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2011/2012 Football Report

Student Club             

             President                     Eamonn Wall

Chairman                     Ciaran Sheehan            Eire Og                Cork

                                      Secretary                     Conor Cotter                  Kilmichael           Cork

                                      Treasurer                     Hugh Curran                  Newcestwon        Cork

                                      P.R.O                            Mark Griffin            St. Michaels Folimore Kerry                          

Senior Captain                    Brian O Regan                     Nemo Rangers                 Cork

Intermediate Captain           Damien Moynihan               Glenflesk                         Kerry

Junior Captain                     Conor Walsh                       Lisgoold                           Cork

Fresher 1 Captain                T.J Brosnan                         Newmarket                      Cork

Fresher 2 Captain                Paul Kearney                      Kilmurray                         Cork

Fresher 3 Captain                Anthony O Sullivan             Aghaboulouge                 Cork

Official Officers                      

Chairman                               Eamonn Wall       

                                    Secretary                               Donal McSweeney           (Comhairle Ardoideachais)

                                    Keith Ricken                         (Cork County Board)

                                    Board Delegate                     Charlie McCarthy


 Senior Football                   Michael Dillon – Liam Hodnett – Noel Barry – Billy O Connor

                         Intermediate Football         Billy O Connor-Vincent Manning

                         Junior Football                   Sean O Donnell – Conor Cotter

                         Fresher 1 Football               Pat Spratt – Michael O Neill – Donal McSweeney – Denis Lordan – Liam Hodnett

                         Fresher 2 Football               Daniel Nelligan – Denis Lordan- Donal MacSweeney

                         Fresher 3 Football               Daniel Nelligan – Denis Lordan

This year we had great participation from our students .We had170 footballers registered with Comhairle Ardoideachais on the 31/10/2011.

The Senior Footballers put in a great effort again this academic year but fell short in all three competitions. They reached the league semi-final, McGrath Cup semi-final and lost the first round of the Sigerson Cup to eventual champions DCU. DCU won out the 2012 Sigerson very convincingly with huge wins over UUJ, UCC and NUIM, it was the CIT football team who gave them their hardest game in their 1st round clash where the hosts held out to win by 3 points, with the sides level entering into the final quarter. When one considers the numbers of students attending UCC, DCU and such like, we as an Institute are very proud to be well able to more than hold our own and be at the business end of all our competitions. We have as many teams competing as all of the 15,000 plus Universities and a spirit and energy second to none.

The Intermediate Footballers too have put in a huge effort and many of these lads would have been very committed to the Sigerson Training and subsequent Intermediate Championship campaign. It was a great year for this team as they won out the All-Ireland championship with a great win over GMIT in UL. They also reached the semi-final of the league been defeated by DCU. This was a very satisfactory win as most of the panel were involved in the unfinished championship of the previous season and others had the disappointment of losing fresher 1 and 2 all Ireland finals in the previous two years. A great effort was put in by both management and players and success was well deserved.

The Junior Footballers is provided for lads who want to play “Social Football”. This year they only played one league game against LITT which CIT were narrowly defeated. We were also scheduled to play ITT but they could not play on the night. With the shortage of league games, we entered this team into the Glenville under 21 tournament and it provided two beneficial games to the lads.

The Fresher 1 Footballers put in a huge effort again this year but were defeated in the first round if championship in a tight encounter with NUIG. They were also defeated in the league quarter final by Athlone IT. Although the campaign was rather short compared to previous years, quite a lot of talented footballers were introduced to the CIT family and we would expect these would play sigerson, intermediate and in the county championship for the remainder of their time here.

The Fresher 2 Football team competed in the Division 2 League to allow us to enter our third team in the B Section. The fresher 2’s had quite a respectable year, losing to St. Pats in the league semi-final. They were also unlucky to lose to UCD in a very exciting match in CIT. The fresher 3’s were quite weak and lost to a strong UCD team in Dublin. However we were happy to be able to enter three teams so that was a success in itself. We would hope these players would continue to play intermediate and junior in the years to come.