East Cork Junior Football League Div 1
Sun 15th Feb – College pitch
Carraig na bhFear 3-09 Cobh 1-04
Our Junior A Footballers got their season off to a good start with a deserved win over Cobh in the college pitch on Sunday. With the U21s having played the previous day, it was a case of the old dogs for the hard road, as management sought to rest as many of the younger players as possible. Carraig got off to a great start when a long range Barrie Casey free found the back of the net off the upright. Further points from play and frees from Barrie gave us an early 1-03 to 0-0 lead, but Cobh came back into the game to notch a goal and two points in quick succession. A goal from wing back John Walsh, added to a 45 from Barrie extended our lead again. Timmy Geaney was having a fine game at centre forward, while younger brother Paul was sweeping up well in defence, making the most of the spare man role. Martin Hickey and William Spillane were excellent at midfield and dominated the kickout battle to keep the pressure on the Cobh defence. At half time we lead 2-05 t0 1-03.
The second half saw Carraig take a firm grip on proceedings, with a goal from Timmy Geaney and some fine points from John Forde and Colm O’Reilly.
Cobh pushed hard to find a goal that would get them back into the game, but Ricky Galvin made some great stops and cleared his lines well. Carraig finished the game strongly and limited Cobh to just a single point from a free after the break, to run out winners on a 3-09 to 1-04 scoreline. Next up will be a trip to Cloyne, who are back at Junior after a spell in the higher ranks, so that should provide another tough challenge for the lads.
Tomás Sheehan, Tyrone Kennedy, Paul Geaney;
John Walsh, Shane Horgan, James Meehan;
William Spillane, Martin Hickey;
Barrie Casey, Timmy Geaney, Nicky Pike;
Aaron Dorgan, Colm O’Reilly, John Forde;
James Forde for James Meehan
Joe O’Donnell for John Walsh
Colm Cooney for Nicky Pike