Category: Blarney Academy News

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….

Blarney Castle & Gardens Girls Academy U12

Another big day for the team playing in the CWSSL again. They played Carrigaline Hibs today. For some of these girls it was their 1st ever football match. Superb performances by all the players. The future is bright for girls football in Blarney Utd with these girls leading the way. Thanks to all the parents for traveling, coach Jim Russell, Lisa & Carrigaline for hosting the game and the referee. Training as normal next Friday 17.45-19.00. New players always welcome.

Blarney Castle & Gardens Academy U10 Boy

Blarney Castle & Gardens Academy U10 Boys were on the road this morning. 2 groups went to Midelton and 1 to Bandon. All boys played very well in the games with several boys scoring their first goals for the club. Hopefully the first of many in the club colors. Thanks to all the parents for bringing the boys, the coaches and to Fergus & Co. in Midelton & Austin of Bandon for hosting the games. Attached are some photos from the games. Training as normal on Saturday morning at 08.45.


Some of our Academy U-9’s took part in the Carrigaline Shield tournament today. They represented the club with great pride & distinction with superb performances in their 4 matches. Hopefully the medals they won today will be the first of many for them with the club.”