THE  SEASON 1983/84



With so many players now unable to secure a place on our first team it was decided to enter a second team in their interest. It was hoped that this team would strengthen our first team, and so in future years build a stronger club. Looking back over last season we must honestly say that a lot of doubt hangs over these theories. Finishing very close to the bottom of the league, and going out of every cup in the first round was most disappointing for everybody involved. However congratulations to all the players who went out week after week to play what was to be a record number of league games. They can be proud of their efforts throughout the season.

Our first team played in the second division for the second season, and to be honest did not make much of an impression. Finishing fourth from the bottom in the league, and going out of all cups in the early staged calls for some serious thinking.

There was no doubt that this team consists of some very potentially good players capable of winning one if not more trophies in the coming season. So much is expected of the first team in every club that a vast change of attitude to team and club was badly needed from every player involved. 

The success of any club depends an awful lot on its youth. This is the main reason why we again decided to enter a youth team. With most of the previous seasons players now over age they had it all to do for the coming season. In the league they produced some fine results and finished in a very admirable fourth position. With most of this team still underage for next season, and some very good prospects for the future, 1 think it is essential that every effort be made to keep this team in the league.Congratulations to Frank Horgan on being selected for the Munster under seventeen team. This was indeed a great honour for our club.

The emergence of schoolboy's soccer has indeed saved the day for the Leeside Club. Preparing for the past season under management of Brian Elliot they were eager to go. With the schoolboy's leagues ready to begin and Brian at this stage being assisted by Mr.O'Gorman and Jim Hussey, everything was very well organised. They were entered in the under 12 league with some very big names in schoolboy's soccer.


Brian Corcoran hit five goals for Leeside in their 11-1 win over Northside Ath. in the U-12 Savings Bank league. Keith Hegarty, Brendan Harrington and David Toal got two apiece to complete the scoring. Pat Keane scored for Northside and their best were Gary Sweeney, Billy O'Beilly, Brian Monaghan and Jonathan O'Sullivan.

The efforts of everybody involved were rewarded on Saturday 9/6/84 when they beat Mallow 6 - 0 to win the league. It was indeed a great achievement. It was also a great honour for this club to be represented in the schoolboy's league by such an outstanding group of lads. Congratulations to the players and subs, their parents, the management supporters and everybody involved in this team.

Our leading goal scorers for the season were:

A Team: Raymond O'Connor23

B.Team: Gerard Delea 16

Youths: Frank Horgan 16