League v Newcestown in Newcestown on Sunday 26th March 2017
Carrigtwohill 1-12 Newcestown 0-13
Carrig’s senior hurlers registered their first victory of the League campaign with a hugely spirited second half performance against Newcestown last Sunday. In many respects the game was dominated by a gale force wind that blew down towards the club house with both teams landing scores from prodigious distances. Carrig had the assistance of the wind in the first half and led by 0-9 to 0-5 at half time with scores from Tomas Hogan, Darren O’Driscoll, Shane Healy and Padraic Hogan but it didn’t look as if four points would be sufficient against the elements in the second half.
However, the intensity and intelligence of Carrig’s performance in the second half was terrific. They moved the ball well from defence and Carrig’s work rate without the ball was hugely impressive. A goal from Tomas Hogan early in the second half gave Carrig a cushion and further scores from Cathal O’Sullivan, Sean Rohan and O’Driscoll kept Carrig in front and with five minutes of normal time remaining their half time lead of four points still held. With Sean Dempsey making a big contribution as a second half substitute and Ronan Power performing excellently as a sweeper in the second half Carrig held on for a very encouraging victory.
Carrig: Shane Devlin, Aaron Gosnell, Padraic Hogan, Conor O’Mahony, Jay Horgan, Ronan Power, Colm O’Connell, Liam O’Sullivan, Cathal O’Sullivan, Seamus Roche, Tomas Hogan, Daire Crotty, Shane Healy, Darren O’Driscoll, Sean Rohan.
Sub used: Sean Dempsey.