Carrigtwohill GAA Club Notes

05 July, 2016

Premier Minor Hurling: Wed 29th June   Carrigtwohill  0 11 Blarney 1 12

Carrig’s minor hurlers suffered a disappointing defeat at the hands of Blarney in the minor hurling League in Carrig last Wednesday, falling away in the final quarter after a reasonably solid performance up to that point. The sides were level at half-time, carrig having squandered a number of opportunities to take the lead into half time. Blarney took the initiative with a goal early in the second half. Carrig fought well but were very unlucky for two goal chances. Going forward Carrig will need to improve their decision making and take their points as the opportunities present themselves but there are lots of positives to take from the game as we prepare for minor hurling championship next week.  Carrig Squad: Ryan O Donovan, Jack Scully, Ollie Baverstock, Kevin Coady, Kitan Oke, Aaron Walsh Barry, Conor O’ Mahony , Sean Sullivan, Brendan Twomey, Shane O’Hanlon , Liam Gosnell, Ronan Donnelly, Darragh McCann, Daire Crotty, Conor O Donovan, Ryan Conroy, Dylan Deane, Conor Harte, Cormac Horgan, Shane Ryan, Conor Keegan

Premier Minor Hurling: Sat 25th June Carrigtwohill  2 20 Aghada 0 06
 Carrig got back to winning ways after the leaving cert with a fine victory over Aghada in the minor hurling league game of the in fine weather last Saturday evening. Carrig put in a terrific opening first half to lead at the break 2-12 to 0-4 with a variety of players getting on scoresheet with some excellent taken points and with both goals coming courtesy of Daire Crotty.  Carrig were determined to overturn the championship defeat to Aghada and continued a high work rate and teamwork that was evident throughout the game. The forwards clicked on the night and carrig ran out easy winners in the end.
Carrig Squad: Ryan O Donovan, Jack Scully, Ollie Baverstock, Kevin Coady, Kitan Oke, Aaron Walsh Barry, Conor O’ Mahony , Sean Sullivan, Brendan Twomey, Shane O’Hanlon , Liam Gosnell, Ronan Donnelly, Darragh McCann, Daire Crotty, Conor O Donovan, Ryan Conroy.

Under 16 Hurling Carrig 2 14 Ballyhea 0 14

Carrig made the long journey to Ballyhea last Monday evening to take on the local side in Round 4 of the Under 16 Hurling league and came away with a brace of points after a tough encounter on a 2 14 to 0 14 scoreline. The home side set the early running with some well taken points but as the game got more competitive Carrig came back to level at the break 1 4 to 0 7 with the goal coming from a solo effort by David Folasade. Carrig put in a strong second half and a further goal from full forward Ryan O'Donovan and a succession of well taken points from several Carrig players was enough to secure victory for Carrig. Well done to all involved. Final score Carrig 2 14 Ballyhea 0 14. Team and Panel on duty. Daire O' Sullivan, Killian Nolan, Gary Yerskin, David Rooney, Alan Warren, Alan Walsh Barry, Cillian Carroll, Citan Oke, Jack Scully,James Mulcahy, Ryan O'Donovan, Shane O'Hanlon. Cian Thornton, David Folasade, Cormac Flynn, Cian Horgan, Billy Scully, Diarmuid Ward.  Referee  Brendan O'Regan.  Carrig also had a number of challenge games recently giving our full panel of players gametime. They drew with Cobh 3 13 to 4 10 and followed with a victory over Sarsfields 3 15 to 4 9.Both games proved very worthwhile for forthcoming challenges.

Under 15 Hurling Carrigtwohill 3 10 Inniscarra 3 14 Carrig under 15 Hurlers travelled to Ballyanley last Friday evening to play Inniscarra in Round 4 of the Under 15 league. This was always going to be a tough assignment for the Carrig lads who put up a tremendous performance despite being short a number of regulars and went down gallantly at the end on a 3 14 to 3 10 scoreline. With the aid of a very stiff breeze Carrig were the better team in the first half and had the luxury of a seven point lead at half time. But try as they might they could not contain the Inniscarra comeback in the second half .Our next game in the competition is a home game to Passage.

Team and Panel on duty. Darren Flynn, Cian Horgan, Niall Hannigan, Billy Scully, Sean de Burca, David Rooney, Daire O 'Sullivan, James Mulcahy, Cormac Flynn, Adam Walsh, David Folasade, Adrian Brown, Cian Thornton, Diarmuid Ward, Darragh Cullinane, Joe Ahern ,Alex O 'Driscoll

Referee James Kavanagh

Junior Hurling Championship Sunday 26th June Carrigtwohill 1 17 Carrignavar 0 17.

Carrig Junior hurlers put in a tremendous performance in the first round of the championship when defeating Carrignavar in Lisgoold. Having played with a slight breeze in the first half Carrig went in at the break behind 0 11 to 0 7.However things could have been a lot closer if Carrig had taken their chances and it was quite evident that Carrig were as good as if not better than their opponents following the opening proceedings. Carrig dominated the game in the second half taking the game to their opponent’s .They forced their opponents into error from tremendous pressure and work rate. The lead was gradually whittled away with several players getting on the scoresheet to tie up the game 0 13 each with five minutes remaining. Despite several chances Carrig could not get the winner so the game went into extra time. Carrig players found renewed energy in extra time and it soon became clear that there was only going to be one winner. Carrig thought they had clinched the winner when Luke Kelly O Regan latched on to a cross to put the ball in the Carrignavar net but the goal was disallowed for an earlier infringement. However moments later justice was done when Conor Keegan tapped in from close range to seal the deal and leave Carrig winners at the end 1 17 to 0 17.
A great performance from the Carrig panel who now await the winners of Cobh/Bride Rovers in Rnd 3. Well done to all.

Team and Panel. Shane Devlin, Ted O Sullivan, Mattie Foley, Denis O'Connor, Stephen O'Flynn, Cian Harte, Eoghan O'Mahony, Shane Healy, Conor McCarthy, Brendan McCarthy, Chris Keegan, Colin Santry, Marty McConville, Jamie McCarthy, Conor Keegan, Darragh Crotty, Luke Kelly O'Regan, Ross O'Mahony. Shane Ryan, Conor O'Mahony, Paul Barden, Cathal O'Sullivan ,Frank Kierans, Eoin O Brien,

Referee Aidan Barry (Sarsfields).

Carrig 2 20 Youghal 0 18. Previous to our championship game Carrig travelled to Youghal and came away with a fine victory in an entertaining league game played in Copperalley. This is Carrig ' s sixth win in the league and we have two more games to play against Carrignavar and Dungourney before the finalists are determined. Final score in this game Carrig 2 20 Youghal 0 18. Team and Panel on duty. Shane Devlin, Ted O Sullivan, Shane Ryan, Denis O'Connor, Stephen O'Flynn, Cian Harte, Eoghan O'Mahony, Cathal O'Sullivan, Shane Healy, Brendan McCarthy, Conor McCarthy, Colin Santry, Marty McConville Jamie McCarthy, Conor Keegan, Frank Kierans, Eoin O Brien, Paul O'Hanlon. Referee John Kirby (Midleton).