Category: Blarney United FC News

Douglas v Blarney U16’s

An incredible performance from all involved today ,against the reigning champions our boys went away and won 2-1 after going 1 down half way through the first half, Donnacha Morrissey skills and bravery to get upended in their box and Josh Hudner slotted the pen  1-1 at Ht and again no pats on the back as the job was only half done.they went out in the second half and their willingness to defend and get stuck in was evident to all watching.A brilliant lob over the advancing Hall Gk by Corey Murphy was sublime and it must be also noted that the position change by the management was a great move. Great win but we need to have that same attitude every weeek

Ps great to see Ronan O Brien Off the crutches and we wish him well during his recovery
Also best wishes to Sean Quinlivan as he was admitted to hospital on Friday

Blarney U17’s v Buttevant – National Cup

Blarney started slowly and were made to pay after 15 minutes when premier outfit Buttevant took the lead with a great team move . Blarney responded well and equalised minutes later when centre forward Cian Dunlea hit the back of the net with a tremendous strike from 20 yards ,attacking full back Len Sheehan with a great assist.Both teams continued to attack but the scores remained level at halftime. The second half was a great contest with both teams looking for a second goal. Blarney’s back four well marshalled by captain Shane Ahern and centre half Chris Kett stood strong allowing wingers Alan Shine and Oliver Keane to torment the Buttevant defence. Stephen Looney drove through the Buttevant midfield and split the Buttevant defence with a terrific pass to Darragh Hurley however Darragh’s goal bound effort was somehow cleared off the line. Both teams continued to press but after  90 minutes it was still 1-1. Extra time started at a blistering pace and the fitness of both teams was outstanding but ,with Blarney introducing 3 subs ,they were now gaining the upper hand in the game. Darragh Holland found Oliver Keane with a great pass and Oliver after dribbling passed two players found the bottom corner of the net with a great shot from 25 yards out.  Three minutes later left back John Forrest capped a brilliant performance by running the length of the pitch only to be hacked down for a penalty as he was about to pull the trigger. Alan Shine stepped up and gave the keeper no chance with his well struck penalty. Two minutes into the second half of extra time Blarney keeper Jake O Leary pulled off a brilliant save to keep the game at 3-1. That save ended the Buttevant challenge and Blarney were unlucky not to score another before the final whistle blew. Great squad effort and thanks to all for the support on a misty Friday evening in Riverview under lights.

Blarney U16’s v Marys

A good performance today from the u16 team at home to Mary’s,the lads started well but faded in the second half of first half and Mary’s were dominating possession but without creating too much
Corey Murphy was unlucky not to score when the ball fell to him but in fairness a good block by their keeper
In the second half we played very well and created the better chances to win ,John Lehane worked hard in the second half but again unlucky twice not to finish,with Mary’s always a threat going forward it was difficult to commit bodies to the attack so all in all a fair result
Great performance by Anthony Butler Andrew Maher and Corey Murphy
Backed up by Sean Keane Josh Hudner our Captain Zack McCarthy,
Free week next week

Blarney U15’s v Mayfield

Blarney under 15’s made it back to back wins in Mayfield on Saturday morning, in what can only be described as blustery conditions Blarney took full control of this tie. Blarney used all their experience in the first half by playing some lovely football and it was only a matter of time when Shane O Shea converted a cross from Conor O’Riordan. Blarney piled on the pressure and it was only a matter of time and when Evan played a nice ball to Shane O Shea and the Captain scored a beauty to put the Home team 2 up at the stroke of half time.

Blarney Utd were playing against a very strong wind in the second half but were always in Control and when Dara Sheehan came on as a sub to finish the tie with a well taken third the game was over as a contest, Mayfield were awarded a penalty which they converted to put the some respectability on the scoreline. This was a great team performance and the management team are very proud of the lads and a great attitude this morning gave them just rewards.

Team: Eoin Kirby, Adam Higgins, Sean MacCarthy, Jack Homan, Eoghan Maloney, Arron Dorgan, Shane O Shea, Evan McCarthy, Shane O Shea (CAPT), Conor O Riordan, James Mc Carthy, Luke Keogh, Cian Murphy, Darragh Sheehan,

Blarney Juniors v Everton

Blarney Juniors v Everton, away.

Result, lost 2-1

Team – Stephen O’Sullivan, David Murray, Ryan Corbett, Mikey Cronin, Gavin O’Keeffe, Ruairi Goggin, Sean Cronin, Sean Lynch, Jordan O’Connor, Ray Murphy, Callum O’Connor
Subs – Dylan O’Riordan, Aaron Buckley

Blarney started very well and scored after 5 minutes through Callum O’Connor with an excellently worked goal that Callum finshed very well.

They continued to dominate for the first 30 minutes with Sean Cronin and Sean Lynch controlling the midfield. Blarney started to fade about 30 minutes and Everton came back into it and were unlucky not to score on a number of occasions before the half. The second half started evenly with both teams creating chances. Everton equalised after 20 minutes with a well worked goal that had been coming. Blarney were then reduced to ten men after Sean Lynch got sent off for an off the ball incident. Both teams could have won it at this stage and Blarney hit the bar from a Ruairi Goggin free kick that Sean Cronin was unlucky not to finish the rebound on. Everton then also hit the ball from a free kick shortly afterwards. Disaster at the death for Blarney with Everton snatching the win with a well taken free kick in the 97th minute.

Best for Blarney were Mickey Cronin, Ruairi Goggin and Sean Cronin

The juniors have now got Leeds at home next friday night in their next fixture as they seek their first points of the season

Get Well Soon Ronan

Ronan unfortunately broke his leg on Sunday playing for the U16’s .Thankfully the operation this week was a success and is heading home today.

Ronan is the team captain and a key player for both the U16 and 17’s. We would like to wish Ronan all the best in his recovery.


Cobh v BUFC Juniors

Blarney juniors lost 4-1 to Cobh. Blarney were down a lot of numbers on the day with only 11 in the squad but started very well with a great goal from Jordan O’Connor after 10 minutes. Unfortunately they conceded two quick goals just before the break to a strong Cobh outfit who should compete for the league title in the Junior first division this season. Blarney started well again in the second half but conceded two late goals when chasing the game to end up losing 4-1. Best for Blarney were Jordan OConnor, Ray Murphy , Ryan Corbett and Aonghus Duggan.