Healy: There Is Not Much Between The Teamsby Cork Sports News December 6, 2019
Having just survived relegation last season, College Corinthians are sitting comfortably in fourth this season and will tonight play in the final of the Beamish Stout Junior League Cup.
Chris Healy is a product of the club’s youth system and has made a smooth transition to adult football over the course of the last few seasons.
“Yes we are very much looking forward to the cup final on Friday night.
“It’s a big game for us and obviously Everton are a very good side who won the league last year and are going strong again this year but with the squad we have this year, we would be confident to beat any side in the division on our day.
“We played each other last weekend in the league and Everton came out on top 2-1 but we feel there is not much between the two of us and tonight we are hopeful of getting the right result,” said Chris.
After that recent meeting which was a tight affair, Healy is hoping that they can reverse that most recent result.
“We started off this campaign with the ambition of challenging for the league going into May and started the season well with a string of league and cup wins but our form has dipped a little in recent weeks and a win on Friday is important to us.
“Winning the first bit of silverware on offer this year would put us right back in the position we want to be in going into the Christmas break.
“We beat Avondale in the Junior Super Cup final last May so we know what needs to be done to get over the line in a cup final and are confident of putting it up to Everton now on Friday night in a game that could be pivotal to the rest of our season,” commented Chris.
College Corinthians like Everton are one of Cork’s big hitters in local football and junior football at this level appears to be in a strong place.
“This is my third full season out of youth football playing with the juniors in Corinthians and I have seen a vast improvement in the team over that time.
“We narrowly avoided relegation in my first season and Dave O’Connell took over the reins as manager at the beginning of last season.
“We put together a run of wins toward the end of last year and finished the year very strong, finishing fourth in the league and culminating in that cup final win in Turner’s Cross.
“Our squad has further since improved with the addition of some quality players from last years u18’s such as Fionn Molloy and Andrew Greaney and we have an excellent blend of youth and experience in the squad now with older heads such as Ricky O’Sullivan and Richie Cronin ever presents in the squad.
“The squad has been fully committed all year and we have regularly been getting 18/19 players at training.
“Coaches Tadhg O’Connell and Boz O’Sullivan who came on board this year have offered expert opinions on the sideline.
“Overall, we are really looking forward to the game tonight and we are hopeful of winning our first trophy of the season,” concluded Chris.
College Corinthian’s Chris Healy was in discussion with Paul Hogan for Cork Sports News.