Rebel Óg Premier 2A Hurling Championship
Carrig 0-10 Killeagh/Itas 2-13
in Castlemartyr on Thursday, May 3rd
Referee: Cathal Egan (Glen Rovers)
A hard game on a soft pitch in Castlemartyr saw our minor hurlers come up short against Killeagh/Itas in the opening round of this year’s championship.
The story of an even first half was Killeagh/Itas ability to make the most of their goal chances. They scored a goal at the beginning and end of the half to leave Carrig trailing 2-7 to 0-6 at the break. Sean Walsh had scored Carrig’s first three points with three frees before John Carroll and a brace from Dave Ryan had them within a point on twenty-five minutes. After Carrig missed another chance to draw level, Killeagh finished the half strongly with a goal and three points.
Carrig were up against it in the second half and when Killeagh/Itas dropped a spare man into their defense, a much-needed Carrig goal seemed unlikely. Carrig battled ably however with Cillian Carroll making a point-blank save on his goalline and Aaron Walsh Barry even getting in a point-saving tackle without a hurley. Carrig did pull within two goals with ten minutes to go after some fine scores from Sean Walsh and Dave Ryan’s third but Killeagh/Itas again saw out the game well.
Carrig now meet Carrigaline in a win-or-go-home back door clash. They will hope for a repeat performance from their league matchup last month.
Scorers: S. Walsh 0-6 (0-5f), D. Ryan 0-3, J. Carroll 0-1.
Team: Shane O’Hanlon, Killian Carroll, Kiitan Oke, Jack Scully, David Rooney, Aaron Walsh Barry, Cian Horgan, Adrien Browne, James Mulcahy, Daire Sullivan, Sean Walsh, Dave Ryan, John Carroll, David Folasaide, Cormac Flynn. Subs used: Sean de Búrca. Subs: Cian Dunlea, Niall Hannigan, Adam Walsh, Billy Scully, Jamie Noonan, Ryan O’Donovan, Darren Flynn, Cian Thornton.