Martin: Reaching A Final Is Inspiring For The Kidsby Cork Sports News May 3, 2019
Corkbeg travel to Turner’s Cross tonight 26 years almost to the day since they lifted the County Cup and the local community of Cork beg are set to turn out in force.
Brian Martin is part of a joint management team with John Bennett and coach, Denis O’Sullivan and he sums up the excitement at tonight’s occasion.
“Tonight’s final is truly special for Corkbeg being the first final our senior team has reached since May 1, 1993 when we were successful in collecting the County Cup on that occasion also in Turners Cross.
“We’ve had a long wait since then having been semi-finalists on many occasions.
“The importance of reaching the final is testimony to the team we’ve developed in the club over the past number of years with many of the team coming through our soccer academy.
“The average age of the team is 23 years.
“Reaching a final is inspiring for the kids currently in our academy totaling over 150 demonstrating what is achievable through continuous development, said Brian.
It’s great to see a small club showing so much ambition and it culminates in tonight’s final and is sure to be a stepping stone to further success.
“Our squad is a well knit group of players who know how to play as a team with lots of technical ability coupled with the desire to succeed.
“As a relatively young team, this Corkbeg side are destined for great achievements.
“With the high numbers in our soccer academy we have a very strong community spirit who have been building the excitement leading up to tonight’s game.
“We expect a large contingent from the parish to attend with buses organised to take some of the support to Turners Cross, commented Brian.
Corkbeg are also going well on the league front and their opponents tonight, Glen Celtic have been their main rivals and it’s set to be a great clash at Turner’s Cross
“Our season has gone as planned where we currently lie second to Glen Celtic in the table.
“We have one remaining league game which ironically is against Glen Celtic in Corkbeg on Saturday week.
“Glen Celtic has been the team to beat this season and are worthy of their top of the table position.
“It’ll be a tough task in the final but we are quietly confident of lifting the trophy,” concluded Brian.
Brian Martin was talking to Paul Hogan for Cork Sports News