Waterloo 1-2 Albion

Albion go through to round 3 of the AOH Cup after a scrappy win over Waterloo in Whitechurch. Performances from James O’Driscoll, Darren Daly & Conor Moloney were highlights.

Team. Walshy, Conor M, Jamie, Darren, Deccy, Japs, James, Martin R, Duggy, Dan, Rob.

Albion 3-1 Carrigtwohill Utd

A great team performance sealed Albions first points of the new campaign where all 4 match goals were scored in the 1st half. It was 3-0 to Albion on the 30 minute mark after Tim Harringtons double followed up Rob Dalys opener. Darren Daly was deemed to have fouled the Carrig striker to give them a penalty which they converted.

The second half was a solid display throughout the field as Albion soaked up the pressure and did some fine attacking though looked slightly lost when it came to finishing the game off.

Team: Mike Walsh, Shane McCarthy, Darren Daly (Ronan O Driscoll), Jamie Daly, James O’Driscoll, JP Hayes, Noel Twomey, Martin Ryan, John Duggan, Rob Daly, Tim Harrington. Sub. Conor Moloney.

Scorers: Tim Harrington (x2), Rob Daly (x1)

Clonakilty AFC 2-1 Albion

No match report.

Team. Mike Walsh, Darren Daly, Dan Coleman, James O’Driscoll, Jamie Daly, Noel Twomey, Martin El Sahen, Gavin Moloney, Shane McCarthy, Rob Daly, Tim Harrington.

Rolling subs: Killian Moloney, Conor Moloney, John Finn.

Dunbar 4-3 Albion

Albion began league proceedings with a 4-3 defeat to highly fancied Dunbar Celtic. Albion began well and had the first few chances with Tim Harrington & Rob Daly both coming close early on. The Courcey lads can be happy with the opening 30 minutes where they defended well with Mike Walsh only having to pull off one terrific save. Rob Daly put the away side 1-0 up after Shane Mac, Japs Hayes and Tim Harrington combined to assist him for a tap in before the keeper could reach. From here Dunbar took control and within 10 minutes they were 3-1 up with 2 of the goals showing a slight hint of offside.

The second half proved more of the same as Dunbar had most of the possession but on the counter Albion always looked like scoring. Tim Harrington netted from the penalty spot after he was taken down when through on the keeper. 2 minutes later he will feel he should have had the score back at 3-3 when he beat the defender and just on his last touch before meeting the keeper the ball bobbled, he did manage a low cross to Rob who completely miss kicked in front of a semi open goal. Dunbar then went 4-2 up when a corner met the head of an unmarked man at the back post. It was 4-3 with 3 minutes left on the clock where Harrington sent a low cross in to Rob who emulated his first goal with a tap in past the keeper.

An unfortunate day where Albion will feel fitness played and major factor in their defeat. Some positives were performances from Tim Harrington, Shane McCarthy, JP Hayes & Mike Walsh.

Team. M Walsh, M O Connell, J O Driscoll (Capt), D Daly, J Daly, JP Hayes, N Twomey, M Ryan (M El Sahen ’55), S McCarthy, T Harrington, R Daly.

Albion vs Dunbar Celtic

Albion kick off the new league season this weekend with an away fixture vs Dunbar Celtic of Bishopstown. Alot of changes over the summer see’s new management in Rob Daly with assistance from Tim Harrington. The biggest change on the playing field is the retirement of club captain for 6 years, Colm O’Donovan. This will prove a huge loss both on and off the field as Colm had been the heart of Albions back 4 for at least 8 seasons. Both Conan & Ben Dillon have also left the club, but news of Declan Murray staying on for another year has given everyone a boost. Ger O’Connell will return to the squad when injury clears & also the signing of Killian, Gavin & Conor Moloney along with Shane McCarthy is also a huge boost!

A stern test awaits in Dunbar Celtic as Albion have not been tested under new management. Still a positive look forward for the season ahead!


Albion kick off their new season away to Dunbar Celtic at Murphys Farm on Saturday 15th August at 3pm under new management team of Rob Daly & Tim Harrington.

2014/2015 Awards

20+ Year Service to the Club Award: Declan Murray

Player of the Year: Martin Ryan

Young Player of the Year: Jamie Daly

Golden Boot: Tim Harrington (17)

Goal of the Season: Tim Harrington vs Crescent

Clubman: James O’Driscoll

Most Appearances: Martin Ryan

Merit: Darren Daly

Best Trainer: David O’Hare

End of Season Awards

Our season has come to a close, after a shocking first 2/3’s we finished on a high by winnng 4 and drawing 1 of our last 6 games – scoring 27 times in those last six games (over half of our season total). Tim Harrington notched his 100th & 101st goals for the club in the 5-2 win over Leeview. We also say goodbye to a club legend in Deccy Murray who has served the club since 1993/1994 – round about the same time Rob Daly and Tim Harrington were born!

So this Saturday, May 2nd, we will have our end of season awards night which normally includes awards for Player of the Season, Young Player of the Season, Top Scorer, Goal of the Season, Most Improved, Most Starts in a season & Clubman. We also hand out awards for most own goals, most impressive own goal, worst discipline and a host of other completely pointless awards. All are welcome as it’s usually a night of serious laughs and celebration that the misery that was 2014/2015 season is finally over.

Kicks off from 9!!

Albion 5-2 Leeview

Albion secured safety before the game kicked off today after Blackpool failed to win at Newmarket yesterday. In saying that Albion still had a job to do. A target was set 6 games ago of minimum 9 points from the remaining 6 which looked a lot considering Albions form throughout the season.

A beautiful morning in Dunderrow set the scene for a great start to the game from Albion who went 1-0 up through Tim with a fantastic finish. A lovely run finished with a left footer in to the top corner. Leeview came back in it when their striker took his time and belted one into the low left. Albion made it 2-1 through Rob Daly before the break with some trickery footwork and a lovely finish. Conan Dillon was dominating midfield with the aid of brother Ben, and any time a n attack was created by Japs or Noel on the wings both strikers looked like adding to the scoreline. 2-1 half time.

Albion went 3-1 up early in the second half when a cross went over Tim and Robs heads but Noely made it to the ball before the defender to head in to the net. Leeview made it 3-2 when a player found the net with a header from a corner. Albion were dominating all over the park at this stage and the goal came against the run of play. It was 4-2 soon after when James played Conan who play Rob, Rob sent a cross in which found Tim who’s close range header was too much for the keeper. An identical goal followed this time Darren sending the ball across to find Robs head.

A great finish to a poor season but it sees Albion remain a division 2 side after a very positive last 3rd of the league campaign.

Scorers: Tim (x2), Rob (x2), Noel.

Team. Martin R, Darren, James, Colm, Jamie, Japs, Noel (Martin El ’65), Ben, Conan, Tim, Rob.