Category: Blarney Academy News

Blarney U14’s v Buttevant Cup

Blarney U14 2 – 1 Buttevant

Blarney under 14’s showed themselves to be a team that has really matured this season. They played a very good Buttevant side that are flying high in their division. Blarney’s opener came from a perfectly floated free kick from Jack Homan was met by Shane O Shea’s head to give the Blarney boys  a well deserved lead at  the stroke of half time. Blarney were always in control of the tie and when Ben Hutchinson came on in the second half and took a shot which found the net it was the cushion that Blarney needed. Buttevant got a free kick with 10 minutes to go and found the net with a brave header. Blarney showed their experience and maturity to see out the game and booked their place in The Leonard Gould Final. The whole squad were excellent but the Back four of Higgins, Homan, Kirby and Mac Sweeney were the coaches men of the match. As coaches it is great to see the Under 14’s reach a final this year as well a being promoted. As coaches we are proud of their achievements this season.  Support welcome for the final.

Blarney U14 v Carrigaline Hibs

Blarney under 14’s played host to Carrigaline Hibs on Friday evening for and eagerly awaited  cup tie. Blarney continued their winning form a and deserved the victory over a very tough and resilient Carrigaline team. Blarney had some early chances and would have taken an lead only for some fine saves by the Hibs keeper, the breakthrough did come however after 20 minutes when Dylan Constant got his chance and with some neat footwork he slotted it home with aplomb.

Carrigaline to their credit created chances at the start of the second half but the Blarney defence held strong. The tie was put to bed in the second half when a good through ball found Conor O Riordan and he finished well. The result means Blarney progress to the next round away to St Mary’s Tuesday night.

It was a good performance by the team and we will give man of the match to both Adam Higgins and Luke Keogh.

Blarney United A v Avondale United B

After the defeat to St Mary´s, the team had extra motivation and playing on the grass in O’Shea´s park for the first time only added to their determination to do well.
We played our best soccer this year against Avondale , passing the ball like Barcelona, two goals to Michael Carey, one for Sean another two Isaac and a final goal to Jacob resulted in a 5-2 win.

Blarney through to the U15 Local Cup Final

Blarney 2 – 1 St Marys
This was a terrific and deserved win away to St Marys in the local cup semi final.
St Marys took the lead after 15 mins from a long range free kick that somehow went all the way into the net. Blarney equalized after 30 mins, again from a long range free kick that was dropped by there goalkeeper and knocked in from close range by Cian Connolly. From the start of the 2nd half Blarney took  control all over the park. 15 minutes into the half Blarney took a deserved lead. After a quick break from defence the ball was  crossed from the left which broke to the edge of there box to the on coming Michael O Mahony. He struck a superb goal which gave there keeper no chance. This was a goal that deserved to be a match winner, which proved to be the case. They now can look forward to defending the trophy they won last season, and if they perform anywhere near like the semi final, then there in with a great chance.