Following on from last weekends U15 & U16 Finals, this Saturday saw eight U14 teams take to the field in the U14 Regional squads in St Vincent’s for the play off of the U14 Cup and Plate. After a tournament which has been run over the last several weeks alongside the U15 & U16 tournament, the eight squads were competing for top spots in both the Cup and the Plate. It was great to see so many good young footballers playing today with almost 160 players taking to the field in the four finals.
As with the U15’s & U16’s, its good to see the hard work being done in each of the regions. These players have put in great effort and with the support of their families and clubs have come along way. For the mentors and managers standing on the sidelines today they too can take heart in the work, effort, time and management they have put in with these young players who will hopefully, go on to wear the Cork jersey at underage level and then senior level.
Finally well done to the GDA’s who have each put in a great effort to accommodate the games , training session, workshops for these young players and have been there to help mentors, managers coaches and players alike to reach this stage.
The results from today’s game, while important to the players and mentors, only plays a small part in having these players on the field. Today was a chance for these young players to show the coaches and mentors their abilities, their strengths, skill level, team play and commitment to the game of Football going forward.
B Plate – Cork City/East B U14 Football V Mid Cork B U14 Football Inter regional winners
A Plate – Cork City/East A U14 Football V Mid Cork A U14 Football Inter regional winners
B Cup – Cork West B U14 Football V Cork North U14 Football (Joint Inter regional B Cup winners)
A Cup – Cork West A U14 Football Inter regional Cup winners V Cork North U14 Football
Follow the link here to see all photos from today’s sessions U14 Squad Gallery