Carrigtwohill GAA Club

11 August, 2019

Carrigtwohill GAA Club Notes 11-08-19

Senior Hurling Championship Round 2 Carrig 1-11 (14) Killeagh 1-9 (12) at 6pm in Midleton on Sunday, August 4th. Referee: Diarmuid Kirwan (Éire Óg)

As Carrig emerged onto the field for the second half they must have been cursing their luck that the wind and rain that had given Killeagh a big hand in establishing a 7-point lead had died away to nothing. At that point, after a lacklustre first half that saw Carrig trail 1-8 to 0-4 at the break, not many could foresee Carrig holding Killeagh to just a point in the second half and putting up 1-7 of their own. Not many outside the Carrigtwohill dressing room that is. It was an incredible fightback from this group of players that gave Carrig their first Championship proper win since 2015.

Sean Rohan opened the scoring for Carrig inside the 1 st minute with a fine turn and shot but Killeagh answered with a goal minutes later when an indirect free wasn’t cleared. Soon Carrig were trailing 1-4 to 0-2 as they were the victims of 2 fine Ryan McCarthy points from sidelines with a Liam Gosnell free Carrig’s only response. Things didn’t get better from there as Carrig struggled into the wind and rain and Killeagh outscored Carrig 0-4 to 0-2 to the end of the half with placed balls from Gosnell and Padraic Hogan rounding out Carrig’s first half total.

It was a different Carrig side that came out for the second half however and Killeagh had no answer as Carrig blew them away from the clash. Tomás Hogan set the tone with a point straightaway and Carrig’s dominance in the backline would tell for the rest of the half as Hogan, Walsh Barry and Pat O’Sullivan cleared a world of ball and O’Connell, Power and Barden had their men well shackled. When James Mulcahy pointed from over the shoulder Carrig were in full flow. Tomás Hogan was brought down for a penalty after Jamie McCarthy won the puckout and Shane Devlin came out of goal to bury at the other end. Killeagh mustered their only point of the half in response; Carrig 1-6 Killeagh 1-9 going into the final quarter. Carrig were relentless to the end and scored the last 5 points of the match, 0-4 from Gosnell (0-3f) and the final score from Sean Rohan. A Killeagh free at the death was ably saved by Shane Devlin who pulled off a couple of fine saves to keep Carrig in the game early on too.

Carrig were deservedly applauded off the field at the final whistle as much for this remarkable turnaround full of fight and character as for changing the narrative after a couple of years on the back foot. Carrig will now meet Bandon in Ovens in the last 16 on Saturday, August 17th. The winner will progress to the quarter-final and will guarantee themselves a place in the Premier Senior grade after the re-grading of the Cork Senior Hurling Championship next year.

Scorers: L. Gosnell 0-6 (0-5f), S. Devlin 1-0 (pen), S. Rohan 0-2, T. Hogan, J. Mulcahy, P. Hogan (f) 0-1 each.

Panel: S. Devlin, P. O’Sullivan, P. Hogan, P. Barden, R. Power, A. Walsh Barry, C. O’Connell, B. Twomey, J. Horgan, T. Hogan, S. Roche, J. McCarthy, L. Gosnell, J, Mulcahy, S. Rohan. Subs used: D. Crotty

Hurling Championship Action

Our senior hurlers meet Bandon in the third round of the Senior Hurling Championship this Saturday, August 17th in Ovens at 7pm. Carrig are one win away from a place in the Championship quarter-final and guaranteeing a spot in the Premier Senior grade after the restructuring in 2020.

Our junior hurlers are also in championship action this weekend when taking on St. Catherines at 12pm on Sunday, August 18th. The venue is TBC. This is the second round robin game and Carrig have one win on the board already after defeating Youghal by a point. A win on Sunday will guarantee Carrig a spot in the championship quarter-final.

This Wednesday, August 14th Carrig’s minor hurlers are in the championship semi-final against Bishopstown in Whitechurch at 7pm. Carrig had an epic win over Éire Óg in the previous round and have every chance of making the Rebel Óg East final.

This is a big week for our club and is a chance to build on all of the hard work put in this year. Please come out and show your full support for these fantastic teams. Everyone in the club would like to wish the respective managements and players the best of luck.

Votes of Sympathy

Everyone in Carrigtwohill was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Irene Horgan on the morning of August 10th. Beloved wife of the late Patrick, loving mother of John, Kieran and Pat, sister of Connie, Theresa (O’Keeffe) and the late Jack, Noreen (Mulcahy), Sr. Agnes, Mark and Gertie. Sadly missed also by her daughters in law Caroline and Maeve, grandchildren Jay, Eva, Cian, Robbie and Daragh, extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends

Irene and the Horgan family have been a mainstay of Carrigtwohill’s sporting and community organisations and Carrigtwohill GAA extends its deepest sympathies to the family.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.

Fixtures:

Minor Hurling Championship Semi-final Carrig vs Bishopstown in Whitechurch on Wednesday, August 14th at 7pm

Senior Hurling Championship 3rd Round Carrig vs Bandon in Ovens on Saturday, August 17th at 7pm

Junior Hurling Championship Round Robin Carrig vs St. Catherines in TBC on Sunday, August 18th at 12pm

Pictures caption: Our senior hurlers who defeated Killeaghin the hurling championship 2nd round.