Author: David Maher

Carrigaline 0 Blarney Utd 1 U/17 League

First half was largely uneventful. Blarney to their credit pushed hard for the opener and nearly got it after 20 minutes when Stephen Looney hit the crossbar with a powerful header.  Stephen Looney had the Carrigaline team in all sorts of trouble with his pin point corners and free kicks but Blarney failed to capitalize on these in the first half. The second half started brighter with Carrigaline pushing on a bit making the game a bit more exciting. Blarney introduced all 5 subs from the bench and with 20 minutes to go decided to go for all 3 points now playing a formation of 2-3-5. The team duly responded and attacked from every angle. Rob O Riordan had a bullet header cleared off the line and Peter Harte was unlucky when his volley rattled the crossbar. Blarney got their deserved winner when Ronan Buttimer got on the end of an Oliver Keane lob making no mistake from 10 yards out. Thanks for all the support!

FAI Cup Final

As always, thank you for your support of Irish Football at all levels.

Irish Club Football’s big day out, is fast approaching. This year’s Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup Final, sees Cork City FC battle it out against Dundalk FC on Sunday November 5th in the Aviva Stadium.

The day commences however with the Women’s FAI Senior Cup Final where Cork City Women’s FC take on UCD Waves.

We are delighted to inform you that our Clubs Initiative scheme is now open for the games.

Prices for this game are as follows;

2 adults and 8 children – €20
4 adults and 16 children – €40

Tickets can be purchased via the link below or alternatively but calling the group booking line on 01 648 6029.

Please note all Clubs Initiative tickets are located in neutral blocks.
WFAI Cup Final Kick Off: 12:00pm
FAI Senior Cup Final Kick Off: 15:30pm
Premium Level Entry Stiles: M, A and X

Yours in Sport,

FAI Ticketing Team

Blarney Development Team v CCC

Report v Cork County Council, 22nd Oct in O’Shea Park, Munster Junior Cup
Blarney Team
  • Andy O’Donoghue
  • Ray Murphy
  • Gavin O’Keefe (Dylan O’Riordan)
  • Mikey Cronin
  • Vince O’Mahony (Keith O’Shea)
  • Stephen McCann
  • David Murray
  • Ryan Corbett
  • Callum O’Connor
  • Tom Flaherty (Kevin O’Leary)
  • Shaun O’Brien
Blarney lost 2-1 after extra time in a poor performance.
They went 1-0 down from a free kick with an excellent headed finish from the CCC player. Blarney dominated the play for long periods without creating many chances but they equalised in the second half through Ryan Corbett continuing his recent hot scoring streak with his 4th goal in the last 2 games with a deflected finish from a free kick. Unfortunately Blarney could not push on for the winner and despite dominating possession for long periods in extra time they conceded a break away goal to lose 2-1. Best for Blarney were Mikey Cronin and Andy O’Donoughue.
Next up for Blarney is a home game against St. Marys this friday @ 7.30pm

Douglas v Blarney U16’s

An incredible performance from all involved today ,against the reigning champions our boys went away and won 2-1 after going 1 down half way through the first half, Donnacha Morrissey skills and bravery to get upended in their box and Josh Hudner slotted the pen  1-1 at Ht and again no pats on the back as the job was only half done.they went out in the second half and their willingness to defend and get stuck in was evident to all watching.A brilliant lob over the advancing Hall Gk by Corey Murphy was sublime and it must be also noted that the position change by the management was a great move. Great win but we need to have that same attitude every weeek

Ps great to see Ronan O Brien Off the crutches and we wish him well during his recovery
Also best wishes to Sean Quinlivan as he was admitted to hospital on Friday