Category: Blarney Academy News

Blarney U15’s v Passage – National Cup

Blarney under 15’s had their best performance this season with a 7 – 1 win over a plucky Passage side. Blarney took control of the tie from the start and used the conditions to their advantage. The opening goal was from Dean O Shea who is just coming back from injury.

This was the start of a brilliant first half and with a wide range of scorers with goal from Arron Dorgan, Sean MacCarthy, Shane O Shea, James Mc Carthy and Evan Mc Carthy. The tie was over at half time. Passage scored a well taken free kick in the first half but Blarney were always going to progress. The second half was a much evener contest with some great play from both sides and when Evan Mac Carthy scored the last goal of the game late in the second half it was Blarney the cup specialist were going to come progress to the next round.

This was a great team performance and the management team are very proud of the lads and a great attitude on Saturday Afternoon getting them just rewards for their efforts .

Team: Cian Walsh, Adam Higgins, Sean MacCarthy, Jack Homan, Eoghan Maloney, Arron Dorgan, Shane O Shea, Evan McCarthy, Shane O Shea (CAPT), James Mc Carthy, Luke Keogh, Cian Murphy, Dean O Shea,  Darragh Sheehan, Chinonso,

Blarney U16’s v Coachford National Cup

The boys had a great 5-1 win today at home v Coachford in the National cup
We had a glut of opportunities in the first half but went in 0-1 down to coachfords only shot on goal
Manager Pat Keane kept it very positive at half time and reminded the boys that if we took one chance we would go on to win it
His words were to prove correct
John Lehane put us level and from there Liam O Connor Josh Hudner, Andrew McCarthy and John Lehane all scored in the second half with Josh Hudner running the midfield and his goal was all about power and pace with a brilliant run from midfield and a super finish he was the stand out player and also good displays from Kevin O Connor,Cian Connolly and Sean Keane

Blarney United U15A’s 2-2 Lakewood Athletic A.

Blarney United VS Lakewood Athletic A.

Blarney started the first half really well and with under 5 minutes Jacob Kelleher stroked the ball into the net to make it 1-0 from the penalty spot following a lovely pass from the right wing.

Blarney did not have to wait long to double their advantage when Ronan Mac Donald shot on goal to make it 2-0. Blarney had several chances to increase their lead but unfortunately couldn’t take any of them and the game ended 2-0 at half time.

Second was a different story and Lakewood took command,  we conceded an own goal and Lakewood scored to equalised the game.

It was one of those nights; we did not deserve to lose, but this is soccer.

Overall excellent performance, we still need a win to get our confidence back.

Final Result Blarney United 2-2 Lakewood Athletic A.

Blarney U16’s v Rockmount

We were at home again tonight and had a comfortable 4-0 win against a tough Rockmount team
Goals from new signing from our second team Iaasc Cronin ,John Lehane,Liam O Connor and Corey Murphy
Without a few injured player we played well and good performances by Donnacha o Riordan ,Andy and Michael o Mahoney roll on Macroom now at the weekend

Lakewood Ath 4 – 2 BUFC U14s

Lakewood Ath 4 – 2 BUFC U14s
Lakewood opened the scoring early in this game but were forced to defend deep as Blarney pressed for the equaliser . Aaron Healy was in the right place to grab Blarney’s first goal only for Lakewood to get their second soon after.A well placed Gavin O Sullivan free kick,from thirty yard’s out,put the sides level again but Lakewood responded soon after to score their third.The second half saw Blarney continue to play well and look for another equaliser but late on Lakewood counter attacked to score a fourth goal.Unfortunately for Blarney our goal keeper, Ben Maher was taken off with an injury after putting on a superb display of goal keeping.Cathal McCarthy,in defence, was our MOM in a good game of football.

Blarney U16’s v Carrigaline

The lads started off great and a strike from the edge of the box by Josh Hudner which struck the inside of the post and came out the other side was Blarneys best chance, but we didn’t show enough appetite to win a game and Carrigaline grew into it and scored about 30 mins in and held on for a 1-0 win
More appetite is needed from our players as this is a tough league week on week.

BUFC U16’s v Springfield

Good result tonight at home to Springfield played in good spirits by both teams.
The game finished 3-0 with goals from Kevin O Connor, John Lehane and Oisin O Brien
The game started well for Blarney and we seized the day when Kevin slotted home neatly low into the far corner in a text book finish,a few nervous moments were had shortly after with the defending of corners but we came out unscathed.
Donnacha Morrissey then made a vital header and it fell to John Lehane who finished brilliantly.  Half time arrived and a good goal by Oisin O Brien who was in the right place to finish.

Good displays by all with Zack McCarthy standing out.

We would like to wish our Captain Ronan O Brien a speedy recovery after his serious injury on Sunday away to College Corinthians and hope to be still in the race when he returns.