Carrigtwohill GAA Club Notes

15 February, 2017

Carrigtwohill GAA Club News

Senior hurling challenge v Tallow in Carrig on Friday 10th of February

Carrig 0-8 Tallow 0-8

The senior hurlers had their first run out on a bitterly cold Friday evening in the village against Tallow of Waterford. It was a chance for both teams to stretch their legs and dust off the cobwebs of last year and the game was a good exercise for both clubs. The match was no less competitive for the time of year and despite a number of changes and youngsters in the fray there were good battles all over the field. Carrig continue their preparations for the league campaign against Ballyduff Upper on Sunday Feb 26th in Carrig at 3pm.

Presentation to Niall Kidney

At the beginning of a new campaign, the Carrigtwohill senior hurlers took time to look back and honour the man who had led them over the last few years. After watching his former charges begin a new year on a frigid night in the village, Niall Kidney was brought back into the dressing room where he had made many a speech and was forced to make one more. Niall was presented with a framed collage of his best moments coaching our senior hurlers while last year’s captain, Colm O’Connell, speaking on behalf of the players, thanked Niall for his contributions and hard work in driving the club forward. When it was Niall’s turn to speak he did his best to hold back his appraisal of the night’s performance and in his own inimitable style thanked the players for their commitment and sacrifices during his tenure. Niall will continue coaching with our under 21 footballers this year and will no doubt maintain his fruitful involvement with the blue and gold for years to come. Congratulations Niall on your successful run with our senior hurlers and thank you for representing our club with passion, pride and humility. Le gach dea ghuí agus míle buíochas, CLG Carraig Thuathail.

Minor hurling challenge v Cobh in Cobh on Sunday 5th February

Carrigtwohill 1-14 Cobh 2-9

The Minor hurling season got underway on Sunday February 5th with a 2 point victory in a challenge game against our hosts, Cobh. 29 players had a run out and despite heavy conditions gave a good account of themselves. They continue their preparations on February 19th with another challenge match against St. Catherines in Ballynoe at 7pm.

Junior Football League v Fr O’Neills in Carrigtwohill on Saturday 11th February

Carrigtwohill 2-13 Fr O’Neills 2-7

It was an excellent start to our 2017 football year and the real strong point being that we togged 21 players out. We had a few more genuinely unable to make this game, so hopefully we can look forward to good numbers for the year to come. John O’Mahony, Carrigane, has come on board this year as an extra selector and Seamus Roche has been appointed the Junior football captain for the year. Congrats Seamus.

On Saturday we had an excellent display with all 21 players giving a great account of themselves throughout the game. Sean Dempsey was the “mark” specialist in the centre of the field where he got good support from Seamus Roche. Other players to impress were Paul Bardon, Shane Walsh, Daire Crotty and Austin Creagh.

Our next game is against Castlelyons who were East Cork championship finalists in 2016 and who are also our championship opponents. That game will take place on Sunday February 19th at 3pm.

Club Lotto Results for the 13th of February

Jackpot €12,800

Numbers drawn: 1, 14, 17, 23. There was no jackpot winner. €50 winners: Mary Higgins and Mikey Conroy. The next jackpot of €13,000 will be drawn in Guilders Bar on Monday 20th February.

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