League v Erin’s Own in Carrigtwohill on Thursday 13th April 2017
Carrigtwohill 1-10 Erin’s Own 3-21
An early onslaught of scores from a well-organised Erin’s Own outfit put paid to any chance Carrigtwohill had in this latest round of the Senior Hurling League.
The Glounthaune men led by 2-15 to 6 points at half time after scoring 1-5 in the opening five minutes. Carrig’s only pointed reply during that period came from corner forward Brendan McCarthy. Erin’s Own rattled off another 1-5 as space was found in the Carrig defense before Cathal O’ Sullivan and Brendan McCarthy again answered with a brace of points, leaving Carrig trailing 2-10 to 3 points at the twenty minute mark. Erin’s Own closed out the half with another 5 points as Darren O’Driscoll, Dara Crotty and a long range Padraic Hogan free elevated Carrig’s total to 6 points.
The second half was no kinder to Carrig as they conceded a goal within 2 minutes of the resumption. Nevertheless, Carrig battled back gamely and this half proved to be much more of a contest. Tomás Hogan slotted a difficult free by the far sideline and Sean Rohan pointed from distance on 37 minutes. Erins Own tacked on a couple of points in reply. The 45th minute Carrig goal was a thing of beauty as Shane Devlin stopped the ball from going dead and drove it long into the full forward line where substitute Christopher Keegan caught it clean and handpassed to the onrushing Tomás Hogan who laid it inside to Dara Crotty and Crotty finished handily past the keeper. Hogan added another two points from play and a free to end a tough evening for Carrig on a scoreline of 3-21 to 1-10. Carrig next travel to Togher on Tuesday April 18th to take on St. Finbarrs at 7.30pm.
Team: Shane Devlin, Aaron Gosnell, Padraic Hogan, Eoghan O’Mahony, Colm O’Connell, Ronan Power, Jay Horgan, Liam O’Sullivan, Cathal O’Sullivan, Dara Crotty, Tomás Hogan, Sean Rohan, Shane Healy, Darren O’Driscoll, Brendan McCarthy
Subs used: Conor O’Mahony, Christopher Keegan and Matthew Kidney. Subs not used: Sean Dempsey and Paul Barden. Injured: Seamus Roche, Conor McCarthy, Daniel O’Mahony (long term) and Brian Cashman (long term).