Category: Blarney United FC News

U/17’s Blarney Utd 1 Carrigaline 0

Blarney Utd moved up to second place in the league after a great performance Friday evening under lights in Riverview. Although the score line suggests it was a tight affair it was far from it with Blarney dominating the game from the start. Blarney pushed on from the first whistle with wingers Alan Shine and Len Sheehan attacking at every opportunity. Blarney were unlucky not to take the lead a few times in the first half but Carrigaline held out. Second half started where the first half left off with Blarney continuing to press for the opening goal. Blarney eventually got what proved to be the winning goal with 18 minutes left on the clock. Great work between Oliver Keane, Ronan Buttimer and David Shine saw influential midfielder Darragh Holland beat the Carrigaline keeper with a tremendous volley from 18 yards out. Very good performance from all 15 players involved, thanks to all for the support.

Also see attached Blarney Utd u/17’s enjoying refreshments in the Castle Hotel (after our NC game v’s Corduff Dublin) thanks to Ian for accommodation.



Blarney Development v Riverstown

Blarney Utd V Riverstown FC

Two brilliant headers from David Murray was enough to earn Blarney a much-needed win. The home side only had to wait 12 minutes when Murray’s neat header from close range was perfectly placed across the oncoming Riverstown keeper to the bottom corner of the net. Blarney were the better side from the whistle with some good passing play and they deserved their second in the 22 minute when a good passage of play down wide lead to a great out swinging cross from Kieran Murray into the 18-yard box which was brilliantly met by David Murray who climbed above the defender and his header was brilliantly placed to the bottom corner of the Riverstown net. The home side had some good passages of play and held onto the ball for long periods with Ray Murphy and Aounghus Duggan in midfield.

Riverstown upped their game in the second half, and got their reward in the 65th minute when they scored from close range to make it 2-1. Blarney were under the cosh for the remainder but held out for a precious 3 points.


Man of the Match. David Murray

Blarney Juniors versus Wilton Away

Result, lost 1-0
Team – Andy O’Donoughue, David Murray, Ryan Corbett, Mikey Cronin, Gavin O’Keeffe, Stephen Jennings, Kieran Murray, Damien Coffey,Aonghus Duggan, Vince O’Mahony, Keith O’Shea

Subs – Dylan O’Riordan (on for D. Murray) , Kevin O’Leary (on for Gavin O’Keefe), Stephen McCann (on for Vince O’Mahony) and Kallum O’Connor (on for Keith O’Shea)
A tight affair with Wilton edging it with a second half goal. Blarney defended very well for long periods and played some excellent football against a good Wilton side.
Despite Blarney battling well in a much improved performance, unfortunately they could not take their chances on the day.
Best for Blarney were Stephen Jennings, Kevin O’leary and Aonghus Duggan. Ryan Corbett was sent off in the last few minutes for a second yellow card offence.

FAI Cup Final

As always, thank you for your support of Irish Football at all levels.

Irish Club Football’s big day out, is fast approaching. This year’s Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup Final, sees Cork City FC battle it out against Dundalk FC on Sunday November 5th in the Aviva Stadium.

The day commences however with the Women’s FAI Senior Cup Final where Cork City Women’s FC take on UCD Waves.

We are delighted to inform you that our Clubs Initiative scheme is now open for the games.

Prices for this game are as follows;

2 adults and 8 children – €20
4 adults and 16 children – €40

Tickets can be purchased via the link below or alternatively but calling the group booking line on 01 648 6029.

Please note all Clubs Initiative tickets are located in neutral blocks.
WFAI Cup Final Kick Off: 12:00pm
FAI Senior Cup Final Kick Off: 15:30pm
Premium Level Entry Stiles: M, A and X

Yours in Sport,

FAI Ticketing Team