Author: David Maher

U/17’s Blarney Utd 1 Carrigaline 0

Blarney Utd moved up to second place in the league after a great performance Friday evening under lights in Riverview. Although the score line suggests it was a tight affair it was far from it with Blarney dominating the game from the start. Blarney pushed on from the first whistle with wingers Alan Shine and Len Sheehan attacking at every opportunity. Blarney were unlucky not to take the lead a few times in the first half but Carrigaline held out. Second half started where the first half left off with Blarney continuing to press for the opening goal. Blarney eventually got what proved to be the winning goal with 18 minutes left on the clock. Great work between Oliver Keane, Ronan Buttimer and David Shine saw influential midfielder Darragh Holland beat the Carrigaline keeper with a tremendous volley from 18 yards out. Very good performance from all 15 players involved, thanks to all for the support.

Also see attached Blarney Utd u/17’s enjoying refreshments in the Castle Hotel (after our NC game v’s Corduff Dublin) thanks to Ian for accommodation.



Blarney Development v Riverstown

Blarney Utd V Riverstown FC

Two brilliant headers from David Murray was enough to earn Blarney a much-needed win. The home side only had to wait 12 minutes when Murray’s neat header from close range was perfectly placed across the oncoming Riverstown keeper to the bottom corner of the net. Blarney were the better side from the whistle with some good passing play and they deserved their second in the 22 minute when a good passage of play down wide lead to a great out swinging cross from Kieran Murray into the 18-yard box which was brilliantly met by David Murray who climbed above the defender and his header was brilliantly placed to the bottom corner of the Riverstown net. The home side had some good passages of play and held onto the ball for long periods with Ray Murphy and Aounghus Duggan in midfield.

Riverstown upped their game in the second half, and got their reward in the 65th minute when they scored from close range to make it 2-1. Blarney were under the cosh for the remainder but held out for a precious 3 points.


Man of the Match. David Murray