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New Team Sheet

Further to recent contact with the ISRS, we will now be using the Team Sheets instead of our own Match cards until further notice.

Please click the following link CORK AUL Match Sheet 2020-2021 to download the new Team Sheet.

Each team will now have to download these themselves and fill them in prior to each game.

Please also make sure that an exact copy of the Team Sheet is given to the opposition on match days

Greenmount Rangers History

Greenmount AFC – History

In 1930 the area where the present Greenmount housing estate now exists was a vast green area dominated by Sullivan’s Gardens and Deasy’s Field. The boys from the local National School entered a team named Greenmount Rangers in the Cadden’s League and other juvenile competitions. In 1933 they entered the Munster Minor League and enjoyed instant success when winning the coveted Munster Minor Cup at the first attempt. They retained the trophy the following year. This was also the year the Free State Minor Cup was inaugurated and the record books show that Greenmount were the first winners. Against all the odds they overcame the challenge of mighty Home Farm, who had Johnnie Carey of Man Utd and Ireland in their team, in the semi-final. They went on to defeat Drogheda in the final after a replay in Dalymount Park with a team which read Des Curtin, Jim Barrett, Eugene McCarthy (capt), Michael O’Keeffe, Sean O’Connell, Donal Murphy, Nobby Kelly, Denny Browne, Dandy Dick Delea, Jimmy Corcoran, Paddy Ring. Jim Cotter played in the drawn game and was replaced by Kelly for the replay. Scorers were Dandy Dick and Paddy Ring. Before a ball was kicked the following season, a boardroom dispute resulted in a major split and a breakaway team Rockwell emerged from the debris. One of the stars of the new team was the legendary Florrie Burke of Cork Utd, Cork Athletic and Ireland. Rockwell emulated Greenmount when qualifying for the Free State Minor Cup final by beating Home Farm in the penultimate round. This time the Dubliners protested to an overage Rockwell player and their objection was upheld with the result that the Bandon Road team’s brief flirtation with soccer came to an end leaving Greenmount to continue as before. Greenmount competed in the minor and junior leagues with little success for a few years.

They disappeared for a brief spell during the 2WW and returned as members of the Munster Senior League in 1942. Greenmount were very competitive and produced some outstanding footballers, the most notable being Paddy Ring (Cork FC), Paddy Cronin (Limerick,Cork Ath, Glenavon & LOI), Dinny Browne (Waterford), Davie Desmond (Cork Utd), Gerry O’Riordan (Cork Utd), Bonty Lynch (Evergreen), Connie Forde (Cork Utd), Pakie Keane (Cork Utd), John Carroll (West Ham) and Des Curtin (Sligo &Irish Army). They won the Beamish and Elvery Qualifying competitions before depleting numbers resulted in their disbandment in 1952. It is to their eternal credit that even though defunct as far as competitions were concerned their members, through the endeavours of Michael Dunlea and Jerry Desmond, assembled annually on the first Saturday of December when Mass was offered at the Holy Trinity for surviving and deceased members. This practice continued until 2002, fifty years after their final curtain call, when the old-soldiers numbers had by then dwindled to a handful.

From 1952 on Greenmount residents enjoyed their soccer in the colours of Crusaders, Southview, Rock Rangers, Glasheen and Tower and from 1958 Everton filled the void. Greenmount Utd (1955-57) and Greenmount Celtic (57-59) sampled the AUL League without any thoughts of permanency.

                                                           /AOH Cup 1970

                                                            AOH Cup 1999


Part 2

In 1965 the increasing teenage population in the eastern side of Greenmount prompted locals Billy “Shack” O’Sullivan, Richard Gould, Sean Walsh, Paddy Ahern, Seamus Long and Plunkett Carter to launch the reformed Greenmount Rangers who entered the Cork AUL. It was obvious from the beginning that they were a little bit better than third division standard and won the Shield at the first attempt. But, it was their FAI Cup giant killing escapades which propelled them to the forefront of local soccer. Four Premier scalps were taken before the fairytale ended when beaten in the semi-final replay by eventual national finalists Everton. Greenmount filled the bridesmaids role regularly until the big break-through came in 1970 when they won the coveted AOH Cup defeating St Mary’s after a replay in the decider at Flower Lodge. Val Hackett ran away with the Man of the Match award, netting all three Greenmount goals in the Flower Lodge showpieces. Greenmount were Cork’s representatives in the closing stages of the FAI Junior Cup in 1974 and 1975 but on each occasion exited to very strong  Limerick opposition in away territory.

Youth teams were entered only when Junior side recruitment was becoming an issue and Tommy O’Brien, signed from Casement, one of its stars in 1973 transferred to Coventry City and was capped seven times by the Republic of Ireland youths. A second adult side made their debut in 1977. For them it was beginners luck and the Dunlop Cup made a journey up Mount Sion Road. When Church Road, grounds the spiritual home of Cork soccer, was sold for housing Greenmount rented pitches in Blackrock and Topps Park, Ballincollig before moving to the ESB Grounds as tenants when the complex opened in the middle eighties. A superb Player Manager Tim Healy who blew away the cobwebs introduced new disciplined structures to the club in the late seventies and his squad – a mix of youth and experienced which included Alan Ramsell, Pa Mulcahy (who went on to complete 54 years service with the club), John Lyne, Cal O’Leary and Dave McCarthy was rewarded with promotion to the Premier League. Greenmount’s first 20 years had been dotted with some minor successes such as the Div 1 League and Cup (Enterprise) double in 1983 when Harry Speight skippered a team which included Tommy “Tucker” O’Brien (Cork Celtic), Matt O’Donovan (Cork Hibs), Michael “Blondie” Dorney (Ringmahon), Eddie O’Connor (Dunbar), Tim McCarthy (Basketball International) and the usual reliables.  A major breakthrough was made in 1990 when the Alan Ramsell captained and Denis Lyne managed side won the Premier League Championship for the first time and for good measure added the St Michael’s and Champions Cups to the cabinet.  The AUL formed an Intermediate League in 1990 and Premier champions Greenmount upgraded in ’91 to compete amongst senior clubs. The Intermediate League lasted just four seasons during which Greenmount had victories in the Intermediate Shield and Corinthians Cup.

                                                       Greenmount Rangers 1965-66

                                                       Runners-up 2004

                                                                Saxone Cup Winners

When the experiment ended in 1995 a disappointed Greenmount returned to junior football and resumed where they left off   – as champions. The following year they swept the board, retaining their League title and ended a barren eight-year spell for Cork teams when, against the odds, defeating Clonmel in the final of the Munster Junior Cup at the Showgrounds Clonmel. Greenmount were then the dominant force in Cork Junior soccer and established themselves as one of the most successful AUL sides of all time when adding three more Premier titles and three AOH Cups to their impressive CV. We also distinguished ourselves in the Munster Senior Cup suffering a narrow late defeat by Cork City after having earlier eliminated National Leaguers Cobh Ramblers at St Colman’s Park. Managers Denis and John Lyne, Ger Long and John Shine each had the distinction of lifting the coveted AOH.  Flying winger Brendan Cronin became the first player to be capped while playing with the club when selected for his country on five occasions in 2001 and 2002. An honour emulated by Gearóid O’Leary two years later.

On the negative side Greenmount, now long established, are still un-rooted in terms of playing pitches and in this respect the future is far from rosy. Attempts to secure land for development have failed repeatedly. We still have to rely on the generosity of long-term landlords at the ESB Curraheen Road and the shared tenancy provided by the local council at Murphy’s Farm.  Every year begins with a promise to rectify the unsatisfactory situation but unless some Fairy Godmother waves the magic wand or we win the lotto the nomadic ways will continue. And they did for a few more years. The closure of our home ground at Sportsco was a hammer blow not just to our club but to the football leagues in Cork who all used the popular venue regularly.  Thankfully, Murphys Farm (our present home) became available shortly afterwards – a fine pitch but too late for the aging stars of the 90s and later who had moved into retirement. However, great credit is due to the thirty somethings who, despite a few relegations, kept the flag flying for almost a decade. Eventually the unchanging group with an average age closer to forty than thirty, burdened with the addition parental responsibility of  their own kids sporting activities, went into honourable retirement.  Sadly, for the first time in 55 years Greenmount failed to enter the AUL in 2019. However, the absence was a brief one as former stalwart and prolific goal scorer Greg Cooney returned to the club to manage an enthusiastic new team who until the interruption because of Covid 19 had displayed some promise. Maybe in the future we will unearth a few like Shane McSweeney, Eddie Cotter, Conor Fitz, Greg the Boss, Dougie Browne, Jimmy O’Connor, Anthony O’Brien, Dougie Twomey, Seanie Walsh, Pat Tynan, Bertie Lane, Kevin McTiernan, Mick O’Leary, Ger Long, Davy Cooke, Barry O’Leary, Pat O’Keeffe, Darren Gubbins, Fionán Murray, Gearóid O’Leary, Martin Murphy, Mick Long, Alan Murphy, Ger McGreevy, Alan Ramsell,  Deckie O’Regan, The Hennessy’s, The Cahills, McGreggors, Matt Carter, the great Val Hackett, Bernie Browne, Dinny Joe Ellard, Billy Shack, Pa Mull (owner), Micky Falvey, John Lyne, Sean Long, Paddy O’Callaghan, , Eamon Corcoran, Leneord Corcoran, the Byrds, Pat Harris, John Tighe and not forgetting Ian Mull, Hogey, Lenny Mac, Graham O’Donovan and their gang

 Que Sera, Sera.

 Greenmount Rangers AFC (Cork) – Originally founded 1932 -1952 – Reformed 1965

 Honours: FAI Minor Cup winners 1935, Munster Minor Cup winners 1934 & 1935, Beamish Senior Cup 1947, Elvery Senior Cup 1947, Munster Junior Cup winners 1997, AUL Premier League 1990, 1996,1997, 1998, 1999, 2001. AUL Intermediate Shield 1991, Corinthians Cup 1995,1996 and 2002. AOH Cup 1970, 1999,  2002 and 2003, Champions Cup 1990, St Michael’s 1990, Premier Shield 1996, FAI Area 1974, 1975 & 1997, Linnane Cup 1998, 1999 & 2005 Youths League 1969, Div 3 Shield 1966, Div 1 League 1983, Enterprise Cup 1983, Dunlop Cup 1978,  Div 2 League 1995, 2001. Saxone Cup 2004. Internationals: Brendan Cronin and Gearoid O’Leary. Former player later capped: Tommy O’Brien. Player capped with other club: Ger Long.

                                                            Treble Winners 1990

Murphy’s Stout Cork AUL Tables

Murphy’s Stout Cork AUL Tables

(as at 11 October 2020)

Murphy’s Stout Premier League
+- Pts 
Coachford A 44002041612
Glenthorn Celtic A 54011531212
Bohemians 4400114712
Grattan United 5212810-27
Temple United A 52121013-37
Glen Celtic 62131118-77
Village United 5203815-76
City Wanderers 51131217-54
St. John Bosco A 410346-23
Kanturk 5005413-90
Murphy’s Stout Premier A League
+- Pts 
Springfield 63122191210
^Corkbeg 42117619
Donoughmore Athletic 32107257
South Coast Athletic 32018356
Waterloo 4202811-36
Kilmichael Rovers 3201512-76
Dunbar Celtic 41219905
*Central Rovers 41129903
Greenwood A 31024403
!Tower 4004215-13-3
* One point deducted
! Three points deducted
^ Two points added
Murphy’s Stout League 1
+- Pts 
Hibernians 5410135813
UCC 4400136712
Blackpool Celtic 43017439
Grangevale 42028626
Cathedral Celtic 5203131216
Rylane Celtic 420236-36
Strand United 5203812-46
Banteer 41218625
Castleview 6114915-64
Rathcoole Rovers 5005919-100
Murphy’s Stout League 2
+- Pts 
Blarney Street Athletic 5500105515
Blackstone Rovers 5311124810
Killumney United 52218448
Greenmount Rangers 421110647
Glenthorn Celtic B 32016516
Bweeng Celtic 4112912-34
Richmond 31025503
St. John Bosco B 401339-61
Cloughduv Celtic 5005821-130
Murphy’s Stout League 3
+- Pts 
Grattan United Juniors 5320147711
Churchvilla 430111479
Shandon Celtic 43019549
Greenwood B 62221012-28
Temple United B 42119817
Los Zarcos 412156-15
Coachford B 5113611-54
Watergrasshill United 31026603
Parkview Celtic 4103410-63
Ard-na-Laoi 300338-50

Covid-19 notice


In line with the recent announcement by the Cabinet to move the entire country to Level 3 which will have the affect of cancelling all amateur outdoor sport, the FAI have also issued a similar directive to cancel all amateur football until further notice.

This means that all AUL football is to cease with immediate effect until further notice.

Murphy’s Stout Cork AUL Tables

Murphy’s Stout Cork AUL Tables

(as at 4 October 2020)

Murphy’s Stout Premier League
Coachford A44002041612
Glenthorn Celtic A54011531212
Grattan United5212810-27
Temple United A52121013-37
Glen Celtic62131118-77
Village United5203815-76
City Wanderers51131217-54
St. John Bosco A410346-23
Murphy’s Stout Premier A League
Donoughmore Athletic32107257
South Coast Athletic32018356
Kilmichael Rovers3201512-76
Dunbar Celtic41219905
*Central Rovers41129903
Greenwood A31024403
* One point deducted
^ Two points added
Murphy’s Stout League 1
Blackpool Celtic43017439
Cathedral Celtic5203131216
Rylane Celtic420236-36
Strand United5203812-46
Rathcoole Rovers5005919-100
Murphy’s Stout League 2
Blarney Street Athletic5500105515
Blackstone Rovers5311124810
Killumney United52218448
Greenmount Rangers421110647
Glenthorn Celtic B32016516
Bweeng Celtic4112912-34
St. John Bosco B401339-61
Cloughduv Celtic5005821-130
Murphy’s Stout League 3
Grattan United Juniors5320147711
Shandon Celtic43019549
Greenwood B62221012-28
Temple United B42119817
Los Zarcos412156-15
Coachford B5113611-54
Watergrasshill United31026603
Parkview Celtic4103410-63

munster Junior cup


Preliminary Round:
Castlelack v Cathedral Celtic

Round One:
Castleview v Watergrasshill United
Grattan United v Blackpool Celtic
Corkbeg AFC v Clonakilty
Blackstone Rovers v Hibernians AFC
Temple United v Donoughmore Athletic
Richmond AFC v Dunbar Celtic
Waterloo AFC v St John Bosco
Springfield AFC v Bohemians AFC
Parkview Celtic v Village United
Greenmount Rangers v Killumney United
City Wanderers v Blarney Street Athletic AFC
Glenthorn Celtic A v Tower FC
Dunmanway Town AFC v Glenthorn Celtic B
Grattan United A v Drinagh Rangers AFC
Castlelack FC/Cathedral Celtic v South Coast Athletic
Kanturk AFC v Cloughduv Celtic
Los Zarcos FC v Mizen AFC
Togher Celtic v Greenwood FC
Coachford AFC v Grangevale AFC
Rathcoole Rovers v Skibbereen AFC

Round Two:                       
A             Dunmanway Town AFC/Glenthorn Celtic B v Coachford AFC/Grangevale AFC
B             Parkview Celtic/Village United  v City Wanderers/Blarney Street Athletic AFC
C             Blackstone Rovers/Hibernians AFC v Grattan United/Blackpool Celtic
D             Corkbeg AFC/Clonakilty v Waterloo AFC/St John Bosco
E              Los Zarcos FC/Mizen AFC v Temple United/Donoughmore Athletic
F              Springfield AFC/Bohemians AFC v Castleview/Watergrasshill United
G             Glenthorn Celtic A/Tower FC v Greenmount Rangers/Killumney United
H             Grattan United  A /Drinagh Rgs AFC v Kanturk AFC/Cloughduv Celtic
I               Rathcoole Rovers/Skibbereen AFC v Richmond AFC/Dunbar Celtic
J              Togher Celtic/Greenwood FC v Castlelack FC/Cathedral Celtic/South Coast Athletic

Round Three:
F v D
J v H
C v G
A v B
I v E

Preliminary Round games to be played on or before 24/25 October 2020
First Round games to be played on or before 14/15 November 2020                       
Second Round games to be played on or before 5/6 December 2020
Third Round games to be played on or before 23/24 January 2021
Fourth Round (open round) games to be played on or before 20/21 February 2021

Murphy’s Stout Cork AUL results

Full results for 1 to 4 October 2020

AOH Cup First Round:
Dunbar Celtic v UCC (off);
St John Bosco A 3 Donoughmore Athletic 0.

St Michael’s Cup First Round:
Rylane Celtic 1 Rathcoole Rovers 2;
Strand United 4 Grangevale 2.

Saxone Cup First Round:
Bweeng Celtic 4 Glenthorn Celtic B 3.

Presidents Cup First Round:
Watergrasshill United 0 Shandon Celtic 2;
Ard-na-Laoi v Churchvilla (off).

Premier League:
Glenthorn Celtic A 5 Glen Celtic 0;
Grattan United 2 Temple United A 2;
City Wanderers 1 Village United 2;
Coachford A 5 Kanturk 1.

Premier A League:
Kilmichael Rovers 2 Greenwood A 1;
South Coast Athletic 0 Central Rovers 0 (game abandoned after 15 minutes due to a serious injury);
Tower v Corkbeg (off);
Springfield 2 Waterloo 3.

AUL 1:
CFC Banteer v Blackpool Celtic (off);
Castleview 2 Cathedral Celtic 1.

AUL 2:
Blarney Street Athletic 2 Richmond 1;
Cloughduv Celtic 0 Killumney United 4;
Blackstone Rovers 3 Greenmount Rangers 0.

AUL 3:
Greenwood B 1 Parkview Celtic 0;
Temple United B 1 Coachford B 0;
Grattan United Juniors 2 Los Zarcos 2.

Murphy’s Stout Cork AUL Results

Sunday, 4 October 2020

St Michael’s Cup First Round:
Strand United 4 Grangevale 2.

Saxone Cup First Round:
Bweeng Celtic 4 Glenthorn Celtic B 3.

Presidents Cup First Round:
Watergrasshill United 0 Shandon Celtic 2;
Ard-na-Laoi v Churchvilla (off).

Premier League:
Coachford 5 Kanturk 1.

Premier A League:
Springfield 2 Waterloo 3.

AUL 1:
Castleview 2 Cathedral Celtic 1.

AUL 2:
Cloughduv 0 Killumney 4;
Blackstone Rovers 3 Greenmount Rangers 0.

AUL 3:
Grattan United Juniors 2 Los Zarcos 2.

Murphy’s Stout Cork AUL Results

Saturday, 3 October 2020

AOH Cup First Round:
Dunbar Celtic v UCC (off);
St John Bosco A 3 Donoughmore Athletic 0.

St Michael’s Cup First Round:
Rylane Celtic 1 Rathcoole Rovers 2.

Premier League:
Glenthorn Celtic A 5 Glen Celtic 0;
Grattan United 2 Temple United A 2.

Premier A League:
Kilmichael Rovers 2 Greenwood A 1;
South Coast Athletic 0 Central Rovers 0 (game abandoned after 15 minutes due to a serious injury);
Tower v Corkbeg (off).

AUL 1:
CFC Banteer v Blackpool Celtic (off).

AUL 2:
Blarney Street Athletic 2 Richmond 1.

AUL 3:
Greenwood B 1 Parkview Celtic 0;
Temple United B 1 Coachford B 0.

Murphy’s Stout Cork AUL Fixtures

Saturday, 10 October 2020 – K/o 2 p.m.

Premier League:
Kanturk v City Wanderers, Kanturk, R.Murphy
Bohemians v Glenthorn Celtic, Fairfield, J.O’Connor

Premier A League:
Central Rovers v Kilmichael Rovers, Central Pk, A.Buttimer
Greenwood A v Dunbar Celtic, Lehenaghmore, R.O’Leary
Waterloo v South Coast Athletic, Whitechurch Communty Centre, Tony Thompson
Corkbeg v Donoughmore Athletic, Whitegate, M O’Flaherty
Tower v Springfield, Killowen, T.Cotter

AUL 1:
Hibernians v UCC, Shanbally, P.O’Sullivan

AUL 2:
St John Bosco B v Killumney United, Dungourney, B.O’Regan

AUL 3:
Los Zarcos v Shandon Celtic, Town Pk, Millstreet, D.O’Sullivan

Sunday, 11 October 2020 – K/o 10.45 a.m. (unless otherwise stated)

Premier League:
Coachford A v Glen Celtic, The Glebe, P.O’Sullivan
Village United v Grattan United, Silverheights Pk, R.O’Leary
Temple United A v St John Bosco A, Temple Pk, R.Murphy

AUL 1:
Rathcoole Rovers v Castleview, Rathcoole, J.O’Connor
Blackpool Celtic v Rylane Celtic, Pophams Rd, T.Cotter
Cathedral Celtic v CFC Banteer, Fairfield, M.O’Flaherty
Strand United v Grangevale, Ballyanley, D.Riordan

AUL 2:
Bweeng Celtic v Richmond, Bweeng Sport Field, D.O’Sullivan
Cloughduv Celtic v Blarney Street Athletic, FR O Driscoll Pk, A.Buttimer
Glenthorn Celtic B v Blackstone Rovers, Glenthorn Pk, Tony Thompson

AUL 3:
Ard-na-Laoi v Greenwood B, Leemount, T.Callanan
Parkview Celtic v Temple United B, Garryduff, B.O Regan
Coachford B v Watergrasshill United, The Glebe, 2.00pm, S.Moore
Grattan United Juniors v Churchvilla, O Neill Pk, S.Moore

Murphy’s Stout AOH Cup

The draw for the second round of the Murphy’s Stout AOH Cup resulted as follows:

Corkbeg v Temple United B
Temple United A v Dunbar Celtic / UCC
Parkview Celtic v South Coast Athletic
Glenthorn Celtic A v Village United
Coachford A v Blackstone Rovers
Springfield v Waterloo
Bohemians v Greenwood B
Glen Celtic v Rathcoole Rovers
Blackpool Celtic v Central Rovers
Cathedral Celtic v Castleview
Strand United v Grattan United Juniors
Hibernians v Los Zarcos
Kilmichael Rovers V Bweeng Celtic
St John Bosco A/Donoughmore Athletic v Churchvilla
Blarney Street Athletic v Rylane Celtic
City Wanderers v Shandon Celtic

New sports club funding initiative launched


Legendary rugby international Donncha O’Callaghan to lead judging process

Sports clubs of all kind within the county and beyond are the focus of a new club funding initiative just launched under the title Texaco Support for Sport for which a fund of EUR130,000 has been set aside for distribution on a twenty-six, county-by-county basis, with successful clubs receiving an equal amount of €5,000 in each case.

Aimed at all clubs irrespective of sporting discipline, size, membership, age, cultural appeal or gender, it is expected to attract all whose activities, goals and ambitions can, in the view of adjudicators, be materially advanced through the receipt and proper use of funding in each case. 

Launched by Irish rugby international Donncha O’Callaghan, independent ambassador to the Texaco Support for Sport programme and the one who will lead the adjudication process, the initiative has been introduced by Valero Energy (Ireland), the company that markets fuels in Ireland under the Texaco brand.

Donncha with two enthusiastic young fans, Dubliner Hugh Donohoe and Katie Naughton from Spiddal.

“Being launched at a time when many sports clubs may be experiencing financial strain, the initiative is one that Texaco hopes will be welcomed across the board, its purpose being to recognise the important contribution that sports clubs make within communities and throughout Irish society as a whole,” a company spokesperson said.

Open for entries until end-December, winners will be announced early next year.  Full details can be viewed online at www.TexacoSupportforSport.com