Date Time League Season
24 June 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2022

Match Report

Super Sub Crowley Seals Narrow Win For Cork

Substitute Darragh Crowley’s 66th minute goal was the difference as Cork City defeated local rivals Cobh Ramblers 1-0 at a soaked Turners Cross.

Ireland manager Stephen Kenny was among the 3,307 spectators in what was a scrappy opening half an hour in dour conditions with Cobh appearing to have a bounce with interim manager Ivan Bevan in the dugout.

City struggled to create many significant chances with the visitors happy to sit deep and hit on the break with the slippery surface also playing a factor.

The best chance came in the 16th minute when City worked an excellent triangle through the centre ending in a curling shot from Kieran Coates which forced a good save from Cobh goalkeeper Sean Barron.

City did go close late on in the half, firstly the left boot of Matt Srbely and then through a well-timed header from teenager Mark O’Mahony. Both of their efforts however went just left and wide of the post.

The opening quarter of the second half continued in a similar vain to the first despite Cork upping the tempo in search of the breakthrough.

That elusive goal did come however in the 66th minute through substitute Darragh Crowley. The Tipperary native was only on the field a couple of minutes and showed a real poacher’s instinct as he poked the ball into the net after a goalmouth scramble.

City had the ball in the net again minutes later through Josh Honahan but was pulled back for a foul on Barron in the build-up.

While Cobh fought gamely they failed to create a clear cut chance required to snatch a point while Darragh O’Connell was sent off in injury time for a second yellow card.

As for Cork they claimed a vital three points to keep the pressure on Galway at the top of the table.

  • Full-time and City seal a narrow win thanks to sub Darragh Crowley.

  • 90'

    Red for Darragh O'Connell who recieves a second yellow card for a rash challenge.

  • 90'

    Sean McGrath with a half chance for Cobh at the end which sends Harrington the wrong way but is blocked by the City defence.

  • 90'

    Four additional minutes of added time at Turners Cross.

  • 85'

    Better from Cobh in the last few minutes but they need to create a chance.

  • 76'

    Ciaran Griffin on for Cobh in place of Mbayo

  • 74'

    The ball is in the net again for City but the referee blows his whistle for a foul in the box.

  • 71'

    3,307 confirmed as the official attendance at Turners Cross.

  • 66'

    Darragh Crowley gets the breakthrough for City. The substitute has only been on for a couple of minutes but he gets on the end of a goal mouth scramble to poke it home.

  • 64'

    Mark O'Mahony of for Darragh Crowley for Cork.

  • 59'

    City upping the temp now, winning a couple of corners in quick succession with Cobh looking a little bit more nervous at the back in the last few minutes.

  • 54'

    Yellow for Cobh's Darragh O'Connell.

  • 51'

    Second half has started in a similiar vain to the first. City with a half chance but ultimately Cobh still look pretty comfortable.

  • 46'

    James Doona on for Coates for Cork as the second half gets underway.

  • Teams back out for the second half.

  • Half-time and its been a forgettable 45 minutes. Cobh will be the happier of the sides with the visitors managing to frustrate their local rivals so far.

  • 45'

    One additional minute of added time in the first half.

  • 42'

    Mark O'Mahony goes close for Cork with a well timed header that goes just wide.

  • 37'

    Yellow for Matt Srbely for his tackle on Michael McCarthy.

  • 34'

    Matt Srbely goes close from a have volley just outside the box after a lengthy spell of posession for Cork. Thankfully for Barron it goes just left and wide.

  • 26'

    Decent effort from Conor Drinan there for Cobh. His shot ultimately skids along the surface and into the hands of David Harrington. Ivan Bevan will happy with the way the game has gone so far.

  • 23'

    Cobh to their credit have managed to frustrate City in the last few minutes and have been able to disrupt the rythm of the game.

  • 16'

    Good save there by Barron from Kieran Coates's shot after a lovely flick on by Honahan .

  • 11'

    City beginning to take control of the game now with Cobh forced to sit deep. A couple of corners and shots fail trouble Sean Barron in the Cobh goal however.

  • 6'

    Cian Murphy with City's first shot but it flies over the bar.

  • 4'

    First half chance goes to Cobh from a free kick but Ben O'Riordan can't get enough power on the header to put it past Harrington.

  • 1'


  • Teams out onto the pitch at Turners Cross.

  • Hello and welcome to live updates of Cork City v Cobh Ramblers in the the Cork derby. Despite Lewis Capaldi playing across the road this is certainly the biggest show in town. Kick off at Turners Cross is at 7.45 with team news on the way shortly.

Cork City

13David Harrington Goalkeeper
14Kevin O’Connor Defender
18Joshua Honohan Defender
28Jonas Hakkinen Defender
23Kieran Coates 22
27Mark O’Mahony 17 Forward
8Aaron Bolger Midfielder
19Matt Srbely Midfielder 37'
11Cian Bargary Forward
24Cian Murphy Forward
Franco Umeh Forward
3Ronan Hurley Defender
17Darragh Crowley 27 Forward 66'
20Jimmy Corcoran Goalkeeper
21Oran Crowe Midfielder
22James Doona 23 Midfielder

Cobh Ramblers

1Sean Barron Goalkeeper
Harlaib Mbayo 23 Defender
4Ben O’Riordan Defender
5Breandan Frahill Defender
11Conor Drinan Defender
12Darragh O’Sullivan Connell Defender 54'
25Michael McCarthy Defender
34James O’Leary Defender
16Luke Desmond Midfielder
10Jake Hegarty 7 Forward
2John Kavanagh Defender
7Danny O’Connell 10 Midfielder
14Seán McGrath Forward
6Jason Abbott Midfielder
17Justin Eguaibor Defender
23Ciaran Griffin Forward
24Issa Kargbo Defender
27Luka le Bervet Bardsley
30Darragh Burke Goalkeeper
78Liam Hopkins

Past Meetings

(Round 12)
2 - 3
LOI Men's First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers v Cork City

(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


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.