THE SEASON 1971/72
No team entered in league.
There was a new club Formed in 1971, Called Little Island
Chairman : Martin O' Neil
Secretary: Tony Dunlea
Treasurer :Denis O' Callaghan
The club secured it's first pitch from Mr Cogan.
By February, 1972 training was in progress at a field
adjacent to Paddy Riordan's boreen close to the field secured from Mr.
Cogan for their first season. From those training a membership fee of 50p
was collected and this along with a weekly raffle financed the club's
needs for the present. An under 16 seven a side tournament was run off at
the training ground and the Wolves team captained by Vincet Twohig were
the eventual winners. His team mates were six goal hero,
David Ward, Anthony Geasley, Denis Hayse, Edward Murphy, Raymond
Keohane and Gerard Delea.
The victorious team were presented with their trophies by chairman Martin
O'Neill. From this tournament enough interest was generated to enter the
under 16 team along with a junior and under 18 team in the Killeagh
After defeating Killeaqh in the semi-final the under 16 team faced Staemy
Rovers from Youghal in the final, unable to decide the winners after both
shared two goals at full time, so to penalties ,on which the Island won
5-4. Gerard Delea as captain accepted the trophy. The minor team was
beaten 4-2 by Midelton, but the juniors made it two out of three after
defeating Corkbeg 5 - 3 in the semi-final,and Killeagh after penalties in
After going a goal down after 15 minutes the Island team looked to be in
trouble, until John Longs experience helped him guide a 25 yard free kick
to the roof of the net. But Killeagh were ahead again before the break a
lead they held until Gerry Ryng equalised with just two minutes remaining.
Goal Keeper Anthony Gillis was in fine form for the shootout, saving two
penalties ,completing a great day for the club. The 52 seater bus headed
back to the Elm Tree with fans and teams......