East Cork U21 C Football Championship
Carrig 1-10 (13) Bride Rovers 2-12 (18) in Cobh on Friday, March 22nd at 8.15pm.
Referee: John Kirby (Midleton)
Carrig battled well but ultimately just lost out at the death in the opening round of u21 football championship.
Carrig raced into a 0-3 to 0-1 lead after twelve minutes with great scores from Matthew Kidney, Ollie Baverstock and Adrian Browne (free). However, by the twentieth minute Bride Rovers were ahead thanks to a their second point and a converted penalty. From thereon out Carrig were dominant though and they led at the half thanks to a 1-1 haul from Liam Gosnell who buried a penalty and two more Browne frees; 1-6 to 1-2.
Despite having more of the ball Carrig couldn’t put up the scores and a scoring burst after the restart had Bride Rovers ahead 2-5 to 1-7 with a lone Gosnell score in response. A Browne point from play had Carrig level but it was Bride Rovers who kicked on adding another seven points to Carrig’s two (both Matthew Kidney).
The club would like to extend its gratitude to all the players for the hard work put in this year. Despite the result, these players have put in excellent commitment, playing in five challenge games and they made serious progress in a short space of time. We would also like to thank the management team of Peter Hogan, Eoghan O’Mahony, Clive Cremen and JJ Wall for their efforts this year.
Scorers: L. Gosnell 1-2 (1-0pen), A. Browne 0-4 (0-3f), M. Kidney 0-3, O. Baverstock 0-1.
Team: Tom O’Brien, Cillian Carroll, Brendan Twomey, Jack Scully, David Rooney, Conor O’Mahony, Aaron Walsh Barry, Adrian Browne, Daire Crotty, Gary O’Brien, Liam Gosnell, Shane O’Hanlon, Ollie Baverstock, Matthew Kidney, Seán de Búrca. Subs used: Seán O’Sullivan, Kevin Coady, Daire McCann. Subs: Cormac Flynn, Ronan Donnelly, Jamie Noonan, Cian Thornton, Billy Scully, Daire Sullivan and Gary Yerskin.