Category: Blarney United FC News

Conor McCarthy signs for City

A massive congratulations to Conor McCarthy in signing his first professional contract with Cork City. Conor is a great ambassador and role model for all our young aspiring players that with hard work anything can be achieved.

Blarney U14’s secure promotion

Ringmahon Rangers 1 – 2 Blarney United

Blarney under 14’s had a tough away game against Ringmahon Rangers. The conditions proved very difficult and Blarney elected to play with the wind. Blarney had the best of the first half and were unlucky not to take the lead when the  ball came off the post on a couple of occasions. It was only a matter of time before Ben Hutchinson found the net with the opener that put the away side in control for the rest of the half. Blarney were up against it in the second half and the south siders were using the windy conditions in their favour. The Blarney team to a man were sticking to the task at hand and were trying to catch Ringmahon on the counter but were unlucky not to capitalise. Ringmahon were fortunate to be awarded a corner and from the resulting corner the ball found the net to bring the home side level. Blarney realised they were in a  dog fight and their season would be defined by the last 10 minutes of this football ball game but the Blarney boys rose to the occasion and when Shane O Shea showed some great bravery to finish and secure promotion and guarantee runners up spot. We will give man of the match award to the whole team as it would be unfair to single out any one player, The Blarney management team are very proud of the whole squad and the support and commitment of the players and their parents for the season. Promotion is just rewards for the teams hard work this season.

Cobh v Blarney United Development Squad

A very under strength squad missing 8 players due to injuries, players cup tied and working went down to league leaders and seasoned  Cobh Wanderers for the league cup. Cobh took a 1-0 lead after about ten minutes. At the 30 minute mark a Rory Goggin Thunderbolt equalised for Blarney.
Conditions were very difficult and although sunny it was extremely windy. This put the Cobh defence under a lot of pressure for a 20 minute period in the first half where they were lucky not to concede again. That being said, but for some wayward finishing they could also gone in at half time ahead.
Experience took over in the second half and once Cobh had secured the second goal taking advantage of the difficult conditions the result became a foregone conclusion.
Special thanks to Dylan O’Riordan, Tom Flaherty Sean Holland and Daniel Sweeney from the under 19s for their time and effort and who all acquitted themselves well.
Best performers for Blarney were Ryan Corbett and Cian Madden.

Blarney Utd 2 v Wilton 1

A great strike from Ray O’Leary in the first half and a header from Anthony Crowley was enough to gain 3 valuable points against a well organised Wilton side in a game that Blarney had the better chance throughout… Kevin, Martin O’Sullivan and Derek Healy had fine games and Greg Constant was satisfied with the 3 points but knows there is room for improvement.