Carrigtwohill GAA Club

04 July, 2017

Club Notes 03-07-17


Junior A Hurling Championship in Midleton on Saturday July 1st

Carrigtwohill 0-7 Killeagh 4-15

A tough championship outing for our junior hurlers was played out in Midleton on a warm July evening last Saturday. Killeagh were sharp from the get-go and ran out to a six point to one lead inside the first twelve minutes; a Christopher Keegan free putting Carrig on the board after eight minutes. Carrig spent the next ten minutes re-asserting themselves into the game with the half-back line of minor hurlers Kevin Coady and Brendan Twomey and the recently-engaged Shane Healy battling well. Colin Santry was picking up ball after being moved to midfield and Jamie McCarthy and Darragh McCann were hurling ably inside. Two fine points from the right sideline from Santry and McCann had Carrig within a score with ten minutes to go in the half. Stephen Flynn also provided a couple of fine saves to keep Killeagh at bay. Unfortunately, on twenty minutes, a loose ball in the Carrig full-back line was seized upon for a Killeagh goal that edged them six points in front. Another Keegan free and a further placed ball from Kelly O’Regan saw Carrig go in at the half down five, 1-7 to 0-5.

The second half started as did the first with Killeagh rattling over some early scores but unfortunately that pattern didn’t change for the next thirty minutes. Killeagh built on their superiority and despite the best efforts of the Carrig hurlers ran out easy winners. A Kelly O’Regan free and a mighty score from wing-back by Brendan Twomey were Carrig’s only scores of the half.

On a positive note Carrig managed to give game time to twenty players, with more on the bench, after a league campaign where the bare fifteen was hard to find at times. It was also a good precursor for the young lads who will line out in under-21 and minor championship in the next two weeks. Carrig’s juniors will now look to a back door draw against Cobh with match details yet to be confirmed.

Team: Stephen O’Flynn, Ted O’Sullivan, Matthew Kidney, Denis O’Connor, Brendan Twomey, Shane Healy, Kevin Coady, Conor McCarthy, Cathal O’Sullivan, Luke Kelly O’Regan, Christopher Keegan, Colin Santry, Darragh McCann, Jamie McCarthy, Ciarán Gosnell. Subs used: Marty McConville for Kevin Coady, Shane Ryan for Matthew Kidney (inj), Dave Mullins for Colin Santry, Frank Kierans for Ciarán Gosnell and Jordan Kidney for Conor McCarthy.

Minor Hurling League in Ahavine on June 24th

Carrigtwohill 2-11 Fr O’Neills 1-12

Carrigtwohill travelled to Ladysbridge for their latest league bout on Monday, June 24th.Fr O’Neills started quick and plundered a goal after 30 seconds but Carrig’s response was immediate. The impressive Darragh McCann got Carrig’s opening goal and further points from David Folasaide and Liam Gosnell put Carrig into the lead. A 2nd goal from McCann ensured a Carrig lead at half time, 2.06 to 1.04.

Fr O’Neills failed to score from play in the 2nd half but our lack of discipline almost proved costly. In the end, Carrig held out for the win on a scoreline of 2.11 to 1.12 with Billy Manning and Liam Gosnell firing all of Carrig’s 2nd half scores.

Carrig remain unbeaten in the league with 3 wins and a draw to their name. They followed up this win with another fine outing and victory over an east cork rival when they overcame Watergrasshill in Carrig last Friday, 2-14 to 1-14.

Team: 1. Ryan o Donovan 2. Jack Scully 3. Kiatan Oke 4. Cillian Carroll 5. David Rooney 6. Brendan Twomey 7.Shane O’Hanlon 8.Cormac Flynn 9.James Mulcahy 10. Billy Manning 11.Liam Gosnell 12. Alan Warren 13. John Carroll 14.Darragh McCann 15. David Folasaide 16. Jamie Noonan 17. Dylan Deane 18. Killian Nolan 19. Connor O’Donovan 20. Billy Scully 21. Niall Hannigan 22. Gary Yerskin 23. Cian Horgan 24. Sean Walsh 25. Sean De Burca 26. Darragh O’Sullivan

Minor Hurling Championship

The draw for the Rebel Óg hurling and football championships was held on Wednesday, June 28th in Carrigaline Court Hotel.

In the Premier 2A minor hurling championship Carrig have been drawn against Valley Rovers. Carrig and the Innishannonsiders have yet to meet in the league where Carrig remain unbeaten with 3 wins and a draw. The respective winners and losers of this game will meet the winners and losers of the Ballinhassig/Fermoy game in the next round. Since drawing with Aghabullogue in the league in April, Carrig’s minors have won back-to-back league games and three challenge games on the trot. They will hope to continue this fine form when they open their championship account early next week. Once the details of the championship game are confirmed they will be updated on the Carrigtwohill GAA website and social media. We wish our minor hurlers and management the best and hope they get the support that their hard work deserves.

Cork Minor Hurling

Despite doing most of the hurling in the first half of the Munster minor hurling championship in Thurles last Thursday, Cork were put under pressure by an energetic Tipp attack in the final ten minutes of the half and before the whistle blew for the end of the first thirty, Carrigtwohill’s Aaron Walsh-Barry was called upon to shore up the Cork half-back line. It was his second appearance of the championship, after featuring in the previous round against Waterford. On Monday Walsh-Barry got the call to go from the start and put in a sterling display as Cork minors secured their place in a Munster final for the first time since 2008. It will be Aaron’s second Munster final of the year after claiming the Munster crown in the inaugural U17 championship back in April. A double-header of Cork minors and seniors will feature in the Munster final this Sunday. We congratulate Aaron on his success thus far and wish him all the best with club and county.