Last Man Standing is a game where you select one team to win from the coming weekends Premier League fixtures, if they win you are through to the next round, lose and you are out. The winner is the last man (or woman) standing.
We beat Donoughmore 2-1 away in a hard fough game this afternoon. There were no real chances early in the game except for some set pieces that created some half chances. We took the lead after 20 mins after an excellent move. Eamon O Keeffe started it with a nice ball down the line to Tadhg Collins. Collins cut in along the end line and squared it for the onrushing Chris Cleary to slot home. We pressed for the second but Donoughmore got back level after 35 mins with a penalty. Five mins before half time we took the lead again. Michael Murphy was fouled 25 yards from goal and Tim Kiely stepped up to [read more …] “Donoughomore 1 Millstreet Celtic 2”
We beat UCC 4-1 in the park this morning to register our second league win in a row. We started well and had a chance in the 1st min when Paul Dawson played in Barry Lawlor who shot just wide. We kept the pressure up and got the opener after 10 mins. Lawlor swung in a corner which was met by Tadhg Collins. His header was blocked on the line but Dawson was waiting to slot home the rebound. Just 5 mins later we were two ahead. Good work on the wing from Brian Murphy saw the ball fed inside the box to Michael Murphy who cut back and curled a great shot to the far corner. We had more chances but it was UCC who got the next goal after a scramble in the box. The second half was [read more …] “Millstreet Celtic 4 UCC A 1”
We beat Glenthorn 7-3 at home this morning to register our first points of the season. We got off to flyer with a goal after just 3 mins. Paul Dawson flicked a header into the path of the onrushing Barry Lawlor whose first time strike found the back of the net. Both teams had chances after that but it was Glenthorn who got the equaliser after 20 mins. We got back into our stride after that and took the lead again in the 35th min. Michael Murphy got free down the left and, after his shot was saved, Tadhg Collins was on hand to slot home the rebound. It remained 2-1 until the 55th min when Collins got his second of the day by finishing off a great cross from Dawson. Straight from the kickoff [read more …] “Millstreet Celtic 7 Glenthorn 3”
Millstreet Celtic lost at home 2-1 to Innishvilla this morning. Both teams were slow to get going and there were no notable chances for the first 20 mins. We created our first chance when a ball broke for Barry Lawlor at the edge of the box but he shot just over. Shortly after Tadhg Collins got free down the left and whipped over a great cross for Lawlor who just couldn’t stretch enough to divert the ball goalwards. Innishvilla took the lead in the 35th min affter we were caught out by a quick free kick. The 2nd half was better by both sides and we almost got level after 55 mins when Collins got clear but his shot went wide. 5 mins later we were level when Collins was fouled in the box. Tim Kiely slotted home to make it 1-1. There were half chances at both ends but it was Innishvilla who took the lead in the 70th min. We kept pushing for the equaliser but couldn’t find the net. Best for us on the day were Brian Murphy and Barry Lawlor.
Team: Piotr Oziast, Shane Collins, Eamon O Keeffe, Tim Kiely, Trevor O Connor, John Lehane, Michael Murphy, Brian Murphy, Eric Hickey, Barry Lawlor, Tadhg Collins
Subs: Darek Sroka (60th min), Finbarr Corcoran (70th min), Adrian O Connor (85th min), John Cullinane
Millstreet Celtic lost 1-0 to Glenvale in Regional Park this morning. Glenvale started the game well and were in control for the first 15 mins. They created a few half chances which keeper John Lehane dealt with comfortably. We came into the game a bit more after 20 mins but were caught for the opening goal after half an hour. We started to press more for the remainder of the 1st half but didn’t create enough chances. In the 2nd half we were into our stride much faster and had a couple of chances through Tadhg Collins and Michal Maciasz. Glenvale were dangerous on the break but for the last 20 mins it was constant pressure on their goals. Mike Murphy flashed a shot just wide, Barry Lawlor had another tipped over by the keeper and Paul Dawson had a header 10 mins to go. We kept pushing but couldn’t find the equalizer we felt we deserved. Best for us on the day were Donal O Sullivan and Darek Sroka.
Team: John Lehane, Donal O Sullivan, Tim Kiely, Michal Maciasz, Eamon O Keeffe, Darek Sroka, Michael Murphy, Barry Lawlor, Eric Hickey, Tadhg Collins, Paul Dawson
Subs: Trevor O Connor (60th min), Finbarr Corcoran (65th min), Adrian O Connor, Chris Cleary
Congratulations to Millstreet Celtic who today are Champions of Cork AUL Division 2A after drawing with title challengers Crescent in The Town Park, Millstreet, in a tense and exciting game in front of an good crowd who cheered on the Millstreet team to title honours.
Match Report by Tim Kiely: We drew 3-3 with Crescent in the park this morning to secure the 2A title. Playing with a stiff breeze in the 1st half we were slow to get going and were punished after just 8 mins. A through ball caught out our defence and the Crescent striker finished well. We responded to this setback in excellent fashion and got back level just 10 mins later. Strong work from Tadhg Collins on the right saw him get to the end line and pull the ball back to the edge of the six yard box where it was met by the onrushing Chris Cleary. We were the stronger team after this and went close a couple of times through Collins and Mike Murphy before taking the lead in the 30th min. Collins won a breaking ball on the edge of the box and played it out left to Barry Lawlor. [read more …] “Millstreet Celtic 3 Crescent 3”
Millstreet Celtic beat Leeview 5-4 at home this morning. We took an early lead through Tadhg Collins after he outmuscled a defender and finished well. We kept the pressure on and were awarded a penalty in the 20th min when Barry Lawlor was tripped in the box after a good run. Tim Kiely slotted home the penalty to make it 2-0. 10 mins later it was 3-0. Eamon O Keeffe played a ball over the top for Collins to run on to and he made no mistake for his 2nd of the day. Collins grabbed his hat trick 5 mins before half time with a neat finish after being sent through by Finbarr Corcoran. 4-0 up at the start of the 2nd half but we didn’t keep up the pressure as we had wanted to. Leeview got one back after 55 mins and made it 4-2 after 65 following some poor defending. We scored again 5 mins later though when Chris Cleary’s overhead kick found the net from Kiely’s through ball. Still we weere sloppy all over the field and conceded again in the 80th and 89th mins to set up a nervy 5 mins of injury time. We held on for the 3 points though despite a poor 2nd half. Best for us on the day were Tadhg Collins, Finbarr Corcoran and Barry Lawlor.
Team: Piotr Oziat, Finbarr Corcoran, Eamon O Keeffe, Trevor O Connor, Mick Collins, Tim Kiely, Barry Lawlor, Chris Cleary, Michael Murphy, Tadhg Collins, Paul Dawson
Subs: John Cullinane (45th min), Jer Keating (75th min), Danny O Riordan
Report by Tim Kiely: We beat Coachford 4-0 this afternoon to move to the top of the table. We got off to a flyer and were ahead after just 5 minutes. A ball out of defense from Tim Kiely put Tadhg Collins clear on goal and he finished confidently. We kept pressing and forced a number of saves from their keeper through Collins and Chris Cleary. It was Cleary who made it 2-0 after 25 mins. Michael Murphy picked up the ball wide on the right and whipped it across to the waiting Cleary whose first time strike found the corner of the net. We kept up the pressure but went at half time just the 2 up. The second half was a bit more even at the start but [read more …] “Millstreet Celtic 4 Coachford 0”
Millstreet Celtic beat Leeview 4-0 this morning to move within a point of the top at Pfizer Park this morning. Straight from the kickoff we put them under pressure through Chris Cleary and he set up Michael Murphy who forced a good save from the keeper. We kept the pressure on and took the lead after 10 mins. Barry Lawlor picked the ball up in midfield and played a lovely ball through for John Lehane who slotted the ball neatly beyond the keeper. 15 mins later we were 2-0 up. Good work from Murphy on the end line saw him get free and he played the ball in to Donal O Riordan to blast home from close range. Leeview had a couple of half chances but we were well worth our half time lead. In the 2nd half they tried to push on a bit more but we were looking very dangerous on the break and got the 3rd after 60 mins. Lawlor got free in the left of the box and squared it for Cleary to fire home. We kept the tempo up and had a couple of more good chances through John O Mahony and Murphy before we got the 4th with 10 mins to go. Good interplay down the left by Cleary and Jer Keating saw Cleary get into space in the box. He cut the ball back for Keating who used all of his experience to let the ball run for Lawlor to fire home from 18 yards. Best for us on the day were Barry Lawlor, Michael Murphy and Chris Cleary. [read more …] “Millstreet Celtic beat Leeview 4-0”
We were beaten 2-1 at home in the County Cup by Buttevant B on Sunday morning. We started the game well and had early chances for Barry Lawlor, Tim Kiely and Michael Murphy which we failed to convert and shortly after Danny O Riordan hit the crossbar with a header. Our tempo dropped after that and Buttevant started to come into the game a lot more. Despite that, they didn’t create many chances and we should have taken the lead just before half time. Paul Dawson was one on one with the keeper but lifted his shot just over the bar to leave the sides level at half time. The second half was very scrappy with few chances for either side. Buttevant took the lead in the 75th minute following some sloppy defending and another mistake 5 mins later put them 2 ahead. We got one back straight away when Chris Cleary headed back across the goal for Dawson to finish but we couldn’t find the second goal in the remaining 5 minutes.
Team: Piotr Oziat, Danny O Riordan, Donal O Riordan, Tim Kiely, Finbarr Corcoran, John Lehane, Barry Lawlor, Chris Cleary, Michael Murphy, Paul Dawson, John Cullinane
Subs: Eamon O Keeffe (45th min), Jer Keating (75th min
By Tim Kiely: We beat Banteer 4-0 at home this morning to keep our push for the league title on track. We came out of the blocks well and had an early chance when Barry Lawlor volleyed off the post. The rebound fell to Michael Murphy but his shot was smothered by the keeper. After 10 mins we took the lead. Eamon O Keeffe’s cross found Murphy at the back post and he made no mistake with the finish. 10 mins later Lawlor picked up the ball on the wing after a corner had been cleared and his cross made it all the way to the back of the net to make it 2-0. We kept the pressure on and got the 3rd 5 mins before half time. Paul Dawson swung in a corner from the right and Mick Collins got across his man to flick a header to the net. Banteer improved [read more …] “Millstreet Celtic 4 Banteer 0”
Report by Tim Kiely: We beat Killowen 2-1 away from home this morning. Playing up the hill in the first half, we got into our stride quickly and created a couple of early half chances. The pressure told after 15 mins when Eamon O Keeffe swung in a lovely cross for Chris Cleary who nodded home at the back post. Cleary and Barry Lawlor both had chances to extend our lead shortly after but were unable to convert. Killowen came back into the game after that and got back on level terms in the 35th min from a direct free kick. We came out of the blocks very well in the 2nd half and had chances for Michael Murphy, Lawlor and Tadhg Collins. The pressure was almost constant and Donal O Riordan had the ball in the net after 80 mins but [read more …] “Killowen 1 Millstreet Celtic 2”
Millstreet Celtic beat Newmarket 2-1 at home this morning (20/Feb/2011). They started well and had a couple of early chances for Michael Murphy and Chris Cleary, and it was no surprise they took the lead after 15 mins. Barry Lawlor produced a lovely bit of skill on the edge of the box to get himself one on one with the keeper and he made no mistake with the finish. 10 minutes later Paul Dawson picked up the ball in midfield and threaded a good ball through to Tadhg Collins who finished well to make it 2-0. Millstreet continued to make chances but failed to add to their lead which was cut to one just before half time. [read more …] “Millstreet Celtic 2 Newmarket 1”
Millstreet Celtic drew 1-1 with Macroom this afternoon away from home. They started the game very well and had the ball in the net after 15 mins through Chris Cleary but it was ruled out for a very tight offside. Cleary had another chance just after but shot wide and Barry Lawlor had a good strike charged down by a defender. They couldn’t capitalise on the possession though and went in level at half time. The second half was more of the same but they finally took the lead after 60 mins. Lawlor swung in a corner and Tadhg Collins powered home the header. Macroom came back at us but didn’t create many chances and they almost doubled their lead on 70 mins when a cracking volley from [read more …] “Macroom 1 Millstreet Celtic 1”
Report by Tim Kiely – We beat Waterloo 2-0 away from home in Rathduff this afternoon at 2pm. The game was a bit scrappy for the first 15 mins with neither side creating much. We started to take hold of the game then though and had a good chance through Tadhg Collins which went just wide. After 25 mins we got the breakthrough when Barry Lawlor was fouled in the box. Tim Kiely stepped up and slotted home for 1-0. We created a lot of chances after that but Collins, Chris Cleary and Michael Murphy were all off target for good positions. Just before half time Lawlor hit the post so we somehow went in at half time just a goal to the good. The 2nd half continued in the same vein and we made it 2-0 after 65 mins. John Lehane was fouled on the edge of the area and Collins fired the resulting free into the bottom corner. We should have added a couple more before the finish but it ended 2-0 and a good 3 points in the bag. Best for us on the day were Danny O Riordan, John Lehane and Trevor O Connor.
Inter City Celtic 1 – 5 Millstreet Celtic – FAI Junior Cup – 17/10/2010
Millstreet Celtic took the lead after 15 mins when Tadhg Collins got free down the left and squared it for Finbarr Corcoran to slot home. Corcoran made it 2 less 10 mins later with a cracking drive from out side the box. In the 35th min we made it 3-0. Michael Murphy picked up the ball just inside the inter city half and went on a great dribble which finished with an excellent strike past the keeper. We conceded 10 mins into the second half but didn’t have to wait long to make it 4. Collins was fouled outside the box and got up to lash home from the resulting free kick. He then grabbed his 2nd of the game in the 70th min with a strong run and finish having been played on by Paul Dawson. We had a few more chances before the end but couldn’t add to our tally. Best for us on the day were Michael Murphy, Tadhg Collins and Finbarr Corcoran. – Report by Tim Kiely
26/Sept/2010 – Both teams were slow to get going in the first half and it took until the 25th min for the first half chance. A corner broke to Brian Murphy but his shot struck Tadhg Collins on the way and was cleared. At the other end Waterloo had a couple of half chances as well but the defence and keeper dealt with them well. The second half started much the same but we began to find a bit more space after the first 20 mins. Paul Dawson and Chris Cleary had chances but we had to wait until the 75th min to take the lead. Dawson played a ball through for Collins who got around his man on the end line and squared it [read more …] “Millstreet Celtic 1 – 0 Waterloo”
We beat City Wanderers 3-2 in CIT this morning (Sunday 5th September). City Wanderers started better but were unable to create much until they went ahead after 20 mins with a well worked goal. We responded well and had a great chance for Chris Cleary but his shot went over the bar. 5 mins before half time we were level. Finbarr Corcoran sent a long ball out of defense and Tadhg Collins beat the keeper in a race for the ball to slot home. The second half saw us dominate but [read more …] “Millstreet Celtic 3 City Wanderers 2”
3rd September 2010: We got off to the perfect start with a goal in the 3rd minute. A free kick from Tadhg Collins was saved by the keeper but Michael Murphy was following it in and finished to give us the lead. We had a couple of half chances in the next 20 mins but Macroom were dangerous when they went forward as well. In the 25th minute Mark Ellis received the ball on the wing and played a clever pass inside for M Murphy who rifled a volley to the top corner from the edge of the box to make it 2-0. We got a bit sloppy for the last 10 of the half but went in to the break 2-0 up. We picked up our game at the start of the 2nd half and went 3-0 up after 55 mins. From a corner on the left, Finbarr Corcoran saw his header saved but the rebound fell to Paul Dawson who slotted home. We sat back to quickly after this goal and were punished 5 mins later when they scored from a corner. 10 mins later they scored again to set up a nervy last 20 mins but we held on for an important 3 points. Best on the day for us were Eamon O Keeffe, Finbarr Corcoran and Michael Murphy.
Killowen’s first away fixture of the campaign ended in defeat as costly errors in the second period contributed to Millstreet’s victory. Despite a promising first half showing, Killowen faded badly in the final quarter, as Millstreet’s superior fitness and teamwork prevented any notions of a Killowen comeback. The Killowen line up featured new signing Jason Mc Carthy in midfield with experienced ‘keeper Eamonn Murphy resuming in goal. Millstreet opened with a number of long range efforts that didn’t trouble Murphy whereas Killowen’s main source of attack stemmed from Pa Bermingham’s excursions down the left wing. Millstreet had a goal disallowed for pushing in the area before Owen Braun set up Declan O’ Brien after 27 minutes but his effort was blocked. [read more …] “Millstreet Celtic 4 Killowen 0”
Millstreet Celtic just fell short at the final hurdle this morning when they failed to beat Springfield in the division 2A decider in Cobh. As detailed in a post this week, they had to win the game to overtake Springfield on top of the table in the last game of the season, but could only manage a 1-1 draw, conceding a goal with the last kick of the game after 8 minutes of extra time. Reports also that that there were also some unsavory scenes after the final whistle.
However, they are promoted to Division 1A where they will have to contend with local rivals Rathcoole Rovers. (note: from the comments below, it looks like they were not promoted after all 🙁 we’ll see in the next few days for certain.
Millstreet Celtic were made work extra hard for their league 2-1 home win over Crescent tonight, but who would you now put your money on. Here is the table with two games to go after tonight’s results.
Murphy’s Irish Stout League 2A
As if that was not enough – they must all play each other yet. Lets hope they’re not celebrating too much after their cup win last weekend and can go on to win their remaining games and win the title, or at lease gain promotion by finishing second.
TADGH Collins grabbed a hat-trick as Millstreet claimed their place in the second round of the Murphy’s Irish Stout County Cup after a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Knockraha at Pigeon Hill on Saturday in the first round of the County Cup.
It was a devastating display by Collins of what clinical finishing is all about.
e proved throughout to be too-hot to handle for the Knockraha defence and aside from his hattrick he also did some tremendous work on the left before setting up Brian Kelleher for number two.