cost. Already missing four players through injury another two were added to the list. They started the game well and dominated Riverstown from the start going three up from Brian Danaj, PJ O Regan and Keelin Ryan. Then it began to break down with keeper Adam Stanton coming off with ankle ligament damage. Striker PJ O Regan went in goal and made some very good saves. Riverstown got one back and so it was 3-1 at the break. Springers picked up the pace again and got a fourth through Rhys Welham with a great header, he then ended up coming off with a knee injury.

Riverstown came back into the game and got a couple of goals to make it 4-3.There were a couple of scares with the home team standing strong to deny Riverstown a fourth. Springers then broke up the pitch and a fifth was scored by Brian Danaj. They were unlucky not to get a sixth when Ciaran Griffen cut in from the left and hit a fantastic shot only for the ball to bounce back into play from the bar.A great win in the end putting us into the next round of the national cup. Man Of The Match was Kieran Allen

Springfield Ramblers 7-2 Killinardrish-Coachford
A great result Saturday for the under 15 team with a fantastic 9 – 2 win over Killanadarish Coachford.
The game started with a high tempo with Springfield Ramblers totally dominant. However we went behind 15mins into the game against the run of play.
Killanadarishs’ lead didn’t last long however as Springfield equalised from an Evan O’Leary goal on 18mins. Lewis Whelan got the 2nd on 28mins from a header after a great move up the right, crossed in from Eoin Kelly who also then went on to score the third leaving us 3 – 1 up at halftime.
We started the second half where we left the 1st with Evan O’Leary getting his 2nd at the end of a great cross from left back Sam McSweeney five mins after the restart.

Substitutions were then made, Emanuel Oneal came on the left of midfield for Diarmuid Kearney and both Emeka Asigeabu and Morgan Dillon Hilton coming into the centre defence for Cian O’Rourke and Tom Gill.

Lewis Whelan then got his 2nd on 45mins to make it 5-1. Within a few mins Killanadarish pulled 1 back despite goalkeeper Jamie Bates making a great save before that.

The sixth goal came from Evan O’Leary completing his hat trick. The 7th came from Eoin Kelly. The 8th and 9th goals came from Cian O’Rourke after both he and Tom Gill came on up front for Evan O’Leary and Dara O’Connell with 10mins to go

Ringmahon Rangers A 7-3 Springfield Ramblers B
The lads were unlucky to lose with such a big score they had many opportunities to counter but just wasn’t their day. Best on day were Gerard Devlin and Cian Doherty who both scored and outstanding performance from Roland Nsubuga who got the third goal.

Springfield Ramblers 7-1 Ardmore
Amazing game today from the young side who got their well-deserved first win of the season. They started the game quick with Danny getting a suburb goal in the first few minutes. This was quickly followed by 2 more from Colin Henderson. The boys were playing good football with Mia and Joe doing well in midfield with Luka and Fionn making some great runs. The side gave away a penalty which was slotted away neatly by the Ardmore striker.

What followed was a display of skill, composure and pure class by the young Colin Henderson who found the net another 4 times earing him a well-deserved double hat-trick. The young side had many more chances with Daniel hitting the post on numerous occasions after some lovely crosses from Adam Dornan.
It is hard to pick a best on the day but for this match it goes to Ben, Fionn, Adam Dornan and Mia.
Man of the match goes to Colin Henderson pictured below with the game ball.

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Springfield Ramblers A 3-2 Ballincollig
A good start saw us take the lead with a great finish from outside the box by Jake Walsh.Ballincollig fought back well and got a deserved equalizer. With ample opportunities score we eventually did through a great goal by Kane o Keefe. After bother sides missing penalties Ballincollig made no mistake with their second penalty to level the game and bring it to extra time. Cobh came out with a guns firing in extra time and won thanks to a John Breen Goal. Well done to all the lads a hard fought win. Best of the day Jake Walsh, Jack Hallahan and John Breen.

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Corinthian Boys 7-0 Springfield Ramblers

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Springfield Ramblers 5-1 St.Marys
Another dominant display from the lads today as they ran out comfortable winners against St. Marys. Impossible to pick a man of the match as all the lads were brilliant on the day. Scorers Jack Mccarthy 3 Eoin Barry 1 and John Gardiner 1. Well done lads. Excellent.

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Thank you to the Commodore Hotel and Whelan’s for sponsoring our Under 17 Kit this year.

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Academy Report

The Academy (age groups u/6 to u/10) is back in full swing. It has taken a few weeks for things to settle down due to increased numbers across all age groups but we’re getting there!

The kids have been practising their dribbling skills these first few weeks and have had a go at the “Scissors Dribble”, “Okocha Rollover” and “Maradona Spin”. Thankfully no coaches were injured demonstrating these tricks !!!!!!

The under 10’s have been busy since early September playing 7-a-side games on Sundays with clubs from around Cork as well as having their usual Saturday morning coaching so huge credit to the coaches and players for their continued commitment and efforts.

The under 8’s face Riverstown in 5-a-side games at the end of October and games will also soon be arranged for the under 7’s and 9’s.

Just a reminder that the club shop is open on Saturdays from 11am to 12.30pm at the AstroTurf.

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