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

Match Report

Five star Waterford breeze past Cobh

Waterford returned to winning ways with a facile 5-0 victory over Munster rivals Cobh Ramblers at St. Colman’s Park.

Waterford returned to winning ways with a facile 5-0 victory over Munster rivals Cobh Ramblers at St. Colman’s Park.

The visitors started the stronger especially through Liam Griffin who was unlucky not to score from a free kick in the opening minutes.

Cian Kavanagh also went close after jinking past the Cobh defence before somehow putting the ball wide from ten yards out.

The Blues striker would get his goal in the 17th minute however when Junior Quitrna put him through on goal before slotting the ball past Darragh Burke in the Rams goal.
Wassem Aoauchria doubled their lead ten minutes later when he pounced on a Burke deflection from a corner to tap home for an easy finish.

The rest of the half descended into a scrappy affair with seven yellow cards given out for various scuffles on the stroke of half-time.
Waterford picked up where they left off in the second half and so did Aoauchria, who got his second of the game after 50 minutes. The striker cut in off his left before firing the ball into the top corner giving Burke no chance and effectively ending the game as a contest.

Danny Searle began to ring the substitutes on the hour mark it was super sub Callum Stringer who got Waterford’s fourth goal after his volley hit the bar before falling into the net.

Junior Quitrna made it 5-0 moments later after finding himself in yards of space before curling a right footed shot into the corner of the net.

The game petered out in the last twenty minutes with many Cobh fans heading for the exit early in what has been a disappointing season at home.

Overall, an impressive return to form for Waterford who solidify third place while its three games without a result for new Cobh boss Shane Keegan.

  • FT. Waterford return to winning ways with a very comfortable win over Cobh. Shane Keegan has a big job on his hands over the coming months.

  • 90'

    Yellow for Danny O'Connell for a rash challenge on Darragh Power. Cobh's 6th card of the game.

  • 90'

    Four additional minutes of added time announced.

  • 89'

    Oseni nearly makes it 7 but his shot fizzes just over the bar.

  • 86'

    Dean Larkin on for En-Neyah for Waterford.

  • 83'

    Game really beginning to peter out now with Cobh fans heading for the exit.

  • 70'

    Quitrna also off for Oseni.

  • 70'

    Roland Idowu on for Aourchira for Waterford.

  • 66'

    Quitrna makes it 5-0. Great footwork and a great right footed shot.

  • 65'

    Stringer volleys the ball off the bar which goes in. Great goal for the sub. 4-0.

  • 62'

    Darragh O Connel and Jake Heagerty on for Holland and McCarthy for Cobh.

  • 62'

    Callum Stringer on for Shane Griffin for Waterford.

  • 57'

    Killian Cantwell should have had Waterford's fourth there but somehow blasts the ball over from close range.

  • 50'

    Aouchera gets his second. A fantastic strike, cutting in on his left before fizzing the ball in the top corner. No chance for Burke. 3-0 Waterford

  • 46'

    Underway for second half.

  • Finally half time. A forgettable half outside of the goals as Waterford are in cruise control.

  • 45'

    Three yellows given to Frahill, Mbayo and Aourachia

  • 45'

    Still playing here in Cobh as tempers begin flare between the sides. Michael McCarthy goes down.

  • 40'

    Yellow for En-Neyah for a high foot on Dale Holland.

  • 37'

    Cobh have been better in the last few minutes but are lacking a cutting edge in the final third which is the story of their season so far.

  • 29'

    Michael McCarthy picks up Cobh's second yellow of the game.

  • 27'

    2-0 Waterford. Burke tips the header from Power onto the bar but Wassem Aouchera is there to pounce for an easy tap in.

  • 25'

    Jason Abbott nearly levels with a header but the ball goes just past the post. John Kavanagh picks up a yellow for stopping the counter attack.

  • 19'

    John Kavanagh on for Charlie Fleming as Cobh are forced into an injury substitution.

  • 17'

    Kavangh gets his goal. All started by Junior Quitrna who chipped the ball to the striker who clinically puts it past Burke in the Cobh goal.

  • 14'

    Cian Kavanagh goes close for Waterford from ten yards out. Turned and swiveled on the ball before putting it wide.

  • 11'

    Uneventful opening 10 minutes with both sides feeling eachother out.

  • 3'

    Good effort from Griffin from a free kick but his free goes just wide for Waterford.

  • 1'


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Cobh Ramblers

30Darragh Burke Goalkeeper
Harlaib Mbayo Defender 45'
3Charlie Fleming 2 Defender
5Breandan Frahill Defender 45'
11Conor Drinan Defender
25Michael McCarthy 12 Defender 29'
6Jason Abbott Midfielder
16Luke Desmond Midfielder
28Dale Holland 10 Midfielder
34David O’Leary Midfielder
9Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh Forward
7Danny O’Connell Midfielder
10Jake Hegarty 28 Forward
12Darragh O’Sullivan Connell 25 Defender
14Seán McGrath Forward
17Justin Eguaibor Defender
19James McCarthy Defender
22Andy O’Donoghue Goalkeeper
78Liam Hopkins
2John Kavanagh 3 Defender 25'


1Brian Murphy Goalkeeper
2Darragh Power Defender
12Tunmise Sobowale Defender
24Killian Cantwell Defender
3Richard Taylor Defender
4Niall O’Keeffe Midfielder
7Shane Griffin 18 Midfielder
8Yassine En-Neyah 34 Midfielder 40'
9Wassim Aouachria 20 Forward 27', 50'
11Armando Junior Quitirna 33 Midfielder
10Cian Kavanagh Forward 17'
5George Forrest Defender
15Jeremie Milambo Defender
17Nigel Aris Midfielder
18Callum Stringer 7 Midfielder
20Roland Idowu 9 Midfielder
22Paul Martin Goalkeeper
33Owen Oseni 11 Forward
34Dean Larkin 8 Midfielder

Past Meetings

(Round 16)
4 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
Regional Sports Centre

Waterford v Cobh Ramblers

(Round 9)
0 - 4
LOI Men's First Division
St. Colman's Park

Cobh Ramblers v Waterford


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

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