Murphy’s Stout Cork AUL Update

Weekly review of Murphy’s Stout Cork AUL Sections

AUL UPDATE

Once again it’s time to take stock as the momentum gathers towards the end of the season -although with still plenty of battles left, but first of all, its congratulations to Central Rovers who are our first champions for season 2016-17 after being crowned kings of league three following their recent emphatic victory over Los Zarcos at home.

But, for others, it is business as usual so, let’s get cracking and start by taking a look at the Premier league first.

Premier League:

Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Pearse Celtic A 13 10 1 2 35 12 31
Park United A 12 10 0 2 38 7 30
Village United 15 9 1 5 38 27 28
Grattan United A 11 8 2 1 26 6 26

Well, I think you all can see quite clearly at this stage that a trend at the top has commenced with Pearse Celtic A leading the way while Park United A look poised menacingly in second spot.

And although Village United are in third, I think they have fallen off the pace over the last few weeks.

But, in fourth spot for me is the third horse in the race – Grattan United A.

So, this is where the ball game is at right now for me and next Saturday up in Lehenaghmore, we have a massive Premier Leaguetussle when Pearse Celtic A face up to title rivals Grattan United A.

And although you might say this one is a banker draw, what a result it would be for either one if they could manage a win.

Park United A are in action on Sunday morning and although Innishvilla are a good enough side to give it a right go here, you would still be fancying Park for a win at home.

So, we still have plenty football left here for these three, but one thing is for sure, they cannot afford any slip-ups whatsoever.

Premier A League:

Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Lakewood Athletic 15 13 0 2 42 16 39
Knocknaheeny Celtic A 15 11 2 2 51 14 35
Bohemians 15 10 1 4 48 16 31
Rylane Celtic 16 9 1 6 36 20 28
Macroom A 15 8 2 5 39 25 26

Well, as you can also see here – the picture paints a thousand words.

And if a gun was put to your head, you would be inclined to look at a race between Lakewood Athletic and Knocknaheeney Celtic A for the title with Lakewood Athletic having the upper hand at the minute.

But, let’s not forget Saturday’s fixture up in the Fairfield when Lakewood Athletic come to take on Bohemians which is a huge pressure game for both sides.

Bohemians cannot afford to lose this one and if Lakewood Athletic take the points here, they will continue to be in the driver’s seat because you will be expecting Knocknaheeney Celtic A to win away against Springfield on Saturday and if all that happens, then we could be looking at a two horse race.

AUL 1:
This section is quite strange and there were times where you just could not predict results as they were so inconsistent.

Just in case – for anyone who may not be familiar, this was a three round league so, the maximum games will be 21 to play – just to give you an idea as to how far more there is to go here.

Fairview lead the pack with Waterloo A in second spot, but for me, after seeing the top sides  playing here, I was mostly impressed with both Buttevant and Tower and on the evidence of that, I believe the title is between the two of them, but you never know.

And it is ironic that they will also be meeting in the County Cup semi-final tomorrow night at Buttevant.

But, like we said before, for these midweek games, if you do not have all your best players available, you could easily drop points you might otherwise have secured.

So, it can still be squeaky bum time for a lot of top teams yet.

AUL 1A:
With one game to play, St John Bosco A are on top here with seven points to spare, but they have three games more played than second place Leeview Athletic A with a points tally of 36.

So, the most points they can make is 39.

Leeview Athletic A on the other hand have 29 points with 4 left which means, they can reach 41 points.

If you want to take stats seriously then, Leeview Athletic A would be favourites, but of course, they would have to make sure they win each game going forward.

I believe, the title is really between these two now.

AUL 2:
The game is over here in league two with Donoughmore Athletic running away with it in the end.

But, the scrap for second place is still going on and with two going up from this division, Pearse Celtic B, CFC Banteer and possibly Hibernians will be battling it out until the final bell.

Pearse Celtic B did themselves a big favour following their 3-2 victory over Hibernians tonight at Shanbally.

AUL 2A:
2A is shaping up to be a two horse race between Glenthorn Celtic B and City Wanderers with City Wanderers looking like they might have the edge as they can reach a maximum 58 points while Glenthorn Celtic B can only get as far as 55.

But, looking at statistics before the end of a season does not guarantee you any titles so, let’s keep a very keen eye on this section as there is still plenty of football to be played yet.

AUL 3:

Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Central Rovers 17 14 1 2 64 16 43
Temple United 17 12 3 2 41 20 39
Grattan United B 17 11 2 4 40 19 35

Well, we know Central Rovers have already been crowned AUL 3 Champions, but the runners-up spot was claimed also now after Temple’s 1-0 victory away to Macroom tonight.

Although Grattan United B had a good 4-1 win at home over Knocknaheeney Celtic B, they cannot catch Temple now – as you can see from the table above – with just one game left to play.

AUL 3A:

Pld W D L GF GA Pts
South Coast Athletic 17 12 3 2 48 22 39
Leeview Athletic B 16 12 3 1 39 15 39
Churchvilla 15 11 4 0 54 18 37
Greenwood B 16 10 3 3 32 15 33

There is still a bit to go here.

Churchvilla play host to Greenwood B on Saturday afternoon and this one will be far from easy, but if they can manage a win here, they will take over top spot with two games to play.

The next one then to look out for here will be a massive game for both sides when South Coast Athletic and Leeview Athletic B come together down in Shanbally next Tuesday evening.

Murphy’s Stout Cork AUL Fixtures

Friday, 28 April 2017 – K/o 7.45 p.m.
Corinthians Cup Semi-Final
Leeview Athletic A v Donoughmore Athletic, Mayfield Community School, Liam Murphy

Saturday, 29 April 2017 – K/o 2 p.m.
AOH Cup Semi-Final First Leg
Bohemians v Park United A, Fairfield, Richard Murphy,Paul O’Sullivan,D.Fogarty
Village United v Innishvilla, Silverheights Pk, D.Deady, J.Lenihan, C.Braganza

Corinthians Cup Semi-Final
Knockraha A v Rathcoole Rovers, GACA Pitches , Brooklodge, M.O’Flaherty

Premier League
Glen Celtic v Pearse Celtic A, Glen Pk, A.Buttimer
Grattan United A v Coachford, O’Neill Pk, Finbarr Murphy

Premier A League
Rylane Celtic v Lakewood Athletic, Rylane, Liam Murphy
Greenwood A v Kanturk, Lehenaghmore, T.Cotter

AUL 1
Tower FC v Waterloo A, Killowen, P.Hennessy

AUL 2
Richmond v CFC Banteer, Garrandarragh , Wilton, S.Madine

AUL 2A
Corkbeg v Park United B, Whitegate, PJ Ahern

AUL 3A
Churchvilla v UCC B, Kilmoy, Cloyne, M.O’Flynn

Sunday, 30 April 2017 – K/o 10.45 a.m.
Premier A League
Springfield v Macroom A, Pat O’Brien Pk, Paul O’ Sullivan

AUL 1
Fairview v Buttevant, Fairfield, A.Buttimer
Strand United v Blackstone Rovers, Ballyanley, G,Duffy

AUL 2A
Hillington v City Wanderers, Pophams Field, T.Thompson
Carrigtwohill United B v Glenthorn Celtic B, Ballyadam Pk, Yves Kriwan

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 – K/o 6.45 p.m. (unless otherwise stated)
Premier League
Park United A v Glen Celtic, Brigown, E.McNally
Glenthorn Celtic A v Grattan United A, Glenthorn Pk, A.Buttmer

Premier A League
Greenwood A v Crescent Athletic, Lehenaghmore, Finbarr Murphy

AUL 1
Cloughduv Celtic v Buttevant, Fr O’Driscoll Pk, T.Cotter
Fairview v Rathcoole Rovers, Fairfield, D.Deady

AUL 1A
Knockraha A v St John Bosco A, Gaca Pitches Brooklodge, Richard Murphy
UCC A v Dunbar Celtic, The Farm, T.Thompson
Greenmount Rangers v Leeview Athletic A, Murphy Farm, C.Braganza

AUL 2A
City Wanderers v Corkbeg, CIT Bishopstown, 7 p.m., J.Lenihan

AUL 3A
Churchvilla v Leeview Athletic B, Kilmoy, Cloyne, D.Fogarty

Thursday, 4 May 2017 – K/o 6.45 p.m.
AUL 1
Blackstone Rovers v Tower FC, Fairfield, Liam Murphy

AUL 2
Donoughmore Athletic v Pearse Celtic B, Donoughmore, Tony Murphy

Murphy’s Stout Cork AUL Results

Tuesday 18th April 2017
Premier League:
Glen Celtic 0 Grattan United A 4;
Park United A 3 Glenthorn Celtic A 0;
Coachford 3 Blarney Street Athletic 1.

Premier A League:
Crescent Athletic 4 Macroom A 3.

AUL 1:
Buttevant v Cloughduv Celtic (off);
Tower FC 4 Rathcoole Rovers 1;
Fairview 5 Strand United 1.

AUL 1A:
Dunbar Celtic 5 Knockraha A 3.

AUL 2A:
Carrigtwohill United B 1 City Wanderers 2;
Glenthorn Celtic B 4 Blackpool Celtic 1.

AUL 3A:
South Coast Athletic 4 Parkview Celtic 1.

Murphy’s Stout Cork AUL Tables

Murphy’s Stout Cork AUL Tables

(as at 16 April 2017)

Murphy’s Irish Stout Premier  League
Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Pearse Celtic A 13 10 1 2 35 12 31
Village United 15 9 1 5 38 27 28
Park United A 11 9 0 2 35 7 27
Grattan United A 10 7 2 1 22 6 23
Innishvilla 15 7 2 6 37 30 23
Carrigtwohill United A 18 6 2 10 29 41 20
Glen Celtic 14 5 3 6 31 32 18
Coachford 15 4 3 8 25 32 15
Glenthorn Celtic A 15 3 3 9 19 37 12
Blarney Street Athletic 16 2 1 13 15 62 7

Murphy’s Irish Stout Premier  A League
Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Lakewood Athletic 13 11 0 2 36 16 33
Knocknaheeney Celtic A 14 10 2 2 48 14 32
Bohemians 15 10 1 4 48 16 31
Rylane Celtic 15 8 1 6 33 20 25
Macroom A 13 7 2 4 33 21 23
Kanturk 16 6 2 8 27 43 20
Greenwood A 14 4 1 9 26 37 13
Crescent Athletic 14 4 1 9 16 30 13
Springfield 15 1 2 12 14 48 5
Dillon’s Cross Athletic* 9 2 0 7 5 41 3
*deducted three points
Murphy’s Irish Stout League 1
Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Fairview 17 9 2 6 41 34 29
Waterloo A 16 7 2 7 26 30 23
Blackstone Rovers 14 6 2 6 26 36 20
Buttevant 10 5 4 1 24 14 19
Rathcoole Rovers 12 6 1 5 35 27 19
Tower 11 5 2 4 30 19 17
Cloughduv Celtic 18 4 5 9 33 45 17
Strand United 16 4 4 8 24 34 16
Murphy’s Irish Stout League 1A
Pld W D L GF GA Pts
St John Bosco A 16 10 3 3 40 24 33
Leeview Athletic A 14 9 2 3 37 18 29
Knockraha A 15 7 3 5 31 24 24
Dunbar Celtic 14 6 3 5 25 20 21
Cathedral Celtic 16 6 2 8 30 34 20
UCC A 14 3 2 9 18 34 11
Greenmount Rangers 17 2 5 10 18 45 11
Murphy’s Irish Stout League 2
Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Donoughmore Athletic 12 10 0 2 34 16 30
Pearse Celtic B 12 7 1 4 31 24 22
CFC Banteer 13 7 1 5 30 25 22
Hibernians 12 6 1 5 25 23 19
Richmond 12 3 1 8 18 26 10
Grangevale* 15 2 2 11 22 46 5
*deducted three points
Murphy’s Irish Stout League 2A
Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Glenthorn Celtic B 15 12 1 2 58 20 37
Corkbeg 17 11 2 4 41 21 35
City Wanderers 13 11 1 1 47 11 34
Park United B 15 9 2 4 40 27 29
Blackpool Celtic 17 6 3 8 31 36 21
Carrigtwohill United B 17 5 0 12 36 50 15
Castleview 17 3 1 13 27 63 10
Hillington* 17 1 2 14 23 75 2
*deducted three points

Murphy’s Irish Stout League 3
Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Central Rovers 17 14 1 2 64 16 43
Temple United 16 11 3 2 40 20 36
Grattan United B 16 10 2 4 36 18 32
Waterloo B 18 8 3 7 35 37 27
Macroom B 16 6 5 5 32 26 23
Knocknaheeney Celtic B 17 5 4 8 28 44 19
Los Zarcos 18 4 5 9 26 39 17
Ard-na-Laoi 18 4 4 10 30 46 16
Bweeng Celtic 18 5 1 12 26 42 16
Ballinhassig 18 3 4 11 25 54 13

Murphy’s Irish Stout League 3A
Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Leeview Athletic B 16 12 3 1 39 15 39
Churchvilla 15 11 4 0 54 18 37
South Coast Athletic 16 11 3 2 44 21 36
Greenwood B 16 10 3 3 32 15 33
UCC B 15 8 3 4 33 23 27
St John Bosco B 18 9 0 9 28 29 27
Watergrasshill  United 17 6 2 9 37 42 20
Carrigaline United 18 4 0 14 35 39 12
Parkview Celtic 17 2 0 15 30 54 6
Knockraha B 18 1 0 17 10 86 3

Leeview Athletic B v Carrigaline United was incorrectly recorded as a draw instead of a win for Leeview Athletic B

Murphy’s Stout Cork AUL Fixture Changes

FIXTURE ADJUSTMENTS

Friday, 21 April 2017
The following fixture is ON:
County Cup Semi-Final:
Buttevant v Tower FC, Buttevant, 6.30 p.m., D. Fogarty.

The following fixture is OFF:
AUL 1:
Buttevant v Strand, Buttevant, 6.30 p.m., D. Fogarty.

Saturday, 22April 2017
The following fixture is OFF:
County Cup Semi-Final:
Rathcoole Rovers v Tower FC, Rathcoole, 2 p.m., M O’Flaherty.

The following fixture is ON:
AUL 1:
Cloughduv Celtic v Rathcoole Rovers, Fr. O’Driscoll Park, 2 p.m., M O’Flaherty.

MURPHY'S STOUT CORK AUL