Championship v Midleton in Carrigtwohill on Thursday 6th April 2017
Carrigtwohill 0-11 Midleton 3-12
Carrig’s interest in this year’s Junior A football championship ended on a warm Thursday night under lights in the village. Carrig finished the wrong side of a hard-fought game that saw Midleton take their goal chances at opportune times, always keeping Carrig at arm’s length.
Liam O’Sullivan opened the scoring for Carrig on 5 minutes with a point but Midleton responded immediately with a goal down the other end, setting the pattern for the evening. Nevertheless, Carrig rattled off the next two points to draw level, with Colin Santry and Shane Healy striking from distance. Midleton then reeled off 4 points on the trot before Carrig pulled another back. Midleton answered once again before captain, Seamus Roche, pointed to send Carrig into half time a goal down, 0-5 to 1-5.
Midleton started the 2nd half much stronger scoring 1-3 within 15 minutes of the restart with Carrig scoring one point in reply. Carrig’s heads never dropped however and they went on to score 5 of the next 6 points through Liam O’Sullivan, Sean Rohan, Neil O’Connor and a brace from Eoghan O’Mahony, to leave them within 4, 0-11 to 2-9. Sean Dempsey was outstanding in midfield, winning a number of marks and creating havoc going forward. Colin Santry and Eoghan O’Mahony showed well in the forward line but the crucial goal never came. Just as Carrig were picking up steam, Midleton scored a penalty, for which Jay Horgan was black carded, in the last 5 minutes which killed off momentum. They also added 3 points to their tally as Carrig pushed for goals at the other end.
Team: Christopher Keegan, Killian McCarthy, Aaron Gosnell, Paul Barden, Jay Horgan, Tomás Hogan, Padraic Hogan, Seamus Roche, Sean Dempsey, Liam O’Sullivan, Sean Rohan, Shane Healy, Daire Crotty, Colin Santry, Eoghan O’Mahony.
Subs used: Neil O’Connor, Luke Kelly, Micheál Beecher, David Mullins, Conor O’Mahony.