Blarney Utd. U14’s v Park United

Blarney Utd 6 – 0 Park Utd.
Blarney Utd 2003’s had a great win against the Mitchelstown side to start climbing up the table. It was a blustery day in O Shea Park for both Teams but Blarney used their experience and kept the ball on the ground with a brilliant passing game. The Home team opened their account when Jack O Keefe (Man of the Match) won the ball from a well struck shot from outside the box to beat the keeper at the near post. Blarney were well on top against a difficult wind.
Moments later Park Utd were given a free kick in the Blarney half and from the resulting free kick the ball was hit long and the Blarney stand in keeper Luke Keogh did very well to save but could not hold on to the ball and the Park Utd Striker put the ball into the net to draw the sides level. Blarney Utd to their credit kept the pressure up and there was a break on the left side Shane O Shea took a fantastic shot that was destined for the top corner but the Park Defender handled the ball and the referee awarded a penalty to the home side that Sean Mc Carthy dispatched with confidence. James Mc Carthy and Conor O Riordan were a constant threat up front and O Riordan was unlucky not to make it three before half time, Dean O Shea had a couple of chances that might have gone in on another day.
Blarney were ahead at half time which was an achievement considering the weather.  Blarney started well and the defense were on top with Eoin Kirby and Jack Homan marshalling the Centre back area with huge confidence giving Luke Keogh in goal very little to do. As Blarney started to get to grips with the game their full backs Adam Higgins and Denis Mac Sweeney were allowed to push on giving  Evan and Sean from the 2004 squad the freedom to attack with confidence. It was only a matter of time before Blarney were to score a third and after a amazing run from Jack O Keefe the Cork player showed his class and  made no mistake in getting his brace for the day. Park were really up against it and could not live with the pace of the Blarney attack, Conor O Riordan scored the forth and fifth with his blistering pace he beat the Park defense and slotted easily. A good day at the office was put to bed when a hard working Shane O Shea got his just rewards by scoring the sixth. This result means Blarney 2003’s are climbing up the table and still have it all to play for the season. Good team performance special mention to Jack O Keefe, Conor O Riordan, Sean Mac Carthy, Luke Keogh and Jack Homan. Big thank you to Evan and Sean who came in from the 2004’s and did not look out of place considering they were playing a year ahead of themselves. Well done lads

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