Date Time League Season
20 May 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Wexford secure draw away to Cork

Cork suffered a dent in their automatic promotion charge tonight as they drew 1-1 at home to Wexford.

It was the visitors that started the better of the two sides in the opening ten minutes. Despite the bright start, Ian Ryan’s side were unable to create a meaningful chance to test David Harrington in the City goal.

City took over soon afterwards with Ruairí Keating going close in the 17th minute after making a great run in behind the Wexford defence. His shot however was saved by goalkeeper Alex Moody who was very impressive for the visitors.

The home side would get their breakthrough however in the 23rd minute after a moment of brilliance from left back Kevin O’Connor. He received the ball out on the corner of the left touchline before coming in and taking a right footed shot which found the bottom corner.

Wexford responded well to their credit with City defender Allie Gilchrist having to clear the ball off the line in order to retain the goal lead on the half hour mark.

The final chance of what was scrappy half fell to Barry Coffey but his effort flew away to the right and wide.

While the first half may have been cagey at best, the initially beginning to the second period burst into life straight away through Wexford striker Conor Davis.

The former City player managed to level proceedings after Harringtons save from a corner rebounded to the Derry native who duly found the net and silence the home crowd in the process.

The goal appeared to have City rattled as tensions began to boil over between the two teams. Ruairí Keating and Aaron Dobbs were fortunate to get away with yellows after inciting handbags just before the hour mark.

While Cork regained the ascendancy in the push for a winner, Wexford never looked under severe threat and picked up a deserved draw to keep themselves in the play-off places.

City on the other hand will need to bounce back quickly as they travel to Galway in the biggest game of the season so far.

  • 90'

    It comes to nothing however and that's that. 1-1 it finishes here at Turners Cross.

  • 90'

    Here comes another one.

  • 90'

    City win a corner here at the death.

  • 90'

    Jack Doherty off for Conor Barry for Wexford.

  • 86'

    Aaron Bolger makes way for Mark O'Mahony for City.

  • 85'

    Wexford win a corner after forcing Harrington to tip the ball around the post. It comes to nought however.

  • 83'

    Considine and Wells on for Wexford in place of Davis and Cleary.

  • 79'

    2,834 confirmed as the attendance.

  • 75'

    Matt Srbely on for Coffey for City. O'Connor is also off for Kieran Coates.

  • 74'

    City with a great move of their own down the left flank which ends up with Barry Coffey hitting it first time but the ball goes just right and wide.

  • 71'

    Wexford growing in belief here that could get a result. Conor Davis was inches away from getting on the end of a great move in midfield.

  • 66'

    City beginning to regain control of the game again and are enjoying a large spell of possession. Their latest period ends with a corner which beats everyone and out for a Wexford throw.

  • 58'

    Yellow for Ruairí Keating and Aaron Dobbs as tensions begin to boil over between the two sides.

  • 57'

    Wexford appear to have City rattled so far in this second half. Jack Doherty is down injured for them at the moment but appears to be ok to play on.

  • 47'

    Wexford are level from a set-piece. Harrington blocked the initialy shot but the rebound fell to former City man Conor Davis who tucked it home.

  • 46'

    Back underway at Turners Cross.

  • Teams back out for the second half.

  • Half-time at Turners Cross and its City who are 1-0 ahead thanks to Kevin O'Connor's strike.

  • 45'

    One additional minute of injury time.

  • 44'

    First chance in awhile falls to Barry Coffey but his shot tails right and wide after trying to find the top corner.

  • 43'

    Last ten minutes have been very scrappy with no chances of note. Wexford very competitive to their credit but would like to test Harrington more.

  • 33'

    Jack Doherty has a free kick just outside the box for Wexford but the City wall does its job.

  • 28'

    Keating nearly makes it two after his half volley from O\'Connor\'s cross is saved by Moody.

  • 27'

    Good response from Wexford since the goal. Allie Gilchrist does really well to block a shot off the line to keep City ahead.

  • 23'

    Kevin O'Connor opens the scoring for City. A great curling effort from the right flank which finds the bottom corner.

  • 17'

    Best chance of the game so far goes to City through Ruairi Keating. He made a great run in behind the defence but his close range shot was saved by keeper Alex Moody.

  • 10'

    Good opening 10 minutes from Wexford who look well organised and will threaten from set-pieces.

  • 4'

    Good start from the visitors as they get the first corner of the game. The resulting cross is cleared by the City defence.

  • 1'

    Underway at Turners Cross.

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Cork City

13David Harrington Goalkeeper
6Ally Gilchrist Defender
14Kevin O’Connor 23 Defender 23'
28Jonas Hakkinen Defender
4Cian Coleman Midfielder
8Aaron Bolger 27 Midfielder
10Barry Coffey 19 Midfielder
15Matt Healy Midfielder
11Cian Bargary Forward
9Ruairi Keating Forward 58'
24Cian Murphy Forward
2Uniss Kargbo Defender
3Ronan Hurley Defender
17Darragh Crowley Forward
18Joshua Honohan Defender
19Matt Srbely 10 Midfielder
20Jimmy Corcoran Goalkeeper
22James Doona Midfielder
23Kieran Coates 14
27Mark O’Mahony 8 Forward

Wexford FC

13Alex Moody Goalkeeper
2Aidan Friel Defender
4Paul Cleary 17 Defender
5Joseph Manley Defender
16Len O’Sullivan Defender
7Conor Crowley Midfielder
10Jack Doherty 8 Midfielder
17Luka Lovic Midfielder
21Harry Groome Midfielder
9Conor Davis 12 Forward 47'
11Aaron Dobbs Forward 58'
1Paul Hunt Goalkeeper
8Conor Barry 10 Midfielder
12Thomas Considine 9 Defender
14Dinny Corcoran Forward
17Adam Wells 4 Defender
18Luke Scanlon
19Evan Farrell Forward

Past Meetings

(Round 8)
0 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Cork City

(Series 25)
4 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford FC

(Series 16)
0 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Cork City

(Series 7)
5 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford FC


Turner's Cross
Beaufort Park, Turner\'s Cross C, Cork, County Cork, Munster, T12 E3H5, 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.