Evan Kidney RIP

Our Club is very proud of all our young people who gave Evan such a magnificent send off and who behaved in such a dignified and respectful manner over the past week. Evan would be so proud of each and every one of you.

We would also like to thank St. Finbarrs, Dave Barry, Togher Scouts, Coláiste an Spioraíd Naoimh, Togher Community Association, Kieran Whyte and all who helped us in the past week. We would also like to thank Siobhan, Aaron and Dylan for allowing us to take part in Evan’s Funeral and for opening up their home to us all.

He will be forever 17 and will be in the minds and hearts of all in Greenwood forever more. All Greenwood games for this weekend have been cancelled as a mark of respect. R.I.P. Evan.

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Evan Kidney RIP

As you will be aware by now, the death has occurred of our U18/U19 player Evan Kidney, RIP. Evan was a most talented and popular young man who touched the lives of all those around him and our Club will be a poorer place for his passing. Evan played for Greenwood's Academy through Schoolboys and more recently with our U18s/U19s. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his mother Siobhan and brothers Aaron & Dylan.

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U16 Midleton 1 Greenwood 1 - Lost 5-4 on Pens

We played Midleton away this morning in a Cup match at 10:30. Dylan Hayes was suspended. We lost the match on penalties.

We went 1-0 up in the first half through a header from a corner by Reece Donovan. They equalised with about 15 minutes left. Match went to extra time. Still level at full time. 4-4 in penalties. Went to sudden death. They scored and we missed.

David Mullins suffered a significant knee injury and had to come off in extra time. We could not replace him as we had used all five subs at that stage. Conor O’Mahony also came off injured. We had about ten times more chances and did not convert.

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Greenwood 1 Pearse Celtic 1

An outstanding performance by our Juniors today which helped us get our first point on the board. In very windy conditions it is hard to single anyone out as everyone gave full Commitment. With the wind to our backs in the first half we were very comfortable and could have gone in at half time a goal or 2 up.

In the second half playing into the wind we were up against it. Brian Drinan chased down a lost ball and cleared it. Before the ball went wide Colin McCoy kept it in and put Ross McCarthy through. Ross broke and was unlucky not to score but Mark Sweeney was there to score with the follow up and put us 1 up. We soaked up a lot of pressure from Pearse but with approx 15 to go in what seemed to be a wide ball a Pearse player knocked it back into play which hit a Greenwood player in the back of the head and it was 1 all. Game finished 1 all. Well done to all especially Brian Drinan who was outstanding on goal today.

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Greenwood Football Club Welcomes Andy Scott

Greenwood Football Club would like to welcome Andy Scott Academy Development Manager with Colchester United FC.

Andy is with our club for 4 days where he will attends numerous training sessions and games. He is very interested in seeing how we are developing our Schoolboy and Academy sections. This will be the first visit between the 2 clubs but it is something we are building on and a return visit by Greenwood is already planned. If you have any questions for Andy or Greenwood FC on Andy’s visit please contact us through our Email or if you see us at your game or training session just come up and ask.

Friday 17th October
Going to watch U14 & U14A training in CSN at 5.30pm to 6.30pm
U16 training 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Watch Cork City v Bohs in League Of Ireland

Saturday 18th October
Macroom to watch Our game (U15)
Going to U11 game @ 2.30pm

Sunday 19th October
Going to U16 game @ 10.30am
Going to U14 game @ 12pm
Going to U17 game @ 2pm

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U17 Castleview 0 Greenwood 5

The Greenwood U17 team made it their 3rd win in as many games as they defeated Castleview away on Sunday. The game started off poorly from a Greenwood point of view, as the team could not seem to get into the game. The team had to sustain some early pressure from Castleview causing our back-four and keeper Aaron Geasley to make some important interventions. Greenwood were dealt another set-back as on form centre-back Danny Hayes was forced to come off due to an injury suffered in his leg. Stephen McCarthy was his replacement. Minutes after Hayes’s departure, Greenwood went a goal up in what seemed to be almost against the run of play. The goal was scored by Sean Hinds, who picked up a loose ball just past the half-way line. Hinds hit the ball on the volley and it flew into the top corner of the goal and over the head of Castleview’s keeper in what was a fantastic goal.

Greenwood doubled their lead in the 37th minute through Jordan Aherne, who again was on the scoresheet. Aherne was played through by Ryan O’Connell, and Jordan used his pace to lose his marker and finish the ball into the left hand corner. With the 1st half almost over and Greenwood looking seemingly comfortable the managers again had to look to the bench. This time, it was goal scorer Jordan Aherne who had come out worst for wear after a clash with a Castleview centre-back. Unfortunately Aherne had suffered a fractured toe and he also dislocated another. Adam-Cotter-Coleman being the replacement this time.

The 2nd half began and Greenwood looked to increase their lead and came close on a few occasions, particularly from Sean Hinds who had another long range shot stopped only by the crossbar. Castleview still looked dangerous however, and apart from a very solid display from the back four and goalkeeper could have been in on a few occasions. On 65 minutes Greenwood made it 3-0 as Conor Casey scored. Casey got played in by a superb defence splitting pass from Adam-Cotter-Coleman. After receiving the pass, Casey remained composed to finish passed the on rushing Castleview keeper. 3 became 4 five minutes later as recent signing Stephen McCarthy scored his 2nd goal in only his 2nd appearance off the bench. McCarthy was this time played through by Sean Hinds and again the Castleview keeper rushed off his line but McCarthy managed to chip the ball over his head and into the net. The 5th and final goal came from Ruairí Minihane who marked his return from injury with a goal. Minihane was played through by Casey and Ruairí raced through to finish the ball in the bottom corner.
This happened to be the last play of the game, which again capped off another impressive performance from the Greenwood U17s.

Players to mention: Sean Hinds, Evan Coughlan, Garreth O’Connor, Ryan McCarthy and Conor Casey

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U14 Match Reports

5th October - Greenwood 1 Carrigaline 1
Carrigaline started this match brightly and had us on the back foot for the 1st 10 mins of the match.They duly opened the scoring on 10 minutes. This setback led to a purple patch for us where after persistent good play we equalised through a penalty expertly converted by Daniel o Sullivan. This unfortunately was as good as it got for both teams as the game petered out in the second half with few chances for either side.FT 1-1.

12th October - Springfield Ramblers 1 Greenwood 3.
On a balmy Sunday afternoon we played close rivals Springfield and we opened up brightly and missed two glorious early chances.the game settled down after this with both teams putting some good passing moves together. On the stroke of halftime we conceded a free 30 yards out and Fionn our keeper saved the initial free and 1st rebound but unluckily for us it fell to a Cobh player and he tucked it away. HT 0-1.

A few harsh words were spoken at ht and the lads responded brilliantly. Goals by Shane Barrett,Ethan Varian and James Lynam put us in the driving seat. With 10 mins to go Springfield threw the kitchen sink at us and only superb saves by Fionn and some last ditch defending kept the ball out of our net.ft 1-3.

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Greenwood Nominated for Community Fund

As you may have heard Greenwood FC has been nominated to be part of the community fund in Tesco Wilton. The community fund is a new initiative from Tesco to give back to the local community. A total of €1000 will be divided between the three nominees. It runs for the next six weeks. To help our club to gain full advantage of this brilliant opportunity we would love for everyone to vote as much as they can. All you have to do is get a blue token from the cashier after your shopping in Tesco Wilton and drop it into the tube with Greenwood FC on it. The tubes are located across from the basket checkouts as you are leaving the store. Please encourage anyone you know that shops there to also vote.

Junior A Managers

Greenwood football club are pleased to announce our new Junior A management team of Kieran Mc Coy and Damien Budden. Best of luck for the rest of the season.
They will hold there first training session this Thursday at 7 pm. Full attendance required.

U15 Match Reports

11 OCT GREENWOOD 4 TRAMORE 1
Our U15 team this morning played Tramore and deservedly collected the 3 points . From the 1st min Greenwood got stuck into their opponents and deservedly took the lead when Dean Mullins fired the ball to the net after out-pacing the Tramore defence and placing the ball beyond the despairing dive of the keeper . Goal number two arrived soon after , Evan Harte with some great vision in midfield played the ball to Dean who took it past a defender , crossed it for the in-rushing Ethan Varian who smashed it to the back of the net. As half-time neared Greenwood scored again from Dean

The second half was partially dominated by Greenwood who again scored 1 more , a Dean Mullins Hat-trick. Tramore came more into the game and scored a consolation goal with 1 of their very few attacks. Troy Flavin in defence marshalled the back 4 to see out the game without any further problems.
Players of note on the day were Dean Mullins, Evan Harte, Troy Flavin and Kenny Lynch.

4 OCT - SPRINGFIELD 0 GREENWOOD 5
Greenwood travelled to Cobh and came away with a well deserved 3 points . We started very brightly and we found ourselves a goal up when Dean Mullins scored after some good work from Evan Harte in midfield. Shortly after we got a second from Ethan Varian

The second half was all Greenwood and we were rewarded with three more goals again from Dean ,Ethan and a fine finish from Troy Flavin, Evan Harte and Aaron Twohig and the three goal scorers impressed on the day.

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