Under 21s well beaten

East Cork U21 B Football Championship Quarter Final – Carraig na bhFear Dungourney 3-12 Carraig na bhFear 0-06 Our Under 21 footballers exited the championship on Saturday at the hands of Dungourney, who displayed great skill, tenacity and fitness throughout to deservedly advance to the semi final. Carraig needed a good start but it was Dungourney who were making the best of the sticky conditions in the college pitch, leading 1-02 to 0-0 after 10 minutes as they put siege to the Carraig goal. Michael Ahern, Colm Cooney and Cathal Cronin battled hard at the back for Carraig but the waves of attack were proving had to  repel. An Oisin Crowley free got us on the board before another burst of scores for the visitors extended their lead to 2-04 to 0-01. A Sean O’Sullivan point got Carraig their second score of the game before Oisin added another free, as Carraig began to get more joy in attack. But a killer blow was struck just before the interval in the shape of a third Dungourney goal, as they cut straight through the centre of our defence to finish clinically. The second half saw Carraig push hard for the scores that would get them back into the game, but Dungourneys pace on the counter was always  a threat and they picked off some fine scores throughout the half. James Forde saw a good effort for a goal chance saved and Michael Ahern was also denied, but that was about as close as we could come to getting the crucial goals. As the game reached the final quarter, Dungourney lead 3-10...

Under 21s meet Dungourney in quarter final

East Cork U21 B Football Championship Quarter Final Carraig na bhFear V Dungourney Sat 21st Feb – 3:00pm in Carraig na bhFear An unusual home draw for us as our Under 21 footballers face back into championship action again this weekend, having won the toss to host this quarter final after no neutral venue could be found. The game is a repeat of last years quarter final, which the Dungourney men won with a strong second half showing. With the majority of that team still available, Carraig will be hoping to reverse last years result and hopefully the support of a vocal home crowd will help the lads on their way. Throw in time is 3pm on Saturday, so come along and give the lads your full...

No winner of Lotto

There was No Winner of this weeks Lotto jackpot of €3600 in the Arches. The numbers drawn were 1, 5 and 24. €30 prize winners: Sean Bowen, Cash & Holly c/o The Local, John Caffrey, Michael Downing, Carrig Court, c/o The Shop Next weeks jackpot is €3800. Tickets available locally in shop, post office and all pubs or from the lotto committee. Thanks for your continued support, without which we would not be able to invest in the future of our...

Junior A Footballers kick off season with win

East Cork Junior Football League Div 1 Sun 15th Feb – College pitch Carraig na bhFear 3-09 Cobh 1-04 Our Junior A Footballers got their season off to a good start with a deserved win over Cobh in the college pitch on Sunday. With the U21s having played the previous day, it was a case of the old dogs for the hard road, as management sought to rest as many of the younger players as possible. Carraig got off to a great start when a long range Barrie Casey free found the back of the net off the upright. Further points from play and frees from Barrie gave us an early 1-03 to 0-0 lead, but Cobh came back into the game to notch a goal and two points in quick succession. A goal from wing back John Walsh, added to a 45 from Barrie extended our lead again. Timmy Geaney was having a fine game at centre forward, while younger brother Paul was sweeping up well in defence, making the most of the spare man role. Martin Hickey and William Spillane were excellent at midfield and dominated the kickout battle to keep the pressure on the Cobh defence. At half time we lead 2-05 t0 1-03. The second half saw Carraig take a firm grip on proceedings, with a goal from Timmy Geaney and some fine points from John Forde and Colm O’Reilly. Cobh pushed hard to find a goal that would get them back into the game, but Ricky Galvin made some great stops and cleared his lines well. Carraig finished the game strongly and limited Cobh...

Under 21s get first round win

East Cork U21 B Football Championship 1st Round Sat 14th Feb – Castlemartyr Carraig na bhFear 2-11 Youghal 1-07 Our Under 21 footballers got their championship campaign up and running with a deserved 7 point win over Youghal in Castlemartyr on St. Valentines day. Clearly the lads weren’t distracted by the ladies in their lives as they put in a great performance from start to finish. Oisin Crowley opened the scoring from an early free and he was on target from play after 8 minutes to give us an early lead that we would never relinquish. Sean O’Sullivan and John Forde were dominating the middle of the field and early ball into the dangerous Crowley was causing Youghal all sorts of bother. The seasiders opened their account on 10 minutes, but Carraig responded well, Cormac Hill bursting through on the end of a great team move to bury to the net for the games opening goal. Carraig followed this up with three excellent points from play between the 13th and 17th minutes, centre forward James Forde with 2 either side of a great point from lively corner forward Adam O’Sullivan. In defence Colm Cooney, Gary Geaney and Michael Ahern were dominating, while the half back line of Brendan Murphy, Joe O’Donnell and James Meehan were providing a great platform for attacks. The sides exchanged points, with John Forde joining his twin James on the scoresheet. A great goal chance for Adam O’Sullivan was saved after 25 minutes and the follow up efforts of Cormac and Oisin were also denied. That looked like a great opportunity missed, but Carraig came...