Carrigtwohill GAA Club News

11 June, 2013

Senior Hurling Championship v Bride Rovers in Ballynoe on Sunday 2nd June

*Carrigtwohill 0-19 Bride Rovers 1-13*

Carrigtwohill's senior hurlers guaranteed their progress in this year’s
championship, secured their status for 2014, picked up a pair of league
points, and avenged their defeat to the Rovers from the 2010
championship all in one swoop on Sunday at Ballynoe. Not a bad night's
work. The achievement was all the more praiseworthy when measured against
the injury crisis that existed prior to throw in and worsened considerably
as the second half of this encounter progressed. Central forwards Niall
McCarthy and Shane Fives failed to start, while central defenders, Noel
Furlong and Pat Sullivan, and midfield stalwart Colm O Connell were all
forced off with leg injuries in the second half. However, when Carrig's
need was greatest, Niall Mac, and Noel Furlong returned to the field,
injuries forgotten, and played major parts in closing out the deal. Rehab
can start now for Round 4

It was a tough manly encounter – but generally played in good spirit. At
half time, it looked likethe Carrig ‘s cavalry of the dynamic duo
above, wouldn’t be needed, as Carrig shot 12 impressive points (and
only one wide ) to Bride Rovers 0-4. It has to be acknowledged that Bride
Rovers were out of luck with their shooting early on - and it took them a
while to get motoring. Danny O’Mahony, Robbie White and Stephen Dineen were
on fire, and with Jason Barret, Mickey Da and Tomas Hogan, also
contributing, Carrig would not have been flattered with a bigger margin.
A half chance of goal tantalisingly eluded Tomas. So an 8 point half time
margin. Enough? Not when you’re playing the Rovers .

The Rovers got two early second half points on the board, before Stephen
Dineen lifted the siege. Both sets of supporters roared on their sides and
Barry Johnson and Padraig Hogan traded some impressive long range pointed
frees. Rovers Michael Kearney put the game in the balance with a 45 minute
goal that left only three between the sides. Carrig’s lead seemed very
precarious at a 3 point margin, with the centre of defence now replaced and
the Rovers with the bit between their teeth, and throwing caution to the

However, some switches helped steady the ship. Danny O Mahony was now
anchoring the defence, with substitute Sean Forbes playing out of his skin
alongside, and Niall Mac entering the fray, suddenly Carrig carried more
threat. After a few target practice wides, Niall deliver two beauties, one
off his knees, reminiscent of Brian Corcoran on another stage.

Still the game wasn’t won and a frantic 4 minutes of injury time ( all
legit!), was played mostly in Carrig's half – and a lot of it in Carrig's
square! Some vital blocks and clearances by Liam O Sullivan, Ronan Power
and the ever dependable Furlong saved the day. Extra time nightmare
avoided. Relegation minefield avoided. Field hospital mobilised. Troops
should be ready for August !

Scorers : Micky Da 0-4 (2 f ), P. Hogan 0-4 ( 3f) Danny O’Mahony 0-3, Rob
White 0-3, Stephen Dineen 0-3, Niall McCarthy 0-2

Team: Willie McCarthy, Andy Garde, Pat O’Sullivan, Ronan Power, Padraic
Hogan, Noel Furlong, Michael O'Riordan, Colm O'Connell, Liam O’Sullivan,
Stephen Dineen, Danny O Mahony, Jason Barrett, Tomas Hogan, Robbie White,
Mickey Da Fitzgerald

Subs used : Killian McCarthy, Sean Forbes, Niall McCarthy

Subs not used: Liam Barry, Ted O'Sullivan, Eoghan O'Mahony, Darren
O'Driscoll, Dylan Scriven, Cathal O'Sullivan, Liam O'Connell
Shane Devlin, Cian Buckley, Donal Hogan, Shane Healy and Ciaran Gosnell

U-14 Ladies Football Challenge v Erin's Own in Carrigtwohill on Wednesday
29th May 2013 *

*Carrigtwohill 2-4 Erin's Own 3-3*

Another very good display from the under 14 girls. A great defensive effort
and some well taken points made for a good result against an Erin's Own A
team .Well done to all.
*Under-111 Hurling Challenge v Blackrock in Carrigtwohill on Saturday 7th
June 2013

We welcomed Blackrock to Carrig to play an U11 hurling challenge match on
Sat morning, the sun shone and we had a great turnout of 22 players. We
played two 11 a side matches which were both keenly contested. Carrig's
"Blue" team ran out comfortable winners with strong performances right
through the team. Carrig's "Gold" team were narrowly beaten by a single
point after a great comeback in the second half saw them just run out of
time. Both games were played in a very competitive, sporting manner which
was a credit to both teams. Many thanks' again to Blackrock for travelling
the plans is to have a rematch in Blackrock in the Summer months
Lotto results* for 3rd June 2013
Jackpot €2000. Numbers drawn,10,11,24,25
There was no winner of our Jackpot of €2000
€50 Winners, Breda Walsh and Adrian Finn c/o Guilders
Next weeks’  Jackpot €2200, draw in Castle Bar