Carrigtwohill’s minor hurlers head to Ovens to take on Valley Rovers in the opening round of the Rebel Óg Premier 2A minor hurling championship this Tuesday evening. Throw-in is at 7.30pm in the Éire Óg club grounds.
Carrig and the Innishannonsiders have yet to meet in the league where Carrig remain unbeaten with 3 wins and a draw. In contrast Valleys have 3 losses and one win from their 4 games. In addition Carrig have played no less than 9 challenge games since the start of the year, winning eight of them! Our minors also competed in the non-exam league where the younger panellists got a good run out in losses to Inniscarra and Douglas and also played out a draw with Valley’s non-exam team (the final game against Blarney was conceded by Carrig). The respective winners and losers of this game will meet the winners and losers of the Ballinhassig/Fermoy game in the next round.
It is just over 50 years since Carrigtwohill’s junior hurlers claimed the county title in 1966, a feat for which they were rightly honoured this year. A successful run to the final saw them come up against Valley Rovers, who they duly dispatched with aplomb. Half a century later Carrig’s young charges start their county campaign against Valleys but will hope for a similar outcome. They can also take heed of the legendary Sean Twomey’s parting words to his team as they went out onto the pitch all those years ago, ”I don’t care which valley they come from!”.
We wish our minor hurlers and coaches the very best of luck this evening and thank them for their efforts and hard work thus far.