Another season down for the Albion and what a season ’10/’11 has been for the Courcey men. 2nd in the league, promotion to Division 2. Best defence in the league helped by Michael Walsh, Ger O’Connell, Colum Walsh, Declan Murray, Colm O’Donovan & Conor Hurley. A solid midfield line with JP Hayes, Noel Twomey, Conan Dillon, John Hipwell, James O’Driscoll, Jody Mac, Shane Horan & Jason O’Riordan all doing their part for the team. 16 goals in 14 games for John Duggan capped a magnificent season for the Ballinadee man who caused alot of hassle for opposing defences. Not to mention Rob Dalys 10 goals in 13 games and John Hipwell scoring 9 for the season from both midfield and up front. Some promising performances to mention from Darren Daly and 2 appearances from Albion legendary keeper Padraig Harrington.
Highlights came against Leeside (2-0 win away), Cathedral Celtic (3-3 – peno win in Corinthian Cup Rd. 2), Hibs (2-1 win away), UCC (5-0 win home), Innishvilla (4-0 win home) and Cork Road Celtic (2-0 win away from home last day of the season to ensure promotion). 6 clean sheets this season also showed their defensive resolve, 4 of which came in the last 4 games.
Of course there were disappointing moments also, UCC (1-1 draw away), Innishvilla (0-0 away – A draw which in the end cost Albion the league), Carrigtwohill (1-0 away defeat & 3-2 home defeat), St. John Boscos (2-2 draw after being 2-0 up with 8 minutes to go).
Michael Walsh won Player of the Season on votes, though just the 1 vote ahead of Declan Murray. Conan Dillon is Young Player of the year after dominating Albions midfield all season.
A great season all round and pressing ahead to bigger and better times in 2011/2012 in Division 2.