Fermoy 1 – BUFC 2
Blarney under 14’s travelled to Fermoy for a Friday evening kick off, Blarney started well and really put it up to a physical Fermoy side, this was a great game for the neutral and had it all. Blarney were on the attack from the start and Dean O’Shea was unlucky not to convert with three great saves from the Fermoy Keeper but the break through came when Luke Keogh won the ball in mid field and found Dean O Shea with who headed down the wing where he crossed to Conor O Riordan and Conor found the net to put Blarney ahead and this settled Blarney down and the midfield pair of Sean Mc Carthy and Shane O Shea we winning the battles in midfield. Ben Hutchinson and Adam Higgins were keeping the tricky Fermoy wingers at bay. The first half ended with Blarney up by a single goal.
To Fermoy’s credit they came out with real intent in the second half and had some good chances but Ben Maher was excellent in the Blarney goal and made some top class saves. Blarney were playing a brilliant counter attacking football and were hitting Fermoy on the break but the Fermoy keeper was in top form pulled off some great saves. The Fermoy goal came from some good play by the powerful Fermoy winger who powered through and had a bit of luck on the way and toe poked the equaliser. Blarney did not panic and the counter attacking football paid off when Conor O Riordan was put through and the teams top goal scorer finished like all good strikers. Blarney put more pressure on and were awarded a penalty but the Fermoy keeper pulled off a world class save to keep Fermoy in the game. Blarney saw out the game and got a brilliant away win. Managers man of the match was Conor O Riordan but it could have gone to any number of players. Management team have to commend the players attitude and commitment throughout the last week. 3 games in 6 days is a tough ask for any squad and to have picked up 7 points goes to show the full squads team spirit. Special thanks to Billy, Ben, Jack and Gavin under 13’s that helped us out also. Roll on the next game.
BUFC U14’s 1 – 1 Ringmahon
Blarney Utd under 14s welcomed Ringmahon Rangers to O’Shea park on a freezing miserable evening that you might expect to get in November and not in late April. In cold and wet conditions Blarney took the game to Ringmahon and it was all one way traffic for the first half with the Blarney midfield of Shane O Shea and Sean Mac Carthy taking control of things in the middle of the park, There was sustained pressure from the Blarney wing men of Ben Hutchinson and Dean O’Shea who were feeding the two from men of Conor O’Riordan and Dylan Constant and they in turn were keeping the Ringmahon defense busy, The Ringmahon keeper was the busiest man on the pitch. The breakthrough came when Conor O Riordan converted a poachers goal to put Blarney in front.
The second have was much the same with Blarney piling on the pressure but the Blarney could not get a second to put the tie to bed and the Rangers defence we riding their luck for the duration of the second half. Blarney were very impressive throughout but were caught by a long ball which Ringmahon converted to share the spoils, Managers Man of the match was Shane O’Shea who put in a great box to box performance. Managers are very proud of the whole team to a man and particularly the attitude and their never say die attitude of the whole squad.
BUFC 14A played against Carrigaline A
The first half was a scrappy affair with most of the play in the middle third as both teams tried to get a foothold in the game.
Blarney did take the lead prior to half time with a long ball drive from Michael Carey
Blarney made a few subs in the second half and this appeared to give the team more stability and Blarney started to dominate, their effort was rewarded with 2 goals in the second half one from Isaac Herlihy and once from Colm Heelan.
Final result 3-0
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