Date Time League Season
15 August 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Munster Derby ends in stalemate

Cork City and Waterford fought out a goalless draw in a feisty game at Turners Cross.

The Munster derby started in frantic fashion with both sides not giving an inch in what was a real six pointer.

An already frenetic few minutes, the game had its opening fireworks when Waterford defender Richard Taylor was sent off for a professional foul on Cian Murphy who would be a thorn in the side of the Waterford defence.

City began to take control of the game with the numerical advantage, laying siege to the Waterford goal with Barry Coffey having the pick of the chances when his shot was saved by Paul Martin.

Despite the circumstances, Waterford had a great chance of their own through Roland Idowu on 25 minutes with David Harrington forced to make a great save against the run of play.

The energy understandably faded after the opening half an hour with the rhythm of the game being disrupted due to two yellow cards and time-wasting by some of the Waterford players.

The visitors began the second half in more promising fashion, frustrating the hosts and the crowd with a disciplined brand of football while also looking threatening from set-pieces.

City began to take control once more and had two huge chances on the hour mark through Ruairi Keating and Barry Coffey respectively.

The hosts continued to pile on the pressure while also introducing ex-Waterford player Louis Britton with twenty minutes left, much to the annoyance of the travelling support.

Similar to the first half, the pace of the game began to slip again with neither side able to create a goalscoring opportunity.

The energy picked up again the final ten minutes with both sides looking for the crucial breakthrough. Britton had a glorious opportunity in the 84th minute but somehow blazed over from five yards out.

That’s as close as it got as the game finished scoreless with City’s lead at the top of the table reduced to four points.

Tensions spilled over with players from both sides involved in scuffles after the full-time whistle with Cork understandably frustrated now dropping points at home to Waterford and Galway with both opponents down to 10 early on.

  • Full time. 0-0 it finishes as tensions spill over.

  • 90'

    Waterford clear and go on the break as O'Connor is booked.

  • 90'

    One last corner for City to clinch it.

  • 90'

    McGlade gets an effort away from the near post but the ball goes out for a corner.

  • 90'

    Three additional minutes to be played at the end of the game.

  • 84'

    Britton with a great chance to score for Cork but he somehow blaze the ball over from close range.

  • 84'

    Roland Idowu gets a yellow for Waterford.

  • 82'

    Problems for Waterford in the box but they manage to clear their lines.

  • 80'

    Dylan McGlade is on for Cian Murphy for Cork.

  • 72'

    Louis Britton is on for Barry Coffey.

  • 62'

    Sub for Cork as James Doona comes on for Cian Bargary.

  • 60'

    Two great chances of City in the space of 60 seconds through Ruairi Keating and Barry Coffey respectively.

  • 59'

    Yellow card for Barry Coffey for a clumsy challenge on Aouachria.

  • 56'

    Cian Bargary does really well to cut in off the right before curling a shot just right and wide.

  • 51'

    Ruairi Keating with City\'s first shot of the second half but it goes well over the bar. Waterford doing well to silence the crowd.

  • 49'

    Waterford have made a decent start to this second half and do look dangerous from set-pieces.

  • 46'

    Back underway.

  • Teams back out for the second half.

  • 0-0 at the break. An entertaining half an hour which became a bit stop start afterwards.

  • 45'

    Three additional minutes at the end of the first half.

  • 42'

    Yassine En-Neyah on for Shane Griffin as Waterford make their second sub.

  • 40'

    Waterford\'s third yellow card goes to Wassim Aoucheria in what has been a scrappy last ten minutes.

  • 33'

    Yellow card for Waterford's Niall O'Keefe for a high challenge.

  • 32'

    The pace of the game has somewhat flattened unsurpisingly in what has been a very entertaining half an hour so far.

  • 25'

    Waterford's Roland Idowu forces a great save out of David Harrington against the run of play. First chance the visitors have ha.d

  • 20'

    Cian Murphy has been a thorn in Waterford's side so far and got through again moments ago before blazing his shot over the bar.

  • 15'

    All City since the red card with the hosts laying siege to the Waterford goal. The visitors have held out so far however.

  • 9'

    A straight red card for Waterford\'s Richard Taylor for a professional foul on Cian Murphy just outside the box. Kevin O\'Connor hits the resulting free kick just wide.

  • 8'

    Big chance for Barry Coffey who's put through on goal. Waterford keeper Paul Martin does well to deny him in fairness.

  • 7'

    Frantic start to this Munster derby game with both sides still trying to figure each other out.

  • 1'

    Underway at Turners Cross.

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Cork City

13David Harrington Goalkeeper
4Cian Coleman Midfielder
8Aaron Bolger Midfielder
9Ruairi Keating Forward
10Barry Coffey 40 Midfielder 59'
11Cian Bargary 22 Forward
14Kevin O’Connor Defender 90'
15Matt Healy Midfielder
17Darragh Crowley Forward
18Joshua Honohan Defender
24Cian Murphy 7 Forward
2Uniss Kargbo Defender
6Ally Gilchrist Defender
7Dylan McGlade 24 Midfielder
19Matt Srbely Midfielder
20Jimmy Corcoran Goalkeeper
22James Doona 11 Midfielder
25Gordon Walker Defender
28Jonas Hakkinen Defender
40Louis Britton 10 Forward


22Paul Martin Goalkeeper
12Tunmise Sobowale Defender
24Killian Cantwell Defender
2Darragh Power Defender
3Richard Taylor Defender 9'
4Niall O’Keeffe Midfielder 33'
7Shane Griffin 8 Midfielder
11Armando Junior Quitirna 34 Midfielder
20Roland Idowu Midfielder
44Phoenix Patterson Midfielder
9Wassim Aouachria Forward 40'
Harvey Warren Defender
8Yassine En-Neyah 7 Midfielder
15Jeremie Milambo Defender
18Callum Stringer Midfielder
26Dara Kavanagh Goalkeeper
33Owen Oseni Forward
34Dean Larkin 11 Midfielder
42Sam Norval
49Romeo Akachukwu Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Round 11)
1 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
Regional Sports Centre

Waterford v Cork City

(Round 5)
2 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Waterford

(Series 16)
0 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Waterford

(Series 7)
0 - 0
LOI Men's Premier Division
Regional Sports Centre

Waterford v Cork City


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

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