Carraig na bhFear 0-16 Carraigtwohill 1-06.
On another of those cold wintry nights that we unfortunately have become so used to, Carraig na bhFear, with a certain degree of flair and hardwork, advanced to the third round of the East Cork U21 “C” Championship. Carraig started strongly, with Oisin Crowley and Paul Sheehan to the forefront. Carraig raced to a 0-5 to 0-0 lead within the first ten minutes, with Crowley and Sheehan sharing two each and Thomas Coleman racing up from the half back line to score a classy point.
Gradually Carraigtwohill started to come more into the game and they registered two points from play. But Carraig, after a small period of stagnation, finished the half with another flurry of scores, courtesy of the aforementioned O Crowley (two frees) and another point from P Sheehan. It was also noteworthy that the scoreline would have been greater if not for
three marvellous saves from the Carraigtwohill goal keeper. Half time score; 0-8 to 0-2 in favour of the men from Carraig. Carraig na bhFear continued to dictate matters in the second half, with
another variety of pointscorers in the first 8 minutes. B Murphy, J Aherne and C O ‘Brien kept the scoreboard ticking over with some stylish point taking.
However the one unfortunate moment of the match occurred when Thomas O’Driscoll acquired an injury to his knee. There was a significant delay to proceedings whilst Thomas received some assistance. Thankfully Thomas was able to walk off the field with some help and everyone at the club wishes him well in his recovery.
For the remainder of the match, Carraig na bhFear were in a comfortable position and kept Carraigtwohill at arms length. Carraigtwohill had a good period of possession around the 15 to 20 minute period. They earned a penalty which resulted in Conor Hayes receiving a black card. Padraig O Brien stepped into the breach and made a fantastic save from the resultant penalty. Carraig
continued to trouble the scorekeeper with further points from Crowley, O’Brien and T Hegarty. Carraigtwohill registered the final score of the game with a goal. When the long whistle came, Carraig were safely home and dry and into the next round of the championship. Good performances all round with some momentum now gathering which bodes well for the future.
C Hayes, D Mullins, D Sweeney, G Geaney, T Coleman, M Aherne, T O’ Driscoll,
B Murphy, J Aherne, F Mulcahy, P Sheehan, S Farrell, P O’Brien, O Crowley, C
Subs: T Hegarty for P O Brien, A Cronin for C O’ Brien.
Carraig na bhFear will play in Round 3 of the East Cork U21 Football Championship on the Sunday March 25th against Lisgoold at 6pm in Carraig na bhFear, your support for the team is greatly appreciated.