Congratulations to Cameron Lynch, Gavin O’Sullivan, Jerry Murphy, Ben Maher, Cathal McCarthy and Arran Healy who were part of the U12 and U13 Cork Schoolboy teams which both won their respective Munster finals in Limerick yesterday
A big thank you to all at Blarney Castle for sponsoring the Easter Camp party packs.
Another beautiful day for the lads doing the Easter Camp. For those interested it is still on tomorrow
Blarney Utd 4 V Watergrasshill 1
It finished 4-1 in O’Shea park but the score did not reflect the game itself. Blarney were the better team in the first half which finished 3-1. The first goal came in the fifteenth minute when Cameron Lynch flicked a great ball through to the overlapping Billy O’Sullivan who broke down the left and when his run got him inside the box he slotted home at the near post to make it 1-0. Blarney were having their best spell of the game at this stage and scored again in the twentieth minute when Lynch outpaced the Hill defence and he fired home a great shot from outside the box to make it 2-0. Sean Joyce added one more before the break when he tapped in a great cross from Billy O’Sullivan to make it 3-0. Watergrass hill got once back just before halftime with a great shot inside the box which flew into the roof of the net to make it 3-1 at HT.
The second half was more even and but Blarney had the more chances and they finished the game in the fifth minute when Joyce made a great run in the box and he finished with a great shot low to the bottom corner to make it 4-1.
Ben Maher, Jack Dennehy, Cathal McCarthy, Gavin O’Sullivan, Cameron Lynch, Darragh Ahern, Billy O’Sullivan, Cian Curran, Deane Carey, Charlie Cummins, David Keane, Johnathan Keane, Jerry Murphy, Sean Joyce
MOM Cian Curran
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.
Great crowd in O’Shea Park this morning for the Easter Camp. Just a reminder the camp is open to ALL ages and parent can still register their children for one day or all three on the morning of the camp Wednesday,Thursday and Friday.
Blarney U13’s 6 – Macroom 3
Blarney played Macroom tonight in a pre-cup friendly and the game was not short goals.
The visitors were physical and played some great football throughout the game and deserved their lead in the 17th minute when they broke through the Blarney defence and put the ball over the oncoming keeper to make it 1-0. Five minutes later they made it 2-0 with a copy of their first goal.
Blarney were under pressure at this stage but caught Macroom on the break when Jack Dennehy made a good run down the right side and played a great ball from the end line into the Macroom box it was Craig Walsh who poked home from close range to make it 2-1. Blarney responded again from the K.O to make it 2-2 when Cameron Lynch ran down the right and passed two players then cut inside the third and finish across the keeper.
The second half was just as competitive and Blarney got well on top with some great balls out wide and they caused the Macroom defence problems. Blarney got their third in the 40th minute when Cameron Lynch won a corner on the right and he put the ball into the box which was cleared and from the edge of the 18yrd box Evan Crean volleyed an unstoppable goal just inside the left upright.
Blarney were getting on top at this stage and in the 45th Craig Walsh received the ball inside the box and he showed great feet to throw off the Macroom defender and slotted home to make it 4-2. The momentum was with the home side at this stage and with a great ball again over the top it was the speedy Lynch who outpaced the Macroom defence and he tapped over the keeper to make it 5-2. In the closing minutes Dara Ahern won a free outside the box which was played into the box by Gavin O’Sullivan and when cleared by the defence it fell to Ahern who volleyed it home to make it 6-2. Macroom scored in the last kick of the game to make it 6-3 and a very entertaining game on the night.
Ben Maher, Jack Dennehy, McCarthy, David Keane, Gavin O’Sullivan, Johnathan Keane, Cameron Lynch, Darragh Ahern, Billy O’Sullivan, ,Evan Crean, Craig Walsh
MOM Jack Dennehy.
Pictured below Blarney U13 Captain Ben Maher and CSL Captain Liam Hopkins prior to their friendly tonight. Blarney United would like to extend our best wishes to John Corceran and the Cork Schoolboys U13’s with their Inter league Munster Final next week.