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Date Time League Season
22 April 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Cork win ElCorkio in Cobh

Cork had to battle hard to beat their local rivals Cobh Ramblers 3-2 at St. Colman’s Park.

Keating opened the scoring on 13 minutes when he finished off Kevin O’Conner’s cross, much to the delight of the large travelling support.

It would get even better on 32 minutes when Matt Healy’s sublime effort from outside of the box curled into the top right hand corner giving Sean Barron no chance in the Cobh goal.

The Rams got one back a minute later however when Conor Drinan got on the end of a corner before it was finished of by Ben O’Brien Whitmarsh scoring against his former club.

Cobh were a different at the start of the second half and got their reward on 50 minutes when Conor Drinan charged down Dave Harrington with the ball spilling into the net as a result.

Cork may have been rattled but managed to dust themselves down and regain the lead on 68 minutes when Cian Coleman’s powerful header from a corner put the visitors 3-2 ahead and saw out the match from there.

  • Full time and City see it out 3-2. The league leaders where in a real dogfight tonight but they managed to get the win in the end in a very entertaining derby clash.

  • 90'

    Four minutes of added time, Allie Gilchrist clears another ball off the line for City in the meantime.

  • 90'

    What a chance for City to clinch the game there. Matt Srbely hits the post before Cian Murphy hits the rebound over the bar from close range.

  • 87'

    Sean McGrath on for Cobh as Darren Murphy rolls the dice.

  • 87'

    Good shot by Cian Murphy but O'Donoghue is equal to it at the near post.

  • 82'

    Mark O'Mahony and Matt Srbely on for City instead of Barry Coffey and Ruairi Keating.

  • 78'

    Cobh really should be level. Three or four efforts cleared off the line in quick succession.

  • 77'

    Another sub for Cobh. Jake Heagarty off for Luke Desmond. James O'Leary also on for Jason Abbott.

  • 68'

    Cian Coleman puts City ahead again with a superb header from a corner. 3-2.

  • 67'

    Big chance for City as Cian Murphy is denied from close range from Andy O'Donoghue. Really good goalkeeping to deny a certain goal.

  • 66'

    Sub for Cobh as Daryl Walsh is on for the injured Darragh O'Connell.

  • 63'

    Scrappy last few minutes as 3,942 is confirmed as the official attendance.

  • 56'

    Yellow for Matt Healy who fouls more in frustration than anything else.

  • 53'

    All Cobh in the second half so far. That goal has really sparked them into life. The derby effect?

  • 50'

    Conor Drinan levels the game for Cobh, Harrington took too much time playing the ball out from the back and Drinan manages to charge him down and put the ball in the net. 2-2.

  • 49'

    Good chance for Cobh after a good turn from Whitmarsh but his shot fizzes over the bar. Really good start to the half from Cobh.

  • 47'

    Yellow card for Keating for a challenge in the air. Not sure who it was on.

  • 46'

    Back underway.

  • Teams out for the second half.

  • Half time and it's been a very entertaining game so far. Cork lead 2-1 with two more goals being dissallowed. Cobh have had their moments though and Whitmarsh's goal gives them hope going into the second half.

  • 45'

    Two minutes of additional time at the end of the first half.

  • 44'

    Barry Coffey has the ball in the net again for Cork. Once more it's dissallowed, this time for offside.

  • 38'

    Ball is in the net for City but it's dissallowed for handball.

  • 37'

    Yellow for Cobh captain Jason Abbott for a tackle on Barry Coffey who was running past him down the left hand side.

  • 33'

    Ben O'Brien Whitmarsh gets one back for Cobh. He gets on the end of a header from a corner to put the hosts right back into it. Game on.

  • 32'

    What a goal! Matt Healy with a superb strike form outside the box. He receives the ball and takes a great touch on his chest before leaving it bounce and hits a right footed curler into the top corner. 2-0.

  • 28'

    Game has gone a bit flat in the past few minutes which should suit the hosts.

  • 21'

    Cork in complete control now. Cobh struggling to deal with the high press. A mistake from the Cobh defence gives the visitors a chance to get a cross in but keeper Sean Barron does well to cut it out.

  • 15'

    Referee briefly paused the game as flares from the away end make their way onto the pitch.

  • 13'

    Just when I say that Ruiari Keating nets his 6th goal of the season to put Cork ahead 1-0. He slots home from a great cross and the Galway man is as clinical as ever.

  • 11'

    Scrappy opening ten minutes with Cork unsurprisingly having the lions share of possession without having many chances to show for it.

  • 5'

    Good effort from Cian Coleman whose header from Kevin O'Connor flashes past the post.

  • 4'

    Yelllow for Jack Larkin for a rash challenge. Very early on to get booked and will be on a tightrope for 85 minutes plus.

  • Underway.

  • FAI Chief Executive Johnathan Hill also in attendance tonight.

  • Teams out on the pitch.

  • Team news is on the way.

  • Hello and welcome to live text commentary between Cobh Ramblers and Cork City in the second Cork derby of the season. Kick off is at 7.45

Cobh Ramblers

1Sean Barron Goalkeeper
4Ben O’Riordan Defender
5Breandan Frahill Defender
11Conor Drinan Defender 50'
19James McCarthy 14 Defender
7Danny O’Connell 3 Midfielder
8Pierce Phillips Midfielder
15Jack Larkin Midfielder 4'
6Jason Abbott 16 Midfielder 37'
10Jake Hegarty 34 Forward
9Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh Forward 33'
3Darryl Walsh 7 Defender
14Seán McGrath 19 Forward
16Luke Desmond 6 Midfielder
17Justin Eguaibor Defender
22Andy O’Donoghue Goalkeeper
23Ciaran Griffin Forward
25Michael McCarthy Defender
29Tiernan O’Brien Midfielder
34James O’Leary 10 Defender

Cork City

13David Harrington Goalkeeper
14Kevin O’Connor Defender
6Ally Gilchrist Defender
4Cian Coleman Midfielder 68'
8Aaron Bolger Midfielder
10Barry Coffey 19 Midfielder
15Matt Healy Midfielder 32'
56'
17Darragh Crowley Forward
24Cian Murphy Forward
11Cian Bargary Forward
9Ruairi Keating 27 Forward 13'
47'
2Uniss Kargbo Defender
3Ronan Hurley Defender
18Joshua Honohan Defender
19Matt Srbely 10 Midfielder
20Jimmy Corcoran Goalkeeper
22James Doona Midfielder
23Kieran Coates
27Mark O’Mahony 9 Forward
28Jonas Hakkinen Defender

Past Meetings

(Round 4)
2 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Cobh Ramblers

(Series 19)
4 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Cobh Ramblers

(Series 10)
1 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers v Cork City

(Series 1)
2 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Cobh Ramblers

Ground

St. Colman's Park
Saint Colman\'s Park, Norwood Park, Cobh Urban, Cobh Municipal District, County Cork, Munster, P24 F252, Ireland

Sam is an avid sports enthusiast who has been working in journalism since he was 16. Along with his work, he also plays tennis and is a Government and Political Science student at UCC. Most importantly of all however is that he's from Cork.