This month we celebrated a very proud moment in Carrigtwohill GAA history – 50 years ago the hurling team won the East Cork Final in August 1966 against Carrignavar and the same team subsequently went on to win the 1966 County Final.
To mark this special occasion, the East Cork Board commemorated this by introducing the 1966 Carrigtwohill team at the half-time interval at this years East Cork Final in Youghal on Saturday 27th August 2016
The panel of players consisted of: Davy O’Keeffe, John Barry, Johnny O’Riordan, Dick Hegarty, Donie McCarthy, Michael John Roche, Pat O’Brien, Seanie Barry (deceased), John O’Connor, Anthony Kelly, Paddy Roche, Neilus Kidney, Noel Cotter(deceased), Ray Kelly, Davy Sheehan, Billy Kidney, Mick Barry, Tom Browne, Billy Savage, Tony Ahern, Fr. Eamonn Barry, Ollie O’Connor, Mick Sheehan, Tommy Jeffers, Paddy Duggan.
We hope everybody that was involved in the celebration enjoyed this special occasion and renewed acquaintances, shared the memories and reminisced on past glories .
On behalf of the Club, thank you for sharing the memories.
Carrigtwohill 1966 team – East Cork and County Final winners.
Excerpt from the Southern Star, Saturday September3rd.
At the Clonmult Memorial Park, Midleton on Sunday 22nd August 1966 before a large attendance and in ideal weather conditions, Carrigtwohill became the East Cork Junior ‘A’ Grade Champions, when they had a decisive victory over Carraig na bhFear (Carrignavar)
Carrigtwohill 4.10 Carraig na bhFear 0.2
This game lacked the real excitement of a championship mainly due to the fact that Carrigtwohill selection, although much lighter in physique than their opponents were more crafty and did not make the mistakes Ballinacurra made the previous Sunday. Carrigtwohill played a more open game in keeping the ball to the wings. Carrigtwohill playing with the wind in the first half opened the scoring in the final minute with a point from a free by Tom Browne.
The same player soon added another and on the five minute mark he added a great goal from far out.
Five minutes of very fast hurling was witnessed after these scores when Carraig na bhfear got two neat points.
Incidentally these were the only scores they got for the hour. Carrigtwohill settled down after these scenes and with Johnny O’Connor and Eamonn Barry in complete control at centre field the issue was never in doubt. Carrigtwohill backs were rock-like, especially Nelius Kidney and Seanie Barry. Davy O’Keeffe in goal saved effectively but he hadn’t much to worry about as the Carraig na bhFear inside forwards were too slow to be effective on the few occasions that came their way.
The half time score was 4.7 to 0.2 in favour of Carrigtwohill. Despite the favour of a fairly strong breeze in the second half Carraig na bhFear failed to a register a score but Carrigtwohill added 3 points. If put to it, they could have registered more as they eased off in the last quarter.
Scorers for Carrigtwohill : Tom Browne (1.7), Pad O’Brien (2.0) John O’Connor (1.0), Paddy Duggan (0.3).
For Carraig na bhFear: N Murphy and J. McEntyne (0.1 each)
Referee Denny O’Brien (Cobh)
First round Erins Own Carrigtwohill 7.11 Erins Own 0.3
Quarter final Carrigtwohill 7.5 Aghada 1.3
Semi final Carrigtwohill 5.11 Youghal 1.9