Senior Hurling League v Erin’s Own in Caherlag on Monday 2nd May 2016
Carrigtwohill 1-11 Erin’s Own 2-15
After a terrible start and with a severely understrength team Carrig’s senior hurlers put up a spirited performance against Erin’s Own in Caherlag on Monday night. Despite playing with the strong wind in the first half Carrig trailed by 1-6 to 0-2 after about 12 minutes but more than held their own for the rest of the match and even led for a brief period after half time.
The match was significant for the return of Daniel O’Mahony and Robbie White after serious injuries – it was Danny’s first appearance since the championship match against Erin’s Own last May and it was Robbie’s first appearance since last August. Both acquitted themselves with credit.
Carrig recovered from their nightmare start to trail by a goal at the break, 1-8 to 0-8 and kicked on early in the second half when Shane Healy forced home a dropping ball from Tomas Hogan. A point from a free quickly followed but Carrig’s good work in the third quarter was undone by Erins Own’s second goal and the home side gradually took control after that.
The Carrig defence, led by Colm O’Connell, Ronan Power and Paraic Hogan, was once again outstanding under heavy pressure at times.
Carrig: Shane Devlin, Ronan Power, Paraic Hogan, Brian Cashman, Colm O’Connell, Pat O’Sullivan, Michael O’Riordan, Jay Horgan, Conor McCarthy, Shane Healy, Seamus Roche, Tomas Hogan, Stephen Kidney, Daniel O’Mahony, Jamie McCarthy.
Subs used: Eoghan O’Mahony, Robbie White.