Carrigtwohill GAA Club Notes

18 April, 2016

Senior Hurling 2016

28th Mar League Carrigtwohill 0-13 Na Piarsaigh 1-15


17th Mar League Carrigtwohill 1-12 Blackrock 1-20


6th Mar League Carrigtwohill 0-9 Youghal 1-7


28th Feb League Carrigtwohill 1-9 Glen Rovers 0-15


19th Feb Challenge Carrigtwohill 4-18 Ballyduff Upper 3-17



Junior Hurling 2016

30th March Challenge Carrigwohill 0 -23 Erins Own 2-13



Junior Football 2016

26th March Championship Midleton Carrigtwohill 0-10 Midleton 1-6


12th March League Glenbower Rovers Glenbower Rovers 3-7 Carrigtwohill 1-6


21st Feb League Cobh Carrigtwohill 1-8 Cobh 1-8



Under-21 Football 2016

11th March Championship Fr O’Neills Carrigtwohill 1-3 Fr O’Neills 6-9


27th Feb Championship St Catherine’s Carrigtwohill 1-8 St Catherine’s 1-5



Premier Minor Hurling League 2016

2nd April Carrigtwohill 2-17 Cloughduv 1-14















Senior Hurling League Carrigtwohill v Na Piarsaigh in Carrigtwohill  Monday 28th March 2016

 Carrigtwohill 0-13 Na Piarsaigh 1-15

Carrig’s senior hurlers suffered another disappointing defeat in the Red FM Senior League at Carrig on Easter Monday, falling away in the final quarter after a reasonably solid performance up to that point. The sides were level at half-time, 0-6 each, but Na Piarsaigh took the initiative with a goal early in the second half and though Carrig reduced the deficit to a point on a couple of occasions they were unable to get back on level terms.

Carrig started well and led by 0-6 to 0-4 coming up to half time. Darren O’Driscoll looked dangerous in the corner while Brian Cashman was outstanding in defence. Ronan Power made a strong start to the game too and Carrig were having slightly the better of the argument.

Carrig led briefly after the break, 0-7 to 0-6, but Na Piarsaigh’s goal changed the momentum of the match. Carrig’s defence continued to fight manfully with Colm O’Connell outstanding once again at wing back but Carrig found scores hard to come by. Niall McCarthy was brilliant at wing forward and finished the game with four points from play. Young substitutes Daire Crotty and Ciaran Gosnell also scored but Carrig never looked like getting the goal they desperately needed.

Carrig scorers: Tomas Hogan 0-5, 0-2 frees, 0-1 65; Niall McCarthy 0-4; Liam O’Sullivan, Daire Crotty, Ciaran Gosnell and Darren O’Driscoll 0-1 each.

Carrig Team: Shane Devlin, Pat O’Sullivan, Paraic Hogan, Brian Cashman, Colm O’Connell, Ronan Power, Michael O’Riordan, Liam O’Sullivan, Jay Horgan, Sean Dempsey, Niall McCarthy, Tomas Hogan, Stephen Kidney, Michael Fitzgerald, Darren O’Driscoll

Subs used: Aaron Gosnell, Daire Crotty, Ciaran Gosnell


Senior Hurling League Carrigtwohill v Blackrock in Carrigtwohill on Thursday 17th March 2016

 Carrigtwohill 1-12 Blackrock 1-20

A strong finish from Blackrock decided this very keenly contested Red FM senior hurling league match in Carrig on St Patrick’s Day. Carrig led by a point with ten minutes to go but were out-scored 1-6 to 0-1 by the city side in the time that remained. The final score line was a harsh reflection on Carrig’s performance which had been very good for 50 minutes.

Carrig played with the breeze in the first half but squandered a couple of goal-scoring opportunities and trailed by a point at the break, 0-9 to 0-8. Sean Dempsey and Niall McCarty were outstanding in the Carrig half forward line but scores were hard to come by and at half time it looked as if Carrig faced an uphill struggle.

In fairness to the Carrig players they dug in after the break with Colm O’Connell and Paraic Hogan terrific in defence and Liam O’Sullivan and Jay Horgan continuing to work extremely hard at centre field. A goal from Michael Fitzgerald put Carrig ahead mid-way through the second half but during a brief period of dominance Carrig missed a handful of chances to consolidate their position. Blackrock came back with a goal that restored their lead and tacked on a succession of points in the closing minutes. >

Carrig’s next league match is at home to Na Piarsaigh at noon on Easter Monday.

Carrig Team: William McCarthy, Pat O’Sullivan, Paraic Hogan, Brian Cashman, Colm O’Connell, Ronan Power, Michael O’Riordan, Liam O’Sullivan, Jay Horgan, Sean Dempsey, Tomas Hogan, Niall McCarthy, Sean Rohan, Michael Fitzgerald, Darren O’Driscoll.

 Subs Used: Daire Crotty.


Senior Hurling League Carrigtwohill v Youghal Sunday 6th March 2016

Carrigtwohill 0-9 Youghal 1-7

A late goal denied Carrig’s senior hurlers at least a draw in absolutely appalling conditions in Youghal last Sunday. On a pitch that deteriorated into a sea of mud the match was borderline unplayable, particularly in the second half when both teams struggled to exert any control over the ball or their footing.

One goal was always likely to be decisive and Youghal came up with it in the closing minutes when the sides were level at 0-7 each. Carrig responded manfully in the time that was left and managed two points to narrow the gap but couldn’t come up with the equaliser

Carrig were once again missing seven or eight front line players through injury and illness but put up a hugely spirited performance in the circumstances. Trailing by 0-4 to 0-1 at the beginning of the second quarter Carrig came back to lead by 0-6 to 0-5 at half time with a string of scores from Darren O’Driscoll, Michael Fitzgerald and the excellent Tomas Hogan who led the Carrig attack again with six points, three from play.

Shane Devlin made a brilliant close range save to keep Carrig in the game in the first half and the backs on the whole did exceptionally well in the conditions. Jay Horgan gave another intelligent performance as an improvised corner back, Liam Sullivan covered acres of ground at centre field and Seamus Roche worked extremely hard in the half forward line.

Carrig, though failed to score for the first 20 minutes of the second half during which time Youghal tacked on two points. Hogan equalised for Carrig and it looked like the game was heading for a stalemate until Youghal struck late.

Carrig Team: Shane Devlin, Brian Cashman, Padraic Hogan, Jay Horgan, Colm O’Connell, Ronan Power, Michael O’Riordan, Liam Sullivan, Daire Crotty, Seamus Roche, Tomas Hogan, Stephen Kidney, Michael Fitzgerald, Darren O’Driscoll, Sean Rohan.

Subs used: Cian Harte, Ciaran Gosnell



Senior Hurling League Carrigtwohill v Glen Rovers in Carrigtwohill on Sunday 28th February 2016

Carrigtwohill 1-9 Glen Rovers 0-15

Carrig’s senior hurlers started their Red FM League campaign with a slightly disappointing three point defeat to county champions Glen Rovers in Carrig on Sunday morning. The Glen were missing just two of their county final line-up while Carrig where short half a dozen first team regulars for a variety of reasons. In the end Carrig’s finishing let them down despite an honest, hard-working performance.

Carrig trailed by a point at the end of a low-scoring first half, punctuated by a glut of wides by both sides. Young Daire Crotty showed up exceptionally well at centre field with a really energetic and intelligent performance and was unlucky not to get a goal after a surging run. Sean Dempsey was excellent under puck-outs and the Carrig defence, led by Colm O’Connell and Michael O’Riordan, coped extremely well with the Glen Rovers attack.

The Glen had a player sent off before half time but with the wind at their backs in the second half they were able to get bodies behind the ball and shoot for points from distance. With top scorer Tomas Hogan in terrific form again and Jay Horgan storming into the game in the final quarter Carrig threatened to draw level with the Glen on a few occasions. But by the time Michael Fitzgerald scored the only goal of the game with a few minutes left the Glen were four points clear and were able to close out the victory.

Carrig Team: William McCarthy, Jay Horgan, Padraic Hogan, Brian Cashman, Colm O’Connell, Ronan Power, Michael O’Riordan, Liam O’Sullivan, Daire Crotty, Sean Dempsey, Tomas Hogan, Stephen Kidney, Michael Fitzgerald, Darren O’Driscoll, Sean Rohan.

Scorers: Tomas Hogan 0-4, 0-1 free, Michael Fitzgerald 1-1, Michael O’Riordan 0-2, Jay Horgan and Daire Crotty 0-1 each.

Subs used: Cian Harte, Seamus Roche, Shane Healy.



Senior Hurling Challenge v Ballyduff Upper in Carrigtwohill on Friday 19th February 2016

Carrigtwohill 4-18 Ballyduff Upper 3-17

Carrigtwohill’s senior hurlers started their season with a good work-out against Ballyduff Upper last Friday night. Missing a number of players through injury and work commitments Carrig fielded a fairly experimental side and trailed by three goals after about ten minutes. However they fought their way back into the match with some lovely points from the impressive Tomas Hogan and two goals from the excellent Sean Rohan, who finished the match with 3-1 to his name.

Having played against the breeze Carrig only trailed by a point at half time, 2-11 to 3-9, and took control of the game in the third quarter with one fortuitous goal and a succession of points. Jay Horgan did well on his introduction at wing-back, Niall McCarthy was terrific when he was moved to the half forward line and Ciaran Gosnell played a pile of ball at centre field. There is plenty to work on but it was an encouraging start ahead of the first big test of the season on Sunday with the visit of county champions Glen Rovers in the Red FM League.

Carrig: Shane Devlin, Cian Harte, Paraic Hogan, Brian Cashman, Colm O’Connell, Pat O’Sullivan, Michael O’Riordan, Liam O’Sullivan, Ciaran Gosnell, Sean Dempsey, Tomas Hogan, Sean Rohan, Daire Crotty, Niall McCarthy, Michael Fitzgerald.


Subs used: William McCarthy, Shane Healy, Conor McCarthy, Luke Kelly, Christopher Keegan, Stephen Kidney, Jay Horgan.


Junior Hurling Challenge Match v Erins Own 30th March 2016

Carrigtwohill 0-23 Erins Own 2-13

Carrig entertained Erins Own in a worthwhile Junior Hurling Challenge game last Wednesday evening.  In an open first half Erins Own were the more slicker outfit and enjoyed a four point lead at the

break 0-14 to 1-07.

The tempo of the game increased somewhat in the second period with a more sustained effort from Carrig.

Despite their efforts Carrig still found themselves four points adrift at the final whistle 0 23 to 2 13. Hopefully the game will stand to Carrig as they prepare themselves for their next junior league assignment on Wed April 13th in Carrig against Dungourney.


Carrig Team: William McCarthy , Ted O' Sullivan, Denis O' Connor, Colm Cronin, Shane Healy, Aaron Gosnell, Eoghan O' Mahony (0 1), Cathal O'Sullivan,  Ciaran Gosnell ( 0 4f),  Colin Santry ( 0 1), Seamus Roche ( 0 2), Luke Kelly O'Regan  ( 0 1), Conor McCarthy (0 2), Christopher Keegan ( 1 2),

Jamie McCarthy (1 0).

Subs Used: Stephen O' Flynn, Eoin O' Brien, Marty McConville.



Junior A Football Championship Carrigtwohill v Midleton in Killeagh on Saturday 26th March 2016

Carrigtwohill 0-10 Midleton 1-6

When you have two neighbouring parishes with a healthy rivalry for each other, then this first round championship was never going to be a quiet affair. This was grassroots GAA at its finest and the attendance got a fantastic hours entertainment from a hugely contested game in which both sides went at it from the off. Yellow, black and red cards were all on view and this was result of the intensity of the game with our lads holding their own in all exchanges.

Carrig were slow to start and were down six points to three at half time with points from Liam Sullivan and two frees from Eoghan O Mahony. The mood at half time was hugely upbeat and the second half saw us score seven points without reply to lead by 10 points to six with 4 minutes remaining. Midleton then got a hotly disputed goal but Carrig saw out the remaining minutes to win by the single point. Our lads absolutely dug in in this second half and our determination won this game for us.

A feature of the game was the huge impact Carrig’s subs had on the game, with 5 of our points coming from the bench. Indeed 4 of these subs were under 21’s so hopefully this bodes well for the future.

We had outstanding displays from everybody but Brian Cash, Ted Sullivan, Killian Mac and Matty Foley must get an extra mention.


Carrig Team: Chris Keegan, Brian Cashman, Paraic Hogan, Ted Sullivan, Shane Healy, Jay Horgan, Tomas Hogan, Liam Sullivan ( 0-1), Killian Mc Carthy, Darren O Driscoll, Sean Rohan, Domnic Cronin, Eoghan O Mahony (0-4 frees), William Mc Carthy and Jamie Mc Carthy.

 Subs: Mattie Foley (0-2), Dara Crotty (0-2), Luke Kelly (0-1), Shane Walsh, Paul Bardon, Frank Kerins and Conor O Mahony.


Junior A Football League Carrigtwohill v Glenbower Rovers in Killeagh on Saturday 12th March 2016

Glenbower Rovers 3-7 Carrigtwohill 1-6

A trip to Killeagh was a tough ask for a young Carrig team, many of whom who had played an U21 championship game only the night before.  We played against a stiff breeze in the opening half and were very quickly 2-3 to a point in arrears. However after that we straightened ourselves out and held Killeagh to just two more points in the first half. Clive’s pep talk at half time highlighted how narrow our approach play was and the change in emphasis was an immediate improvement with a much more direct style being immediately employed.

We had an excellent second half and outscored our opponents by 1-5 to 1-2. Added to this Paul Bardon hit a rasper off the upright and Paraic put another glorious chance just wide of the upright with the keeper well beaten. We also threw up three great point chances by passing up on some very kickable frees. Carrig probably had approx. 12 wides and if we can convert half of those then we can be a match for anyone. Overall a great effort from all concerned.


Carrig Team: Chris Keegan, Aaron Gosnell, Domnic Cronin, Ted Sullivan, Tomas Hogan, Paraic Hogan, Sean Rohan, Killian McCarthy, Seamus Roche, Luke Kelly, Liam Sullivan, Paul Bardon, Matt Foley, Wm McCarthy, Jamie McCarthy.

Rolling Subs Eoin O Mahony & Jay Horgan.



Junior A Football League v Cobh in Carrigtwohill on Sunday 21st February 2016

Carrigtwohill 1-8 Cobh 1-8

Carrig started their Junior football league campaign with a draw, in what was an excellent game of football in Carrig’s main pitch. Carrig fielded a very young side in this encounter and were very quickly into their stride leading by four points after 10 minutes despite playing against a strong wind in the first half. Carrig played the whole first half on the front foot with strong running and support play from all 15 players. We went in at half time 1 point ahead. An excellent goal by Jamie Mc Carthy saw us increase our lead mid-way through the second half saw us lead by 4 points with 15 minutes to go. However our exertions against the wind in the first half then began to tell and we visibly tired towards the end, eventually surrendering the equalizing point in what was the last kick in the game.


Overall a really encouraging display. Hopefully over the coming weeks we can add further strength to our panel and we would then be a match for any junior football team in the county.  One or two extra big men would be appreciated!


Team: Chris Keegan, Brian Cashman, Paraic Hogan, Ml Sullivan, Shane Walsh, Jay Horgan, Tomas Hogan, Seamus Roche, Killian Mc Carthy, Sean Rohan, Liam Sullivan, Dara Crotty, Luke Kelly, Marty Mc Conville and Jamie Mc Carthy. Subs: Frank Kierns, Paul O Hanlon and Shane Healy.


Finally, thanks to Clive Cremin who has agreed to come on board as a selector and bring a bit of West Cork footballing expertise to Carrig.


Championship Under 21 Football 11th March ’16 Carrig 1-3 Fr O Neills 6-9

A very talented Fr O Neill outfit inflicted a heavy defeat on us in this match, played in Carrigtwohill.  The scoring is a bit flattering, however Carrig to be fair never gave up trying.  Fr O’Neills have since gone onto beat Glenville in the semi-final and are expected to prove strong for Castlemartyr in the final.

Team: O’ Baverstock, P Barden, B Cashman, S Walsh, A McNamara, S Murphy, C O’ Sullivan, P O’ Hanlon, D O’ Driscoll, C O’ Mahony (0-1), C Gosnell, E O’ Mahony (Captain) (0-2),D Crotty (0-1), L Kelly O’Regan (1-0), J McCarthy & Chris Keegan.

Subs: L Gosnell, Conor Keegan, B Twomey, R Donnelly, A Creagh, F Kierans & J Archer.


The Management Team Jay Horgan, Dermot Cashman, Anthony Barry, Sean Buckley & Niall Barrett, would like to thank the players for their endeavours. We played 2 challenge matches in preparation for the Championship.  It was particularly pleasing to see so many young players line out afterwards for the Junior Footballers in their great Championship win over Midleton.




Championship Under 21 Football 27th Feb ‘16

Carrigtwohill 1-8 St Catherines 1-5

Our football conjured up a hard fought win in this encounter played in Ballynoe.  We conceded 1-1 in the opening twelve minutes.  A splendid goal from the talented Conor O Mahony the difference in the end.

Team: O’ Baverstock, P Barden, B Cashman, S Walsh, A McNamara, S Murphy, C O’ Sullivan, D O’ Driscoll (0-1), C O Mahony (1-1), C Gosnell, D Crotty (0-1), L Kelly O’Regan (0-2), J McCarthy (0-1), Chris Keegan (Captain) & F Kierans.

Subs: E O’ Mahony (0-1), P O’ Hanlon, L Gosnell (0-1), Conor Keegan, B Twomey, R Donnelly & J Ronayne.



Premier Minor Hurling League 2016

2nd April Carrigtwohill 2-17 Cloughduv 1-14

Carrigtwohill started off their Premier Minor Hurling league on a winning note when they had a fully deserved six points victory over Cloughduv in Cloughduv last Saturday evening April 2nd.Carrig seemed to be in trouble in the beginning when trailing by 6 points to 2 after fifteen minutes. But Carrig soon found their rhythm hitting a purple patch before half time putting a succession of fine scores on board to lead 1 8 to 0 7 at the break goal coming from Darragh McCann.

Carrig built on their lead in the second half with several players getting on the scoresheet and full forward Oliver Baverstock adding a further goal to lead at one stage by ten points .Cloughduv rallied towards the end but at the final whistle they was no denying Carrig their 2 17 to 1 14 victory.

Well done to Team Management and Players whose pre-season training and challenge game activity was so evident in their performance.Next assignment is away to Carrigaline at 4.30pm Sat Apr 9th.

Team and Panel.

Ryan O' Donovan, Ryan Conroy, Shane Ryan, Kevin Coady, Citan Oke, Conor O' Mahony,

Aaron Walsh Barry, Brendan Twomey,  Liam Gosnell, Conor Keegan, Darragh Crotty, Sean O'Sullivan,

Ronan Donnelly, Oliver Baverstock, Darragh McCann. Dylan Deane,Cormac Horgan,Conor O ' Donovan,

Jack Scully, Shane O'Hanlon & Conor Harte.