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Date Competition Opponent Result
       
19th July Championship Fermoy Lost
       
June Munster Mini 7 Blitz Various Plate Final Runners-up
       
15th May Championship Fermoy Lost
       
10th May League Bishopstown Won
       
25th April Championship Fermoy Draw
       
17th April League Droumtariffe Carrig 5-11 Droumtariffe 3-15
       
4th April League St. Michael’s Lost
       
       
       

 

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Championship V Fermoy on Tuesday 19th July 2011

The first round of the championship didn’t get off to a good start last Tuesday the 19th in Carrigtwohill pitch. It was the third meeting with this Fermoy side and with 5 of the starting team out due to injury Carrig knew they had a tough battle ahead. 
Fermoy got off to a great start and dominated the play across the pitch and punished Carrig on the scoreboard. It took Carrig nearly 15minutes to get a score on the score board. Carrig seem to lack composure and failed to finish and put scores up on the board. At half time Fermoy were well on top.

 

Carrig did improve in the second half and showed a more determined team and with some great runs and support play in midfield and the forward and some great displays of defence Fermoy never took their foot off the pedal and continue to clock up the scores. Fermoy won by a considerable margin in the end. It was a disappointing game but well done for the effort made.
It is not over for us yet though as we have another chance to keep in the championship in order to do this we must beat Aghada. 

 

 

 

Munster Mini 7 Blitz

Congratulations to the girls for coming runners up in the Munster Mini 7 blitz and have now qualified for the All Irelands in September despite the wet conditions.

The competition took place in Clonakility in June. They drew some tough competition and the wins didn’t come easily. Tracy, Stephanie, Eimear, Aoibhin, Kate, Andre, Aoife, Michelle, Eva, Mary.

The first game was against a team from Limerick. It was a game that started off with a fast pace so every team member played there part. It was a tight game the whole way through. Carrig were unlucky not to go ahead as a number of goal chances were missed and it ended in draw .

The second match was much more successful and Carrig stormed into an early lead with some great goals from Tracy and Stephanie. It was a great team effort and got a well deserved win by a considerable margin.

The third game was against Corsey Rovers a win would guarantee Carrig to move from their pool to the next stage of the competition. Both teams were slow to start but Carrig managed to compose their game and create some scoring opportunities which they converted. Their strong defense lead them to a victory. Although it was a great win it was bitter sweet as an injury to Kate shoulder meant she was out for the rest of the tournament.

The last game from our pool was against Yoghal. This game if won would put Carrigtwohill joined first in the pool. Yoghal caught Carrig asleep opening with a quick goal and point but Carrig quickly settled into the match replying with two consecutive goals, once Carrig applied themselves with some good work in the defense and some great support play Carrig managed to pull away from Yoghal. 

Despite not having lost a game Carrig managed to find themselves with the same points as the Limerick team in order to see who qualified for the cup and the plate the decider was based on who could score the most points out of 5 from the 45 meter line, Unfortunately Carrig lost by one point. 

Carrig then went onto the plate semi-finals against there known rivals Midleton. This was a very tough physical match but Carrig showed their skill and determination throughout. This was a very entertaining match for any spectators both teams gave it their all scoring point to point in the beginning of the first half Carrig great team play Steph scored a goal Carrig denied a penalty would have increased their lead .second half great battle although carrig were in front throughout the second half the match was very tight and could of gone either way after a few consecutive points from tracey carrig won s great victory. 

Plate final Carrig played Glanmire also known rivals throughout the years. First half was very close but a few missed opportunities from Carrig lead glanmire leading going into the second half. Once again both teams had a close battle but Carrig although played great defence and had a lot of possession failed to convert  scores .  Half way through second half it was a draw but Carrig were slowly running out of steam and a goal put glanmire into the lead Carrig never gave up and fought till the end but still wasn’t enough they lost by 3 points. 

 

 

 

Championship Replay v Fermoy on Sunday May 15th 2011

This evening started off on a confusing note with regards to the location of the match and the drama continued once the game eventually kicked off in Carrigtwohill. This was always going to be a close game coming off the back of a draw between these two teams in Fermoy a few weeks ago. In the first half Carrigtwohill seemed to tip the scales in their direction with a lot of possession that unfortunately they didn’t always manage to convert. With a lot of key players missing a different half back line to normal lined out and really stepped up to the challenge. Rachel Sheehan at centre back flanked by Andrea and Rachel Daly were all hugely instrumental in keeping the Fermoy forwards at bay. Fermoy having very strong players both at midfield and in the forward line meant that it was only a matter of time however before the ball did cross into dangerous territory. Aoife, Eadoin and Fiona worked hard to ensure minimum damage was done but unfortunately some scores were just unstoppable. Each time Fermoy scored Carrig responded. Emma White at midfield provided a constant flow of ball into the forward line where Ciara Desmond rattled the Fermoy backs with some amazing scores in spite of Fermoy’s best efforts to keep her out of the game. When the half time whistle blew Carrig were deservedly in the lead by a very narrow margin.

 

The high level of intensity and skill that was displayed by both teams in the first half did not subside in the second. What was to be a nail biting half hour of football drew more spectators than usual and the atmosphere both on the pitch and the sidelines was highly charged. The Carrig backs were put under more pressure than they had be in the first half and despite some great saves made by Aoibhín in goals and her ever solid kick outs Fermoy managed to close the narrow gap between the teams and somehow creep ahead. Carrig really stepped up their game with attacks on the Fermoy back line coming from Eimear O’ Mahony, Stephanie Beausang Tara, Eve Corey and Edel Cronnin. These attacks proved to be successful which meant that Carrig closed Fermoy’s five point lead to one.  With only two minutes to go Tracey Horgan did what she does best and put the ball into the back of the net and Carrig in front going into the last few kicks of the game.  t looked as though it was going to be Carrig’s day and had so much extra time not been played it just might have been. Things did not go our way when Fermoy kicked a high free in towards the Carrig goals.  An over eager Carrig defense line all went for the ball which then landed in the hands of a Fermoy forward. A furious attempt to keep the ball out resulted in a penalty for Fermoy and this was to be the heartbreaking last kick of the game. Fermoy got the goal and went away winners by a point. 

 
In what was a test of character, fitness and football skill, Carrigtwohill may have left the pitch disappointed but should be proud of their performance.  In a thrilling game of football this Carrig side proved their valor as a team. The sheer determination and heart of the girls is what this match will be remembered for.     

 

 

 

League v Bishopstown in Carrigtwohill on Tuesday May 10th 2011

On Tuesday May 10th Carrigtwohill played at home against Bishopstown. The girls got off to a great start popping points over the bar and going into an early lead that they were to maintain throughout. The backs put up a strong defense letting very little ball past the half back line. Any ball that did manage to make it through was ably stopped by Aoibhín in goals.  

In the second half Bishopstown came into their own a bit more but failed to convert chances. Goals coming from Tracey, Ciara and Eimear and points contributed by all the other forwards meant the game ended with a comfortable win for Carrig.

 

 

Championship v Fermoy on Monday 25th April 2011

The match against Fermoy took place on Monday 25th April.  Carrigtwohill travelled to Fermoy with a promising panel, the return of both Catherine Garde and Emma White adding to the strength of the team.  Carrigtwohill dominated the first ten minutes of the game, not giving Fermoy an inch.  An early goal and a number of points scored by the hard-working forwards meant that Carrig went into an early lead.  Fermoy got into the game in the second fifteen minutes of the half, putting the backs under pressure.  Thanks to the full back line clearing some dangerous balls and the excellent goal keeping skills of Aoibinn O’ Mahony, Carrig managed to maintain their lead and went into the second half five points up.
 
This was to be a far more trying half for Carrigtwohill with Fermoy working hard to close the gap.  The Fermoy goal that seemed to be a long time coming finally arrived as the game slowly but surely appeared to be going against Carrigtwohill.  The girls never gave up however and although Carrig could not seem to regain their shape they did score a number of points that meant the game remained either sides for the taking.  With less than five minutes to go Carrig lost a crucial player in the half back line as Aisling O’ Mahony had to go off due to injury.  Changes had to be made and Julie Foley proved a strong player coming into the back line.  With under two minutes of injury time left and the teams level, Fermoy managed to score the point that was to put them into the lead going into the last sixty seconds.  The Carrig backs worked the ball out and a crucial pass made by Edel Cronin put Ciara Desmond in a position to score the vital last point of the game, the final whistle indicating a draw match.  
The first fifteen minutes of this game highlighted the potential of this Carrig team while the closing seconds were a display of great determination.  With both Carrigtwohill and Fermoy hungry for a win the replay should make for an interesting game of football.

 

 

League v Droumtariffe on Sunday the 17th of April 2011

The next team Carrigtwohill faced in the league was Droumtariffe. Thankfully this was a much better display of football from the Carrig girls. It took place in Carrigtwohill on Sunday the 17th of April. We took full advantage of the great playing conditions and went into an early lead. The backs worked hard when put under pressure preventing Droumtariffe from coming inside the two point lead that Carrig managed to maintain in the first half. This lead was made possible by the great scores that came from the forwards including 2 consecutive goals from Eimear O’ Mahony and points from Stephanie Beausang and Ciara Desmond. A loss in the backline came late in the first half when Grace Bunce had to come off with a knee injury. Aoibhin O’ Mahony having made a superb save in goals was then moved out field and Sarah Healy took up her regular position between the posts. The first half ended with Carrigtwohill leading by 2points.
 
In the second half Carrigtwohill kept the foot on the pedal with good ball being fed from Andrea Buttimer at mid field. While at times Carrig reverted to their old habitats of over using the short passes players such as Aideen O’ Leary, Léan Fírtear and Aoife McCarthy managed to focus the team and clear the ball from the backline. Droumtariffe kept Carrig under pressure by popping a number of points over the bar and getting a few quick goals. It ended the final score 5-11 to 3-15 in favour of Carrig. This win was badly needed to boost this team’s confidence facing into the first round of the championship against Fermoy.   

 

 

League v St. Michael’s on Monday 4th of April  2011

On Monday the 4th of April the Junior 15 aside had their second league match against St. Michael’s in Mahon. Conditions were far from ideal and availability of players was against us. Carrigtwohill found it difficult to settle into the match and St. Michael’s took full advantage of this gaining an early lead. In the second half Carrigtwohill found composure and Rachel Sheehan moving from goals to the half forward line proved to be of great benefit to the Carrigtwohill side. Although the girls put in a better second half performance St. Michael’s managed to maintain their lead throughout.  This match was not our best display highlighting the need for match practice and fitness work for the season ahead.

 

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