U21 C East Cork Football Championship
Carrigtwohill 1-6 (9) Carrignavar 0-16
in Carrigtwohill on Friday, March 16th
Referee: Niall O’Neill (Midleton)
Carrig exited this year’s U21 football championship in the second round after defeat to Carrignavar last Friday. Carrig played well in spells and had plenty of possession but too many moves broke down in the final third and unfortunately they never really got going in this game.
Carrig were always fighting a losing battle after conceding five points inside the opening ten minutes. A Luke Kelly O’Regan free and an outstanding strike from a difficult angle by Shane O’Hanlon were the only scores Carrig could muster in the first half. Carrignavar were having it mostly their own way and struck over five more scores to see out the half, 0-10 to 0-2. Carrig goalkeeper, Tom O’Brien, made a series of outstanding close-range saves in both halves and but for his heroics the score might have been more lopsided.
There were little signs that momentum would shift inside the first ten minutes of the second half as Carrignavar again went on a scoring spree, tacking over a further four points. With fifteen minutes to go however, Carrig roared into the match and finally began to make their possession count. Dara McCann was unlucky to see his penalty go over the bar before Kelly O’Regan and Brendan McCarthy brought Carrig’s tally to 0-5. Shane O’Hanlon put over another fine individual effort before Kiitan Oke, bombing forward from wing-back, snuck a goalbound effort in off the post on sixty minutes. It was too little, too late however and Carrignavar’s lead, stretched by another two points in the final five minutes, was never really threatened.
Scorers: K. Oke 1-0, S. O’Hanlon 0-2, L. Kelly O’Regan 0-2 (0-1f), D. McCann 0-1 (pen), B. McCarthy 0-1.
Team: Tom O’Brien, Adam McNamara, Ollie Baverstock, Jack Scully, Kiitan Oke, Brendan McCarthy, Paul Barden (C), Conor O’Mahony, Brendan Twomey, Dara McCann, Daire Crotty, Shane O’Hanlon, Adrian Browne, Luke Kelly O’Regan, David Rooney. Subs used: Cillian Carroll, Cian Thornton and Ryan O’Donovan.