Category: Blarney Academy News

U16A’s v Middleton

It was a fresh morning for a game of football in O Shea park. One of the league favourites Midleton were the visitors. The game started well and it was a very close contest for the first 20 minutes with both teams playing good expansive football. Blarney really took control  later in the half with Luke Keogh and Michael Carey were unlucky not to put the Blarney boys in front. The Blarney keeper and back 4 were always in control.
In the second half Sean O Deadhaidh took control of the midfield and the Blarney team were really getting on top of the game and the deadlock was broken when Carey used one of his locker room tricks and took control of the ball and slotted past the helpless Midleton keeper. Blarney had a few more chances and would regret not taking one of the chances when Midleton were awarded an indirect free kick in the Blarney box which they converted.
The game was played with a good competitive spirit but on reflection Blarney deserved the 3 points. The whole team from 1 to 14 were brilliant but the coaches man of the match was Sebin Sabu. We wish the whole team and their families a Happy and enjoyable Christmas. Jose and Eoin

Blarney U15’s v Park United

Blarney U15’s v Park United
Great win 5-0 and another clean sheet. A hat-trick by Cameron Lynch, 1 by Jack Dennehy and the other by new signing Craig Doherty. Great game played by all the lads still undefeated in the league. Well done lads.

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.

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

Supervalu Game of the week U12A v Carrigtwohill

Last Sunday the lads played very we’ll and were unfortunate to go down 4-2 at home.
Blarney started the game well and were unlucky when there was a up between the defender and keeper which resulted in an early goal for Carrigtwohill which was well finished by striker. Blarneys Utd’s Conor White and Robert Kelly kept dominating midfield and kept the pressure on there defence with Matthew O Sullivan unlucky not to equalise after 20 mins. Blarney found themselves 2 down but kept pressing for a goal , leaving themselves opened at the back in the second half and conceded a soft third goal.
To be fair to Blarney their heads didn’t drop with Chris McGrath and Sean Og keeping the pressure on and this pressure resulted in a penalty created and converted by Chris.
Spurred on by the goal Blarney continued to dominate possession and kept creating chance after chance with Domnhall  Walsh scoring to make it 3-2 to Carrigtwohill
Blarney continued to press for the equalise but finally conceded a fourth goal at the end to Carrigtwohill.
Overall well done another brilliant performance with the team going in the right direction….