East Cork U21 A Hurling Championship Final
Carrigtwohill 0-8 Bride Rovers 0-16
in Ballynoe on Wednesday, September 26th.
Referee: Pa Beausang (Midleton)
It wasn’t to be for Carrig in this East Cork U21 A Hurling final replay. Carrig fell behind early on and weren’t able to claw back the deficit despite a much improved second half performance.
A Liam Gosnell free and point from play doubled Bride Rovers opening score inside four minutes but from then on Bride Rovers took charge of the game and were 0-6 to 0-2 up after fifteen minutes with Carrig’s indiscipline costing them dearly. Shane O’Hanlon added Carrig’s third point on twenty minutes but Bride Rovers responded by rattling off another five points without reply to leave Carrig trailing 0-11 to 0-3 at the turnaround.
Bride Rovers opened the scoring in the second half and Carrig didn’t register their first score until the fortieth minute through a Liam Gosnell placed ball. Conor O’Mahony followed that up with a fine strike from distance before Gosnell added his third and fourth frees of the evening. 0-12 to 0-7 on fifty-two minutes. But as Carrig looked to be gaining momentum they conceded two quick points in thirty seconds and three minutes later conceded again. Gosnell kept Carrig ticking over with another placed ball with five minutes left but that was cancelled out a minute later. A great comeback was just undone in the first game but Carrig left themselves with too much to do in the first half of this game.
The club would like to thank all of the mentors for their hard work this year and thank the players for their efforts in reaching an East Cork final. They gave us some cracking games throughout the year and we look forward to following these lads with our junior and senior teams in the near future.
Team: Stephen Flynn, Jack Scully, Conor O’Mahony, Paul Barden, Matthew Kidney, Kiitan Oke, Aaron Walsh Barry, Brendan Twomey, Daire Crotty, Luke Kelly O’Regan, Oliver Baverstock, Shane O’Hanlon, Liam Gosnell, James Mulcahy, Dara McCann. Subs used: Ronan Donnelly, John Carroll, Conor Keegan. Subs: Adam McNamara, Cillian Carroll.