Watch: Derry City put 12 past Blarney United to equal FAI Cup record

Fri, Aug 17 2018

City had plenty of opportunities to celebrate as they set a new goalscoring record and equalled the record winning margin. Credit: John-Paul McGinley (ETPhotos)

Derry City equalled an FAI Cup record on Saturday afternoon when they trounced Munster Senior League side Blarney United 12-2 at O’Shea Park in Cork.

Ally Roy scored four as Ronan Hale, Aaron McEneff, Shane McNamee (two each), Cathal Farren and Kevin McHattie all got in on the act to complete the rout for the ruthlessly-efficient Candystripes.

City began the scoring in just the fourth minute as Ronan Hale, the on-loan Birmingham City man, got onto the end of a devilish ball in from Roy to send the Candystripes on their way.

Derry began to turn the screw upon their Munster Senior League counterparts as Aaron McEneff’s unstoppable strike slammed into the top corner of Cian Woods’ goal.

Sensing blood, the Candystripes then grabbed their third of the game just seconds after as Ally Roy scored an easy finish to grab his first of four at O’Shea Park.

Roy got his second 12 minutes later, tapping home following an elementary mistake from Woods in the Blarney goal as the Candystripes blitzed their non-league opposition.

McEneff secured his brace soon after as the influential Ally Roy found the top corner of Blarney’s under siege goal to make it six nil to the Premier Division side.

The highly coveted McEneff had a chance to complete his hat-trick shortly before the half-time interval as Kevin McHattie was taken down inside the area.

The inspirational midfield star saw his penalty go well wide of the bottom right corner, however, and it remained 6-0.

The Candystripes weren’t to be held for much longer as striker Ronan Hale turned his brother Rory's supreme delivery into the roof of the net to make it 7-0 at the break.

Kenny Shiels’ side showed little sign of slowing down in the early stages of the second half as Shane McNamee and Ally Roy made it 9-0 to the Foylesiders.

Cathal Farren made it ten for City in the 70th minute right before a brief Blarney rally which saw United grab two goals in the space of two minutes.

Paul Collins and Conor Cronin grabbed the Munster Senior League sides consolation goals as a lackadaisical Derry defence were punished for two lapses of concentration in quick succession.

Derry scored moments afterwards through Kevin McHattie while Shane McNamee thundered home his second, and Derry’s 12th goal of the game to ensure a convincing ten-goal win for the Foylesiders.

Watch the goals below via Derry City.