Friday 23 February 2018

Blarney sunk by late double

Blarney United 1 Malahide United 4

IT was closer than the scoreline suggested at O'Shea Park as a late Malahide United double sunk their nine-man hosts.

With five minutes left and Malahide leading 2-1, Blarney sub Eddie O'Connell was sent off for an incident involving Alan Riordan; John Meade had earlier seen red.

The visitors powered on from there as subs Alan Corcoran and Stephen Donnelly found the net to ensure their passage.

BLARNEY UNITED -- Breen; Murray, Coleman, Meade, Lawlor; O'Neill, R O'Leary, O'Connor, Clifford (Cronin 72), I O'Leary (Coker 60); O'Brien (O'Connell 75).

MALAHIDE UNITED -- S Cashen; Dooney, Butler, Perth, O'Riordan; Higgins, Doyle, Slattery, O'Keeffe (Dunne 65); Crowe (Donnelly 89), M Cashen (Corcoran 81).

Ref -- G Kelly (Cork).

Irish Independent

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