Muintir Carraig na bhFear, seo e an nuachtlitir is deanai a scriobh ar son Carraig na bhFear CLG, agus gan amhras, ta se lan de scealta fada, na torthai iomanaiocht agus peile sa dha chumainn agus aon nuacht eile. Ta gach foireann gnothach anois, ag reiteach don chraobhchomortas difriula. Is iontach an adharc na lads og agus nios sine ag cleachtadh sa phairc, agus ta an t-atmaisfear an dochasach, go mbuafaimid corn tabhachtach I rith na bliana.
Some big happenings for the juvenile club since our last newsletter.
Ard chomhghairdeas ag dul amach ar Tadhh O Donoghue, who was selected on the Cork U17 Football Championship panel for 2019. Tadhg has been duly rewarded for his dedication and patience, and everybody in the club is hugely proud of his achievements. Unfortunately, Cork lost to Kerry in the first round of the Munster Championship, but have since bounced back and defeated Clare by 3-09 to 14 points on Tuesday, May 14th. Tadhg made his championship bow on this same evening and his performance was very assured and confident. Well done Tadhg, here is hoping that you have a long Summer with the Cork team and some silverware comes your way. The whole club is immensely proud of you!!
The other big news from our Juveile Club, is that we will be hosting a section of the Feile na nGael U14 All Ireland Hurling Championships this year. Carraig na bhFear U14 hurlers will be taking part in the competition and the club will also be hosting the Gaa club Hospital/Herberstown from Limerick. This entails a number of host families in Carraig providing accomadation for players and mentors from Limerick. We would like to acknowledge the generosity and commitment from a number of families and club members in making this event happen. So…..it is all systems go to be ready for the weekend of June 7 ( Friday) to 9th (Sunday). Some of the games that involve our U14 team will be held in other pitches in Cork ( details will be provided on the whatsapp group once information available), but there will be home games in Pairc Carraig na bhFear on the Saturday morning…..so don’t miss out on some top class action whilst enjoying a carnival atmosphere in the club grounds!
Chomh maith, taimid an bhuioch do mhuintir Carraig na bhFear agus an tacaiocht a thug siad ar son dialachan cacai a tharla sa halla mor I gCarraig na bhFear ar deireach seachtaine saoire bainc seo thagainn. Thanks so much to all who helped out in the cake sale fundraiser for Feile ’19. A great amount of sweat, tears and toil went into making this a success and that was just the baking……!!!! Check out the smiling happy faces on our facebook page from that weekend!
Keep up to date on all happennings with all the juvenile teams on our facebook page
Our Junior Hurling team have made quite a successful start to their league campaign in Division 1 East Cork JHL. An opening day demolition of Sarsfields was followed by collecting another two points versus Killeagh on a wet and windy Sunday morning. Our third league game was against the 2018 East Cork Champions, Russell Rovers. In a physical, uncompromising game in which free takers were to the forefron, do chriochnaigh an chluiche I gcomhscor, Carraig 0-17, Russell Rovers 1-14. So, a really positive start overall, with healthy numbers attending training and a very enthusiastic management team, the outlook for a potentially progressive year is promising. Championship 2019 is pencilled in for June 22nd versus Watergrasshill…..venue to be confirmed.
Our Divison 2 Hurling League team started their campaign against Midleton on Wednesday May 15th at Pairc Charraig. Le mi-adh, ni raibh an foireann in ann cluiche a bhuachaint, ach taispeantas croiuil agus gnothach ab ea e. An scor deiridh Carraig 0-14, Midleton 0-18. Carraig have a busy league campaign with the chance to accumulate further league points.
Carraig na bhFear 3-14 Midleton 2-12 (AET) First Round of EAST CORK JUNIOR A Football Championship.
You dared not take your eyes off it. At times, guys heaved deepily, sucking the air into their lungs for one last surge. This game had it all. Courage, speed, skill, honesty and a dab of luck. To be there was to witness what is good about being in a club. Football gets a hard time in the press, and also in the barony of East Cork. But this game, when played without fear, is as good as any other. So what happened?
For a start there was no script. Midleton, as reigining East Cork Champions were favourites to start their campaign off with a win. Carraig had more than a fighting chance, a good league campaign signalled that things were going well in the valley of Glashaboy. And the men from the breac- gaeltacht made a blistering start in the first 10 minutes. Carraig had 2-02 on the board before Midleton caught their breath. Oisin Crowley and Brendan Murphy with the majors. Midelton slowly got their act together and conjured their own goal on 12 minutes. Ach do bhi Cormac Hill agus Shane Horgan I mbarr a reime I lar na pairce. Do thiomain C Hill dha chuilin I ndiaidh a cheile agus tar eis fiche noimead, do bhi Carraig chun cinn, 2-04 I ndiaidh 1-03. Ach d’athraigh an sceal. Midleton seized control of the middle third for the last 10 minutes of the first half, adding another goal and 2 points, to Carraig’s solitary reply from a Paul O Keeffe free. An scor ar leathama, Carraig 2-06, Midleton 2-05.
The second half kept the pace of a John Bonham drum solo. Carraig lost a man to the red mist, after a mini scuffle broke out after 5 minutes into the second half. So what would happen now? Midleton sensed a turning of the tide, but Carraig refused to yield. Crucially Carraig never let Midleton get more then two points away from them. O Crowley tapped over some vital frees, P O Keeffe also adding a few beauties off his ciatog, but it was in defence that Carraig were fighting like dogs of war. Midleton nearly crushed the resistance with a three on two overlap with 5 minutes to go, but with the gods smiling and mother nature grinning, the ball hit the butt of the post and landed in T Sheehan’s grateful arms. Carraig lead by a point going into injury time, but Midleton conjured a free in the dying embers and it was dispatched thar an trosnan. An scor tar eis seasca noimead, Carraig 2-11, Midleton 2-11. Time for extra time.
Any wise words for weary bodies? Body language says a lot and Carraig looked up for it in extra time. No despondency, no fear, lets finish the job. The first period of 10 minutes was cagey, but Carraig held more possession and lead by a point at half time, another Crowley free. On the turn over, Carraig kept their noses in front, with the evergreen S Horgan dominating in the middle of the field and S Casey doing well in Hell’s Kitchen territory. Carraig were two points up going into injury time when Midleton crashed a shot off the cross bar and we wondered could we hold out. From the resulting break down the field, an intercepted short free by B Murphy saw him Maradonna style ( well……maybe more Carlton Palmer style….but it was effective) the ball into an empty net and the roar from the Carraig crowd startled the natives. We had won. Against the odds……. when it could have been easier to lie down and take defeat……and so the Summer opens up for the team and the club……..Will you dare miss the next game…….It could be more than epic!!!
Team: C Hayes, C Cooney, S Casey, T Sheehan, M Aherne, T Geaney, A Dorgan, S Horgan, C Hill, J Aherne, P O’Keeffe, B Murphy, A Hegarty, O Crowley, J Forde.
Subs: James Forde, P Sheehan, J Meehan, C Cronin.
Adult Club Meeting on Friday May 24th at 7pm in Clubhouse. All members encourage to attend.
#AR AGHAIDH NA BHFEAR……Ni Paroiste Gan Foireann