Author: David Maher

Congratulations Daragh

Daragh Lawless from BUFC U12 squad made his debut playing in a friendly for Cork Athletic U12s against West Cork.
His team won 4-1. Daragh played very well in both striker and later centre midfield roles.
Congratulations to Daragh from his teammates, coaches and all at BUFC.

Blarney U16A’s v Avondale

Jose’s army notched up another 3 points with a well deserved win against the Ballinlough outfit. Avondale started well and put pressure on the Blarney teens but it was only a matter of time before Sean O Deadhaidh and Luke Keogh showed their dominance and took control of the game by playing in Michael Carey and Adrian Morley who were proving a handful for the Avondale defence. The Blarney keeper was in fine form and was able to act as a sweeper to help his central defence pair of Emett O’Shea and Thomas Falvey and keep the Avondale forwards at bay.
The breakthrough came when Luke Keogh scored an absolute screamer from the half way line to put BUFC ahead deservedly so. The BUFC boys smelled blood and within three minutes and after a great piece of work from Ronan Mac Donagh passing to Adrian Morley who crossed to allow Carey to finish with ease.
The Second half was all Avondale trying to cancel the lead but the Blarney men stood resolute and kept the opposition shooting from distance. BUFC were the much better team and unlucky not to score a third. Everybody has played an important part from 1 to 16. We are very proud of the lads and their efforts and competitive sporting nature.

U15’s V Ringmahon Rangers

A great performance all round to keep up with a very good premiere league side ringmagmhon rangers who are second in the league.Unfortunately we were on the wrong side of the score sheet 1-3.The lads proved on the day that they can compete with the best out there in the premiere division. all of the lads gave everything on the day.

Blarney U16A’s v Churchvilla

It was a beautiful afternoon for a game of ball in O Shea Park. Jose’s army welcomed Churchvilla and it proved to be a great result for the Blarney men. It took Blarney a while to get to grips with the game.The Blarney back four were immense and dealt with any pressure that the east cork men threw at them. Luke Keogh and Charlie Murphy were very dominant in midfield and provided lots of opportunities for the front men both Carey and Morley and the striking pair made good use of the quality ball. Michael Carey scored a hat trick and it could have been more. His striking partner Adrian Morley got a brace to show Blarney’s dominance. Churchvilla got a late penalty which they converted well but Blarney left the best to last when a set piece corner  straight from the training ground was converted by Thomas Falvey which was just rewards for the ever hard working defender. Well done to the whole team. 

Introducing Luca from the U12’s

Luca is a main stay of our U12’s a midfield player with great heart and energy.

> Weight
>>> 30kg
>>> Height
>>> 1m40
>>> Occupation
>>> Student
>>> Schools/College Attended
>>> Scoil Iosagain
>>> When and where did you first start playing soccer
>>> 2014 with Blarney United
>>> Achievement with club to date
>>> New friends and playing in the Schoolboys league
>>> Biggest influence on your soccer career
>>> Cormac, my first coach
>>> What sporting event would you most like to attend (doesn’t have to be soccer related)
>>> World Cup
>>> To date what is your favourite moment in sport
>>> France winning the World Cup
>>> Favourite Venue
>>> Emirate Stadium
>>> Favourite Soccer Player
>>> Mesut Ozil
>>> What sportsperson would you most like to meet
>>> Kylian MBappe
>>> What do you think most important skill in soccer
>>> Speed and passing
>>> Toughest player to mark in training
>>> Lewis
>>> Who is the joker on the team
>>> Lewis
>>> If you won the lotto what would be the first thing you would buy
>>> Arsenal match ticket
>>> Favourite holiday destination
>>> Hawaii
>>> Favourite music
>>> Bruno Mars
>>> Favourite Film
>>> Stars Wars
>>> In 10 years time I hope to be ……
>> A  famous soccer player

Best of Luck Aiden

The Blarney Senior Team presenting a Blarney jersey to Aiden Leahy.
Aiden Leahy Senior Team player Blarney United Football club. Part of the 113th Infantry Battalion deploying to Lebanon as part of United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)
Aiden is going to the Lebanon for 6 months tomorrow. . Blarney United Wishes Aiden safe deployment as he serves his time on tour with the Irish Army. ⚽️⚽️✈️✈️🇮🇪

Blarney United U15’s v Balincollig – 3rd Round of the National Cup

Blarney United U15’s v Balincollig – 3rd Round of the National Cup

Balincollig 0 Blarney 1

A hard fought victory against a very physical Balincollig team. Key to the success was Blarneys very resilient back line with Cian in goal Jack, Oisin,Joe and Cathal keeping 6 clean sheets out of 8 games.
Cameron Lynch with a great goal, just reward for his tireless efforts up front.
Every player giave 100% for the whole game. Well done lads.

Meet Robert Kelly our midfield general from the 12A’s

Weight – 4st – 5 LBS

Height – 4 ft 5′

Occupation- Student

Schools/College Attended – Cloghroe NS

When and where did you first start playing soccer – 5 years ago in my Garden

Achievement with club to date –Being a member and enjoying myself

Biggest influence on your soccer career – My Dad

What sporting event would you most like to attend (doesn’t have to be soccer related) MMA

To date what is your favourite moment in sport – Watching Conor McGregor BEAT Jose Aldo 

Favourite Venue – Anfield

Favourite Soccer Player – Salah

What sportsperson would you most like to meet – Salah

What do you think most important skill in soccer –Controlling and passing the ball

Toughest player to mark in training –Dan Madden

Who is the joker on the team – Me

If you won the lotto what would be the first thing you would buy- A Ferrari 

Favourite holiday destination – Portugal 

Favourite music – Imagine dragons

Favourite Film – Harry Potter 

In 10 years time I hope to be ……famous footballer