The Pen Pictures: By Sean Lane         


Ernest O’Mahony

Founder and lifelong member of Mayfield Utd. Along with Joe Kennedy, Ernest epitomizes all that is good about the club. Gave up the possibility of a career with Cork Hibs in the early 70’s to establish Mayfield Utd as a club. Has served the club in all facets, i.e. playing, committee and management. Ernest has played at every level, yes, even senior and has also managed at every level from senior to under 11. Still involved deeply with the club, Mayfield Utd without Ernest O’Mahony would be unthinkable. Thanks for the memories.


Joe Kennedy

Joe is the life and soul of Mayfield Utd. Over the past 25 years Joe’s input into the club has been unbelievable. The fact that Joe’s enthusiasm for Mayfield Utd can never be matched by any other member must be frustrating, but he does not show it. He just gets on with doing the job. A contemporary of Ernest at Cork Hibs, he is also a founder member of the club. An excellent player in his day, Joe has been involved at committee level since he hung up his boots. The fabulous complex at Lotamore will always stand as testament to Joe’s great work.


Tadgh O’Neill

Another marvelous servant of the club, Tadgh was a member of the first team to represent Mayfield Utd. A solid full-back, no winger went past Tadgh easily. In later years, Tadgh went on to become one of the club’s most successful managers. Still very active in all aspects of the club.


Ger O’Mahony

A younger brother of Ernest, he enjoyed many seasons with Mayfield Utd. A tricky winger with a sharp eye for a goal, Ger was foremost an entertainer on the field. Not too many of those around now.


Kevin O’Mahony

The youngest of the O’Mahony clan, Kevin had both the trickery of Ger and the guile of Ernest. But for an unfortunate knee injury which curtailed his career somewhat, Kevin could have become one of the best. Was still a fine player and great servant to Mayfield Utd.


Kevin Crowley

A fine defender with great pace, Kevin was equally at home at center-half or full back. A nice guy on and off the field. He played for many seasons with the club.


John Lonergan

A dapper little player, John was very versatile and could play practically anywhere, except in goal! Played at youth and Junior level for the club.


John Mulcahy

Played all his career for Mayfield Utd. John was a fine goalkeeper and in particular an excellent shot stopper. Represented Cork A.U.L. at youths level.


Jim Nodwell (Blonde)

Jim’s first love was hurling and many people believe he was good enough to represent Cork at senior level over a prolonged period. Won an Enterprise Cup medal with Mayfield Utd and served the club with distinction


Donny Twomey

“Run Ring” is a shout that will always be associated with Donny. It was his way of telling a fellow forward, Liam Ring, that he was about to pass the ball to him. Played at youth and Junior level with Mayfield Utd.


Tom Murphy

Though he came from the Dillions Cross area and played for some time with Rockmount, Tom was a loyal servant to the club. This was epitomized in the Enterprise Cup final when Tom went in goal and played a blinder after John Mulcahy was injured.


Paschal McDonnell

Paschal’s wit and great sense of humor is well known to all the older members of the club. He was a member of the team that brought the first trophy to the club, and in his time as a player he was never found wanting.


Danny Sullivan

A tough, hard tackling full back, Danny is the son of former chairman Tommy and has given great service to Mayfield Utd. Losing was not a part of Danny’s vocabulary. A great man to have in your side when the chips were down.


Brendan O’Keefe

Probably the best orthodox center-forward to play for the club. His direct style and electrifying pace made him practically impossible to mark. Scorer of countless goals, he could and should have carried on playing with Mayfield Utd longer than he did.


Dave Kenny

Came to the club in the twilight of his career after many years with Wembley. A stylish midfielder who was also very strong in the tackle. A true gentleman, Dave always had words of encouragement for the younger lads in the side.


Billy O’Flynn

All of Billy’s soccer career was spent with Mayfield Utd. Although he played in lots of positions he was at his best as a center-forward where he had skill to burn. Scored the winner in the Enterprise Cup final against Castleview in 1985.


Mick Kenefick

Came to Mayfield Utd as a youth having previously played with Wembley. An uncompromising center-half of the old school, Mick took no prisoners on the football field. Hard but fair would best describe Mick. Claims to have played at center-forward and scored some goals but nobody at the club seems to remember.


Tommy Martin

Joined the club late in his career. Tommy played for many years with Rockmount and was a very cultured full-back. A good passer of the ball and a great reader of the game.


Richard Keating

Richard has the unique distinction of being the first Mayfield Utd player to be capped by his country. He won that honor in 197?? as a schoolboy international. A prolific scorer, Richard was also a fine playmaker. Apart from a brief spell with Avondale he has given loyal service to the club, both as a player and a manager.




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