Category: Blarney Academy News

Blarney United U13’s v Corinthians Boys

Blarney United 2 Corinthians Boys 0

A great team performance by Blarney United saw them defeat Corinthians Boys in a very competitive league game. In the 22nd minute Blarney played some great football played out from the back and a through ball from Zachary Philpott found Aaron Healy who finished superbly to give Blarney a deserved 1-0 lead.

Blarney continued to pile on the pressure and a penetrating run down the right wing from Oscar Aherne won Blarney a free kick in a dangerous position in the 50th minute. Chisom Eze delivered a great free kick and it was flicked on by Aaron Healy into the path of Charlie Cummins who finished from close range to give Blarney a 2-0 lead.

Blarney defended gallantly for the last 10 minutes to ensure a great victory on the day and a valuable 3 points.

Referee Beginners Course


     Cork Referee Observers





Pat Kelly, Brian O Regan, Keith Spoonley,  Mick Murphy, Damien O Mahony

Stephen O Connell , Billy Falvey & Gene Stephens



27th  September 2017




Referee Beginners Course ( Date to be confirmed)



Hi All,


We are planning to run a Referees beginners course ASAP in Cork providing we get at least

15 People to attend the course.


The Date and Venue will be circulated as soon as we reach the number of people required

In conjunction with the availability of the FAI Tutors who will conduct the course


If you are interested in attending the course you can contact Gene Stephens at


Phone; 0879607189 (Mon to Friday 7pm to 10pm)


You can also contact Referee Observers at


Billy Falvey; 087-9125181

Pat Kelly; 087-2258954

Damien O Mahony; 086-3405169

Micheal Murphy; 087-2223119

Stephen O Connell; 087-9708285



Many thanks and kind regards


Gene Stephens



     Gene Stephens

     FAI Referee Lead Observer


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