Blarney v Douglas Hall

Blarney 1-2 Douglas Hall A.E.T ..the lads bowed out of the munster senior cup after a hard fought game against Douglas all at the weekend going down to a late goal in extra time in a game they will feel they should of won after missing some great chances over the 90 mins ..Blarney went 1 up after a fine strike from alan stewart and were hit with a sucker punch in injury time in the 1st half when douglas drew level after a lapse in concentration ..the second half was a hard fought contest but its douglas who prevail after extra time and we wish them the best of luck as blarney bow out of a cup they got beaten by cork city in the semi final of last season …Ballincollig away on sat at 2pm in the league is next up for the lads

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 Passage – National Cup

Blarney under 15’s had their best performance this season with a 7 – 1 win over a plucky Passage side. Blarney took control of the tie from the start and used the conditions to their advantage. The opening goal was from Dean O Shea who is just coming back from injury.

This was the start of a brilliant first half and with a wide range of scorers with goal from Arron Dorgan, Sean MacCarthy, Shane O Shea, James Mc Carthy and Evan Mc Carthy. The tie was over at half time. Passage scored a well taken free kick in the first half but Blarney were always going to progress. The second half was a much evener contest with some great play from both sides and when Evan Mac Carthy scored the last goal of the game late in the second half it was Blarney the cup specialist were going to come progress to the next round.

This was a great team performance and the management team are very proud of the lads and a great attitude on Saturday Afternoon getting them just rewards for their efforts .

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

Blarney U16’s v Coachford National Cup

The boys had a great 5-1 win today at home v Coachford in the National cup
We had a glut of opportunities in the first half but went in 0-1 down to coachfords only shot on goal
Manager Pat Keane kept it very positive at half time and reminded the boys that if we took one chance we would go on to win it
His words were to prove correct
John Lehane put us level and from there Liam O Connor Josh Hudner, Andrew McCarthy and John Lehane all scored in the second half with Josh Hudner running the midfield and his goal was all about power and pace with a brilliant run from midfield and a super finish he was the stand out player and also good displays from Kevin O Connor,Cian Connolly and Sean Keane

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 United U15A’s 2-2 Lakewood Athletic A.

Blarney United VS Lakewood Athletic A.

Blarney started the first half really well and with under 5 minutes Jacob Kelleher stroked the ball into the net to make it 1-0 from the penalty spot following a lovely pass from the right wing.

Blarney did not have to wait long to double their advantage when Ronan Mac Donald shot on goal to make it 2-0. Blarney had several chances to increase their lead but unfortunately couldn’t take any of them and the game ended 2-0 at half time.

Second was a different story and Lakewood took command,  we conceded an own goal and Lakewood scored to equalised the game.

It was one of those nights; we did not deserve to lose, but this is soccer.

Overall excellent performance, we still need a win to get our confidence back.

Final Result Blarney United 2-2 Lakewood Athletic A.