Date Time League Season
11 June 2021 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2021

Match Report

Cabo win frustrates Rebels fans

A frustrating return to Turner's Cross for 600 Cork City supporters who saw Cabinteely take the points in this Airtricity First Division League of Ireland fixture.

Vilius Labutis and Jordan Payne scored the decisive goals for Cabo.

In a thoroughly fascinating encounter, Cork City dominated possession, but offered little in terms of penetration; while Cabinteely were content to feed during the scraps of a counterattack. 

This was on par with a fight where one opponent was happy to take the best punches, without ever being troubled, before seizing their moment to deliver the knockdown. 

Both of the visitors goals came towards the conclusion of the respective halves, and were a result of capitalising on a tired and spent City side. 

Cork City threatened plenty but created little.  

The best of their chances were arguably delivered through Cian Bargary's corner kick deliveries, which routinely found the head of Cian Coleman.  

The Rebel Army did advance with intent into the box but on a number of occasions shied away from taking the shot and instead looked to square the ball, which allowed Cabinteely's center-halves to recover and intercept. 

When Cabinteely did get on the ball, Keith Dalton and Vilius Labutis were the source of ideas. 

The game's opening goal arrived on 37 minutes, Ben Hanrahan's pacy run and cut back, cued up Labutis to take a touch before dispatching from outside the box, beyond Mark McNulty's reach. 

Cork City remained competitive throughout and caused nervous moments for keeper Harry Halwax, who struggled when receiving the ball to his feet, but dealt comfortably with his hands when required. 

City lost George Heaven and Bargary to injury, while frustration was evident as the yellow card count climbed. 

Beineon O'Brien Whitmarsh was positive on his introduction, but in truth City ran out of ideas. 

The game concluded with a great solo run by Sean McDonald, who consequently set up Jordan Payne to poke home for his first goal for Cabinteely.  

Cabinteely climb to fourth, while Cork City drop to second from bottom. 

  • 90'

    Jordan Payne seals the points with the game's second goal.

  • 90'

    Jordan Payne sees yellow simulation

  • 90'

    Eoin Massey yellow card for delaying the restart

  • 90'

    Dale Holland flashes a shot across the face of goal.

  • 89'

    Eoin Massey on for Hanrahan

  • 89'

    Gordon Walker sees yellow for Cork City

  • 86'

    Cork City lose their player of the match Bargary to a nasty shoulder injury

  • 82'

    Jordan Payne for Keith Dalton

  • 82'

    Sean McDonald for Kieran Marty Waters.

  • 79'

    Jamie Wynne On Dylan McGlade Off

  • 79'

    Jack Baxter off Dale Holland On

  • 75'

    Keith Dalton fires a free-kick and a rebound into a Cork City wall.

  • 73'

    Again City let an opportunity pass as Beineoin O'Brien Whitmarsh attempted pullback is cleared away.

  • 65'

    Beineoin O'Brien Whitmarsh on Cian Murphy off

  • 64'

    Cian Coleman is booked following that chance

  • 62'

    Darragh Crowley is booked following that chance

  • 61'

    Bargary squares the ball back beyond the reach of Cian Murphy. Baxter had a chance before it and sent it wide

  • 55'

    George Heaven is hurt and requires replacing. Steven Beattie coming into proceedings.

  • 51'

    Harry Halwax has to work hard to recover from a heavy touch after misreading a back pass. Clears it away eventually for a throw-in.

  • 48'

    Cian Coleman's header flashes over from another Bargary corner kick. City have started the half strong.

  • 47'

    No changes on either side.

  • Second half back underway...

  • 45'

    Half-time. Cabo have snatched the front. Disappointing so far for the 600 in attendance.

  • 40'

    Luke McWilliams fouls Darragh Crowley and picks up a yellow card in the process.

  • 37'

    A goal out of nothing. Labutis has scored from outside the box. Sets himself up lovely. Goal comes just after Bargary shot high and wide for City.

  • 30'

    Cabinteely launch a counter-attack with the help of the keeper long ball but the ball is cleared from danger.

  • 29'

    Cabinteely sit deep when Cork City get on the ball.

  • 16'

    Jack Baxter picks up a yellow card after two late challenges.

  • 13'

    Dylan McGlade is pulled down for a Cork City free 35 yards out. Baxter will fancy this.

  • 12'

    A Bargary corner kick raises Cabo heart beats. Cian Coleman meets the corner but heads wide.

  • 9'

    Cork City not committing players so far.

  • 7'

    Cabinteely have started slightly the brighter. They are moving the ball around nicely. Letting it move. Going forward with intent but not overly aggressive.

  • Niall Barnes and Ben Hanrahan come into the Cabo team.

  • City suffered a 1-0 reversal against Cabinteely when the sides met earlier in the season. A lack of attacking edge has proven an Achille's heel for the home side so far, scoring only 10 goals in 10 games.

  • Ray Matthews will take charge of the fixture with Shane O’Brien and Chris Campbell being the assistants. The fourth official is Jason Mannix.

  • 600 plus are in and if you are one of them.. feel free to drop us a line during the action

  • Hopefully a rip-roaring game is in the offing to send the ground into raptures

  • A gorgeous night to welcome back the supporters to Turners Cross

Cork City

1Mark McNulty Goalkeeper
3Ronan Hurley Defender
5George Heaven 10 Defender
7Dylan McGlade 25 Midfielder
8Cian Coleman Midfielder 64'
11Cian Bargary Midfielder
16Alec Byrne Midfielder
17Darragh Crowley Forward 62'
24Cian Murphy 9 Forward
25Gordon Walker Defender
30Jack Baxter 15 Midfielder 16'
15Dale Holland 30 Midfielder
13David Harrington Goalkeeper
10Steven Beattie 5 Forward
25Jamie Wynne 7 Forward
2Uniss Kargbo Defender
9Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh 24 Forward
27Jack Walsh Forward
20Paul Hunt Goalkeeper


25Harry Halwax Goalkeeper
2Daniel Blackbyrne Defender
3Kevin Knight Defender
6Alex Aspil Midfielder
7Keith Dalton 26 Midfielder
8Zak O’Neill Midfielder
10Kieran Marty Waters 11 Forward
12Niall Barnes Midfielder
14Ben Hanrahan 15 Forward
16Vilius Labutis Midfielder 37'
19Luke McWilliams Defender 40'
9Luke Clucas Forward
15Eoin Massey 14 Midfielder
11Sean McDonald 10 Forward
18Conor Knight Midfielder
23Joe Hyland Defender
26Jordan Payne 7 Forward
29Jem Campion Forward
33Mitchell Byrne Defender
60Kajus Aksamizan Goalkeeper

Past Meetings

8 - 0
eLOI Group A
Online Event

Cork City v Cabinteely

(Series 2)
1 - 0
LOI Men's First Division

Cabinteely v Cork City


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