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

Match Report

Cork finish season in style with victory over Bray

Cork City marked trophy night with a 2-0 victory over Bray Wanderers at Turners Cross.

The game also marked Mark McNulty’s last game for Cork City was marked with a presentation to the goalkeeper who has played at the club for 20 years at senior level.

The veteran came off the pitch to a standing ovation in the 25th minute after two decades at the club.
Turning to matters on the pitch, City began brightly through Cian Murphy and Ruairí Keating who both went close to scoring in the opening quarter while Bray also cleared a ball off the line.

That was as exciting as proceedings got in the first half with the game very much taking on the feeling of a dead rubber.

Bray’s only chance of the half was a glorious one when McGlone rounded McNulty but could only find the side netting.

The final chance of the half came through Darragh Crowley who hit the Bray post on the half hour mark.
That chance was as exciting as proceedings got in the first half with the game very much taking on the feeling of a dead rubber.

The second half took time to take off as City rang the changes. Indeed, it was one of the substitutes Dylan McGlade who set up Barry Coffey to tap home to give the champions a 1-0 lead in the 64th minute.

That goal gave City fans and players an extra spurt of energy as they searched for another goal while the party atmosphere kicked into full gear.

Ruairi Keating sealed the victory and a special season for fans on Leeside who can only hope that tonight’s trophy celebrations are a sign of things to come.

  • Game over and City are officialy champions albeit to muted celebrations compared to two weeks ago.

  • 90'

    2-0 City with Ruairi Keating getting the goal in the first of three added minutes.

  • 84'

    Game fizzling out here although Bray do look the more threatening side if they can create a chance.

  • 79'

    Crowley and Healy off for Matt Srbely and Gordon Walker for City.

  • 74'

    Subs for Bray as Eoin Massey goes off for Dara Lynch and Josh McGlone off for Callum Thompson, Keith Dalton also off for Kieran Waters

  • 71'

    The pace of the game has been ratcheted up significantly by the home side as they look for another goal.

  • 64'

    1-0 City with Barry Coffey getting the goal. The midfielder made a great run into the box and managed to tap home into an empty net.

  • 60'

    Cian Murphy makes way for Mark O'Mahony. Kevin O'Connor also off for Dylan McGlade.

  • 53'

    Little to no action here in the second half so far.

  • 46'

    Back underway.

  • Teams back out for the second half.

  • Half-time with the game scoreless. Not particularly entertaining with a dead rubber feel to the game.

  • 45'

    1 additonal minute at the end of the first half.

  • 42'

    A beautiful ball into Kevin O'Connor by Darragh Crowley but the left back can only put his shot high and across the face of goal.

  • 36'

    A pretty tame few minutes at turners cross with more chatter than football. A real dead rubber feel to it.

  • 28'

    Darragh Crowley hits the post for City.

  • 25'

    Mark McNulty is off to a standing ovation in his farewell game. Jimmy Corcoran is on in his place.

  • 21'

    Josh McGlone spurns a glorious chance for Bray. He manages to round McNulty but somehow hits the side netting despite having an open goal.

  • 20'

    Uneneventful last 5 or 6 minutes with both sides content with passing the ball around without making any inroads. Just as I say that Keating flashes a shot just wide of the near post on the right hand side.

  • 13'

    Latest chance for City comes through Ruairi Keating but McGuinness does well to get down and make the save.

  • 9'

    Cian Murphy is put through one on one with Stephen McGuinness but his touch evades him at the last minute.

  • 3'

    Positive start from City who have a ball cleared off the line in the opening minutes.

  • 1'

    Game on.

  • Teams out onto the pitch. The cross isn't quite full probably due to the weather but a large crowd here nonetheless.

  • Kick off from Turners Cross is at 7.45 with team news on the way shortly.

  • Hello and welcome to live updates of Cork City v Bray Wanderers in the Airtricity League First Division. City get their hands of the trophy tonight as they head back to the Premier Division in 2023. A near sell out crowd expected for this one.

Cork City

1Mark McNulty 20 Goalkeeper
6Ally Gilchrist Defender
28Jonas Hakkinen Defender
14Kevin O’Connor 7 Defender
4Cian Coleman Midfielder
8Aaron Bolger Midfielder
10Barry Coffey Midfielder 64'
15Matt Healy 25 Midfielder
17Darragh Crowley 19 Forward
24Cian Murphy 27 Forward
9Ruairi Keating Forward
7Dylan McGlade 14 Midfielder
11Cian Bargary Forward
19Matt Srbely 17 Midfielder
20Jimmy Corcoran 1 Goalkeeper
22James Doona Midfielder
25Gordon Walker 15 Defender
27Mark O’Mahony 24 Forward
34Franco Umeh Forward
40Louis Britton Forward

Bray Wanderers

1Stephen McGuinness Goalkeeper
12Jack Hudson Defender
5Hugh Douglas Defender
3Kevin Knight Defender
Josh McGlone 16
19Daniel O’Boyle
6Conor Clifford Midfielder
7Keith Dalton 10 Midfielder
15Eoin Massey 24 Midfielder
18Zak O’Neill Midfielder
26Ben Feeney Forward
9Evan Harte
10Kieran Marty Waters 7 Forward
16Callum Thompson Midfielder
23Conor McManus
24Darragh Lynch 15 Forward
25Michael Kelly Goalkeeper
32Ugo Anny Nzekwue Forward
35Ben Clarke Goalkeeper

Past Meetings

(Round 23)
1 - 3
LOI Men's First Division
Carlisle Grounds

Bray Wanderers v Cork City

(Round 10)
0 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Bray Wanderers

(Round 1)
0 - 6
LOI Men's First Division
Carlisle Grounds

Bray Wanderers v Cork City

(Series 24)
0 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Carlisle Grounds

Bray Wanderers v Cork City

(Series 15)
2 - 2
LOI Men's First Division
Turner's Cross

Cork City v Bray Wanderers

(Series 6)
0 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
Carlisle Grounds

Bray Wanderers v Cork City

Ground

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.