Muintir Carraig na bhFear, ta an Samhradh sa mhullach orainn agus ta suil againn go bhfuil sibh ag baint taitneamh as an aimsir brea ata againn. On uair deireanach a bhios ag scriobh libh, do bhi roinnt cathanna croiuil ag na peileadeoiri agus iomanai sa chumann agus gan dabht, do bhi gabhal sa bhothar freisin….. da bhri sin, seo e an tuarisic nios deanai ag ple na rudai ata ag siul i gCarraig an bhFear CLG.
Juvenile Catch Up!
Fear Og ag imirt i bPairc Ui Chaoimh….Huge Congratulations to Tadhg Donoghue who lined out at uimhir a chuig on the Cork U17 Football against Kerry in the Munster Final on June 22nd. Tadhg played with great determination and skill and was very unlucky ( as was the Cork team) to end up losing a game that could have gone either way. But Cork are still involved in the All Ireland Series and so the journey continues for Tadhg Og….we wish him all the best over the coming weeks.
The Glow of the Hugely Successful Weekend that was Feile na nGael 2019 still emanates around the community. It was a super weekend of fun, friendship, community spirit and some fantastic games in which our lads shone and were incredibly unlucky not to win the Shield Competition in Group 7. A huge thank you to everyone who participated and helped run the event, from the smallest task to the biggest. Ard eacht a mhuintir!
Keep a close eye on our facebook page and whatsapp messages to keep up to date as to what is happening with our juvenile teams in football and hurling as championship games start to come thick and fast. We wish all our players and mentors all the best over the coming weeks.
And Another Chance Bites the Dust.
East Cork Junior A Football Championship Round Up.
Carraig na bhFear 3-09 Cloyne 2-05.
Carraig made it through to the Quarter Final of the East Cork Junior Football Championship with a well deserved victory over Cloyne at a cool and windswept Castlelyons GAA Grounds on June 2nd. This was not a pretty game of football, lacking in quality at times, with a subdued crowd struggling to get engaged with the game. Carraig’s ability to be quite efficient in front of goal was the striking characteristic of the game, with players like B Murphy, O Crowley and P O’Keeffe scoring well. Carraig lead at half time 3-06 to five points and looked set for an easy passage to the next round. In truth, Carraig never looked in trouble but do fuair an Cluain dha cul insna noimeadai deireanacha agus do chuir se snas ar chlar na scor. As the players and mentors left the field, there was an acknowledgement that a bogey team of a number of years had finally been dealt with and we all looked forward to the next round of championship football.
Erins Own 3-08 Carraig na bhFear 1-05
In the end, the better team won, of that there was no doubt. Carraig said goodbye to its dreams of bridging a 44 year gap to our last East Cork Junior A Football Championship victory at a blustery Rathcormac pitch on June 9th, but to steal an old Roman saying “ they went out on their shields”. Carraig were short 8 first team regulars due to injury, holidays and travel commitments and the task was always going to be difficult against a team with a number of East Cork titles under their belts. Carraig needed to be in the game for as long as they could, but the damage caused be conceding three goals in the first 15 minutes made the task insurmountable. But Carraig kept playing and probing, and with a B Murphy goal 5 minutes before half time, Carraig had hope. Half time score was Erins Own 3-03, Carraig 1-03.
The men from the breac Gaeltacht fought valiantly in the second half, but a lack of penetration up front was making it harder for Carraig to close the gap. Erins own slowed the game down to their tempo for a lot of an dara leath, agus do fuair said chuid pointe glormhar sa deireadh. Messers Horgan, Hickey, O Driscoll and O’Keeffe fought hard and never took a step back, but breaching the tough Glounthuane defensive barrier continued to thwart us. As the referred blew his whistle faoi dheireadh, a deep disappointment was noticeable amongst all. The Holy Grail still evades us. But the spirit of the group was not broken and as one player said….” No giving in….we will go again”. A league title is still in the offing for this group so let’s hope we can put a positive end to another football year.
Players Used in Championship 2019. C Hayes, C Reilly, T Sheehan, S Casey, C Cooney, J Ahern, T Geaney, A Dorgan, C Hill, S Horgan, D Sweeney, J Meehan, J Forde, J Forde, B Murphy, P O’Keeffe, M Hickey, P Sheehan, A Hegarty, D O’Driscoll, T O’Donovan, M Ahern, O Crowley, C Cronin, C Burns.
A Sobering Day Leaves Carraig with many Questions to Answer.
East Cork Junior A Hurling Championship First Round
Carraig na bhFear 0-12 Watergrasshill 2-15
This local derby at a sun splashed Rathcormac on June 22nd, 2019 promised some fireworks between our Junior Hurlers and our nearest neighbours, but it never materialised as Watergrasshill franked the league form and provided a sobering day for our Junior Hurling team. This was a disaster for the team and management, who never seemed to be at the pitch of this game and never showed their true potential.
There was a tentativeness to Carraig’s hurling play, no aggression or “controlled madness” was evident and the signs from the start were worrying. Both teams traded early points, and after ten minutes it was 3 points a piece. The “Hill then struck for the first major after 16 minutes but it did provoke a response from the team. Carraig scored four points in a row, with J Forde and J Meehan scoring well. Half time score was Carraig 0-07, Watergrasshill 1-04.
Carraig started the second half strongly and went two points up after 5 minutes. But with the aid of a strong wind, Watergrasshill kept defending well and scoring regularly and at the half way stage, they lead 1-12 to 11 points. There was still a distinct lack of urgency to Carraig’s play agus do tharla buaicphointe, deich noimead on deireadh, nuair a fuair an “Hill cul easca agus do bhi ar phort seinnte. Carraig’s general play became more ragged, with a lack of leadership and attitude making life very easy for their opponents. As the referee blew the final whistle, a nine point winning margin was the difference. This was a total systems failure for Carraig, but sometimes when you hit rock bottom, the only way is up. Since that game, and after a number of very honest and direct conversations, our Junior Hurlers have played three games and are unbeaten since then.
Lisgould were defeated by 4-18 to 18 points in Round 7 of the East Cork Junior Hurling League on July 4th at Pairc Carraig. And following this game, Carraig also played two challenge games against Whitechurch and Brian Dillons which we were victorious in both.
The second round of the East Cork Junior A Hurling Championship will take place on the Weekend of the July 27/28. Carraig will be playing Fr O’Neills in the next round. Further details will be communicated once the fixture is made.
Bhain taitneamh as na laethanta saoire agus na dean dearmad ar :
Important Date to Remember, Annual Club 5K Run on
AUGUST 20TH 2019, 7.30PM START….
More information will follow regarding this fantastic yearly event….slan go foil!
#AR AGHAIDH NA BHFEAR……Ni Paroiste Gan Foireann