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Manager  Paul Keegan


Selectors Philip Keegan and Paul Forde.



Date Competition Opponent Result
1st August Championship Castlemartyr Carrig 2-4 Castlemartyr 1-22
10th July Championship Cloyne Carrig 2-15 Cloyne 2-13
25th June Championship St Ita's Carrig 0-12 St Ita's 2-16
27th May League Sars Carrig 1-7 Sars 3-24
22nd May League Newtownshandrum Newtownshandrum 7-15 Carrig 2-2
27th March League Russell Rovers Carrig 2-13 Russell Rovers 1-15
20th March League Kildorrey Carrig 0-9 Kildorrey 2-15
22nd Feb Challenge Ballygiblin Carrig 5-12 Ballygiblin 0-6
15th Feb Challenge Buttevant Carrig 0-14 Buttevant 4-11



Championship v Cloyne in Rostellan on Sunday July 10th 2011
Carrigtwohill 2-15 Cloyne 2-13

On July 10th we played Cloyne in Rostellan in the 'back door' of the junior A hurling championship. After the disappointment of losing the first round to St Itas we needed to get back on track. We had 19 players on the night and gave a solid performance.

The game got off to a flying start with Cloyne scoring the first 2 points. Carrig rallied and had a couple of runs at goal before a surging run from Sean Flannery yielded a fine goal to put us ahead 1-0 to 0-2 after 8 mins. We continued to dominate for the next 15 mins yielding another 5 points from Kevin Murphy, JP O'Riordan, Shane Healy, Liam Sullivan and Ronan Barrett. After 20 mins we led 1-5 to 0-3 and looked to be in a good position. Cloyne got a goal and followed it up with a couple of points to level on 26 mins and then went ahead. A fine score from Liam Barry from the far touchline and a free from Ronan completed the scoring to leave the teams tied at 1-7 a piece at half time and all to play for.


The second half started well for Carrig with a goal and a point from Seanie Farrell after 7 mins followed up by Ronan Barrett frees to put Carrig well in control at 2-10 to 1-8. However Cloyne rallied again and over the next 15 mins scored 1-2 to leave the teams tied at 2-10 apiece. Over the next few minutes both teams exchanged scores and the lead also changed hands with Cloyne appearing to gain the momentum at this crucial time. With 3 minutess remaining the teams were tied at 2-13 apiece and it looked like a draw would be the final result. However Sean Flannery ended the scoring with 2 fine points from centre forward to finish the game on a scoreline of 2-15 to 2-13. This was a well contested game of hurling and some pride was restored in the Carrig jersey. The next round will be a game against the winners of Castelmartyr and Killeagh which is to be played on Thurs 14th.


Team: Brian Hegarty, Tim O' Connor, Eoin O' Brien, Denis O' Connor, Jay Horgan, Sean Forbes, Colm Cronin, Sean Flannery (1-4), Liam O' Sullivan (0-1), Ronan Barrett (0-3), JP O' Riordan (0-1), Kevin Murphy (0-2), Shane Healy (0-1), Seanie Farrell (1-2), Liam Barry (0-1).
Subs: Sean Barry for Liam Barry, Shane Sheehan for JP O' Riordan, Cormac Carroll, Brian Dineen.



League v Russell Rovers in Shanagarry on March 27th 2011
Carrigtwohill 2-13 Russell Rovers 1-15

On Mar 27th we played Russell Rovers in Shanagarry in the second round of the junior hurling league. Again we struggled for players on the day and only some late phone calls with players dashing from Carrig with a delayed start allowed us to field a team. We started without warm ups and with little organisation which is unacceptable at this level. However we ploughed on regardless.

The game got off to a flying start and Carrig showed their mettle early on with some tough exchanges. Indeed we took the game to our opponents who had the wind to their backs and held our own at 2 points apiece after 10 mins with points from Padraic Hogan free and a '65. Rovers forged ahead 0-4 to 0-2 after 15 mins but then we started to take control around the central third of the field and worked very hard throughout. Seamie Farrell pointed 3 from play in a row after receiving a knock and it looked as if we were well in control with a Shane Healy free from the '21. Rovers added a couple of points of their own before Seanie Farrell pointed and immediately goaled to leave us 1-7 to 0-6 ahead. They added another 3 points but Shane Cuddigan replied with a fine point from the centre of the field. Coming up to half time we were still 2 points clear but 5 minutes injury time saw us conceding a goal and a point to leave us trailing on a half time score 1-10 to 1-8 and all to play for.


The lads gave in a huge second half performance from the off and quickly levelled matters through points from Seamie followed by Seanie after 4 mins. Rovers scored a point from a '65 and Carrig responded with 3 points from Seanie over a 5 minute period to put Carrig 2 up with 15 mins to go. Kevin Hartnett closed off the supply to Seanie but some great work in the Carrig defense from all 6 players helped to cement our challenge. Midfield worked tirelessly and delivered some vital ball to our forward line while starving Rovers of clean possession. A huge clearance from Padraic Hogan was doubled to the net by Seanie and Carrig were 5 points up with 10 minutes to go. Rovers added a couple of points but Carrig fought hard for every ball and showed some great determination throughout the field. A great score from Liam Barry from out by the side line after great work by Denis O' Connor put Carrig up 4 points again with 7 mins to go. It was to be our last score and Rovers piled on the pressure with a couple of points from frees and play but our backs held out well in the end for a great win by the narrowest of margins on a scoreline of 2-13 to 1-15.


Well done to all. There were some tremendous performances from 1 to 15 all through the game. It's impossible to single out anyone in particular but as a team they were brilliant, gutsy, determined and showed all the skills and positive attitude that's required to win the tough games at this level. This win atones somewhat for our defeat in the championship last year and as hoped it has kick started our season. Our faith has been renewed and we hope to drive on from here and with the additions of some of the lads that were missing, we hope to be competing well in the upcoming games.

Team: Brian Hegarty, Damien O' Donovan, Eoin O' Brien, Cormac Carroll, Liam Barry(B), Padraic Hogan(0-2), Denis O' Connor, Shane Sheehan, Killian McCarthy, Shane Cuddigan(0-1), Seamie Farrell(0-4), Shane Healy(0-1), Liam Barry(A)(0-1), Seanie Farrell(2-4), Neil O' Connor.



League v Kildorrey on March 20th 2011
Carrigtwohill 0-9 Kildorrey 2-15

On Mar 20th we played the first round of the new Imokilly / Avondhu junior hurling league against Kildorrery. We struggled for numbers on the day for a variety of reasons and with some late call ups we eventually fielded 19 players. Much improvement is required in fielding our strongest teams to be able to compete at this level. As expected we started slowly and our opponents who were clearly up for the game went into a 0-4 to 0-0 lead after 10 mins. We eventually got on the score board with a Jason Leahy point from play followed  by a Kevin Murphy free but Kildorrery added further points followed by a soft goal to leave them well in command. We did better in the second quarter and added a couple of more points through Kevin Murphy and Shane Cuddigan but went in at half time well in arrears on a scoreline of 1-9 to 0-5.


The opening exchanges of the second half were more competitive but eventually our opponents class came to the fore and they added to their tally with relative ease. Killian McCarthy, Kevin Murphy and Shane Cuddigan added points for Carrig but we worked much harder than our opposition for our scores. Kevin Murphy added a another free to keep us in touch but the game was put beyond our reach when Kildorrery goaled with 10 minutes to go. We finished out a frustrating encounter losing on a scoreline of 2-15 to 0-9. We know that this Junior team has much more to offer and if we had a full turn out on the day the result may well have been different. 

Team: Brian Hegarty, Damien O' Donovan, Peter Furlong, Cormac Carroll, Alan Horgan, Denis O' Connor, Padraic Hogan, Shane Sheehan, Killian McCarthy(0-1), Shane Cuddigan(0-2), Seamie Farrell, Jason Leahy(0-1), Shane Healy. Liam Barry (Ardglass), Kevin Murphy(0-5).
Subs: Colm O' Donovan for Damien O' Donovan, Liam Barry (B) for Alan Horgan, Nigel Twohig for Liam Barry, Shane Kennedy for Shane Cuddigan.



Challenge v Ballygiblin February 22nd 2011
Carrig 5-12 Ballygiblin 0-6

On Feb 22nd we played a JHA challenge game against another of the North Cork teams Ballygiblin. We fielded from 19 players on the night. It was a much different game from the previous encounter where Carrig had a lack lustre start. This may have been as much to do with the opposition as with ourselves but to be fair to our lads we started brightly and excelled as the game wore on. Ballygiblin did produce some good hurling throughout the first half but a goal rout yielding 4 goals in 15 minutes midway through the half certainly put the game beyond their reach. Our full forward line yielded 4-6 with the scores coming from Marty 2-1, Seanie 2-1 and Kevin 0-4. Additional scores from JP and Stephen left us well in control when an early half time whistle was blown after 26 mins on a scoreline of 4-8 to 0-6.

It was difficult to raise the game again for the second half with such a commanding lead but again Carrig hurled well. We introduced all 4 substitutes who all made contributions to the game. We also made some positional changes moving Padraic to full back and Denis to Centre back, Kevin to half forward and Stephen to midfield. A further goal from Marty midway through the half and points from Stephen (3) and Marty ended the game as a contest. We held the visitors scoreless in the second half on a scoreline of 1-4 to 0-0 and overall they will feel that they did not do themselves justice on the night. However Carrig proved that they can be very strong opposition and when in the mood they can be a match for any team. Again an early whistle finished the game and Carrig ran out winners on an overall scoreline of 5-12 to 0-6.

Team: Brian Hegarty, Eoin O’ Brien, Denis O’ Connor, Colm O’ Donovan, Richie Forde, Padraic Hogan, Michael O’ Riordan, Shane Sheehan, Killian McCarthy, Stephen Kidney (0-4), JP O’ Riordan (0-1), Shane Cuddigan, Kevin Murphy (0-4), Sean O’ Farrell (2-1), Marty McConville (3-2). 
Subs: Damien O’ Donovan for Colm O’ Donovan, Liam Barry (B) for Richie Forde, Nigel Twohig for Shane Sheehan, Aidan Meade for Shane Cuddigan.



Challenge v Buttevant February 15th 2011
Carrig 0-14 Buttevant 4-11 

On Feb 15th we played our first JHA challenge game of the year against the North Cork champions of 2010 Buttevant, currently managed by previous Carrig supremo Dermot O’ Riordan. We fielded from 18 players on the night with only 7 from last years Junior A championship team in attendance. It was evident from early on that it was our first outing of the year as both touch and pace were well off the mark while our counterparts seemed to be firing on all cylinders. We found it difficult to get into the game and after 15 mins only had one point on the board to our opponents 1-5. The remainder of the half was more competitive but we still conceded some vital possession and went in at the break a bit demoralised on a scoreline of 2-8 to 0-3.

The second half was a much different encounter with Carrig taking the game to our opponents. We made a few positional switches with Padraic Hogan moving to centre back, Stephen Kidney and Denis O’ Connor to midfield and Kevin Murphy on the wing. This central triangle of players along with the good work of many of the others resulted in a welcome change to our fortunes. Our objective was to up our performance and at least win the half. We did this to great effect and rifled over some marvellous scores in the second half. Points from Stephen Kidney, Seanie Farrell and Kevin Murphy put us well into contention in the second half where we out hurled our opponents. 2 reasonably soft goals kept Buttevant in it but we still won out the second half on a score line of 0-11 to 2-3. Overall we lost the game but redeemed ourselves with a powerful second half on an overall scoreline of 0-14 to 4-11.

Team: Brian Hegarty, Damien O’ Donovan, Eoin O’ Brien, Colm O’ Donovan, Padraic Hogan, Denis O’ Connor, Liam Barry (B), Shane Healy, Kevin Murphy (0-5), Stephen Kidney (0-4), Shane Cuddigan (0-1), Liam Barry (A), Kieran Baverstock, Sean O’ Farrell (0-3), Marty McConville (0-1). 
Subs: William Conroy for Shane Healy, Nigel Twohig for Liam Barry (A),  Aidan Meade for Kieran Baverstock.

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