East Cork Junior A Football Championship
Carrig 1-14 (17) Dungourney 3-7 (16)
in Lisgoold on Saturday, May 5th.
Referee: Arthur Murphy (Killeagh)
Our footballers emerged victorious from this first round championship clash with a final kick match winner in the fifth minute of injury time. It was a deserved win for Carrig but they had to dig deep to come out on top.
Carrig started and finished the match in charge. Inside six minutes, they were 1-3 up without reply after Sean Rohan buried an opening goal and Jay Horgan, Seamus Roche and Daire Crotty followed up with some excellent scores. Dungourney registered their first point in the eleventh minute but Carrig had a firm hold of the game and extended their lead with a brace of Brendan Horgan frees and further points from Pat O’Sullivan and Jamie McCarthy, 1-7 to 0-1 with twenty minutes gone. Dungourney weren’t content to lie down however and they saw out the half with three straight points. 1-7 to 0-4 at the break..
Carrig stretched their lead on the restart with another Pat O’Sullivan score and Brendan Horgan free. Dungourney responded with 1-1 in the space of two minutes. Horgan slotted a 45′ and a free either side of a Dungourney point before Dungourney raised their second green flag on fifty-three minutes, 1-11 to 2-8. They followed up their second goal with their third immediately after and with five minutes to go in ordinary time, Carrig were trailing for the first time in the match, 1-11 to 3-7. With a two point lead, Dungourney held up well defensively and Carrig didn’t register the next score until the first minute of added time with Jay Horgan notching his second. In the fourth minute of added time Brendan Horgan was again perfect off the ground with his fifth free and sixth score overall. And in the sixty-fifth minute of the match and with the last kick of the game, Pat O’Sullivan took it upon himself to boot Carrig to victory.
Well done to our footballers and management on a fantastic win. There was some excellent football on display and to have seven different scorers in a football match is a great achievement.
Scorers: B. Horgan 0-6 (0-5f, 0-1 45′), P. O’Sullivan 0-3, S. Rohan 1-0, J. Horgan 0-2, S. Roche 0-1, D. Crotty 0-1, J. McCarthy 0-1.
Team: Chris Keegan, Ted O’Sullivan, Padraic Hogan, Paul Barden, Liam O’Sullivan, Jay Horgan, Tomás Hogan, Sean Dempsey, Seamus Roche, Shane Healy, Pat O’Sullivan, Sean Rohan, Jamie McCarthy, Brendan Horgan, Daire Crotty. Subs used: Niall Mulligan and Luke Kelly O’Regan.