Category: Results

Albion 9-2 Hillington

A depleted Albion hammered an even more depleted Hillington on the last day of the season in a nothing game. It took 20 mins for Albion to break the deadlock when Jamesie played a 1-2 with Martin and then landed a cross to Tims feet to make it 1-0. Tim had it at 2-0 shorlty after before Noel made it 3-0 with a low lying shot. It was 3-1 when Hillington hit home from a corner. Martin Ryan made it 4-0 with a shot into the bottom right before Colm finished off a corner from Martin to make it 5-1. It was 6-1 before half time as Timmy ran clear of the defender and squared it to Martin to tap home with his left.

More of the same in the 2nd as Tim got his hat trick after being played on by Martin. Soon after it was 8-1 when Hugh was taken down in the box and Martin wrapped up his hat trick with a converted peno. It was 8-2 then with a nicely finished volley in to the top corner from the Hillington midfielder. The ref blew up on 70 mins right after Tim made it 9-2 to grab his 4th and 25th of the season.

All in all a mixed season for Albion, a slow start to the league campaign followed by disasterous cup runs and then a great spell of 6 wins in 5 which took them to 4th in the league and a cup quarter final. However the form changed once more and had to settle for a 5th place finish in the league.

Team. Walshy, Darren, Colm, Jamie, James, Hugh, John F, Duggy, Noel, Tim, Martin

Carrigtwohill 3-2 Albion

2 defeats in 2  has well and truely ended Albions run of fine form thouygh they will be kicking themselves that they didnt come away with at least a point. They began the better of the two teams creating 3-4 chances in the opening exchanges. Against the run of play Carrig scored when a cross wasn’t dealt with and left the striker with 2 opportunities to put the ball past Walshy after an initial save. It was 2-0 shortly after when the Carrig winger strolled through 3-4 players to slot home. One of Albions budding stars, Hugh Connell, had his game cut short when he ran into breathign difficulties and was replaced on 30 mins by John Finn. 2 mins later Tim Harringtons shot from the edge of the box was parried by the keeper and Finn was there to tap in his 2nd of the season – 2-1 at half time.

Much the same in the 2nd half. Conor Moloney and Ger O’Connell came on for Noel Twomey and Martin Ryan on 60 mins. Albion pushed high for the equaliser and it came on 85 mins through Conor Moloney. Carrig came back up on the attack from the kick off and made it 3-2 on 87mins with Albion once again switching off after scoring. A dissapointing end to the game but Albion will look to finish a hard season in style this thursday at home to Hillington.


Albion 2-1 Hibs

3 wins in 3 for a confident Albion side whos resilience shows no end at the moment. 1-0 down in 5 minutes after a nervy start and a possible foul on Colm O’Donovan by their striker in the lead up to the goal left them with a simple tap in. If the opening 15 minutes was anything to go by it looked as though they were in for a tough night! That they were, but the increase in effort with alot of tired legs leading into the game showed their willingness to fight as a team. Mike Walsh made 3 defining saves late in the first half to keep them in the game, though Albion had started creating some chances at the other end with Ronnie O’Driscoll holding the ball up well to allow others into play on the counter. 1-0 half time.

The second half was much the same though Albion did start pushing forward more in the search of an equaliser. There was a 10 minute spell where Hibs parked in Albions half and the defense had to endure wave after wave but stood well leading to no clear chance from Hibs. The midfield were beginning to get themselves under control and from here more chances came. A John Duggan free kick from inside the half found Ronnie O’Driscoll who held the defender off superbly and the bouncing ball was left for John Finn who finished fantastically up from the ground into the top corner. 1-1 with 10 to play. Albion pushed on again in search of the winner and when Ronnie hit the crossbar with time almost out it looked as though it wasn’t to be. Until, a moment of absolute magic from Noel Twomey. A throw in from Jamie Daly landed outside the box, Noel with a defender on his back and his back to goal flipped himself up and produced an over head kick sending the ball over the keeper and into the top corner. For a bunch of men, the celebrations were like an under 12 match, a pile on ensued and Noely was nowhere to be seen for at least 3 minutes. A fantastic victory all round. Best for Albion – Colm, Hugh, Ronnie.

Team. Walshy, Hugh, Darren, Jamie, Colm, John F, Noel, Martin, Duggy, Ronnie, Tim. Subs. Rob, James.

Albion 3-2 Southcoast FC

Albion survived a late scare after being 3-0 up to advance to the last 8 of the Corinthians Cup. They found themselves 1-0 up on 30 seconds when their keeper misjudged the oncoming Tim Harrington whose pressure was enough to force a mistake and grant himself a tap in. They were 2-0 up on the half hour mark when James O’Driscoll scored a beaut with a left footed half volley lobbing the keeper from 25 yards. Albion controlled the game mostly and were dominant in midfield with Southcoasts only threat coming from the wings. They did force a save from the right which Walshy tapped on to the crossbar to keep the score at 2-0 going into the break.

Albion were straight out of the blocks and made it 3-0 with fine work from Tim Harrington who set up Gavin Moloney for a tap in on 55′ to make it 3-0. Albion made a couple of changes with Darren Daly replacing brother Jamie at right full and Gearoid replacing Noel on the wing. Albion seemed to relax a bit rather than trying to finish the opponents off and when their winger made it 3-1 Southcoast started controlling the game with 15 to go and got their 2nd when 2 players were left free at a corner for a headed goal. They pushed on but Albion settled at the back and gave them very little opportunities to get the 3rd. A great 70 minutes from Albion but will be wary that switching off when in control almost cost them their season! Best on the day for Albion – Tim, Killian & Gavin.

Scorers: Tim Harrington, James O’Driscoll, Gavin Moloney

Team. Walshy, Jamie (Darren ’60), Colm, Deccy, Killian, Noel (Gearoid ’70), James, Martin, Gavin, Duggy, Tim.

Albion 2-0 Glenvale

Albion put in a massive 90 minute shift against league title favourites Glenvale in a fiery encounter at Eli Lilly last night. Expecting to not have the share of possession, Albion set themselves up right and for the opening twenty minutes were under pressure. They defended superbly and didnt give Glenvale much of a glance at goal. Glenvales closest chance came at the end of the first half though Mike Walsh made a fantastic save to keep the scores at 0-0.

The second half was much more positive from Albion, every players work rate was superb and they began to win the aerial battle against a physically much bigger and taller team. John Duggan was cleaning up in centre mid and Killian Moloney along with Deccy Murray, Colm O’Donovan and Jamie Daly were all putting in top notch performances at the back. Hugh Connell grew into the game and didnt stop hassling their full back and winger. Albions break came on 70mins when John Duggan let fly from 30 yards with a cross goal shot that ended up top corner – a definite contender for goal of the season. One thing is for sure, Duggy doesn’t do tap-ins! Glenvale pushed forward but couldnt break the back 4. Then with 5 minutes to go a fantastic through ball from Gavin Moloney allowed Tim Harrington through to lob the keeper for his 20th goal of the season. Albion then switched to two holding midfielders to see out the game. A great performance start to finish from all involved. Stand out performances from Killian Moloney, John Duggan & Colm O’Donovan.

Scorers: John Duggan ’70, Tim Harrington ’85.

Team: Walshy, Jamie, Colm, Deccy (Darren ’83), Hugh, Noel (Gearoid ’75), Martin, Gavin, Duggy, Tim. Subs: Conor, Ronnie, James.

Albion 2-3 Grangevale

A disappointing end to a decent streak for Albion at Eli lilly when Grangevale beat them 3-2. Albion were 2-0 up after 10 mins when Tim Harrington brought his tally to 19 goals for the season – 2 more than last year with at least 6 games to go. Grangevale had it 2-2 before the break and struck to win 3-2 before the end.

A flat performance from the Albion lads who made themselves look very very ordinary.

Team. Walshy, Ger, Darren (Colm ’70), Deccy, Jamie, Hugh, Noel, Martin (James ’70), Duggy, Gearoid (Rob ’60), Tim.

Albion 9-1 Innishvilla

Albion continued winning ways against Innishvilla though the opening minutes suggested there was a battle to be had as Villa pressed from the off. They seemed to hit self destruct as Hugh Connell tapped in from Gearoid Collins’ hard work. Collins had Albion 2-0 up after a sublime ball through from Tim Harrington. Harrington made it 3-0 when he struck after a corner spilled and was left unmarked. It was 4-0 when Ryan hit a corner which the keeper struggled with a left the ball for Collins to get his 2nd.

Villa struck back after slack marking allowed their centre half with a half volley goal just before the break. That was to be their last chance of the game as Albion ran riot in the second half. Three goals in four minutes had Albion 7-1 up after a great stricke from Gavin Moloney and doubled his goal tally a minute later. Tim Harrington then struck to make it 7-1. It was 8-1 when Gearoid Collins got his hat-trick with an outside of the foot strike. It was 9-1 on 70 minutes when Tim Harrington raced on to a bouncing ball and headed over the keeper. The ref blew up on 75 mins.

Team. Walshy, Darren (Dan ’60), Colm, Jamie, Killian, Duggy, Hugh, Martin (Ger ’55), Gavin, Tim.

Albion 5-1 Newmarket


A Rob Daly hat trick helped Albion to a 5-1 win over Newmarket at Ballinadee this morning. Daly had Albion in front in the opening minutes with a well taken goal.

Ten minutes before the break Newmarket levelled the game to make it 1-1 at half time.

On the 50th minutes Daly put albion in the lead again after he headed home from a Dan Galvin cross.

Tim Harrington grabbed his 22nd goal of the season when he fired home ten minutes later.

Rob struck home again on 63rd minute to bring his tally for the season to 14. James O’Driscoll completed the scoring when he fired home from 25 yards out.

That result means Albion remain unbeaten in the league at Ballinadee for another season.

Next up is Blackpool away on Thursday evening.


Team: Steve Dwyer, Jody McNamara, Ger O’Connell, Colm O’Donovan, Jamie Daly, JP Hayes, Ben Dillon, Dan Galvin, James O’Driscoll, Rob Daly, Tim Harrington Subs: Noel Twomey for Dan Galvin, Troy Dillon for Rob Daly and Darren Daly for Jody McNamara Unused: Martin El-sahen

Albion 3-3 Banteer

Albion were held to a 3 all draw with Banteer last night. Although an improvement on the performance that saw them crash out of the County Cup to the same side a couple of weeks earlier they lacked the cutting edge that dispatched of Strand last week.

Banteer took the lead about 10 minutes into the game when a ball into the box found a man free who slotted it into the bottom corner.

Albion won a free kick about 4 minutes later and Tim fired another thunderbolt into the back of the net. Jason didn’t call this one!

Within another 3 minutes Albion were ahead after great play down the left flank the ball was played into the box were it found Conan Dillon on the 6 yard line who with a delightful flick from the outside of his right foot found the top corner.

Albion’s lead was to last about ten minutes when Banteer were awarded a free kick 35 yards out which was converted by their talisman to make it 2-2.

The half ended 2-2 with Banteer slightly shading it.

Albion started the second half well and came close on a number of occasions but failed to find the back of the net. Banteer had chances of their own with Steve Dwyer between the Albion sticks pulling off a few vital saves.

It was Banteer who took the lead to make it 2-3 with about 65 minutes on the clock. Albion pressed on for an equaliser an Conan looked like he had got it when he shoot past the keeper only to see his shot cleared off the line.

Tim also came close when he chipped the keeper only to watch his effort come back off the crossbar. While Albion pushed on Banteer were also dangerous on the counter.

With about 5 minutes remaining Albion were awarded a penalty for a hand ball in the box. Tim stepped up and fired the spot kick into the back of the net, 3-3.

Albion went in search of a winner but in the end ran out of time with the game finishing 3-3.

Despite the draw Albion are not out of the race for the title following Rylanes defeat at home to Strand. If Albion win their four remaining games they will collect the title however that will not be an easy task as they have to travel away to the top two in the last two games plus are also away to current forth placed team Blackpool before that.

Next up is the final home game of the season this Sunday when Albion take on Newmarket.


Team: Steve, Ger, Deccie, Colm, Jamie, JP, Conan, Dan, James, Rob, Timmy Subs: Ben for James, Troy for Dan. Unused: Jody, Darren and Jason

Albion 4-1 Strand Utd

Albion produced a majestic first half performance to lead 4-0 at the break against second placed Strand Utd at Eli Lilly this evening. Albion elected to play with the breeze in the first half and found themselves in front after their first attach when Rob Daly slotted home inside the first minute.

Albion always looked in control early on and on the 25th minute were awarded a free kick 30 yards out from the Strand goal. As Timmy Harrington lined the ball up Jason O’Riordan who I thought had retired yet stood togged out on the sideline noted that he was due one of these. Tim stepped up and fired the ball into the back of the Strand het. You were right Jason, you were right!

Three minutes later Albion were further ahead when Timmy slotted home his eighteenth goal of the season to make it 3-0 to the Albion.

The goal of the game came on the 35th minute when excellent build up play by Jody McNamara and Conan Dillon down the right resulted in a ball into Timmy who found some space and placed the ball past the Strand keeper to give him yet another Albion Hat trick and a 4-0 lead at the break.

Strand came out of the blocks strong in the second half taking advantage of the breeze this half. But Albion looked to have made it 5-0 when Rob Daly rounded their keeper and shot towards the goal, a Strand defender slide in on the line and cleared up off the post and out but it looked like the ball had crossed the line beforehand, never the less the ref ruled that it hadn’t crossed the line. Maybe Albion will have to invest in some goal line technology for Lilly and Ballinadee.

About a minute later Strand pulled one back to make it 4-1 and then continued to pile on the pressure with attack after attack but the resilient Albion defence held strong and kept them out. Albion had chances for themselves but failed to add to their lead and saw out with a excellent 4-1 win.

Albion’s win keeps their promotion hopes alive although with Rylanes defeat to Blackpool they may still have an outside shot at the title.

Team: Declan Murray, Jody McNamara (Darren Daly 85mins), Ger O’Connell, Colm O’Donovan (c), Jamie Daly, JP Hayes, Conan Dillon, Ben Dillon, James O’Driscoll (Troy Dillon 90mins), Rob Daly (Noel Twomey 80mins), Timmy Harrington Unused Subs: Jason O’Riordan, Dan Coleman