Cobh Ramblers u19’s V UCD u19’s

UCD started well, putting the Cobh defence under pressure from numerous corners and crosses. Ramblers also had early chances and they took the lead on 11 minutes. A great cross in by Bobbi Donoghue was headed home by Keith O’Flynn. Donoghue continued to impress and he almost doubled Cobh’s lead when Roy Kenny’s corner fell to him and his shot just missed the target. Cobh dominated this spell but Liam Traynor and Colm Crowe had chances for UCD. Kynan Rocks and Keith O’Flynn linked up well for Ramblers. As the game opened up the students came into the game. Ayman Ben Mohamed made a great run into the box but his shot just fizzed wide.  John Mahon showed a fine piece of skill to beat his man but he spurned the chance. UCD pushed for the equaliser as the first half drew to a close but Ramblers’ defence stood strong.
Both sides exchanged possession early in the first half. They played good football but the final ball was poor. Jason Dunphy had a great chance for Cobh but his effort missed the target.

Ben Mohamed and Sean Coyne were a handful for the Cobh defence. And it was Coyne who scored the equaliser on 55 minutes. He scored a splendid free kick from the age of the area, into the top left hand corner. Goalkeeper Shane Hallahan was left rooted to the spot. The goal had been coming as UCD had started the half better. Ramblers continued to press though. The ball was cleared off the UCD goaline after a goalmouth scramble. James Carson also had a shot heading for the back of the net but for a marvellous intervention by Steven Byrne. The game began to open up more and both sides had chances. Brendeán Frahill and Donoghue missed good chances for the home side while Robbie Slater was unlucky for the visitors as his shot just missed the target. Ben Mohamed was through on goal for the Dubliners but Sean O’Mahony made a tremendous sliding tackle to win the ball.  Ramblers were caught on the break and UCD substitute Adam Whelan found himself one on one with Hallahan. His shot though went well wide. Cobh replacement Ian Long had an effort from range late on, but he failed to test UCD keeper Niall Corbett.

A draw was a fair result but both sides had chances to win it. This result leaves Cobh Ramblers in 7th place and UCD sit in 4th, four points behind leaders Cork City,

Cobh Ramblers u19’s: Shane Hallahan, Adam Thompson, Cian Murphy, Seán O’Mahony, Brendeán Frahill, James Carson, Keith O’Flynn, Roy Kenny, Bobbi Donoghue, Kynan Rocks, Jason Dunphy
Subs: Jake Hawkins, Dave Walsh, Ian Long, David Curran, Eoin O’Donovan, Adam O’Donoghue, Lloyd Spillane

UCD u19’s: Niall Corbett, Liam Traynor, Seán Coyne, Steven Byrne, Killian Cantwell, Colm Crowe, John Mahon, Robbie Slater, Ola Adeyemo, Adam Zayed, Ayman Ben Mohamed
Subs: Ciaran Quinn, Ben Green, Ryan Malone, Matt Collins, Dean Hurley, Adam Whelan

Cobh Ramblers FC

Cobh Ramblers Football Club is an Irish football club. The club, founded in 1922 and elected to the League of Ireland in 1985, hails from Cobh, County Cork and play their home matches at St. Colman's Park. The club's colours are claret and blue.