Match Info

Date: 14/10/2018
Kick-Off: 3:30pm
Competition: Under15Cup
Venue: Richmond Park


Referee: Joseph McDonnell
Assistants: Brian Cleary and Brendan Twamley

St Patrick's Athletic vs Cork City

With previous encounters against each other this season being tight affairs, drawing on both occasions, a cagey affair might have been on the cards with such high stakes. This was anything but.

In the opening few minutes, both teams had chances to snatch the lead in rip-roaring affair of the highest quality. Cork's number nine, Chris O'Connor, showed lightening pace to break the offside trap only to shoot at the near poSt Moments later, Cork nearly shot themselves in the foot after a terrible mix up at the back allowed Ben McCormack and Ross Fay to have efforts scrambled away at the last second.

The opening goal came with just ten minutes on the clock after some excellent play from man of the match Ben McCormack, beating a couple of men from midfield only to be hauled down on the edge of the box. He confidently stepped up to the resulting free kick, only to draw a fantastic save from Darragh Burke. But Cian Kavanagh reacted quickest to nod home, taking a knock to the head for his troubles.

The Saints came flying out of the traps in the second half and doubled their lead three minutes in. Ben McCormack was once again the architect with an audacious defence-splitting flick with the outside of his boot to winger Ross Fay, who smashed home past the helpless Darragh Burke.
Almost immediately after going two up, disaster struck for Denis Hyland's troops who found themselves down to 10 men.

A long ball over the top caused all sorts of confusion between defence and keeper that allowed winger Rob Walsh in on goal, but keeper Joshua Keeley took one for the team, hauling him down just outside the box, deservedly receiving his marching orders.

Despite being a man down, Pats went three up in spectacular fashion and killed the contest in the process. Cian O'Malley's incredible over-head kick found the top corner after another excellent McCormack delivery wasn't dealt with by the Cork backline.

The icing on the cake came right before the final whistle. Big number nine Cian Kavanagh, who worked tirelessly throughout, got his second of the game. As Cork pushed numbers forward, a long clearance found its way to the unmarked Kavanagh who, from about 30 yards spotted the keeper off his line, and cleverly floated a brilliant strike over his head to make it 4-0.

Date Competition Home Team Away Team
February, 18th 2019LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic3Wexford0REPORT
February, 15th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City0REPORT
February, 8th 2019FriendlySt Patrick's Athletic0Drogheda United0REPORT
October, 26th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic5Derry City0REPORT
October, 12th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Shamrock Rovers1REPORT
September, 22nd 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians3REPORT
September, 3rd 2018LeinsterSnrCupSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk0REPORT
August, 31st 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Waterford0REPORT
August, 10th 2018FaiCupInchicore Athletic0St Patrick's Athletic5REPORT
August, 3rd 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic3Bray Wanderers0REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
February, 22nd 2019LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
February, 1st 2019FriendlyShelbourne0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
January, 12th 2019FriendlyWexford0St Patrick's Athletic3REPORT
October, 19th 2018LeagueLimerick0St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
October, 5th 2018LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 28th 2018LeinsterSnrCupShelbourne1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
September, 15th 2018LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
August, 24th 2018FaiCupDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
August, 19th 2018LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
August, 10th 2018FaiCupInchicore Athletic0St Patrick's Athletic5REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
February, 15th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City0REPORT
August, 19th 2018LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 25th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City3REPORT
April, 13th 2018LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
February, 16th 2018LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Cork City3REPORT
October, 20th 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic4Cork City2REPORT
July, 9th 2017LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 1st 2017LeagueCupCork City2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 21st 2017LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Cork City3REPORT
October, 21st 2016LeagueCork City3St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
October, 14th 2018Under15CupSt Patrick's Athletic4Cork City0REPORT
October, 3rd 2018Under15CupShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
August, 25th 2018Under15CupMayo SL2St Patrick's Athletic4REPORT
August, 19th 2018Under15CupSt Patrick's Athletic5Sligo Rovers0REPORT