Under 21s well beaten

East Cork U21 B Football Championship
Quarter Final – Carraig na bhFear
Dungourney 3-12 Carraig na bhFear 0-06

Our Under 21 footballers exited the championship on Saturday at the hands of Dungourney, who displayed great skill, tenacity and fitness throughout to deservedly advance to the semi final. Carraig needed a good start but it was Dungourney who were making the best of the sticky conditions in the college pitch, leading 1-02 to 0-0 after 10 minutes as they put siege to the Carraig goal. Michael Ahern, Colm Cooney and Cathal Cronin battled hard at the back for Carraig but the waves of attack were proving had to  repel. An Oisin Crowley free got us on the board before another burst of scores for the visitors extended their lead to 2-04 to 0-01. A Sean O’Sullivan point got Carraig their second score of the game before Oisin added another free, as Carraig began to get more joy in attack. But a killer blow was struck just before the interval in the shape of a third Dungourney goal, as they cut straight through the centre of our defence to finish clinically.
The second half saw Carraig push hard for the scores that would get them back into the game, but Dungourneys pace on the counter was always  a threat and they picked off some fine scores throughout the half. James Forde saw a good effort for a goal chance saved and Michael Ahern was also denied, but that was about as close as we could come to getting the crucial goals. As the game reached the final quarter, Dungourney lead 3-10 to 0-04. Both sides added late points in the final quarter, but there was only going to be one winner as Dungourney advance to a semi final date with Castlemartyr/Lisgoold in a few weeks time. We wish them all the best for the remainder of the competition.

Carraig team:
Darragh Cronin,
Cathal Cronin, Colm Cooney, Michael Ahern;
Brendan Murphy, Joe O’Donnell, Paul Sheehan;
John Forde, James Meehan;
Shane O’Leary, James Forde, Cormac Hill;
Adam O’Sullivan, Oisin Crowley, Sean O’Sullivan

Gary Geaney for Cathal Cronin, David Sweeney for Cormac Hill