Carraig advance to East Cork Quarter Final

Match report taken from

Aaron Dorgan was the toast of Carraig Na bhFear yesterday evening after a brilliant performance in his sides win over Lisgoold in Watergrasshill in the third round of the East Cork Oil JAHC scoring two vital goals and setting up a third which places Carraig Na bhFear into the quarter finals where they will meet Sarsfields.

In near perfect conditions for hurling on a fantastic pitch the sides exchanged points in the opening twelve minutes and remained level, but a determined move up the right wing a minute later saw Dorgan shrug off two tackles before hitting the ball into the roof of the Lisgoold net on the run.

Carraig Na bhFear tagged on two further points and to be honest most of the time goals win matches and despite a point in reply from John Cashman, the umpire had to reach for the green flag again as Carraig’s Paul Sheehan saw his shot come of the post, but quickest to react was Dorgan who left the defender for dead and dispatched home his second goal and with seven minutes to go to the break Carraig led by seven points.

Lisgoold struck three further first half points to Carraig’s two scores before the short whistle in an enthralling first half.

Lisgoold started the brighter in the second half with Cashman pointing twice, but then Dorgan ran through the middle of the field from his own ‘65’ to the Lisgoold 21 meter line unchallenged before passing to James Meahan who struck Carraig’s third goal of the afternoon and with just two minutes gone in the second half the game was up.

Credit Lisgoold who battled hard with John Cashman scoring a goal and adding nine points in the game, but Carraig Na bhFear saw this game out comfortably in the end.

Scorers for Carraig Na bhFear: A Dorgan 2-2, J Forde 0-8 (7f) J Meehan 1-0, M Hickey 0-2, P Sheehan and C Burns 0-1 each.

Lisgoold: J Cashman 1-9, M O’Connell 0-2, J Woods and R Hogan 0-1 each.

CARRAIG NA BHFEAR: C Hegarty; D Sweeney, S Casey, T Sheehan; P Geaney, T Geaney, B Hegarty; m Hickey, J Meahan; A Hegarty, C Burns, J Forde; R Spillane, A Dorgan, P Sheehan.

Subs: P O’Sullivan for P Sheehan (43) P O’Keefe for C Burns (45) J Forde for P Geaney (54)

LISGOOLD: C Cronin; A Donovan, C Cashman, P O’Mahony; B O’Sullivan, K Cashman, B Flynn; M O’Connell, R Smart; J Woods, J McCarthy, R Horgan; D O’Brien, J Cashman, J Ryan.

Subs: P Leary for J McCarthy (14) L Flynn for A Donovan (54)

Referee: Mark Murphy (Bride Rovers)