SUCH were the numbers of players and clubs involved in the first Cork Women’s and Schoolgirls’ Soccer League (CWSSL) medal presentation night since 2019 that the organisers had to divide the night into three parts to present medals to winners and runners-up in four age groups from U12s up to U17s.
Seán Murphy, CWSSL secretary, said it had been a very successful year for the CWSSL, with more than 1,350 games being played since last September, and he was pleased to be able to present medals at the first awards night since the pandemic.
He went on to thank the coaches, managers, players, and parents for their continual support, also thanking the media, clubs, referees, main sponsors GE Healthcare, fellow sponsors, the CWSSL committee for their work and commitment to ensuring games were played over the past season, and the Cork International Hotel for hosting the awards night.
The CWSSL continues to grow in numbers, with additional clubs looking to come into the leagues next year, and such is the demand that leagues will run right through from U12s to U15, U17, and U19 leagues next season as well as the senior leagues which run over the summer months.
There was success on the pitch, with the U13s as Munster champions playing in and winning an All-Ireland final. There was further success in the U14 Gaynor Cup and Munster Schools competitions, while a special mention went to Carrigaline U12s who won the National Cup in Turner’s Cross last month for the very first time.
Congratulations were also given to teams which had entered the league last season, with some picking up league medals, while the Carrigaline club swept the board, capturing four premier league titles. Medals were presented throughout the evening by Cork City and Irish U17 international players Heidi Mackin and Ellie O’Brien.
U12 Premier: 1 Lakewood, 2 Fermoy
Under 12 Div 1: 1 Corinthians, 2 Avondale
Under 12 Div 2: 1 Ringmahon, 2 Midleton
Under 13 Premier: 1 Carrigaline, 2 Corinthians
U13 Div 1: 1 Douglas Hall, 2 Midleton
U13 Div 2: 1 Passage, 2 Watergrasshill
U13 Div 3: 1 Carrigtwohill, 2 Lakewood
U15 Prem: 1 Carrigaline, 2 Midleton
U15 Div 1: 1 Macroom, 2 Innishvilla
U15 Div 2: 1 Passage, 2 Youghal
U15 Div 3: 1 Lakewood Rangers, 2 Blarney B
U17 Premier: 1 Carrigaline, 2 Lakewood
U17 Div 1: 1 Kinsale, 2 Springfield Ramblers and
U17 Div 2: 1 Avondale, 2 Park Utd
U19: 1 Carrigaline, 2 Springfield Ramblers