Gunther Bows Out
|Cork City 0 UCD 1|
A 43rd minute goal from UCD striker Alan Gallen allowed the Students to record a 1-0 victory to guarantee their place in the Premier Division next season as Cork City's 13 game eircom League unbeaten record was ended at Turners Cross on Sunday. If it wasn't bad enough that City failed to gain a European slot ahead of Rovers, the loss mean that UCD are with us in the Premier Division for ANOTHER year! Will they ever piss off! City's best chances fell to top scorer Flynny, but the normally reliable striker was unable to add to his 14 league goal tally for the season.
Not much to cheer about in The Shed
The sun shone for the first and last game of the season. Pity the football couldn't have done the same.
Late in the second half an excellent interchange of passes between Woods and Greg O'Halloran found O'Flynn but his lack of control meant the chance was wasted. The lack of cohesion and direction in City's play was summed up on 57 minutes when team-mates George O'Callaghan and Alan Carey collided allowing Tony McDonnell to clear his lines. The significance of the result was soon forgotten to City fans when manager Liam Murphy announced that he was stepping down as Manager. Gunther will take over a new position as technical director.
|Afterwards in PJ Turners the Official Supporters Club announced their Player of the Season, and it was no surprise to see John O'Flynn pick up the award. City: Devine; Carey, Daly, Murray, Horgan; O'Halloran, Reynolds, Bennett, Woods; O'Flynn, O'Callaghan. Subs: C.P. O'Brien for Bennett ( 46 mins.), Warren for Carey (59 mins.). |
UCD: B.Ryan; Sullivan, Delaney, McAuley; D.Ryan; J.Martin, McDonnell, McNally, Cawley; R.Martin, Gallen. Subs: Doyle for R.Martin (79 mins.), O'Donnell for Gallen (89 mins.). Referee: E.Barr (Dublin)
Flynn flanked by Mooney (and some mini-Zooks) goes to lob his boots into the Shed