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

Match Report

City hit five to beat Wexford

Cork City scored five times to power to their second win of the season against Wexford FC tonight at Turners Cross.

A brace of goals by Cian Murphy, Beineon O'Brien Whitmarsh and one from Darragh Crowley secured the confidence boosting three points for the hosts.

While the result was important to lift the Rebel Army up the table, it was the manner of the performance. 

Green shoots sprung forth on the Turner's Cross manicured turf.  Jack Baxter, the Preston loanee, was excellent, highlighted by a number of set-piece deliveries.  

Jack Walsh proved a handful up top, while Jonas Hakkinen, the Finnish defender, was stubborn and assisted Mark McNulty to keep a clean sheet. 

Cian Murphy was full value for his two goals. He headed home from a Baxter delivery, to open the scoring, early in the first half.

Darragh Crowley, doubled the advantage with a looping header of his own, punishing Wexford's failure to clear their lines. 

It was a miserable night for goalkeeper Ross Treacy, who was making his debut for the visitors.  

Unfamiliarity and rust-bred errors in the Wexford defence. 

An attempted quick clearance by Treacy was punished by Cian Murphy to score his second.   

City led by three at the break.  

The second half witnessed Cork continue to control the game.  

Beineon O'Brien-Whitmarsh scored with his first touch, after being introduced as a substitute, punishing a nervous moment by the Wexford keeper.  

Dylan McGlade played a wonderful pass to O'Brien-Whitmarsh, who found the corner of the net, to add to his tally in stoppage time. 

Wexford had their bright spells. Yes, they remain without points so far, but they kept trying to play football, getting the ball down and looking to create.  

Kyle Robinson and Jack Doherty had the better of their side's chances. 

Better days/nights lie ahead for Wexford, while Cork City jump to seventh in the table. 


  • 90'

    Beineon O'Brien Whitmarsh buries a fifth goal.

  • 88'

    Cian Murphy denied a hat-trick by the offside flag.

  • 83'

    Jack Larkin, ex-Waterford, who can play in midfield and defence replaces Kyle Robinson

  • 81'

    Wexford Youths haven't been without their bright spots, They are playing football. They have had chances.

  • 80'

    Jack Baxter is replaced by Cork City academy graduate, Dale Holland.

  • 72'

    Jamie Wynne, the former Dundalk player, makes his Cork City debut in place of Darragh Crowley.

  • 72'

    Dylan McGlade is brought on in place of Cian Bargary

  • 66'

    O'Brien Whitmarsh capitalises on a keeper error to poke him. Only on the field.

  • 63'

    Beineon O'Brien Whitmarsh replaces Jack Walsh.

  • 55'

    Jack Connolly replaces Karl Manahan for Wexford.

  • 54'

    Cian Murphy forces a solid save from Ross Treacy.

  • 52'

    Jack Doherty picks up a yellow. The Youths are growing frustrated.

  • 47'

    Karl Manahan picks up an early booking in this second half.

  • 46'

    No changes as the second half gets back under way.

  • 45'

    Referee, Eoin O'Shea calls half-time. Cork City are comfortable.

  • 43'

    Jack Doherty fires over the crossbar from a free, via the fingertips of Mark McNulty. The resulting corner-kick causes no threat.

  • 38'

    Alec Byrne opens up and fires a shot over the bar.

  • 28'

    Cian Murphy adds a third. Cork City are cruising.

  • 25'

    Gordon Walker picks up the game's first yellow card.

  • 21'

    Darragh Crowley with a looping header over the keeper.

  • 12'

    Cian Murphy finds the net from Jack Baxter pin point corner kick delivery. Cork City are in front.

  • 11'

    Referee waves away appeals for a handball in the vicinity of the Youths' penalty area.

  • 7'

    The wind has picked up. The rain is falling. Cork City dominated the early exchanges. A fright by Karl Robinson dropped a hint Wexford are here to play though.

  • Cork City are unchanged from the draw with Bray, last weekend.

  • A minute silence being observed for the late League of Ireland stalwart Alan Keely, who passed away recently.

  • The big news is new signing Ross Treacy starts in between the posts for Wexford.

  • Welcome to Turners Cross for tonight's bottom of the table clash between Cork City and Wexford Youths

Cork City

1Mark McNulty Goalkeeper
3Ronan Hurley Defender
8Cian Coleman Midfielder
11Cian Bargary 7 Midfielder
16Alec Byrne Midfielder
17Darragh Crowley 25 Forward 21'
24Cian Murphy Forward 12', 28'
25Gordon Walker Defender
28Jonas Hakkinen Defender
27Jack Walsh 9 Forward
30Jack Baxter 15 Midfielder
25Jamie Wynne 17 Forward
15Dale Holland 30 Midfielder
13David Harrington Goalkeeper
#Paul Hunt Goalkeeper
2Uniss Kargbo Defender
9Beineon O’Brien Whitmarsh 27 Forward 66', 90'
6Gearoid Morrissey Midfielder
7Dylan McGlade 11 Midfielder

Wexford FC

1Ross Treacy Goalkeeper
3Alex O’Hanlon Defender
4Paul Cleary Defender
5James Carroll Defender
7Conor Crowley Midfielder
8Karl Manahan Forward
9Karl Fitzsimons Defender
10Jack Doherty Midfielder
17Kyle Robinson 12 Forward
21Harry Groome Midfielder
23Luke Turner Defender
12Jack Larkin 17 Midfielder
15Kevin McEvoy Defender
16Charlie Smith Defender
19Evan Farrell Forward
20Daniel Dobbin Defender
24Anthony Dolan Midfielder
6Jack Connolly Midfielder


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