Corkbeg AFC

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On April 20th 1968 a meeting was held in the Refinery Social Club to work out details for setting up a soccer club in the Parish of Aghada. Support for the idea was very encouraging and the following committee were elected from the meeting.

The new committee went about its work with great enthusiasm and a dance or “Hop” was held in the Social Club to raise funds for a set of jerseys and a football. This function raised the princely sum of 25 pounds and club Chairman Tom Scanlon was dispatched to Cork to buy Corkbeg their first set of jerseys. These were the Sheffield Wednesday strip of that time, all blue with white sleeves and blue cuffs. The new soccer club had a large panel of enthusiastic young players and they organised over 20 friendly games during the summer of 1968. they then made a decision to affiliate to the Cork AUL for the forthcoming season. The AUL notes of the Evening Echo dated the 4/9/68 read as follows. ‘It is pleasing to see teams emerging in places like Clonakility, Whitegate, Little Island and Bishopstown“. It is interesting to note that the affiliation fee in 1968 was thirty shillings.