Footballers go down to disappointing defeat

East Cork JAFC 1st Rd
Sun 29th March – Killeagh
Dungourney 2-07 Carraig na bhFear 0-08

Two first half goals proved to be the difference as our Junior A footballers were beaten by a young Dungourney team on Sunday last in windy conditions in Killeagh. Carraig started well and a point from Martin Hickey gave us the early lead. But Dungourney came storming back and a rashly conceded penalty was slotted home for their opening score, a goal after ten minutes. Con Burns and Oisin Crowley were trying hard in the Carraig attack but scores were proving hard to come by. Dungourney added a point after 18 minutes, before a second goal on 23 minutes put them into a commanding 6 point lead. A number of chances came to nothing at the other end, as Carraig failed to find the range. Aaron Dorgan had a shot saved by the Dungourney keeper, before Dungourney added their second point of the afternoon approaching injury time. Substitute Colm O’Reilly replied with a well struck 45 for Carraig to leave the half time score 2-02 to 0-02.
Carraig needed a good start to the second half but it was Dungourney who got the opening point. Sean O’Sullivan replied with a point from a free for Carraig but it was point for point in the opening 15 minutes, with Dungourney still holding the lead 2-05 to 0-05 with 48 minutes gone. The switch of Shane Horgan to midfield gave Carraig a better platform for attack and this resulted in 3 quick points, from Sean O’Sullivan, Martin Hickey and Colm O’Reilly. Carraig were pressing hard now but some poor passes allowed Dungourney to pick off two late points, as despite their best efforts, Carraig couldn’t find the scores required to get back into the contest. Final score Dungourney 2-07 Carraig 0-08.
We now face Castlelyons in the 2nd Round, to be played on the weekend of 11th April.

T.Sheehan, S.Casey, P.Geaney
P.O’Sullivan, S.Horgan, J.Meehan
W.Spillane, M.Hickey
C.Burns, T.Geaney, A.Hegarty
O.Crowley, A.Dorgan, S.O’Sullivan

C.O’Reilly for A.Hegarty
J.Forde for C.Burns
D.Coleman for P.O’Sullivan