Hurlers through to East Cork Semi Final

Well done to our Junior A Hurlers who qualified for the semi final of the East Cork Championship tonight with a well deserved 1-15 to 0-11 win over St. Ita’s. The lads put in a great performance in front of a large and vocal Carraig crowd. Oisín Crowley scored a vital goal midway through the second half and we withstood a ferocious onslaught from the Gortroe side in the closing stages. Next up we take on Russell Rovers in the Semi Final next...

Juvenile notes

League Off To Great Start For U14’s The U14s have had a busy few weeks already. They took part in the Feile Peil, which was held recenty in Whites Cross. They won their  first two games, against Whites Cross and Castlelyons- they were unlucky to lose two players due to injuries at this stage. They played Shamrocks in the final with winner taking all . Following a superb performance again , they were unlucky to lose by a point. Great teamwork, determination and a resoect for all involved, is true testament to this team. Their first league hurling game was at home on April 15th, Castlelyons were the opposition, and what a game was seen by all present. While Carrig were 4-2 to 6 points down at half time the game turned to a very fast paced game, where the lads gave everything in determination and skill in the second half.  Teamwork and sheer determination to win possession at all times, ensured the lads were victorious in the end. Well done to all involved.   Encouraging Win For U16’s The U16’s were away to Castlelyons on Monday 17th. This was their second hurling league game of the season after a victory over neighbours Whitechurch in their opening match.  It was a fast paced game, with superb teamwork and all players put in a fantastic performance from start to finish. The final score was Carrig 2-18  Castlelyons  2-9.   Upcoming fixtures U12’s  play Aghabullogue hurlers  in Coachford, Thurs. 20th @ 19.30.  They face Killeagh, in football at home  on Mon. 24th @ 19.30 . U14’s play Grenagh away on Sun...

U21s win East Cork Championship

East Cork U21 C Football Championship Carraig na bhFear 1-07 Cobh 2-01 Sat 1st April – Lisgoold Carraig na bhFears u21 footballers claimed a first championship title at this age for 11 years with a well deserved 1-07 to 2-01 win over Cobh in Lisgoold. Playing against the strong breeze in the opening half, Carraig settled well and an early Conor Hayes point gave the team an early lead they would never surrender. Cobh attacked quickly in the early stages, but strong defensive displays from David Sweeney, Paul Sheehan and outstanding centre back Michael Ahern saw Carraig holding firm. Darragh Cronin and Shane Farrell were getting through a mountain of work on the flanks, while points from Oisin Crowley and the lively Adam O’Sullivan extended the lead to leave us three points to the good after the opening quarter. It was a tight game with both sides guilty of missed chances throughout. Carraig got a big boost on 22 minutes when a long ball in from Oisin found Adam O’Sullivan in the right corner, his pass to Ryan Galvin at full forward dragged the defence out of position before he picked out left corner forward Conor O’Brien, who shot expertly to the back of the net for the games opening goal. From the kickout, Oisin Crowley won possession and pointed after a mazy run, to leave us 1-04 to 0-0 ahead. Cobh were not done however and a long ball over the top found their full forward in space and he finished well for their opening score after 25 minutes. A quick point followed and the seasiders tails were...

Junior A footballers defeat Dungourney in Round 1

East Cork JAFC 1st Round Carraig na bhFear 2-12 Dungourney 2-06 Sun 26th March Our Junior A Footballers advanced to round 3 of the East Cork Junior A Football Championship with a well deserved win over Dungourney in a sunny and windy Rathcormac on Sunday. Carraig got off to a great start, with Cormac Hill setting up Oisin Crowley for an early goal. Aided by the strong wind and some solid play from midfield duo Shane Horgan and Paul O’Keeffe, Carraig took a 1-08 to 0-03 to the half time break but the game was far from done, as Dungourney’s formidible and pacy attack was turned to play with the aid of the elements. Sure enough, the Duns came strong, two goals in the 1st 15 minutes of the half, with Carraig only managing a couple of points from the trusty boot of Oisin in reply, left just 4 points between the sides entering the final quarter. But Carraigs defence held firm against the onslaught, with Brendan Murphy leading the way in attack with some driving runs and this lead to two pointed frees from Oisin, as Dungourney added three points. Going into the closing few minutes just three points separated the sides, before Carraig forced home a late goal from that man Oisin again, to seal the win. Well done to the team and their management and hard luck to a fine Dungourney side, who played their part in an entertaining championship owner. Team: Colm O’Reilly Colm Cooney, Daniel Coleman (Capt), Tomás Sheehan Aaron Dorgan, Timmy Geaney, Paul Geaney, Shane Horgan, Paul O’Keeffe John Forde, Brendan Murphy, Cormac...

U21 Footballers advance to East Cork Final

Well done to our U21 footballers who had a comprehensive win on Saturday over a gallant Lisgoold side in Glenville on a scoreline of 4-09 to 0-06. The lads move on to face Cobh in the final after the seasiders had a narrow win over Bride Rovers in the other semi final.The final will take place on the weekend of the 1st April, so keep an eye out here for more...

Busy week for underage teams in blitzes and street leagues

Carraig na bhFear U7’s The U7’s travelled to sunny Lisgoold on Sat. morning for their final football blitz competition of the year! They played three games. The Carraig boys got off to a good start in their first game which was against Lisgoold and with evenly matched sides this challenge ended in a draw with some great goals. Cork Senior Football panellist, and Cork U21 star, Kieran Histon, spoke to the players after this match. He imparted some words of wisdom, to his captive audience … “Listen to your Mentors & practice kicking with both legs”. The boys were delighted with their group photo with Kieran. They then went on to play Glanmire and Glenville – but unfortunately lost to both.. Great credit due to all the Carraig players this morning and especially for their efforts at trying to pick the ball up from the ground with their foot, rather than their hands … keep practicing! Mentors Shane and Donal congratulated the U7’s with their fine performances throughout the campaign and then presented all the players with Blitz medals! Parish Leagues will be run over the coming three Saturdays’, so let’s hope the weather holds a little longer! The panel last Saturday was as follows: Ronan Ahern,  Facthna Kelleher, Dillon Manley,  Alex Sheehan, Kevin Murphy,  Evan O Leary, Tom Collins, Cillian Burns, Kaye Sayin and Charlie Horgan.   Carraig na bhFear U8’s Our U8 footballers played their last monster football blitz of the year in Blackrock last Saturday morning. There was a large number of teams in action and Carraig were drawn against Brian Dillons, Ballinora and Whites Cross....