FÉ 15 CENTRAL PREMIER 2 HURLING CHALLENGE CUP FINAL
Carrigtwohill v Kiltha Óg in Carrigtwohill, Friday 4th May
Carrigtwohill 2-09 Kiltha Óg 2-15
The U15s battled valiantly in this final but came up short, primarily due to taking too long to get out of the traps.
Kiltha Óg opened the scoring with two points from play inside the opening minute. Carrig responded with two pointed frees from Alex Kidney to draw the match five minutes in. Kiltha Óg now found their groove and hit the hosts for 2-03 during the next 15 minutes, with Carrig’s response being a solitary point from play by Kidney. Carrigtwohill were chasing this early eight point lead for pretty much the remainder of the game. Both teams traded three points apiece for the rest of the first half, Carrig’s being dead balls from the stick of Alex Kidney to make it 0-06 to 2-08 at the break.
Carrigtwohill started the second half energetically with a super goal by Cian Murphy, which he struck low to the far corner off his left hand side after a good solo run. He looked particularly comfortable in the full forward position for a player who was making his debut there. Kiltha Óg immediately responded with a point. Further points by Liam Scriven and Alex Kidney brought Carrig to within four points of their East Cork opponents six minutes into the second half. This was to be as close as Carrig would get to Kiltha Óg. A pointed free by Justin Oke and a scrambled goal by Kuba Hoft were to be the only other Carrigtwohill scores during the second half, whilst Kiltha Óg registered six further points.
Well done to the players and mentors on their efforts in both the championship and the challenge cup. Congratulations to Kiltha Óg on their success in the final.
Carrigtwohill Team: Adam Rooney, Séan Ahern, Jonathan Spillane, Niall Harte, Cian O’Riordan, Justin Oke (0-1 f), Oscar Cahalane, Daniel Cahalane, John Nolan, Liam Scriven, David Joseph, Alex Kidney (0-7; 0-5 fs), Kuba Hoft (1-0), Cian Murphy (1-0), Daragh Hannigan.
Substitutes: Lorcán Walsh (for Kuba Hoft), Ronan McCrave (for Daragh Hannigan).