Carraig defeated in County Junior Football League

County Junior A Football League Carraig na bhFear 1-12 Dromtariffe 3-12 On Sunday morning last, Carraig hosted Dromtariffe in the third round of games in the Cork County Junior Football League. This was a game that Carraig were chasing from the start, after the concession of two goals in the first 13 minutes of the game. Carraig were short a number of U21 players after their exertions from the previous day, but this gave an opportunity for a number of fringe players. Carraig did fight back into the game, with promininent play from Paul O Keeffe and the evergreen Shane Horgan i lar na bpairce. The half time score was Dromtariffe 2-07, Carraig 0-07. Dromtariffe managed to keep Carraig at arms length throughout the second half, as Carraig tried to reel them in. With Carraig chasing the game, Dromtariife sat deep and hit quickly on the counter, and from this they engineered their third goal with a quarter of the game left. There was no way back for Carraig, eventhough C O’Reilly did dispatch a penalty in the last three minutes. A worthwhile work out for the team a week away from Championship, but a few creases to be ironed out as well. First round of East Cork Junior Football Championship takes place next Sunday May 13th, Carraig na bhFear V Glenbower Rovers, 2 pm at Castlelyons Team: B Murphy, C Cooney, P Geaney, T Sheehan. C Cronin, T Geaney, T Neally, M Aherne, S Horgan, C Hill, P O’Keeffe, J Forde, C O’Reilly, P Murphy, P...

Goals Prove decisive as Cobh shatter Carraig’s Title Dreams

Goals Prove decisive as Cobh shatter Carraig’s Title Dreams Cobh 3-08 Carraig na bhFear 0-10   At a warm and sunny Carraigtwohill pitch, last Saturday, the Carraig na bhFear U21 footballers were denied another East Cork title by a more balanced and more incisive Cobh team. This was a game that Carraig might have a few regrets about, possibly due to missed opportunities at the start of both halves. Goal chances were missed at these times and the course of the game may have been altered. But, Cobh did take their chances and must be commended on a having their homework done in snuffing out Carraig’s prime forwards, namely O Crowley and P Sheehan. Carraig had a great goal chance within 40 seconds of the commencement of the game, P Sheehan hitting the butt of the post after being put through by Crowley. It would have been the tonic start, but instead Cobh gained a foothold in midfield and scored two quickfire points in the first five minutes. Carraig replied with their first score, Crowely stroking over a classy free from distance. Cobh added another point from play, but then Carraig had a good period of dominance. S Farrell worked hard on the wing, B Murphy and J Aherne started to dominate in midfield and O Crowley was starting the pull the strings on the “forty”. Carraig scored the next 3 points, a fine effort from play from Murphy, O Crowley from a free after he was fouled himself and then Crowley again with a determind effort from play. Carraig were a point up 0-4 to 0-3 after 20 mins. But Cobh struck back with an incisive run...

Match Reports 30th April

Carraig na bhFear 2-12 Muintir Bhaire 1-08. Carraig na bhFear recorded their second win of the Cork County Junior A Football League, after a good honest display against Muintir Bhaire, on Saturday April 21 st in Carraig na bhFear. The story of this game was defined in the joint performance of Oisin Crowley and Paul Murphy, both players in the full forward line who managed to score all of Carraig’s scores. Carraig started with a good tempo and were quick to get on the scoresheet. Within the first 15 minutes, Crowley and Murphy had both goaled after good approach work from midfield. Both finishes were clinical and left Carraig in front at half time, Carraig 2-06 Muintir Bhaire 0-04. Carraig did not lessen their grip on the game in the second half. S Casey was solid at full back and the half back line of Cronin, Dorgan and Sweeney defended quite well. M Aherne and S Horgan fielded well at midfield and this platform kept a constant flow of possession heading in the direction of the “Terrible Twins”. Crowely added three more minors from frees, whilst Murphy, lena chiatog, scored three from play. Munitir Bhaire did rally and managed a good goal with ten minutes left. But Carraig finished the game well and won by a margin of seven points. Onwards and upwards for the group, with the first round of the Football Championship only two weeks away. Team: C Hayes, T Sheehan, S Casey, C Cooney, C Cronin, A Dorgan, T Neally, M Aherne, S Horgan, J Forde, P O’Keeffe, B Murphy, P Murphy, O Crowley, J Forde. Subs: D Sweeney for Neally. Facile Victory for Carraig na bhFear Junior Hurlers...

Carraig na bhFear Junior Hurlers slip to defeat

Cork County Junior ‘A’ Hurling League Result: Cloughduv 2-19 Carraig na bhFear 0-14. Sun 8th April @ Cloughduv The Carraig na bhFear Junior Hurlers made their inaugural appearance in the Cork County Junior League, on Sunday last, April 8th in Cloughduv, and unfortunately, it was not a happy experience. This was a game that Carraig not really got to the tempo of and were dictated to from the off by an aggressive and fit Cloughduv side. Cloughduv raced into a very quick 1 goal and two points lead after the first five minutes and they were never lead for the rest of the game.  Thankfully Carraig woke from their slumber and started to register some scores through excellent play by Timmy Geaney and Paul Murphy. Diarmuid O Driscoll gradually started to lead from the front at centre back but the Carraig full back line was under serious pressure as incessant ball was coming their direction. Cloughduv, aided by the elements went 1-10 to 0-4 ahead with five minutes to go to half time. Carraig then enjoyed their best period with two very good scores from play, and also at least three goal chances created but alas, none were taken. Half time score 1-10 to 0-6 in favour of the men from Cloughduv. After the switch over, Carraig tried to make more of an impression on the game, but for every point we scored, Cloughduv answered. Ten minutes into the second half, a speculative shot from distance deceived Carraig’s goalkeeper, Conor Hegarty and nestled in the net. That gave Cloughduv a six point lead just as Carraig were starting to...

Easter Weekend Roundup

Carraig na bhFear U21’s make East Cork Final after late drama. Carraig na bhFear 1-09 Bride Rovers 1-07. Carraig na bhFear’s U21 footballers made it back to back East Cork Final appearances in the East Cork “C” Football Championship, after a dramatic last 10 minutes in their semi final versus Bride Rovers at a wet Rathcormac on Easter Sunday. This was a victory achieved through grit and sheer belief, but with also a small bit of “an t-adh dearg”!!. The first half was very evenly contested. Carraig moved the ball well at times, with good play from Thomas Coleman,  Diarmuid Mullins, Fionn Mulcahy and Jack Aherne. Carraig got on the score sheet with a free from Oisin Crowley, and a couple of scores from play through Brendan Murphy, Paul Sheehan and Thomas Coleman. However with the game very tight, Bride Rovers also profited from good forward play and they responded with some good scores of their own. Do bhi na foirne ar chomhscor ar an leatham; Carraig 0-4, Bride Rovers 0-4. The second half saw an increase in the tempo as both sides tried to wrest supremacy over each other. Carraig got a huge break with a fine finish from Oisin Crowley which raised a green flag and suddenly the game tilted Carraig’s way. Do bhí Michael Aherne ar fheabhas ar uimhir a se, d’imir se mar cheannaire. Ar an line leatosaithe, do bhi Paul Sheehan agus Shane Farrell ag obair go dian.  But back came the Rovers and they scored a goal of their own. With ten minutes left, the score line was level at 1- 07 each....

Carraig na bhFear U21’s march on!

East Cork U21 C Football Championship Quarter Final – Sun 25th March Carraig na bhFear 0-11 Lisgoold 1-05. Carraig na bhFear’s U21 footballers delivered an accomplished and balanced performance to march into another East Cork semi final, after a feisty affair with Lisgoold in the quarter final of the East Cork U21 “C” Football Championship at Carraig na bhFear. Carraig made one change to the previous weeks team, with Tim Hegarty stepping into the half back line for the injured Thomas O Driscoll. For the first few minutes, both teams took awhile to find their shooting boots. Oisin Crowley opened Carraig’s account with a free, followed immediately by a Lisgoold score from a free. Carraig got the next two scores in the game, again from the boot of Crowley, who was quite adept at scoring from both near and further afield distances. Lisgoold replied with a good team score after 16 minutes, but then Carraig moved up a few gears. David Sweeney and Gary Geaney were influential in the full back line, repelling a lot of dangerous attacks. In tandem, Michael Aherne at centre back and Oisin Crowley at centre forward started to drive the team forward and dominate their positions. Three classy scores from play by Brendan Murphy, Conor O’Brien and Paul Sheehan moved Carriag four clear. With Carraig’s half back line playing with great fire and tenacity, Carraig harvested a further two points in the last 3 minutes of the half, through Crowley and Sheehan. Half time score 0-8 to 0-2 in Carraig’s favour. Lisgoold started the second half with a lot of gusto and they enjoyed...