Ballincollig 6 Avondale United A 0
BALLINCOLLIG secured a cup double in emphatic fashion at Pat Bowdren Park on Saturday, adding the U19 Cup to their trophy cabinet thanks to a six-goal victory over Avondale United A.
The Village had already hoisted the U19 League Cup earlier in the season and they made light work of Avondale with goals from Cian Rickard, Jason Hogan, Gordon O’Meara and Ronan Barrett ensuring a big win.
There were jubilant scenes among Ballincollig players and supporters when referee Mark O’Connell sounded the final whistle as echoes of the familiar celebratory refrain ‘Campeones’ travelled down the Lee all the way back to ‘the Village’.
BALLINCOLLIG AFC: Shane Hogan, Cian Rickard, David Courtney, Evan Kenefick, Keelan Foley, Ronan Barrett, Levi O’Mahony, Fionan O’Donovan, Jason Hogan, Gordan O’Meara, Tony Hogan.
Subs: Mark Walsh for Rickard (55), David Murphy for Courtney (61), Kevin Crowley for Foley (72), Kane O’Connell for O’Mahony (61), Simon Kennedy for O’Donovan (72), Brian Boyd.
AVONDALE UNITED A: Sean Canny, Calvin Malone, Aidan Webber-Hobbs, Bryan Sisk, Colm Lynch, Brian Kirara, Bill Cumberton, James Broderick, Mark Geasley, Nathan Lynch.
Subs: Conor Smith for Nathan Lynch (60), Luke Maher for Colm Lynch (71), Nathan Montgomery for Kirara (60).
Man of the Match: Jason Hogan
Referee: M. O’Connell
Assistants: N. Cunneen, A. McDonagh.