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Annual 7-Aside Soccer Blitz

November 7, 2018

Cobh Wanderers A.F.C. Annual 7-Aside Soccer Blitz

The Cobh Wanderers A.F.C. 7-Aside Soccer blitz was held on Saturday 4th July at the Tech Field. A gloriously sunny day brought 10 teams of 10 players and friends, family members and supporters out for the daylong event.

The day started out with a number of logistical problems for the organisers culminating in a 15 minute delay to the start of the football. Once the football kicked off at 12.15 the day proceeded with usual good natured rivalry between the 10 teams.

The teams were divided into 2 groups of five teams. Matches were 10 minutes aside, no offside, 1 goalkeeper and 6 outfield players. Substitutions were roll on roll off. Referees were Frank O’Neill and Pat Welch who officiated with calm assurance and good nature throughout the day.

Group 1 consisted of Ken Gill, Peter Leahy, Millipore, Wolf Tone and Martin O’Driscoll. This was a very competitive group with Peter Leahy, Millipore and Wolf Tone vying for the 2 places in the semi-finals. With 1 game left between Wolf Tone and Peter Leahy, Peter Leahy needed a draw to proceed to the semi-finals and send the 2007 and 2008 winners, Millipore, home early. Unfortunately for Peter Leahy they lost by 2 goals to 1. Family rivalries emerged in the 2nd last game of the Group with Ken Gill playing Martin O’Driscoll each having players and support from the Stromsoe family. Bragging rights went to Ken Gill.

Group 2 consisted of Mauretania, George McCall, Rob O’Keefe, Ryans and Eddie Nolan. Again the semi-finalists were not confirmed until the final whistle of the final game, Ryans beating George McCall by 3 goals to 2. This meant that Eddie Nolan was knocked out on goal difference.

The semi-finals pairing were Wolf Tone versus George McCall and Ryans versus Millipore.

The Wolf Tone and Ryans proceeded to the final. This was true to form as these 2 teams were the group winners earlier in the day.

After a long day’s soccer the Winners of the Cobh Wanderers A.F.C. Annual 7-Aside Soccer Blitz are Ryan’s Bar. Presentations to the winners and runners-up were made in Jack Doyle’s bar at 8 o’clock where everyone enjoyed a few well deserved pints.

This is the second time that Ryan’s Bar have won the competition, having won it previously in 2006.

  Group 1                                                                Group 2

KEN GILL

0   -  1

PETER LEAHY

MAURETANIA

0   -   4

G. McCALL

MILLIPORE

1   -   4

WOLF TONE

ROB O’KEEFE

1   -   1

RYANS

WOLF TONE

5  -   0

M.O’DRISCOLL

RYANS

2   -   1

EDDIE NOLAN

MILLIPORE

3   -   2

PETER LEAHY

R.O’KEEFE

0   -   2

G. McCALL

KEN GILL

0   -  3

WOLF TONE

MAURETANIA

0   -   5

RYANS

M.O’DRISCOLL

1   -   1

MILLIPORE

EDDIE NOLAN

1   -   0

R.O’KEEFE

PETER LEAHY

3   -   1

M.O’DRISCOLL

G.McCALL

1   -   1

EDDIE NOLAN

KEN GILL

1   -   2

MILLIPORE

MAURETANIA

1   -   1

R.O’KEEFE

KEN GILL

3   -   1

M.O’DRISCOLL

MAURETANIA

1   -   4

EDDIE NOLAN

WOLF TONE

2   -   1

PETER LEAHY

RYANS

3   -   2

G.McCALL

 

Semi-Finals

WINNER GROUP 1

VERSUS

RUNNER-UP GROUP 2

WINNER GROUP 2

VERSUS

RUNNER-UP GROUP 1

WOLF TONE

2   -   1

G.McCALL

RYANS

4   -   1

MILLIPORE

 

Final

WOLF TONE

0   -   2

RYANS

 

2009 WINNER COBH WANDERERS A.F.C.

7-ASIDE SOCCER BLITZ

RYANS BAR

 ROLL OF HONOUR

YEAR

WINNER

2006

RYAN’S BAR

2007

MILLIPORE

2008

MILLIPPORE

2009

RYAN’S BAR

 

Congratulations to Ryan’s Bar on their win and thanks to everyone who took part in this year’s competition. Hopefully everyone had an enjoyable day and will enter again next year.

Cobh Wanderers A.F.C. would like to thank everyone who attended on the day; the teams, the referees, the sponsors of teams, the sponsors of the competition, Cobh Community College and Martin Carroll, Dave Histon and Cobh Construction and Jack Doyle’s Bar for facilitating the presentation ceremony. All your contributions are much appreciated and without you we would not be able to run the competition every year.

Cobh Wanderers A.F.C. Annual Golf Classsic
 
The annual golf classsic will be held this year at the new 18 hole Cobh Golf Course on Friday 21st August. Everyone is invited to play and the format is 3-Ball Scramble.
 
Tee times are available at the course and from Joe Stack (087-6892751) and Frank McCall (086-8822614). The entry fee is €90 per team.
 
 
 

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