East Cork Football Champions 1982

Castlemartyr 0-7 Glenville 0-6

A little bit of history was made at Carrigtwohill yesterday whenCastlemartyr deservedly won their First East Cork junior footballchampionship after beating Glenville by the narrowest of margins.

In a game which never reached any great heights, Castlemartyrlaid the foundation for their win when playing against the wind ina rather dull and listless opening half. They turned over just onepoint in arrears after Glenville had failed to score from play fortwenty nine minutes.

Inside a minute of the restart full forward Bernard Lawton hadgiven Castlemartyr the lead when he flashed over two opportunistpoints. Michael Burke soon stretched the lead with another minorand with full back Liam Mc Lellan playing powerfully, the half backline of Jim Cosgrave, Christy O’Sullivan and Brian Griffin well ontop and Sean Bowes fetching magnificently at midfield carried thefight to their opponents.

They missed a number of chances to consolidate their advantagehowever, and when Pat and Sean Callaghan swapped positionsafter twelve minutes an immediate improvement was noticeablein Glenville. Wing forward John Halbert came much more into thegame and points from him and John Walsh levelled matters withjust ten minutes remaining.

Bowes continued to inspire Castlemartyr and gradually they goton top again. With nine minutes to go Michael Burke pointed afree and four minutes later with another free, this time with anexcellent kick from forty five rnetres, he eased Castlemartyr aclear two points ahead.

Glenville refused to give in, however, and three minutes fromtime James Callaghan burst through to narrow the gap to onepoint. With time ticking away, the losers had their final chance ofsalvaging the contest when John Halbert was fouled goingthrough. He took the resultant free kick himself but his effort froman acute angle was well held by Castlemartyr’s man of the matchSean Bowes and the referee’s whistle sounded almostimmediately to give the new champions their very first title.

Scorers: CASTLEMARTYR: M. Burke (0-4, 0-2 frees), B. Lawton(0-2), K. Murphy (0-1). GLENVILLE: S. Callaghan (0-2, 0-1 free),P. Callaghan (0-1, , 50m), J. Walsh (0-1), J. Halbert (0-1 free), J.Callaghan (0-1).CASTLEMARTYR: Noel Murphy Pat Walsh Liam Mc Lellan JohnBurke Jim Cosgrave Christy O’Sullivan Brian Griffin Sean BowesDerry Guilfoyle Michael White Michael

GLENVILLE: D Murphy D Callaghan E Ryan J Ryan J Callaghan PCallaghan D Kearney S Callaghan J Walsh J Halbert P Regan JCallaghan P Walsh D Farrell F Halbert