TO THE HOMEPAGE OF
THE SEASON 1973/74
The Club would again avail of the generosity of the late
Mr. Cogan and use his land for their home base. Access was gained to the
pitch via Paddy Riordan's boreen which began on Courtstown road and ended
in the yard of Willie McGrath. From here accross to a field to Kilcogan
Park as it was now known. This journey left a lot to be desired but on a
beautiful summers evening the scenic location of the pitch more than
compensated. Kilcogan Park, a hive of activity on a Sunday morning was
clearly visible to mass-goers attending the very beautiful Glounthaune
church which in 1973 celebrated its 75th birthday.
Billy Hegarty, better known in modern times as trainer to successful Erins Own Senior Hurling team, was appointed manager of the Youths team, and while Shield results were poor, a big improvement was seen in the League. Springfield and Avondale would be favourites but Little Island were the dark horses taking a valuable point off Avondale nearing the end of the campaign. Avondale went ahead early in the game and looked in control until substitute Dave Ward scored twice to put the Island boys ahead. A lead they held until Cork hurler Tom Cashman equalised with only minutes remaining. The last game of the season in Ringaskiddy against Springfield, who took both points to force a playoff against Avondale. Avondale took the League table after extra time. Little Island's performance gave reason for optimism.
Little Island Athletic 1973/74