East Cork Junior A Football Championship
Carraig na bhFear 2-13 Castlelyons 0-04
Our Junior A Footballers bounced back from their opening round disappointment in great style to advance to a round 3 meeting with Erins Own, defeating Castlelyons on Saturday evening. Castlelyons started well and indeed had the opening score after 5 minutes from play. Another brace of points quickly followed and a well taken score from the right wing gave the reigning Junior B County Champions a 0-04 to 0-0 lead after 10 minutes, as Carraig were found guilty of some misplaced passes in defence early on. But Carraig settled down to the task and dominated thereafter. A smart run by wingback James Meehan saw him on the end of a great move down the right wing and he placed the ball into the far corner of the net on 16 minutes for our opening score. Colm O’Reilly added a point from a free shortly afterwards, while further points from Timmy Geaney and Aaron Dorgan after some very patient build up play stretched the lead. On 29 minutes came the move of the game as Carraig broke from defence and switched the ball from the left to right flank at speed, where Timmy Geaneys perfectly placed pass found Aidan Hegarty, who made no mistake burying the ball into the back of the net. Colm added a further point from a close range free and having trailed by 4, Carraig took a 6 point lead to the dressing room.
The second half saw Carraig assert control on the game, outscoring Castlelyons 9 points to nil. The defence were dominant and up front, Martin Hickey, substitute Oisin Crowley, Aaron Dorgan and James Forde were all playing some great football. Timmy Geaney added a second point, while Martin and Oisin also scored a brace each. James Forde finished with 3 points, while Aaron and James Meehan added to their first half tallies as Carraig attacked at will. In defence, Stephen Casey and Shane Horgan lead by example, nullifying any attacks throughout. A fine performance and one that the team can take great confidence from facing into the next round.
T.Sheehan, S.Casey, D.Coleman
P.Geaney, S.Horgan, J.MeehanT.Geaney, W.Spillane
A.Hegarty, M.Hickey, John Forde,
A.Dorgan, C.O’Reilly, James Forde
O.Crowley for C.O’Reilly
P.O’Sullivan for W.Spillane