Blarney United 4 – Greenwood 1
It was a beautiful Sunday morning for a crucial match against Greenwood in a busy schedule for the Blarney under 14’s. Blarney started the better of the teams and really put it up to a physical Greenwood outfit from the start. Most of the game was being played in the Greenwood half as Jack O’Keeffe and Shane O’Shea took control for the midfield. The Blarney opener came when Luke Keogh played a lovely ball in to Dylan Constant and he in turn passed it to Conor O’Riordan who tried to get the ball out from under his feet, the ball broke to Dean O’Shea who riffled the ball pass the helpless Greenwood keeper.
The Blarney second came from good individual work by Dylan Constant who opportunistically pounced on the keepers poor kick out and Dylan controlled the ball to set himself up with a lob over the keeper to give Blarney a cushion,
Blarney were two up at half time and made a couple of changes when Billy O Sullivan came on in the middle to partner up with Ben Hutchinson who came on to the left wing. Greenwood were honest at the start of the second half but the Blarney back four of Adam Higgins, Denis McSweeney, Sean McCarthy and Jack Homan were in full control with Denis making some tricky runs on the left wing Scott McElroy was in command between the sticks and his excellent distribution was a real bonus and helped relieve and break up any pressure from Greenwood. It was from one of these kicks that the ball came to Dylan Constant and he found Conor O Riordan with a peach of a pass and the Centre forward was unlucky not to convert but Dean O’Shea found the net to put the the Blarney boys 3 up and secure a brace for the hardworking winger.
Ben Hutchinson got a 4th goal with a tenacious solo effort where he drove at the Greenwood defense. It was all Blarney now and James McCarthy was unlucky not to find the net with a headed effort. Greenwood got a goal at the death but it was too little too late.
It was a really good team performance and the management are really proud of the attitude and commitment of the whole team. It was hard to pick out a man of the match but we have decided to give it to Dean O Shea. We have Ringmahon at home on Tuesday evening kick off at 7 pm. Your support would be welcome.