Blarney United vs Cork City – Cork City Football Club
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Blarney United vs Cork City

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An almost full strength City side brushed aside the challenge of Blarney United at O’Shea Park.

It didn’t take City long to get off the mark with Stephen Dooley finishing with a fine effort with only two minutes on the clock. City’s lead was doubled after eight minutes when Sean Maguire scored from the spot after Connor Ellis was fouled.

City were completely dominant after this with crosses from McCormack and Dooley both failing to find their targets. Their lead was extended on 39 minutes however when Connor Ellis crossed for Dooley to score his second of the evening.

City rang the changes on the hour mark as Beattie, Sheppard, Morrissey and Buckley replaced Kavanagh, Dooley, Maguire and McCormack.

It took only 9 minutes for the substitutes to make their mark on the game as Karl Sheppard headed home from a corner and it was Sheppard who saved the best until last when on 81 minutes he finished beautifully after a nice pass from Morrissey.

Martin O’Sullivan forced Alan Smith into a save with only two minutes to go but it was City who eased into the final of the Munster Senior Cup with a comfortable win.

Blarney United:

C Woods, M O’Sullivan, K O’Sullivan, A O’Raw, A Leahy, C Cronin, R O’Leary, A Cronin, D Healy, G Barrett, A Quill.

Cork City:

A Smith, J Kavanagh (S Beattie 60), K Browne, R Delaney, S Griffin; K O’Connor (G Manley 70), G Bolger, J Keohane, C McCormack (G Morrissey 60), S Dooley (Buckley 60), S Maguire (K Sheppard 60), C Ellis.

Blarney United

1Cian Woods Goalkeeper
2Kevin O’Sullivan Defender
3Aaron O’Raw Defender
4Aidan Leahy Defender
5Anthony Crowley Defender
6Alan Quill Midfielder
7Martin O’Sullivan Midfielder
8Ray O’Leary Midfielder
9Conor Cronin Midfielder
10Derek Healy Forward
11Greg Barrett Forward
12Shane Stewart Forward
13Ivan O’Leary Midfielder
14Stephen O’Brien Midfielder
15Stephen Jennings Defender
16Paul Collins Goalkeeper
17Thomas Carroll Forward

Cork City

25Alan Smith Goalkeeper
2John Kavanagh 10 Defender
5Ryan Delaney Midfielder
22Kenny Browne Defender
6Greg Bolger Midfielder
7Jimmy Keohane Defender
8Conor McCormack 16 Midfielder
14Kevin O’Connor 30 Defender
11Stephen Dooley 19 Midfielder 2', 37'
24Seán Maguire 26 Forward 8'
17Connor Ellis Forward
10Steven Beattie 2 Midfielder
19Karl Sheppard 11 Midfielder 69', 81'
16Gearóid Morrissey 8 Midfielder
26Garry Buckley 24 Midfielder
1Mark McNulty Goalkeeper
30Garan Manley 14 Midfielder
21Conor McCarthy Defender


Date Competition Season
03/02/2017 Munster Senior Cup 2017


Team1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Blarney United000Loss
Cork City325Win


O'Shea Park