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John Ronan

Selectors  - Con O'Mahony, Tim O'Connor, John 'Junior' Buckley, Kieran Brennan



Back row, left to right: Con O'Mahony (selector), JJ Wall (physio), Aaron Vaughan, Denis O'Connor, Kyle O'Shea, Cathal McCarthy,
Darren Burns, Shane Cuddigan, Finbar Browne, Damien O'Donovan, Daniel O'Mahony, Eoin O'Brien,
John 'Junior' Buckley (selector), Tim O'Connor (selector), Dave Carroll (football co-ordinator)
Front row, left to right: John Ronan (manager) Brian Hegarty, Colm O'Donovan, Tim O'Connor, Johnny Hartnett,
Shane Sheehan, Killian McCarthy, Jay Horgan, Tom Mullaney, Kieran Brennan (trainer/selector). Sitting in front Sean & Ciara Brennan.


Date Competition Opponent Result
6th Oct League Castlelyons Castlelyons 2-12 Carrigtwohill 0-4
31st May Challenge Douglas Carrigtwohill 1-5 Douglas 2-12
20th April Championship Midleton Carrigtwohill 1-3 Midleton 0-11
14th April Championship Glanmire Carrigtwohill 1-10 Glanmire 1-7
31st March Championship Youghal Carrigtwohill 1-5 Youghal 1-9
25th March League Castlemartyr Carrigtwohill 1-9 Castlemartyr 1-14
19th March Challenge Nemo Rangers Carrigtwohill 4-11 Nemo Rangers 0-5
5th March League Fr O'Neill's Carrigtwohill 1-7 Fr O'Neill's 1-10
26th Feb League Dungourney Carrigtwohill 0-11 Dungourney 0-9
19th Feb League Midleton Carrigtwohill 0-3 Midleton 1-13
12th Feb League Glenville Carrigtowhill 1-10 Glenville 0-9
5th Feb League Ballinacurra Ballinacurra 0-6 Carrigtwohill 0-5



Championship v Midleton in Caherlag on Friday April 20th 2012
Midleton 0-11 Carrigtwohill 1-3

Carrig's junior A footballers left the championship with a spirited performance against Midleton in Caherlag last Friday night. Weakened yet again by injuries to key players Carrig rattled Midleton for a protracted period in the second half and were unlucky not to be closer at the finish. Carrig, though, missed two or three clear goal chances in the first half when playing with the aid of a strong wind and those misses came back to haunt them in the second half.

Carrig trailed by 0-6 to 0-2 at half time having struggled to contain the attacking runs of the Midleton half backs. Brendan Horgan got both of Carrig's points from frees and the full forward line looked dangerous whenever the ball was delivered early. Killian McCarthy and Ronan Barrett worked very hard in the middle third and Kieran Baverstock was outstanding in goal, saving a penalty with a brilliant diving save and preventing another goal with a point blank save.

Carrig fell seven points behind early in the second half but they didn't let their heads drop. Sean O'Farrell made a big difference when he was moved to centre field and Carrig forced their way back into the game with a goal from substitute Clive Cremin followed quickly by a point from O'Farrell. Trailing by just three points Carrig continued to press but they couldn't force another score and Midleton sealed the game with a couple of late points.

Carrig: Kieran Baverstock, Denis O'Connor, Shane Sheehan, Damien O'Donovan, Cathal McCarthy, Andrew Garde, Jay Horgan, Daniel O'Mahony, Ronan Barrett, Darren Burns, Killian McCarthy, Declan Sugrue, Brendan Horgan, Sean O'Farrell, Jason Leahy.
Subs used: Mickey O'Sullivan, Clive Cremin and Tom Mullaney.




Championship v Glanmire in Rostellan on Saturday April 14th 2012
Carrigtwohill 1-10 Glanmire 1-7

Carrigtwohill's junior footballers produced an outstanding performance to upset the odds and reach the third round of the East Cork championship at Rostellan on Saturday. Weakened by injuries to key players Carrig played with tremendous spirit and plenty of class to pull away from Glanmire in the last ten minutes. A goal from Mickey 'The Gooch' O'Sullivan clinched victory in the closing minutes; Glanmire's goal came from a penalty with the very last kick.

Carrig played with the wind in the first half and built up a 0-8 to 0-4 lead by the break. The outstanding Daniel O'Mahony and Brendan Horgan led the scoring with Darren Burns and Declan Sugre also finding the target. Carrig's defence naturally came under pressure in the third quarter but Shane Sheehan and Denis O'Connor were terrific in the full back line and Glanmire struggled to make headway.

Carrig's lead was down to two points before they made a decisive surge in the final ten minutes. Points from O'Mahony and the excellent Neil O'Connor added to O'Sullivan's goal made the game safe. Carrig will now play Midleton this weekend.

Carrig: Kieran Baverstock, Damien O'Donovan, Shane Sheehan, Denis O'Connor, Jay Horgan, Andy Garde, Cathal McCarthy, Shane Kennedy, Daniel O'Mahony, Declan Sugrue, Killian McCarthy, Darren Burns, Jason Leahy, Brendan Horgan, Neil O'Connor.
Sub used: Mickey O'Sullivan



Championship v Youghal in Killeagh on Saturday March 31st 2012
Carrigtwohill 1-5 Youghal 1-9

This match was played on Sat 31st March in the Killeagh grounds. Carrig had a good turn out with a panel of 24 players. Youghal started strongly scoring 3 pts without reply, but could have been more only for the tight marking of the Carrig defence. Carrig's most senior player Seanie Farrell stepped up to the mark by scoring the first point for the boys in blue and gold. Youghal then scored the next two points but Carrig finished the first half with a fine point from Seanie leaving it 0-5 to 0-2 in favour of Youghal at the interval.

In the second half Carrig upped the tempo and started winning more of the 50\50 exchanges. Although Carrig had more of the ball, the shooting was wayward and Youghal made more use of their possession. Nevertheless Carrig pressed forward and when Youghal found the back of the net against the run of play Carrig replied with a goal of their own. Brendan Horgan notched up two points and Seanie added another. Carrig now had the upper-hand at midfield and with plenty of possession went in search of the elusive goal but this was not their day and Youghal snatched a late point to seal the win.

Panel - Kieran Baverstock, Damien O'Donovan, Andrew Garde, Shane Sheehan, Denis O'Connor, Pat O'Sullivan, Jay Horgan,
Ronan Barrett, Killian MacCarthy, Tim O'Connor, Neil O'Connor, Declan Sugrue, Clive Cremin, Sean O'Farrell, Brendan Horgan,
Darren Burns, Michael O'Sullivan, Danial O'Mahony, Jason Leahy, Cathal McCarthy, John Hartnett, Colm O'Donovan,
Aidan Barrett, Eoghan O'Mahony.
Scorers - S Farrell 1-3, B Horgan 0-2

John Ronan - Manager. Selctors - John Buckley, Tim O'Connor, Con O'Mahoney, Kieran Brennan.



League v Castlemartyr in Carrigtwohill on Sunday March 25th
Carrigtwohill 1-9 Castlemartyr 1-14

Carrig's junior footballers completed their preparation for the championship with a disappointing five point defeat at home to Castlemartyr on Sunday evening. Carrig's prospects looked good at half time when the sides were level, 1-3 to 0-6, and Carrig had played against the breeze. However, Carrig missed some good opportunities in the third quarter and Castlemartyr took advantage with a strong spell near the finish.

Darren Burns scored Carrig's first half goal with a smart finish after a very slick buid-up. Killian McCarthy led the attack with typical energy from centre forward and Sean O'Farrell was always a threat inside and Carrig were unlucky not to have another couple of scores before half time. At a critical stage early in the second half Carrig spurned a great goal scoring opportunity when the game was in the balance and Castlemartyr had a purple patch after that. Denis O'Connor, Jay Horgan and Andy Garde were outstanding in the Carrig defence but they were under too much pressure and it eventually told on the scoreboard.

Carrig: Kieran Baverstock, Denis O'Connor, Andy Garde, Damien O'Donovan, Jay Horgan, Shane Sheehan, Mickey O'Sullivan, Shane Kennedy, Ronan Barrett, Darren Burns, Killian McCarthy, Tim O'Connor, Johnny Hartnett, Sean O'Farrell, Clive Cremin.

Subs used: Colm O'Donovan, Brian Hegarty, Aidan Barrett, Clive Cremin, Kieran Bunce




Challenge v Nemo Rangers on Monday 19th March
Carrigtowhill 4-11 Nemo Rangers 0-5

Carrig notch up an impressive score in preparation for their upcoming championship game v Youghal on the 31st of March. Having lead 2-6 to 0-2 at half time Carrig continued to press forward in the second half and added another 2-5 to their tally. This was a flawless performance by our junior footballers who displayed great team work and fast attacking football.

Panel - Michael O Sullivan,Damian O'Donovan,Shane Sheehan, Darren Burns,Tim O'Connor, Pat O'Sullivan, Declan Sugrue,
Neil O'Connor, Killian McCarthy, Ronan Barrett, Clive Cremin, Shane Devlin, John Hartnet, Jason Leahy, Mateuse Betchek, Sean Buckley.
Scorers - John Hartnett 1-2, Pat O Sullivan 1-1, Clive Cremin 1-1, Ronan Barrett 1-0, Neil O'Connor 0-2, Shane Devlin 0-1,
Sean Buckley 0-1, Killian McCarthy 0-1, Brian Hegarthy 0-1, Mateuse Betchek 0-1.




League v Fr O'Neill's in Carrig on Monday March 5th
Carrigtwohill 1-7 Fr O'Neill's 1-10

A Fr O'Neill's surge in the last ten minutes was the decisive factor in Carrig's third League defeat on Monday night. In a terrific match played at great pace and on a great surface Carrig stormed into the game in the third quarter and took a two point lead mid-way through the second half. But they ran out of steam late in the game and struggled to clear the ball effectively under heavy pressure.


Fr O'Neill's made the brighter start and a couple of great saves by Kieran Baverstock kept Carrig in touch early on. Carrig eventually found their feet, though, with Brendan Horgan and Sean O'Farrell leading the attack and Johnny Hartnett kicking a couple of lovely points - he finished the game with three to his name. Carrig trailed by two points at half time, 1-2 to 0-3, but started the second half strongly. A goal from substitute Jason Leahy put Carrig in front and a point from Brendan Horgan immediately afterwards doubled Carrig's lead. The outcome was in the balance for a while until Fr O'Neill's took over at centre field and penned Carrig back in the closing stages.

With the first round of the championship against Youghal three weeks away it was a very encouraging performance from Carrig. Five regulars were absent for various reasons but others such as Andy Garde and Shane Kennedy made a welcome return while newcomers such as Clive Cremin and Johnny Hartnett continue to make a very positive impression.


Carrig: Kieran Baverstock, Eoin O'Brien, Andy Garde, Denis O'Connor, Jay Horgan, Shane Sheehan, Darren Burns, Cathal McCarthy, Neil O'Connor, Tim O'Connor, Brendan Horgan, Colm O'Donovan, Johnny Hartnett, Sean O'Farrell, Clive Cremin.

Subs used: Shane Kennedy, Jason Leahy, Ross O'Mahony, Finbar Browne




League v Dungourney in Carrigtwohill on Sunday Feb 26th
Carrigtwohill 0-11 Dungourney 0-9

Carrig's junior footballers claimed their second win of the League with a terrific performance against Dungourney on Sunday afternoon. Victory was clinched in a storming final quarter when Carrig kicked a succession of fine points through Killian McCarthy, Sean O'Farrell and Brendan Horgan. Carrig made a blistering start to the match and led by 0-4 to 0-1 after the first quarter, despite playing against the breeze. Daniel O'Mahony was dominant at centre field and landed a couple of beautiful points while Clive Cremin also kicked a lovely score.

Dungourney came back to lead at the break 0-5 to 0-4 and kept their noses in front for much of the third quarter. But they never led by more than a point and Carrig worked their way back to the lead with Trojan work by Neil O'Connor at centre field and a dynamic half back line of Ronan Barrett, Pat O'Sullivan and Jay Horgan. Shane Sheehan did really well when he was switched to full back and Mickey O'Sullivan read the game brilliantly in the left corner.

Carrig: Kieran Baverstock, Darren Burns, Damien O'Donovan, Mickey O'Sullivan, Ronan Barrett, Shane Sheehan, Jay Horgan, Aaron Vaughan, Daniel O'Mahony, Tim O'Connor, Neil O'Connor, Killian McCarthy, Colm O'Donovan, Sean O'Farrell, Clive Cremin
Subs used: Tom Mullaney, Pat O'Sullivan, Brendan Horgan, Christopher Casey, Cathal McCarthy.




League v Midleton in Midleton on Sunday Februrary 19th

Carrig 0-3 Midleton 1-13

Midleton proved much too strong for Carrig in the junior A football League at the Tech field in Midleton last Sunday morning. Carrig were short a number of key players for various reasons and couldn't cope with the power of a Midleton team who were near full strength. Playing against a strong breeze in the first half Carrig trailed by 1-7 to 0-0 at the break and it might have been more but for two excellent saves by Kieran Baverstock, whose terrific kick-outs were a positive feature of Carrig's performance.

Carrig played much better in the second half and came desperately close to scoring two goals. However they had to be satisfied with points from Neil O'Connor, Sean Buckley and Declan Sugrue, all of whom did really well. Clive Cremin also made a good impression on his Carrig debut while Shane Sheehan, Damien O'Donovan and Mickey O'Sullivan tried very hard in defence.

Carrig: Kieran Baverstock, Damien O'Donovan, Shane Sheehan, Mickey O'Sullivan, Tim O'Connor, Denis O'Connor, Cathal McCarthy, Ronan Barrett, Pat O'Sullivan, Declan Sugrue, Neil O'Connor, Aaron Vaughan, Johnny Hartnett, Clive Cremin, Colm O'Donovan.
Subs: (all used) Brian Hegarty, Eoin O'Brien, Sean Buckley, Kieran Bunce, Finbar Brown.



League v Glenville in Carrigtwohill on Sunday 12th February
Carrig 1-10 Glenville 0-9

Carrig's junior A footballers picked up their first points of the League campaign with a hard fought victory over Glenville in Carrig on Sunday. Heavy underfoot conditions made it difficult for both sides but an early goal by Killian McCarthy gave Carrig a lead that they never relinquished. Carrig led by a point at the break and kept Glenville at arm's length for the second half.

Playing in his first Junior A match Aaron Vaughan worked very hard at centre field while Shane Sheehan, Jay Horgan and Denis O'Connor were outstanding in defence. Kyle O'Shea led the Carrig attack from centre forward and Brian Hegarty kicked the outstanding point of the day early in the second half.

Carrig panel: Tom Mullaney, Damien O'Donovan, Shane Sheehan, Jay Horgan, Denis O'Connor, Darren Burns, Tim O'Connor, Brian Hegarty, Shane Cuddigan, Daniel O'Mahony, Cathal McCarthy, Killian McCarthy, Finbar Browne, Johnny Hartnett, Colm O'Donovan, Aaron Vaughan, Kyle O'Shea, Eoin O'Brien.



League v Ballincurra in Ballincurra on Sunday Feb 5th League
Ballinacurra 0-6 Carrigtwohill 0-5

Carrig's Junior A footballers were desperately unlucky to lose their first League match of the season at Carrig on Sunday. Trailing by three points after 20 minutes Carrig stormed into the game before half time to draw level at the break 0-4 each. Scoring, though, was difficult on a heavy pitch and when Carrig fell behind again mid-way through the second half they couldn't quite find an equaliser.

Carrig were short a number of first choice players because of injuries and other commitments but this was a whole-hearted display that improved as the game wore on. Shane Sheehan was outstanding at full back while Neil O'Connor, Tim O'Connor, Sean Buckley and Kyle O'Shea worked extremely hard further up the field. Brendan Horgan was Carrig's top scorer with Johnny Hartnett, Neil O'Connor and Declan Sugrue also getting on the scoresheet.

Carrig: Kieran Baverstock, Damien O'Donovan, Shane Sheehan, Mickey O'Sullivan, Tim O'Connor, Denis O'Connor, Jay Horgan, Ronnie Barrett, Neil O'Connor, Colm O'Donovan, Kyle O'Shea, Declan Sugrue, Sean Buckley, Brendan Horgan, Kieran Bunce.

Subs used: Cathal McCarthy and Johnny Hartnett.


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