๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ธFinbarr Buckley

๐Ÿ“ธCork Examiner, who defeated champions Aer Lingus 3-2 at Alsaa Pk., 34 years ago on Sunday, February 2nd 1986:

L to R (Back):ย Michael John Courtney (committee) (RIP), Pat Broderick, Keith Anthony, John Foley, Kieran Falvey, Denis McCarthy, Dave Cronin (RIP), Don Bevan, Peter O’Callaghan, Jim Kelleher (committee).

L to R (Front): Frank Linehan (manager), Der O’Mahony, Frank Drummond, Dave Ahern (capt.) (RIP), Charlie O’Mahony (RIP), Jim Courtney, Pat Hawkes (RIP)

This weekโ€™s flashback goes back 34 years ago to the weekend of February 1/2nd 1986 when a packed programme of 13 cup and league fixtures were down for decision, writes Finbarr Buckley

Among the highlights were, in the cup, two first-round replays saw Postal United with goals from Fergal Oโ€™Connor and Paul Murphy edge out True Temper 2-1. Co. Council accounted for Musgraves 3-1, courtesy of goals from Ger Power, Mick Hanley and Sean Cooke. In the first division, champions Aer Lingus trailed two-nil to first-half goals from Cork Examinerโ€™s John Foley and Pat Hawkes only to draw level through Noel Bradley and Liam Good. After Kieran Falvey slammed in a third for Examiner, there was still time for Don Bevan to save a penalty from Bradley who collided with the post and knocked himself out in his attempt to score from the rebound.

Andy Maher and Denis Oโ€™Leary were on target for Postal Workers against Bank of Ireland at The Farm, the hosts replied through Danny Oโ€™Leary and Billy Moriarty. However, John Reid notched the winner for the Workers with three minutes remaining.

The highlights of the second division were Roches Stores 5-1 demolition of WF Rational 5-1 and later championsโ€™ Byrnes surprise 4-0 trouncing of Pfizers. Don Sheehan (2), Laurence Owens, Kevin Calnan and Jim Cummins were on target for Roches while goals from Johnny Crowley (2), Denis Oโ€™Sullivan and Harry Speight kept Byrnes in the title race. Gerry Desmond put City Hall one up against Youghal Yarns who fought back through a Willie Griffin double to lead 2-1 with ten minutes remaining. However, the Hall scooped the points with late goals from Kieran Cremin and Steve Murphy. SHB surprised leaders Perkin Elmer 2-1 in division three, Mick Oโ€™Driscoll and Ken Owens among the goals while Hickeys impressed in defeating Government Services 2-1. Kieran Hayes and Martin Oโ€™Sullivan netted for the winners and Denis Leonard for the losers.