Corinthians youth team have been in the news for a lot of good reasons of recent.
Their Under-16 boys team won the Joma/Sportsgear Direct Cup and were received by a large crowd in O’Shea Park. This was a dominant performance from Corinthians, with man of the match Rory Doyle playing a huge role in the centre of midfield, showing incredible ability to pick out a pass. Goal-scoring machine Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh and impressive ‘keeper Alan Kelleher to the mix and this Corinthians side are a forced to be reckoned with.
During the encounter, both sides opted for different styles of play. As Corinthians tried to build from the back, Midleton played more direct football, with Dale Holland up front being the target man, who looked. Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh opened the scoring after twenty minutes when Mark Cronin broke from the defense and played a perfectly weighted ball behind Midleton’s back line. O’Brien Whitmarsh delightfully chipped the ball over Midleton’s ‘keeper in a one on one situation and the ball nestled into the bottom right.
Five minutes later, O’Brien Whitmarsh added a second following a fantastic run from Doyle down the left wing. Doyle cut the ball back to O’Brien Whitmarsh just inside the box, whose initial effort was blocked but on the second attempt, the prolific striker rifled the ball into the bottom left. Midleton had a great chance in the 35th minute to pull one back when the ball fell to Robin Ward inside the box following a corner, Ward struck just over the bar with a first time shot.
With momentum on their side, Corinthians added another two goals before halftime to put themselves in a healthy position heading into the second half. In the 37th minute, Daniel O’Donovan whipped the ball in from the right wing. O’Brien Whitmarsh touched the ball through to Josh Delaney who remained composed and finished into the bottom left from inside the six yard box. On the stroke of halftime, O’Brien Whitmarsh completed his hatrick. Conor Bowdren touched the ball past the ‘keeper in a one on one situation before they tangled legs and arms. O’Brien Whitmarsh ran onto the ball and finished into an empty net to make it 4-0.