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

Match Report

City crowned Champions in stalemate

Cork City are officially champions coupled with a return to the Premier Division after a two year absence with a 0-0 draw against Wexford tonight.

The game took a few minutes to settle with the first chance not coming until the 11th minute when Cian Murphy was inches away from tapping in Darragh Crowley’s cross.

The visitors first chance came in the 17th minute when Jack Doherty’s long range shot was tipped over by Jimmy Corcoran.

This chance proved to the outlier in a half dominate by the hosts who could have had a penalty when Murphy was upended in the box.

What followed was a flurry of shots from Barry Coffey and Ruairí Keating, both of which Alex Moody was equal to in an impressive first half display from the Wexford goalkeeper.

Manley was called to the rescue again just before the break when he made a great save from Murphy at the front post to keep it scoreless at half-time.

City continued to dominate in the second half despite struggling to create a chance with Wexford reduced to playing on the break.
While the first quarter was quiet, proceedings began to spark once again when City had two goals disallowed in the space of five minutes.

The first came through Cian Murphy in the 65th minute which was ruled out for offside while Barry Coffey’s header was undone for a foul in the build-up.

City were unable to get the breakthrough as Wexford held on for a 0-0 draw. Despite this there were still joyous scenes at a sold out Turners Cross as Galway’s home defeat meant the Rebel Army return to the Premier Division for 2023.


  • 90'

    2 added minutes to be played.

  • 88'

    City officialy first division champions which sparks joyous celebrations in Turners Cross. Still two minutes to play here however but not a whole pile is happening on the pitch.

  • 85'

    Jack Doherty also off for Conor Barry.

  • 85'

    Len O'Sullivan on for Harry Groom for Wexford.

  • 79'

    City try a clever little pass into Murphy from a free kick but it doesn't quite come off. Wexford are hanging on.

  • 71'

    Tom Considine on for Conor Davis for Wexford.

  • 70'

    Barry Coffey has the ball in the net but its disallowed yet again for a foul.

  • 65'

    Wexford's Adam Wells is booked.

  • 65'

    Murphy has the ball in the net but the whistle was blown for offside long before it went in.

  • 63'

    City dominating posession without creating much in the second half so far. Wexford having to resort to counter attacks.

  • 54'

    Keating thought he had the ball in the net there but its the side netting instead.

  • 53'

    6,035 is the official attendance tonight at Turners Cross.

  • 48'

    Cork's Jonas Hakkinen booked for a rash challenge on Aaron Dobbs.

  • 46'

    Back underway.

  • Teams back out for the second half.

  • Half-time with the game scoreless. City have had the better chances but Wexford are hanging in there.

  • 42'

    Cian Murphy takes a great touch from a long ball that brings him throuigh on goal but once again Moody makes a great save at the near post.

  • 38'

    Jack Doherty is booked for Wexford.

  • 38'

    Cian Bargary is inches away from scoring from a tight angle. City beginning to take control again.

  • 33'

    The eneregy of the game has died done a little bit with both sides struggling to keep hold of the ball.

  • 26'

    A flurry of shots follow after the resulting corner but somehow Moody keeps the ball out.

  • 25'

    Appeals from the home support for a penalty after Cian Murphy tumbles in the box. It would have been harsh in fairness as contact was minimal.

  • 17'

    Jack Doherty goes close for Wexford but his shot is tipped over the bar by Jimmy Corcoran.

  • 15'

    Ruairi Keating makes a dangerous run down the left flank but can't find anyone with the low cross. City on top in the last 10 minutes.

  • 11'

    Crowley inches away from finding Cian Murphy for what would have been a certain goal. That's followed by a long range effort which goes just wide of the post.

  • 10'

    First half chance of the game comes to Darragh Crowley but he can't get enough on his header to loop it over Alex Moody in the Wexford goal.

  • 7'

    Positive play from Wexford early on and win the first corner of the game which is cleared.

  • 1'

    Game on.

  • Teams are out onto the pitch.

  • The game has been delayed by 10 minutes due to crowd congestion heading into the stadium. The game will now kick off at 7.55.

  • City boss Colin Healy is still serving a touchline ban while his opposite number Ian Ryan has been heavily linked with the Bohs job in recent days.

  • City can virtually win the league and earn promotion tonight with a win due to their superior goal difference. Wexford on the other hand are six points adrift of the play offs but a win tonight will put them right back in the mix.

  • Hello and welcome to live updates of Cork City v Wexford. Kick off from Turners Cross is at 7.45 with team news on the way shortly.

Cork City

20Jimmy Corcoran Goalkeeper
28Jonas Hakkinen Defender 48'
6Ally Gilchrist Defender
4Cian Coleman Midfielder
8Aaron Bolger Midfielder
9Ruairi Keating Forward
10Barry Coffey Midfielder
11Cian Bargary Forward
15Matt Healy Midfielder
17Darragh Crowley Forward
24Cian Murphy Forward
7Dylan McGlade Midfielder
14Kevin O’Connor Defender
19Matt Srbely Midfielder
22James Doona Midfielder
25Gordon Walker Defender
26Corey Chambers Goalkeeper
27Mark O’Mahony Forward
34Franco Umeh Forward
40Louis Britton Forward

Wexford FC

13Alex Moody Goalkeeper
4Paul Cleary Defender
5Joseph Manley Defender
17Adam Wells Defender 65'
7Conor Crowley Midfielder
10Jack Doherty 8 Midfielder 38'
21Harry Groome 16 Midfielder
17Luka Lovic Midfielder
11Aaron Dobbs Forward
9Conor Davis 12 Forward
24Eoin Farrell Forward
19Evan Farrell Forward
2Aidan Friel Defender
8Conor Barry 10 Midfielder
12Thomas Considine 9 Defender
16Len O’Sullivan 21 Defender
23Lorcan Fitzgerald Defender
24Darragh Levingston Midfielder
25Shay O’Leary Goalkeeper
33Mitchell Byrne Defender

Past Meetings

(Round 26)
0 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v Cork City

(Round 17)
1 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Wexford FC

(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.