Carrigtwohill GAA Club Notes

15 March, 2017

Carrigtwohill GAA Club News 13-03-17


Red FM Senior Hurling League results

Carrigtwohill 0-10 Blackrock 5-10 in Carrigtwohill on Tuesday 7th March

Carrig’s senior hurlers opened their League campaign with a slightly frustrating defeat against last year’s League winners Blackrock. Fielding a young and inexperienced team Carrig were in front, 0-6 to 0-4, approaching half-time until Blackrock reeled off 1-3 without reply in a matter of minutes.

The Rockies added two goals in quick succession immediately after the break which, all of a sudden, gave Carrig a mountain to climb. To their credit the Carrig players didn’t drop their heads and kept fighting to the end. Young Daire Crotty rattled off four brilliant points from play, Shane Healy struck two beautiful points, one in each half, and the impressive Cathal O’Sullivan finished Carrig’s best move of the match with a terrific point from long range. Tomas Hogan’s accuracy from play and placed balls also kept Carrig in the hunt.

In defence Aaron Gosnell, Colm O’Connell and young Conor O’Mahony did really well and apart from a ten minute spell either side of half time a new and emerging Carrig team were extremely competitive against one of the best teams in the county.

Carrig: Shane Devlin, Aaron Gosnell, Padraic Hogan, Cian Buckley, Colm O’Connell, Ronan Power, Conor O’Mahony, Cathal O’Sullivan, Jay Horgan, Sean Dempsey, Tomas Hogan, Sean Rohan, Shane Healy, Seamus Roche, Daire Crotty.

Subs used: Conor McCarthy, Christopher Keegan

Carrigtwohill 0-13 Douglas 1-12 in Carrigtwohill on Saturday 11th March

Carrig’s senior hurlers came up just short against Douglas after a hugely spirited performance in round two of the RedFM League. Missing eight players through injury, illness or work commitments Carrig fielded a team that contained just seven players who appeared in last year’s championship. They delivered a heart-warming performance, full of fight and intelligence. *

Neither team built up a commanding lead at any stage. It was nip and tuck for most of the first half until Douglas struck for a goal a few minutes before half time. Carrig responded well, however, and went in at the break trailing by just a point. They picked up the pace again in the second half and came from a couple of points down to lead by one with six minutes remaining.

By then Douglas had introduced their former Cork senior Stephen Moylan and the Cork footballer Mark Collins in a concerted attempt to win the points. Carrig missed late opportunities to force a draw at least but the overall performance was hugely encouraging for Carrig.

Carrig: Shane Devlin, Aaron Gosnell, Ronan Power, Denis O’Connor, Shane Healy, Jay Horgan, Conor O’Mahony, Cathal O’Sullivan, Conor McCarthy, Daire Crotty, Liam O’Sullivan, Sean Rohan, Darren O’Driscoll, Tomas Hogan, Christopher Keegan.

Sub used: Matthew Kidney.

Under 21 C Football Championship on Friday 10th March Carrigtwohill 0-5 Cobh 4-5

The age-old mantra that ‘goals win games’ was proven emphatically in Cobh on Friday last, as our Under-21 footballers exited this year’s championship. In a hard-fought game, Cobh’s ability to find the back of the net proved the difference as Carrig failed to muster an answer to a clinical Cobh attack. Focus now switches to a shot at redemption for our young footballers involved with the Junior A team, who will take on Castlelyons in championship Friday week.

Minor Football League v Kinsale in Carrigtwohill on Saturday 11th March Carrigtwohill 0-4 Kinsale 3-16

After a straightforward win in the league opener against Lisgoold, Carrig faced a sterner test against a well-prepared and confident Kinsale side. It was a fine day for a game of football but Carrig couldn’t get close to a Kinsale team who enjoyed the trip home after mustering a comfortable performance over both halves. Both sides now boast a win and a loss in the league. Carrig have their first away trip in two weeks, heading to Minane Bridge, to meet table-toppers Tracton.

Full panel: Ryan O’Donovan, Niall Hannigan, Ryan Conroy, Gary O’Brien, Jack Scully, Kiatan Oke, David Rooney, Kevin Coady, Cormac Flynn, Shane O’Hanlon, Darragh McCann, John Carroll, Conor O’Donovan, James Mulcahy, Cian Dunlea, Jamie Noonan, Jonathan Roche, Alan Warren, Cillian Carroll, Aaron Walsh Barry, Killian Nolan, Billy Manning, Billy Scully, Liam Gosnell, Gary Yerskin, Dylan Deane, Cian Thornton, Brendan Twomey, David Folasaide, David Grimes.

Upcoming Fixtures

Sunday March 19th Junior Football League Division 3 Carrigtwohill v Castlemartyr in Carrigtwohill at 12pm

Friday March 24th Junior A Football Championship Carrigtwohill v Castlelyons. Venue and time TBC.

Saturday March 25th Minor Football League Carrigtwohill v Tracton in Minane Bridge. Time TBC.

Sunday March 26th Red FM Senior Hurling League Round 3 Carrigtwohill v Newcestown in Newcestown at 12pm

For up to date fixtures, results and match reports visit

Congratulations to Niall McCarthy

Carrigtwohill GAA Club would like to extend its congratulations to club member, Niall McCarthy, on winning the gold medal in the Novice Junior 86kg weight division in the final of the Irish Athletic

Third Level Boxing Association. Niall fought on behalf of UCC where he is a trainee teacher and defeated Finbarr Maguire of cross-town rivals CIT.

2017 East Cork Sports Star Awards

Carrigtwohill GAA Club members were beneficiaries of two prestigious awards at the 2017 East Cork Sports Star Awards held in Midleton Park Hotel on March 4th. President of the blub, Eddie O’Riordan, was a Hall of Fame Award recipient and Davy O’Keeffe, former captain and goalkeeper, accepted a Special Achievement Award on behalf of our Junior A hurling county winning team of 1966. Congratulations to Eddie, Davy and the ’66 team on their success.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Carrigtwohill GAA Club would like to wish all of our members and community a happy St. Patrick’s