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Park Are Settling Into Life In The MSL

by November 20, 2018

Mitchelstown was put on the map in recent years in a sports related manner in Cork with the success of its football club, Park United in the AUL.

That success allowed the club to change from junior football to senior and brought about their application to play in the MSL.

The lure of pitting your wits against some of Cork’s finest clubs and players sets out the ambition and direction of the club and points to a very bright future with the senior team having already gained promotion to the first division.

The step up in quality this season to another level has seen them have to raise their game again and their current manager, Keane Cahill talks about their hopes going forward.

“This is my second year in charge of the senior team after previously being with the junior team, we got a dream start to life in the MSL last season once we got our bearings winning the league at the first time of asking.

“We went on a nine game winning league run which made it possible so everyone involved deserved massive credit.

“We were under no illusions this season coming into a very strong league, having lost out to Carrigaline in two cups last season, we knew their strengths and obviously St. Marys and Castleview are always going to be very strong which they are currently proving.

“Long term injuries to a couple of key players hasn’t helped us so far but we haven’t given up on catching the teams above us just yet, if we can string a few good wins together we feel we can get back in the mix,” said Keane.

Encouraging words from a confident manager who is going about his business in a professional manner and with the support of the club as a whole it looks like we will be seeing Park make the ultimate step up to the top flight and welcoming the top clubs in Cork to Mitchelstown.


“When we moved to the MSL, we obviously wanted to be as competitive as possible and nearly a season and a half in we feel like we are holding our own so the aim is to keep progressing and get up to the premier division as soon as we can

“Again, as I said previously, we are under no illusions there is some really strong teams around but we feel like we are going in the right direction.

“We have a great youth team at the moment and are competitive at every age group in the schoolboys leagues so the future is looking bright.

“We brought Craig Robinson in as head of coaching at the club which has helped every coach improve so credit to all on the committee for their foresight in trying to progress the club,” concluded Cahill whose side play Blarney Utd tonight in the MSL 1st Division at O’Shea Park.

Keane Cahill was speaking to Paul Hogan for Cork Sports News