Today in dry conditions with a cold wind blowing the 4 teams in the U16 Football Squads from the regions meet in St Vincent’s for the play off of the Cup and Plate. After a tournament which has been run over the last several weeks all squads were competing for top spots in both the Cup and the Plate. It was great to see so many good footballers playing today with over 90 players taking to the field in both games.
At this time of the year, 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 over the past few years. 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 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.
Cup – Cork North U16 Football Inter regional Cup winners V Cork City/East U16 Football
Plate – Cork West U16 Football Inter regional Plate winners V Mid Cork U16 Football
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