THE  SEASON 1982/83



Our Junior Team has played in the third division league up to the begining of the 1982-1983 season when they were rewarded for their outstanding efforts. of the previous season by been promoted to the second division. Congratulations to this panel of players and of course their Manager Michael Canning.
After now gaining promtion the team had its sights set on the first division and at the begining of the season they looked very capable of reaching their goal. Mid-way through the season valuable points were dropped, and yet the team was in with a chance of the runners-up plagues, but for injury, I feel that the team would have finished in this position.
The Presidents Cup seems to bring out the best in our Junior Team, This was justified when they qualified for the quarter-fiml stage-against Carrigaline. This game was played on Patricks Day and started with Leeside looking much the better side. Disaster struck when an intended cross by the Carrigaline winger finished up in the back of the net. Late in the game Leeside conceded an O.G. and finished whatever chance they had of advancing. This is the second year in succession that Leeside have reached this stage, mybe third time lucky next season. The team met strong opposition in the County, Saxone and A.O.H Cups and so went out in the early stages.
For the first time in many years the Club entered a Youths Team in the League, The team showed some very good individual talent but in a section of very high standard they did not compete very well. In the Murphy Cup they were drawn against the mighty Tramore Athletic at Leeside Park, and what a cracking performance this was by the Leeside lads. In the early stages of the game the local lads took the Tramore defence apart and went into a 2-goal lead. Tramore showing great character pulled this lead back, They then went into the lead, but to the final whistle absorbed some fierce pressure in a very fine game of football. Well done to Mick Considine, Players and all involved in the team.
Qne of the most enjoyable events of the season was the Midleton School Boys League. Leeside were represented here by an under nine axd under-twelve team. Truly these lads provided great entertainment for the largest crowd that came to see them play. All credit here goes to Mr. Elliot and friends who trained and organised these teams. Hopefully next season with a little more help, these lads will play in the Cork School Boys Leagues.

Our Leading Goal Scorers for the season were-,

(Junior) Raymnd O'Connor for the second year running with
34 goals and

Frank Horgan with. 10 goals for the Youths team,

Our Annual Social was held this year at the John Barleycorn Inn and turned out to be a very enjoyable night indeed. We took the opportunity to present the Martin O Neill Perpetual Player of the Year Troply to Gerard Lambe, who worked so hard for the team this season. Congratulations Gerard.Congratulations also to Ken Walsh, who was chosen as our Youths Player of the Year.

Our Annual Patricks Day run was again very successful. I would like to thank everybody involved in the success of this event.