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
June, 14th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Finn Harps0REPORT
May, 31st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City1REPORT
May, 21st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City0REPORT
May, 17th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Bohemians1REPORT
May, 3rd 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic0Waterford3REPORT
April, 26th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2UCD0REPORT
April, 19th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic2Sligo Rovers1REPORT
April, 15th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Derry City3REPORT
April, 5th 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk0REPORT
April, 1st 2019LeagueCupSt Patrick's Athletic1Dundalk2REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
June, 8th 2019LeagueSligo Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
May, 24th 2019LeagueDundalk1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
May, 10th 2019LeagueDerry City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
April, 29th 2019LeagueShamrock Rovers1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
April, 22nd 2019LeagueFinn Harps0St Patrick's Athletic2REPORT
April, 12th 2019LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
March, 29th 2019LeagueBohemians1St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 15th 2019LeagueWaterford2St Patrick's Athletic0REPORT
March, 1st 2019LeagueUCD1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
February, 22nd 2019LeagueSligo Rovers0St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
Date Competition Home Team Away Team
May, 31st 2019LeagueSt Patrick's Athletic1Cork City1REPORT
April, 12th 2019LeagueCork City1St Patrick's Athletic1REPORT
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
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