Game of the week –
Blarney Utd U13s played out a 0-0 draw v Corinthians Boys today. There may have been no goals and plenty of rain but both team put on a great performance. Corinthians started the stronger and had Blarney penned in their own half for the first 10 minutes. Blarney’s defense held up well with good defensive displays from Cian Lawless and Ben O Connell limiting Corinthians to only a couple of half chances. Blarney gradually got a foothold in the game and gained more possession as the half went on. In the second half Blarney started to dominate midfield with Jack Murray and Darragh Lyons getting the upper hand and playing good possession football. Ronan Byrd ran well between the lines and Ronan O Keeffe was a handful for the Corinthians defense and held up play well. There was superb wing play from Luke Philpott who delivered excellent crosses for Blarney Utd who were now putting the Corinthians defense under pressure. Corinthians though did have a couple of chances on the break but great defense by Blarney Utd full backs Eoghan Ahern and Robert Dooling kept them at bay. Overall it was great squad performance by Blarney Utd who could have taken 3 points from the Premier League leaders. Full squad for Blarney Utd – Mike Russell, Eoghan Ahern, Callum Donohoe, Cian Lawless, Ben O’Connell, Luke Philpott, Daniel O Connor, Jack Murray, Darragh Lyons, Ronan Byrd, Ronan O’ Keeffe, Robert Dooling, Dale Heinen, Liam Daly And Danny O’Mahony.