Naomh Abán to make it a Cork treble??

On Saturday next Naomh Abán of Ballyvourney take on the British Champions Parnells of London at Portarlington at 1.30pm and they will be bidding to make history first of all in bringing home the Intermediate title and 2ndly in their bid to bring al 3 titles to Cork. in 1998 they lost the Junior final to Cooley of Louth they have regrouped since and showed excellent form in defeating Kilmovee of Mayo in the Semi-final. They like both Cork clubs on Sunday last should enjoy a huge following in their bid for glory. Naomh Abán from the West Cork Gaeltacht of Balllyvourney have been there and almost done that at Junior Level. With a fabulous Minor and junior team at the end of the Millennium, they looked the team for the new Millennium. They were never able to find their feet at Senior level. The drop down to Intermediate level, has helped their rehabilitation process. Pat O’Sullivan is back with them again and with Jerry Lynch a former Cork footballer himself training them, and Tom Creedon they have a formidable sideline team.

On they field they have been living dangerously at times, none more so in the quarter final, they diced with defeat, until Katie Lynch rescued them with a late late penalty to give them victory by a point. They all count and their fighting spirit to triumph in adversity was also apparent in the Munster final win over Capppawhite and their semi-Final win over Kilmoyvee.Now in their 10th year in existence they have developed from a thriving juvenile section ,much of the credit for this must go to Noel Scannell and Noreen Lynch. They have a very solid fullback in Fiona O’Sullivan Siobhan Buckley captains the team from Centre back and they have an excellent midfield pairing in Eimear O’Connell and Marie Corkery. The bulk of the scoring has been done by Caoimhe Creedon and the youthful Katie Lynch.

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