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Manager  James O'Connor

Assistant Coach

Niall Kidney
Selectors Tomas O'Brien, Sean Barrett, Maurice O'Donoghue.


Carrigtwohill Senior Hurlers


Back row, left to right: Paraic Hogan, Sean Forbes, Cillian McCarthy, Jason Barrett, Aaron Gosnell, Shane Devlin, Jason Leahy,

Shane Healy, Colm O'Connell, Daniel O'Mahony, Liam O'Sullivan, Michael O'Riordan, Stephen Dineen, Robbie White,

Andrew Garde, Denis O'Connor, Christopher Keegan.

Front row, left to right: Donal Hogan, Dylan Scriven, Liam Barry, Jay Horgan, Cathal McCarthy, Ronan Power, Brian Lordan,

Noel Furlong, Michael Fitzgerald, William McCarthy, Pat Sullivan, Tomas Hogan, Ronnie Barrett, Marty McConville.


Date Competition Opponent Result
13th October League 1/4 final Na Piarsaigh Carrigtwohill 2-5 Na Piarsaigh 2-16
29th September League Newtonshandrum Carrigtwohill 1-19 Newtonshandrum 2 -16
25th September League Killeagh Killeagh 2-14 Carrigtwohill 2-11
19th September League Bride Rovers Carrigtwohill 3-15 Bride Rovers 0-10
16th September League Douglas Carrigtwohill 1-14 Douglas 1-13
8th September Championship Sarsfields Sarsfields 2-20 Carrigtwohill 2-10
25th August Championship Glen Rovers Carrigtwohill 1-13 Glen Rovers 0-14
19th August Challenge De La Salle Carrigtwohill 1-22 De La Salle 2-16
4th August League Blackrock Carrigtwohill 3-17 Blackrock 2-12
29th July Challenge Fourmilewater Carrigtwohill 2-24 Fourmilewater 3-11
22nd July League Erin's Own Carrigtwohill 1-8 Erins Own 0-10
15th July League Ballymartle Carrigtwohill 1-9 Ballymartle 0-12
5th July League Cloyne Carrigtwohil 1-10 Cloyne 3-9
30th June League Sarsfield Sarsfield 2-13 Carrigtwohill 1-11
17th June Challenge Ballingarry Carrigtwohill 1- 19 Ballingarry 0-20
13th June Challenge Lismore Carrigtwohill 3-16 Lismore 1-14
10th June Challenge Tallow Carrigtwohill 2-23 Tallow 3-15
26th May Championship Courcey Rovers Carrigtwohill 0-17 Courcey Rovers 0-13 
18th May Challenge Clonoulty Rossmore Carrigtwohill 1-18 Clonoulty Rossmore 1-9
13th May League Na Piarsaigh Carrigtwohill 1-13 Na Piarsaigh 1-11
7th May Challenge Borrisoleigh (Tipperary) Carrigtwohill 0-21 Borrisoleigh 1-17
9th April Challenge Bruree (Limerick) Carrigtwohill 1-15 Bruree 1-15
5th April League St Finbarrs St Finbarrs 4-10 Carrigtwohill 1-18
24th March Challenge Dungarvan Carrigtwohill 0- 14 Dungarvan 0-13
17th March League Midleton Midleton 3-12 Carrigtwohill 0-13
11th March League Bishopstown Bishopstown 3-6 Carrigtwohill 3-5
1st March Challenge Glen Rovers Carrig 0-9 Glen Rovers 2-16
18th Feb Challenge Tallow Carrigtwohill 0-18 Tallow 2-8



Championship v Sarsfields in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Saturday September 8th 2012

Sarsfields 2-20 Carrigtwohill 2-10

Carrigtwohill Senior hurlers' 2012 campaign reached the end of the road at Pairc Ui Chaoimh yesterday, with defeat to Sars in the SHC quarter final. The defeat brings to an end a 7 run championship winning sequence and ends our reign as champions. The defeat was comprehensive , but not humiliating and Carrig while disappointed, can be proud of their team, their supporters and their club after their heady period in the limelight.

The loss places us in a group of losing quarter-finalists of NaPiarsaigh, Midleton and ErinsOwn - not bad company, and a reflection of our current healthy status at Cork hurling’s top table. Of course there will be a challenge ahead to retain and improve, and get back to the pinnacle.


The story of the game : –Sars controlled the game from early on when a goal from Cian McCarthy put Sars 1-2 to 0-1 up after 6 mins. Niall McCarthy had had Carrig’s opening point – but Sars looked up for the contest and goal hungry from the start and a failure to clear after some brave defending by Andrew Garde and Noel Furlong , allowed the opportunity to McCarthy to strike the early blow.

Carrig tried manfully to get themselves back into the game but Sars were able to maintain their 4 point advantage to the break with the score line reading 1-8 to 0-7. Carrig had two great goal opportunities through Niall Mac , who clearly had the Sars defence in trouble early on , and actually found the net with one effort – only to be whistled back for a close in free on each occasion . Mickey Da obliged with points on both occasions. Jason Barrett contributed 2 from play with Robbie White and Stephen Dineen also on target, while Tomas Hogan had a long range free .Sars midfield of inter-county players, Daniel Kearney and Eoin Quigley were proving a handful for Liam O Sullivan and Danny O Mahony, while Gavin O’ Loughlin was keeping Noel Furlong busy and preventing him from playing his normal influential role.


Sarsfields came out in the second – as in the first – looking for goals and would have killed off the game within a minute of the restart but for a super point blank save from Willie Mac. Cian McCarthy scored the resultant 65 , and the gap was 5 points . Carrig were failing to find the target – playing against a slight breeze didn’t help –an a few scorable free chances were passes up. Niall Mac got an trademark point from the left wing, which on another day might have inspired. However , Sars were clinical and accurate and notched up some great scores and a 10 point gap had opened up by the 3 quarter stage. Willie Mac produced another incredible save to deny Michael Cussen a certain goal – again at the expense of a 65 . Carrig had a glimmer of hope when Mickey Da ( who else) , latched on to a loose ball on the edge of the Sars square to rattle the net and bring the margin back to seven. However, a Fraggie Murphy goal soon after effectively finished the game. Carrig to their credit refused to throw in the towel , Jason Barrett and Stephen Dinneen continued to take the fight to Sars and substitute Stephen Kidney scored a memorable goal , hitting the top corner of the net from over 30 yards to raise a cheer from Carrig's stoic supporters.

Sars were able to close out the game, emptying their bench, using their strong and experienced panel to good effect – and Carrig had no complaints at the final whistle.


The difficulty of retaining a county title was confirmed to all. Perhaps it is instructive the some of Carrigs best performers on the day, were Andy Garde, Stephen Dineen and Jason Barrett – none of whom played in last year’s final, and who had perhaps had additional hunger and motivation to perform. None of the team or panellists need be overly disappointed however – and owe the Club or supporters anything, after writing a glorious chapter in Carrig’s hurling history in the 2010-2012 period. Perhaps there is another chapter to come in 2013 or beyond? Why not ?


Scorers for Carrig : Mickey Fitzgerald 1-2 ( 0-2 frees) Jason Barrett 0-4 Robbie White 0-1, Niall McCarthy 0-2, Stephen Dineen 0-1 ,Tomas Hogan 0-1 ( f )


Team - Willie McCarthy, Pat O'Sullivan, Andrew Garde, Ronan Power, Colm O'Connell, Noel Furlog, Michael O’Riordan, Liam O’Sullivan, Daniel O’Mahony, Robbie White, Jason Barrett, Stephen Dineen, Mickey Fitzgerald, Niall McCarthy, Tomas Hogan.

Subs - Stephen Kidney for Tomas Hogan, Brain Lordan for Daniel O’Mahony.

Subs not used - Shane Devlin, Padraig Hogan, Cillian McCarthy, Eoin O'Brien, Donal Hogan, Liam Barry, Aaron Gosnell, Jay Horgan, Sean Forbes, Shane Healy , Cathal McCarthy, Marty McConville, Dylan Scriven, Sean Rohan, Chris Keegan




Championship v Glen Rovers in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Saturday August 25th 2012

Carrigtwohill 1-13 Glen Rovers 0-14

Carrigtwohill's seniors refused to give up their county champions status in a tense and exciting victory over Glen Rovers on Saturday last at Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Carrig had not had a championship game in three months since accounting for Courseys on May 25th – while the Glen had impressed greatly in defeating Cloyne just a week ago in a round 3 encounter – and were tipped in some quarters to dethrone Carrig.


Carrig were determined however to extend their 2012 campaign and got out of the blocks quickly with points from Niall Mac and Mickey Da and led by 2 points to 1, when Robbie White waltzed through the Glen defence before blasting to the net to give Carrig a decisive lead.

Carrig were playing with a stiffening breeze and were more economical than the Glen in taking early chances – and were good value for a 1-9 to 0-6 point lead at half time. Carrig did survive one scare when Cork Senior Pat Horgan worked an opening, but a spectacular intervention from Noel Furlong prevented a clean strike and Willie Mac saved bravely when the ball fell kindly to a Glen forward in the follow up.


A highlight for Carrig was an 80 yard solo by Stephen Dineen, which yielded a 65, converted by Tomas Hogan. Niall Mac and Danny O’Mahony had first half points, and Mickey Da was on the board again from play and from placed balls. Pat Horgan was being well marshalled by Pat O Sullivan but Dean Brosnan caused problems early on for Colm O Connell. Horgan kept the scoreboard ticking over for the Glen and the 6 point margin at half time could not be considered safe.

Carrig got the first point of the second half through Stevie Dineen – after an uncharacteristic wide from Horgan from a close in free. The Glen then had their best period with 3 unanswered points narrowing the margin to 4 points. Tomas Hogan had two frees go astray from distance against the breeze for Carrig. – before Mickey Da pointed two to restore the six point lead and Carrig were looking good. However two rapid fire points by Horgan had the margin back to 4 and a Glen substitute proved his worth with another to put just a goal between the sides with 5 minutes remaining.


Carrig squandered a few chances to seal the game with efforts from substitute Brian Lordan and Steven Dineen dropping agonisingly short. Jason Barrett, struggled to make an impression after his long lay off from championship fare but he managed to shake off his marker to get on the scoreboard and put Carrig 1-13 to 0-12 ahead. The Glen needed a goal – but managed only points as again Carrig's half back line proved impregnable when the chips were down – and Carrig celebrated a famous win over their ancient adversaries when referee David Copps sounded the final whistle.


Carrig now go on to the quarter finals – meeting the winners of Sars v Blackrock , with the tie provisionally scheduled for w/e Sept 8th/9th. A meeting with Sars would be a mouth-watering prospect for East Cork hurling followers on a par with last year’s Carrig v Cloyne and Carrig v Midleton contests. It may be foolish to discount the Rockies, of course.

Like Carrig’s first round win over Coursey Rovers, league points were also at stake against the Glen and gratefully garnered by Carrig – moving Carrig further up the table.


Scorers for Carrig : Mickey Fitzgerald 0-6 ( 0-3 frees) Robbie White 1-0, Niall McCarthy 0-2, Stephen Dineen 0-2 ,Jason Barrett 0-1 , Daniel O Mahony 0-1, Tomas Hogan 0-1 ( 65 ).

Team : Willie McCarthy, Pat O'Sullivan , Ronan Power, Andrew Garde, Colm O'Connell, Noel Furlog, Michael O’Riordan, Liam O’Sullivan , Daniel O’Mahony, , Robbie White, Jason Barrett, Stephen Dineen, Mickey Fitzgerald, Niall McCarthy, Tomas Hogan.

Sub: Brain Lordan for Tomas Hogan



Championship v Courcey Rovers in Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday May 26th 2012
Carrigtwohill 0-17 Courcey Rovers 0-13

Carrigtwohill Senior hurlers overcame a game Courcey Rovers team on Saturday evening at Pairc Ui Rinn to claim a first round victory for the 3rd successive season and secure senior status for 2013. Victory also puts us into the draw for the 4th round – likely to be held in July and an added bonus is the brace of SHL league points gained.


Carrig were favourites against the newly promoted south east team – but could take nothing for granted – and struggled against Courceys at Intermediate level losing a first round game in 2006. Being favourites was a new experience for Carrig at senior level and complacency was a real danger here- with Carrig supporters and the media generally expecting Carrig to prevail. So it turned out on a score-line of 0-17 to 0-13.


Carrig had to reshuffle their forces prior to throw –in due to the late withdrawal of Stephen Kidney from the team for personal reasons – and resources were already weakened by injuries to Sean O Farrell and Cian Buckley, Aaron Gosnell and the ongoing recuperation of Jason Barrett . The team taking the field however was close to the County final winning team however with Andew Garde and Stephen Dineen replacing Matt Foley and Sean Flannery, and Brian Lordan replacing Stephen Kidney in effect.


Brian was prominent early on and helped settle Carrig with an opening score after we had fallen 0- 2 points behind. Courseys had the benefit of a very strong wind in the first half having won the toss. Carrig levelled matters up with a Mickey Da free and all six forwards were on the score board at half time with Carrig leading by 10 points to 9 at the break.


Carrig had got a grip on proceedingsmidway through the half after Courceys strong start and Carrig had raced into a 10-6 lead at one point with strong performances at the back from Andy Garde and Noel furlong in particular. A further feature was the strong running and athleticism of Pat O’Sullivan, Colm O’Connell, Stephen Dinnen and Robbie White. Carrig were almost through for a goal at one point – but Brian Lordan's effort was stopped by a last ditch tackle. Carrig finished the half on the back foot however when they overdid their running game and conceded some needless turnovers and frees and Courceys got a run of 3 points on the trot. Daire Lordan posed Courseys main scoring threat and midfielder Killian Moleney appeared to be everywhere as Carrig struggled to maintain their advantage. It could have been worse for Carrig but for a superb save from Willie McCarthy from Coursey’s full forward Niall Murphy – deflecting over from point blank just before the break to preserve a slender lead.


Carrig took to the field in determined manner in the second half but any anticipated wind advantage was not to be theirs as the earlier gale had died to a gentle summer breeze. Courceys sensed that they could pull off a shock and upped the ante –with centre back Vincent Hurley particularly impressive, and got back on parity early in the half at 12 points each. For Carrig ,Mickey Da was unlucky to strike a post from a close in free, and scores were hard to come by – shades of last years first round contest with Ballinhassig.

Carrig made a few positional switches bring Danny O Mahony to centre field, Niall Mac to the left wing and Robbie White to the full line. These moves paid dividends with these 3 players notching 5 points in the closing quarter to make the game safe and finally put beyond Courcey Rovers. Carrig’s defence was again impressive and disciplined in the second half with Ronan Power and Michael O Riordan to the fore in disrupting Courcey's best efforts and tidying up and launching important clearances. Carrigtwohill’s final score by Robbie White was a real team effort commencing with brave smothering block downs in defence by Noel Furlong – before the ball passed through 6 Carrig players in a swift counter attach that gained the insurance point.


There was still time for a most dramatic off the line clearance by Pat O Sullivan when a Coursey’s forward appeared certain to score a late goal having rounded Willie McCarthy – but Pat somehow got to flick the ball off Courcey man's stick from behind and away to safety.

Carrig can now watch the 2nd and 3rd round fixtures safe from relegation fears and maybe, just maybe, lightning can strike twice……!


Scorers : Niall McCarthy 0-5, Robbie White 0-4, Mickey Fitzgerald 0-4, Daniel O Mahony 0-2, Brian Lordan 0-1, Tomas Hogan 0-1.


Team : Willie McCarthy, Pat O Sullivan , Ronan Power, Andrew Garde, Colm O Connell, Noel Furlog, Michael O’Riordan, Liam O’Sullivan , Stephen Dineen, Robbie White, Brian Lordan, Daniel O’Mahony, Micky Fitgerald, Niall McCarthy, Tomas Hogan.

Jason Leahy made his senior debut as a late sub for Tomas Hogan who had carried an ankle injury into the game.



League 1/4 Final v Na Piarsaigh in Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday 13th October 2012

Na Piarsaigh 2 -16 Carrigtwohill 2-5

Carrigtwohill senior hurlers bowed out of the senior league last evening under lights at Pairc Ui Rinn, after a comprehensive defeat by a strong city side outfit. Carrig were again without Noel Furlong, Niall McCarthy, Robbie White, Danny O’Mahony – all through injury – and were also without absent Brain Lordan. As a result Carrig again depended on some of the promising younger brigade, but on this occasion, they could not produce the heroics that clinched their place in the playoffs – against Newton in the last round. Carrig would however have been much closer to their rivals if their shooting radar was in tune on the night as Carrig's forwards amassed a large tally of wides on the night, 15 in total many of them eminently scorable. Furthermore , Mickey Da twice hit the crossbar in the second half when Carrig were chasing the game, and goals might have set up a closer finish.


Na Piarsaigh were good value for their win however with Christopher Joyce, Sean Og O Halpin, Ronan McGregor strong all through and Cian Buckley and Padraig Gould a handful up front. ( John Gardiner was a notable absentee) Na Pairsaigh dominated the first quarter and led by 7-1 before Carrig started to compete. Colm O Connell got Carrig’s first point from play – but numerous other efforts went a begging and the interval score line stood at 9-2. An early second half goal from Sean Og O Halpin was a further blow to Carrigs morale, but when hard working Liam O’Sullivan struck one back to make it 1-11 to 1-3, we still dared to hope. Carrig still could not capitalise on chances created , and a breakaway Piarsaigh goal effectively ended the contest.


Mickey Da did pull one back but it was a consolation effort only and Na Piarsaigh were able to finish with aplomb to progress to a semi-final against Erins Own. Over the hour Andy Garde and Mick O Riordan were excellent while Colm O Connell, Jason Barrett and captain Micky Da tried hard get Carrig into the contest. Carrig introduced Aaron Gosnell, Liam Barry, and Marty McConville , while Chris Keegan and Shane Healy also got game time that their contributions to training and the league campaign thoroughly deserved.

At the end, Carrig can reflect on a year that yielded quarter final appearances in both championship and league, a best placed league finish since regaining senior status in 2007, and serious hurling into October for a second year running. A lot of clubs would settle for that. Roll on 2013.


Scorers : Mickey Da Fitzgerald 1-2, Liam O’ Sullivan 1-0, Colm O Connell 0-2, Jason Barrett 0-1

Team: Willie McCarthy, Pat O’Sullivan , Andy Garde, Jay Horgan, Michael O’Riordan, Ronan Power, Padraig Hogan, Colm O’ Connell, Liam O’Sullivan, Cillian McCarthy, Jason Barrett, , Stephen Dineen, Tomas Hogan, Michael Da Fitzgerald, Sean Rohan

Subs used: Aaron Gosnell Liam Barry, Marty McConville, Chris Keegan, Shane Healy

Sub not used : Shane Devlin, Eoin O’Brien, Sean Forbes, Dylan Scriven.



League v Newtownshandrum in Carrigtwohill on Saturday 29th September 2012

Carrigtwohill 1-19 Newtonshandrum 2 -16

Carrigtwohill senior hurlers managed a very brave draw against a strong Newton outfit in Carrigtwohill on Saturday afternoon . Fielding without injured players Niall McCarthy, Noel Furlong, Robbie White, Danny O’Mahony, Padraig Hogan – and with Micky Da Fitzgerald and Micky O’Riordan also unavailable, Carrig entered this fixture with some trepidation. A number of youngsters were called into action. Carrig's worst fears appeared justified when they found themselves 2-6 to 0-2 points behind after 20 mins despite playing with the breeze. Newton’s running and passing game was mesmerising in the early stages and with Cathal Naughton, and the O’Connor twins pulling the strings and Carrig getting no change from Pat Mulcahy and Jack Herlihy in defence, it seemed that a humiliating defeat was on the cards. More calamity occurred with the loss of Liam O’Sullivan through injury before half time. However a string of late first half points by Tomas Hogan and one from Colm O’Connell left the score line less daunting at half time 2-9 to 0-9 to the visitors.


Newton started the second half with a run of 4 points – making it a 10 point gap again and surely game over.? However, Carrig dug deep and with Colm O’ Connell, Stephen Dineen and Jason Barrett taking the game to Newton , Tomas Hogan started to trouble the Newton full back line , Ronan Power, Brian Lordan got on top in the half back line , and Andy Garde and Pat O’Sullivan were rock solid at the back. Carrig started chipping away at Newton’s lead and made major inroads when Colm O’Connell found the net. It was now a 3 point game and Carrig had momentum. Newton had a few missed chances, while Jason Barrett and Tomas Hogan nailed the chances that came their way. Every decision was now fiercely contested and the tireless Cillian McCarthy was harshly sent to the line with minutes to go when he initially appeared fouled. Carrig refused to give up and fully deserved the draw , when Tomas Hogan kept his nerve to complete the scoring with the last puck of the game.

Carrig end their campaign with 16 points which might be enough to make the quarter-final paly-off stage if they can stay ahead of either the Barrs and Bishopstown when the cut-off curtain comes down next weekend. Watch this space.


Scorers : Tomas Hogan 0-9, Jason Barrett 0-8, Colm O Connell 1-1, Sean Rohan 0-1

Team: Willie McCarthy, Pat O’Sullivan , Andy Garde, Aaron Gosnell, Jay Horgan ,Ronan Power, Brian Lordan, Liam O’Sullivan, Cillian McCarthy, Shane Healy, Colm O’ Connell, , Stephen Dineen, Tomas Hogan, Jason Barrett, , Sean Rohan

Subs used: Chris Keegan, Eoin O’Brien


Erins Own 15 9 4 1 293 218 75 19
Ballymartle 15 8 4 3 308 282 26 19
Na Piarsaigh 15 8 4 2 251 218 33 18
St Finbarrs 13 9 4 0 227 217 10 18
Newtownshandrum 14 7 3 3 273 217 56 17
Carrigtwohill 15 7 6 2 253 243 10 16
Glen Rovers 15 6 6 3 281 311 -30 15
Sarsfields 13 6 4 2 226 198 28 14
Bishopstown 13 7 6 0 228 215 13 14
Midleton 15 6 6 2 263 262 1 14
Courcey Rovers 15 6 8 1 237 269 -32 13
Bride Rovers 15 5 8 2 234 258 -24 12
Killeagh 15 4 7 4 249 287 -38 12
Cloyne 13 5 7 0 174 206 -32 10
Douglas 14 4 9 0 232 263 -31 8
Blackrock 15 1 12 1 234 299 -65 3




League v Killeagh in Killeagh on Tuesday 25th September 2012

Killeagh 2-14 Carrigtwohill 2-11

Carrigtwohill senior hurlers lost to a spirited Killeagh side last evening in wintery conditions in Killeagh and probably ended their hopes of reaching the league knock out stages. Killeagh led throughout and went in at half time 1-9 to 0-5 ahead, after playing with the wind. They had led by 0-7 to 0-1 before Carrig knuckled down and decided to make a contest of it.


Carrig got back in the game with an opportunist Micky Da goal to get to within 2 points, 1-12 to 1-10 , but a further Killeagh goal gave them a cushion and Micky’s 2nd goal on the stroke of full time came too late . Injuries to Robbie White( 1st half) , Danny O Mahony and Noel Furlong ( early 2nd half) did not help Carrig’s cause – already without a number of championship starters. Carrig’s best performer on the night was Stephen Dineen, and Willie Mac made some outstanding 2nd half saves to keep Carrig in the game . Ultimately, it was not enough.


Scorers : Micky Da 2-5, Danny O Mahony 0-3, Tomas Hogan 0-1, Brian Lordan 0-1, Cillian McCarthy 0-1.

Team: Willie McCarthy, Pat O’Sullivan , Andy Garde, , Padraic Hogan, Colm O Connell, Noel Furlong,Michael O Riordan, Danny O’Mahony, Cillian McCarty Tomas Hogan, Brian Lordan, Stephen Dineen, Micky Da Fitzgerald, Robbie White, Sean Rohan

Subs used : Aaron Gosnell , Marty McConville , Jay Horgan . Not used : Chris Keegan, Shane Devlin.



League v Bride Rovers in Carrigtwohill on Wednesday 19th September 2012

Carrigtwohill 3-15 Bride Rovers 0-10

Carrigtwohill senior hurlers gathered another two important league points last evening against Bride Rovers with a comfortable victory. Carrig now find themselves in contention for a quarter final spot in this year’s competition and are currently lying in 5th position on the table. Positive results against Killeagh on Tuesday next ( 25th ) at Killeagh, or in their final game on Sat week at home to Newton should seal a play-off place. There are still a number of teams in contention, some with games in hand, but not all games are likely will to be played before the Oct 7th deadline. Carrig could control their own destiny with two more wins.


Carrig got the opportunity to utilise their full panel last evening and reward some loyal and patient squad players with game time. Robbie White and Pat O Sullivan impressed when introduced. Colm O’Connell and Willie McCarthy ( from a close in free ) were among the goal scorers and Chris Keegan and Sean Rohan chipped in with fine points in an impressive overall tally.


Team: Willie McCarthy, Eoin O’Brien , Andy Garde, Aaron Gosnell, Padraic Hogan, Colm O Connell, Dylan Scriven, Shane Healy,, Cillian McCarty Chris Keegan, Brian Lordan, Stephen Dineen, Liam Barry, Marty McConville Sean Rohan

Subs used : Tomas Hogan, Pat O Sullivan, Robbie White Mick O’Riordan, Daniel O’Mahony



League v Douglas in Douglas on Saturday 15th September 2012

Carrigtwohill 1-14 Douglas 1-13

Carrigtwohill senior hurlers dusted themselves down and got back into action with a narrow victory over Douglas at the city venue. Both teams were without regulars – as Douglas fielded without the senior football contingent - while Carrig were without seven county final starters due to work commitments or injuries. Players could be forgiven for treating the league with indifference given the major disappointment of last week's SHC exit but they mustered a decent performance to retain an outside chance of a league play-off place if they can win their remaining games against Bride Rovers, Killeagh and Newtonshandrum.


Carrig led 1-7 to 1-4 at half time after a slow start. Carrig conceded an early goal and could have conceded another from a penalty but the taker– the Douglas keeper - blasted over. Robbie White and Mickey Da posed Carrig’s main threats up front and Robbie scored Carrig’s goal midway through the half to give Carrig the lead and great long range points from Danny O’Mahony and Noel Furlong consolidated our lead. Aided by the breeze Douglas took the game to Carrig in the second half and had the margin down to a point on a few occasions. Cork senior panellist Stephen Moylan led the charge. However,Carrig were able to keep their noses in front through points from Shane Healy, and two each from Danny, Mickey Da, and Tomas Hogan. Robbie White and Mickey Da were harshly penalised on a few occasions, when trying to work goal opportunities that might have made the game safe. However Carrig had a let off in the final minute when Douglas had the ball in the net direct from a controversial 65 but the referee ruled it out on the basis of an infringement in the Carrig square – and Carrig survived. A win is a win – and two precious points were in the bag. It was encouraging also that a number of Carrig’s faithful supporters made the trip and got some reward.


Scorers - Robbie White 1-2. Danny O Mahony 0-4, Mickey Da 0-3,Tomas Hogan 0-3, Noel Furlong 0-1, Shane Healy 0-1

Team - Willie McCarthy, Eoin O’Brien , Andy Garde, Padraic Hogan, Mick O’Riordan, Noel Furlong , Ronan Power, Cillian McCarty,
Liam O’Sullivan, Daniel O’Mahony, Robbie White ,Tomas Hogan ,Jay Horgan, Micky Fitzgerald, Aaron Gosnell

Subs - Shane Healy, Marty McConville

Subs not used - Cathal McCarthy, Dylan Scriven, Sean Rohan, Chris Keegan ,



League v Blackrock in Carrigtwohill on Saturday 4th August 2012
Carrigtwohill 3-17 Blackrock 2-12

Carrigtwohill senior hurlers were somewhat flattered by an eight point win over Blackrock at Carrig on Saturday evening. With Carrig just 4 points ahead with five minutes remaining, Blackrock failed with a penalty attempt and from the resulting clearance, Stephen Dineen soloed over 80 yards and slotted over what was in effect the clinching score. Carrig finished strongly with further points from substitute Jason Leahy, Rob White and Liam O’Sullivan to seal the victory. Carrig were thankful to Blackrock for agreeing to travel at short notice after the scheduled game with Killeagh was postponed due to a Killeagh club bereavement.


Both teams struggled with the slippery underfoot conditions and the ball regularly squirted out of hands – or failed to get into hands –after the day’s unrelenting heavy rain. Carrig led 2-6 to 2-4 at half time having played with the wind – and could have been behind if Blackrock availed of some scoreable frees. Robbie White was Carrig’s main scoring threat and contributed 2-5 in the first half and 3-9 over the hour. Tomas Hogan rowed in with some fine long range efforts and contributed 6 points to the cause – and helped Carrig keep their noses in front through the second half until the late penalty drama and Carrig's surge to victory. The win helps Carrig move further from the foot of the table and towards mid-table respectability.


Team- Willie McCarthy, Pat O’Sullivan, Andy Garde, Padraig Hogan, Mick O’Riordan, Noel Furlong, Colm O’Connell, Daniel O’Mahony , Liam O’Sullivan, Jason Barrett, Brian Lordan, Stephen Dineen, Tomas Hogan, Robbie White, Stephen Kidney.

Subs - Jason Leahy, Cillian McCarthy.

Subs not used - Shane Devlin, Donal Hogan, Sean Forbes, Shane Healy, Aaron Gosnell, Chris Keegan, Liam Barry, Jay Horgan.



League v Erin's Own in Carrigtwohill on Sunday 22nd July 2012

Carrigtwohill 1-8 Erins Own 0-10

Carrigtwohill senior hurlers finally secured a victory over neighbours Erins Own after a gritty contest at Carrigtwohill on Sunday morning. Played in windy wet conditions, Carrig just managed to stave off their rivals in a tense finish, having led 1-5 to 0-3 at the interval, thanks mainly to a long range goal from Mick O Riordan which keeper Shay Bowen misjudged. This score supplemented two early long range pointed frees from Padraig Hogan and points from play by Robbie White, Brian Lordan and Tomas Hogan, but generally both defences were on top. Carrig did miss some scoreable close in frees Two of Erins Own scores were from placed balls in the first half - but they were also guilty of misses in the tricky conditions.


Carrig started the second half well with early points from Padraig Hogan and Robbie White and looked set for victory. However, Erin's Own, aided by the breeze whittled the lead down to 2 points and looked set to take the lead when awarded a penalty with ten minutes remaining. However, goalkeeper Shane Devlin saved brilliantly and although Eoghan Murphy pointed the resulting 65 , Robbie White had another point for Carrig and this proved the winner as Erins Own managed only one more score and could not breach Carrigs impressive defence in the frantic last few minutes. Andy Garde and Mick O Riordan impressed as did Padraig Hogan and Cillian McCarty who were facing Erins Own for the 2nd time in 24 hours - having played in the junior championship on Saturday - this time coming out on the right side.


Carrig's victory might ultimately nudge them to respectability in the league table, but all eyes will now turn to Thurles next Sunday to check Cork's progress - and to monitor impact on upcoming Cork County championship dates.


Carrig: Shane Devlin, Pat O Sullivan, Andy Garde, Ronan Power, Padraig Hogan, Noel Furlong, Mick O'Riordan, Cillian McCarthy, Liam O'Sullivan, Stephen Dineen, Daniel O'Mahony, Brian Lordan, Tomas Hogan, Robbie White, Stephen Kidney.

Subs used:, Jason Barrett, Jason Leahy.
Subs not used : Donal Hogan, Jay Horgan, Aaron Gosnell, Dylan Scriven, Chris Keegan.



League v Ballymartle in Riverstick on Sunday 15th July 2012

Ballymartle 0-12 Carrigtwohill 1- 9

Carrigtwohill senior hurlers salvaged a well merited draw against Ballymartle at the Riverstick grounds on Sunday morning. Ballymartle had the better of the first half and led 0-7 to 1-3 at half time. The game was played in wet and windy conditions, which hampered free flowing hurling. Both defences were on top and carrig were also wasteful with some clear cut point scoring opportunities. Carrig were thankful to Robbie Whites goal - having been set up by the pacey Stephen Dineen to keep Carrig very much in touch at the interval. Tomas Hogan had all Carrig's other first half scores from frees. Carrig were without a few regulars including Mickey Da who was a late withdrawal thro' injury.


Carrig welcomed back second half substitutes Seanie O' Farrell and Jason Barrett to the fray and Jason almost proved a match winner with 2 late points and was unlucky to have another effort just ruled wide as the clock ticked down. Liam O Sullivan and Killian McCarthy were both on the score board - and impressed throughout at mid field. Pat O Sullivan had a battle royal with Ballymartle's Darren McCarthy over the hour. Carrig's cause was helped when a Ballymartle forward picked up a second yellow near the end and Carrig were pushing for an elusive winner at the death. Carrig will be pleased to get some return at last after a string of league defeats, but accuracy up front cost a more productive points haul.

No shortage of effort and application however and the build-up to the fourth round of championship can now commence with the knowledge of opponents confirmed - the winners of the Glen Rovers or Cloyne 3rd round clash. Fixture dates remain uncertain however pending Cork's on-going inter-county campaign.


Team: Shane Devlin, Padraig Hogan, Pat O Sullivan, Andy Garde, Colm O'Connell, Noel Furlong, Ronan Power , Killian McCarthy, Liam O'Sullivan, Stephen Dineen, Brian Lordan, Tomas Hogan, Liam Barry, Robbie White, Stephen Kidney.

Subs used: Sean O'Farrell, Jason Barrett.
Subs not used : Sean Forbes , Eoin O'Brien, Jay Horgan, Shane Healy, Aaron Gosnell.




League v Cloyne in Cloyne on Thursday 5th July 2012

Cloyne 3-9 Carrigtwohill 1- 10

Carrigtwohill senior hurlers suffered a second consecutive five point defeat to East Cork rivals in the Red FM SHL on Thursday evening - this time to old adversaries Cloyne. Carrig were short a number of players but had looked like they had the winning of the game when they led by a point with 10 minutes left having scored 5 points on the trot and having kept Cloyne scoreless in the second half period.
Cloyne had led 2-6 to 1-5 at half time.

A rather fortuitous Cloyne goal however changed the course of proceedings when a ball which appeared to be heading safely wide took a wicked deflection off a Cloyne forward and ended up in the net past the helpless Wiilie Mac. Cloyne took a grip in the last few minutes to fashion a welcome victory for them in the face of their upcoming challenges to retain senior status.

The game over all was a scrappy affair with inaccurate shooting, poor passing and little flowing play. The weather conditions were ideal but play was not helped by the long grass underfoot. A few yellow cards were dished out as tensions mounted - but matters never got out of control despite the bragging rights at stake.


Micky Da contributed 1-4 ( again) of the Carrig total with Danny O Mahony scoring three points,two in an impressive first half. Cillian McCarthy got on the score board as did Jason Leahy. Tomas Hogan had an off night from placed balls but did land one of his long range efforts. Carrig however lacked the overall penetration and paid the price for letting Cloyne back into a game that was slipping away from them. Carrig travel to Ballymartle (Riverstick ) for their next league encounter on Sunday week - July 15th - 12.00 noon. By then thoughts should be returning to championship preparation with the 4th round draw scheduled to take place on Tuesday next . Whatever will be, will be !


Team - Willie McCarthy, Padraig Hogan , Pat O Sullivan, Andy Garde, Colm O'Connell, Noel Furlong, Michael O'Riordan, , Ronan Power , Cillian McCarthy, Brian Lordan, Danny O'Mahony, Tomas Hogan, Jason Leahy, Micky Fitzgerald, Aaron Gossnell.

Subs used - Jay Horgan, Shane Healy.
Subs not used - Sean Forbes, Eoin O'Brien, Donal Hogan, Cathal McCarthy.




League v Sarsfield in Riverstown on Saturday 30th June 2012

Sarsfield 2-13 Carrigtwohill 1-11

Carrigtwohill senior hurlers slumped to a five point defeat at Riverstown on Saturday evening. Carrig had high hopes of putting one over on our East Cork rivals Sars given that we were travelling with a full strength team against a weakened Sars team lacking their Cork and Wexford panellists. Carrig looked the better team early on, aided by the breeze, and should have gone into the break with a healthy lead. However indecision in the Carrig full back line conceded two opportunist goals to Fraggie Murphy and left Sars very much in touch on a scoreline 1-9 to 2-3.


Micky Da was Carrig's best first half performer and contributed 1-4 .Niall Mac was also on the scoreboard returning from injury, as were Robbie White and Tomas Hogan. Sars made some astute substitutions at half time, and with their half back line on top they overturned the deficit and Carrig found scores hard to come by. Two good goal opportunities were spurned - one a penalty attempt by Mickey Da. Carrig had only 2 points to show for their second half efforts while Sars racked up 10 points. Carrig made mistakes all over the field as they chased the game and a degree on panic set in as another league defeat became a reality - and left the side with serious doubts and a lot of work to do if they are to achieve anything worthwhile from the season.


Team: Willie McCarthy , Pat O Sullivan , Ronan Power, Andy Garde, Colm O'Connell, Noel Furlong, Michael O'Riordan, Liam O'Sullivan , Brian Lordan Stephen Dineen, , Robbie White, Daniel O'Mahony, Tomas Hogan, Niall McCarthy, Micky Fitzgerald.

Subs : Jason Leahy for Brian Lordan.




League v Na Piarsaigh in Carrigtwohill on Sunday May 13th 2012
Carrigtwohill 1-13 Na Piarsaigh 1-11

Carrigtwohill's senior hurlers secured their first win of the League with a terrific home victory against Na Piarsaigh. The city team had been top of the League and unbeaten in their six games to date and came to Carrig with a full selection that included a stellar half back line of Sean Og O hAilpin, John Gardiner and Christopher Joyce but Carrig proved more than equal to the task with their best performance of the season so far.

Carrig played with the aid of a very strong wind in the first half and it didn't look as if their half time lead of 1-8 to 0-6 would be enough. Carrig were slow to find their range in the first quarter but a great goal from Niall McCarthy got them going and further scores from Brian Lordan, Mickey Da Fitzgerald, the excellent Robbie White and the outstanding Liam O'Sullivan gave Carrig a small cushion at the break.

Na Piarsaigh made a strong start to the second half with an early goal and soon they were in front, 1-9 to 1-8. Carrig, though, dug in and the Carrig defence gradually got on top. The half back line of Colm O'Connell, Noel Furlong and Michael O'Riordan led the charge and with a couple of late scores Carrig registered their first win against Na Piarsaigh at senior level.

Carrig: Tomas Hogan, Pat O'Sullivan, Andrew Garde, Paraic Hogan, Colm O'Connell, Noel Furlong, Michael O'Riordan, Liam O'Sullivan, Stephen Dineen, Robbie White, Brian Lordan, Daniel O'Mahony, Michael Fitzgerald, Niall McCarthy, Stephen Dineen.
Sub used: Cian Buckley.




League v St Finbarrs in Togher on Thursday 5th April 2012
St Finbarrs 4-10 Carrigtwohill 1-18

A touch of deja-vu about this senior hurling league match. Like the first round Bishopstown game, a trip to the city suburbs ended in a gut-wrenching one point defeat due to the concession of an injury time goal. Carrigtwohill's senior hurlers deserved more from this game having recovered from two earlier crisis periods in the game when the Barrs penchant for goals gave them impetus, and the Carrig scoreline of 1-18 would win a lot of games. However the concession of those goals was crucial.

The first crisis period came with the throw in. Carrig's goal mouth led a charmed life in the first five minutes and only the crossbar saved Carrig initially - plus some poor finishing by the Barr's - but one did get past Willie Mac and Carrig were chasing the game for a while. Some positional switches helped steady the ship - with Colm O Connell stepping into the centre back position in place of the absent Noel Furlong - and Sean O'Farrell moved to corner forward from the half line. Seanie got a great point and then found the net and Carrig led at the break 1-9 to 1-6.

Liam O Sullivan and Stephen Kidney were late starters for Carrig - but were both on the field for the second half - and when Carrig went into a six point lead, things looked good. However disaster stuck when a ball from distance went all the way to the net - aided by the physical presence of the Barrs full forward - suspiciously close to the goal-line! A point and another goal followed and suddenly a comfortable lead was a two point deficit - with only 11 minutes of the game remaining. Carrig recovered their composure however and with Brian Lordan, Andy Garde and Stephen Dineen getting on top of their opponents, Carrig stopped the rot and got some forward momentum.

Niall McCarthy - freed from inter-county duty on the night was contributing on the scoreboard - and Tomas Hogan punished an ill disciplined Barrs defence from placed balls. Robbie White, Micky Da and Stephen Dineen were all scorers and when Niall Mc popped over a point to put Carrig two point up on the hour mark - it looked like it should be enough. However Carrig failed to clear their lines from a Barrs free in the 2nd minute of injury time - and a rebound was finished to the net past a devastated Carrig rear-guard. A win is now desperately needed with championship looming on the horizon. . Next up - Blackrock at home on April 21st - no easy task!


Team: Willie McCarthy , Pat O Sullivan , Ronan Power, Padraic Hogan, Brian Lordan, Andy Garde, Colm O'Connell, Daniel O'Mahony, Stephen Dineen Liam O'Sullivan , Niall McCarthy, Sean O Farrell, Robbie White, Tomas Hogan, Micky Fitzgerald , Jay Horgan .

Subs used : Liam O Sullivan for Jay Horgan, Stephen Kidney for Sean O'Farrell, Shane Devlin for Willie McCarthy.




League v Midleton in Midleton on Saturday 17th March

Midleton 3-12 Carrigtwohill 0-13

The much awaited senior hurling league game between Carrig and Midleton failed to live up to pre-match expectation and Midleton had an easy win over a disappointing Carrig side. The game lacked the intensity of recent league encounters and Midleton gained some modicum of revenge for last summer's championship defeat. There was however a sense of anti-climax among all participants at the end, as Midleton pulled away for a deserved eight point win.

Early exchanges were close and the sides were level at 0-3 each after 10 minutes, Tomas Hogan scoring all Carrig's points from frees. Pa O'Keefe struck for Midleton's first goal and Midleton could have had a second goal before half time, but Padraig O Shea sent a penalty over the bar. Carrig stayed in contention with points from Robbie White, Niall Mac, Brian Lordan and two from Mickey Da, the second a magnificent effort from the right corner. Tomas had missed 2 scorable frees, but Midleton were also wasteful and appeared to have more penetration with Carrig's defence forced to work overtime to keep Midleton at bay. The half time score as Midleton 1-6, Carrig 0-8.


Hopes of a Carrig resurgence were nipped in the bud when Midleton got a early second half goal from Kieran Mulcahy after Willie Mac had saved an initial attempt. Midleton effectively killed off the game with a third goal from Padraig O Shea and could have had further goals but for over elaboration and some sterling defending by Ronan Power, Noel Furlong and Andrew Garde. Carrig could only muster points from frees from Tomas Hogan and Mickey Da through the half - although Niall Mac did go close to goalling on one occasion, and tried to set up Mickey Da on another but to no avail. Carrig desperately needed a goal to get back into the game - and give their supporters something to cheer. Midleton's defence held a tight rein, however, particularly the half back line, and the game fizzled out to its inevitable conclusion. Back to the drawing board for Carrig.


The gate proceeds went to Midleton Hospital - and Midleton GAA used their impressive new dressing rooms for the event, which was played in bright Patrick's day sunshine. A pity the game didn't do justice to the occasion.

Team: Willie McCarthy , Pat O Sullivan , Ronan Power, Padraic Hogan, Andy Garde, Noel Furlong, Daniel O'Mahony, Liam O'Sullivan , Brian Lordan, Niall McCarthy, Tomas Hogan, Stephen Dineen, Sean O Farrell, Robbie White, Mickey Fitzgerald.

Subs used : Sean Forbes for Daniel O'Mahony (inj) , Jay Horgan for Sean O Farrell




League v Bishoptown in Bishoptown on Sunday 11th March
Bishopstown 3-6 Carrigtwohill 3-5.

It's tough at the top. Carrig got applauded onto the field at Bishopstown as recognition for county Champions status - but that was the end of any generousity or respect from the City side. The home side were clearly fired up for the encounter and the first few minutes were were a war of attrition and not for the faint hearted.

Carrig appeared to the weathered the storm and a two goal salvo from Sean O Farrell and Stephen Dineen before half time looked like it might take the heat out of the game and give Carrig a platform for the second half. Thanks to points from Tomas Hogan and Brian Lordan Carrig led 2-3 to 0-2 at half time.

Carrig however failed to ignite in the second half and a long rang pointed free from Boshopstown keeper Ken O' Halloran inspired a Bishopstown resurgence closing the gap to 2 points by the three quarter point. The first half exchanges took their toll and defender Daniel O Mahony and goalie Willie McCarthy were both forced off with leg injuries. Carrig's defence was under major pressure, and Paraic Hogan and Andy Garde were prominent in the rear-guard resistance.

A goal by Killian mcCarthy appeared to have given Carrig breathing space but Bishopstown got a goal back immediately and then narrowed the gap to the minimum. An out of touch Mickey Da finally got on the scoreboard and Tomas Hogan was unlucky with along range free. A two point lead is always dangerous and so it proved when Carrig failed to deal with a high ball to the square and a rebound was whipped to the net to the delight of the home supporters. Carrig had no time to re-cover from this sucker punch before the final whistle blew. It will be a tough league campaign!


Team: Willie McCarthy , Pat O Sullivan , Ronan Power, Padraic Hogan, Andy Garde, Noel Furlong, Daniel O'Mahony, Liam O'Sullivan , Killian McCarthy, Stephen Dineen , Brian Lordan, Tomas Hogan , Robbie White, Sean O Farrell, Micky Fitgerald.

Subs : Shane Devlin for Willie McCarthy ( inj), Sean Forbes for Daniel O'Mahony (inj) , Shane Healy for Killian McCarthy



Challenge v Fourmilewater in Ragg on Sunday 29th July 2012

Carrigtwohill 2-24 Fourmilewater 3-11

Carrig senior hurlers travelled early to Tipp on Sunday taking on the Waterford club Fourmilewater at the Ragg prior to the Thurles double header. The Ballymacarbery outfit had given Carrig a bit of a thumping last year prior to Carrig’s County campaign adventure. On this occasion however it was Carrig who prevailed against the Ballymacarbery team, shorn of its inter county contingent of Liam Lawlor, Shane Walsh and other panellists.


Early goals by Stephen Dineen and Aaron Gosnell helped Carrig to a wind assisted 2-12 to 0-5 point half time lead. Carrig conceded 3 second half goals – two to close in frees – but kept the scoreboard ticking over mainly through Tomas Hogan, Jason Barrett and Robbie White to end up winners 2-24 to 3-11.


Team - Willie McCarthy, Pat O’Sullivan, Andy Garde, Padraig Hogan, Mick O’Riordan, Daniel O’Mahony, Colm O’Connell, Cillian McCarthy, Liam O’Sullivan, Jason Barrett, Brian Lordan, Stephen Dineen, Tomas Hogan , Robbie White, Aaron Gosnell.

Subs - Donal Hogan, Cathal McCarthy, Sean Rohan.




Challenge v Ballingarry in Golden on Sunday 17th June 2012

Carrigtwohill 1- 19 Ballingarry 0-20

Carrig senior hurlers managed to get a hastily arranged challenge game against Ballingarry at Golden on a warm and close Sunday morning, following the cancellation of the scheduled league game versus Ballymartle. Carrig were down a few players for a variety of reasons but were still able to rely on the core of the championship team. Marty McConville, Liam Barry, Jay Horgan, Chris Keegan and the returning Aaron Gosnell also played their parts, despite a fairly hectic build up to the upcoming junior hurling championship date with Killeagh on Friday next.


Ballingarry proved a good test with Carrig slightly on top in the first half and leading 0-12 to 0-10 at the interval. Stephen Dineen was in top form, contributing five first half points from play and a further two in the second period. Robbie White showed up well also in the first half and helped himself to three points with Mickey Da also raising three white flags. The hard working Liam O'Sullivan also had two points on the board, to complete Carrig's dozen scores and Carrig were looking good.


However Ballingarry came out with determination in the second half and used a sweeper system to good effect to limit Carrig's runners and had a scoring spree of four points on the trot to take the lead with Ballingarry's half forwards creating trouble for our defence. Carrig struggled and it took a Dineen point to get us going. Ballingarry looked like they might keep their noses in front as the game progressed and Carrig were only hanging on thanks to Mickey Da's accuracy from placed balls. The key score came minutes from the finish when Mickey crashed home an opportunist goal and that proved the winner. Willie McCarthy made a smart save late on to ensure the game was safe.


Team : Willie McCarthy, Jay Horgan, Pat O'Sullivan, Andy Garde, Colm O Connell, Noel Furlong, Mick O Riordan, Liam O'Sullivan,

Brian Lordan, Tomas Hogan, Robbie White ,Stephen Dineen , Liam Barry, Mickey Da Fitzgerald , Marty McConville.

Subs : Aaron Gosnell, Chris Keegan,




Challenge v Tallow on Sunday June 10th 2012

Carrigtwohill 2-23 Tallow 3-15

Carrig senior hurlers played Waterford SH team Tallow for the second time this year and again came out on top. Carrig were without some of their main men and took the opportunity to look at some players who did not start against Courcey Rovers in the championship first round. Donal Hogan, Sean Forbes , Killian McCarty, Jason Leahy and Jay Horgan all participated and can be happy with their performances.

Tallow proved committed opponents - themselves facing Mount Sion in championship in two weeks' time - and the game was played in perfect conditions. Carrig trailed by 2-9 to 1-10 at half time having coughed up two rather soft goals . Carrig stepped up the pace in the second half with Robbie White leading the attack and Carrig ended the game with an impressive score tally of 2-23 accumalated over an agreed 70 minute game duration.

Mickey Da converted a second half penalty adding to his first half goal from play. Contributors on the scoreboard were Micky 2-6, Jason Leahy 0-6, Tomas Hogan 0-6, Robbie White0-5.Mickey Da also rattled the crossbar with an early penalty effort. Carrig will be seeking to play a number of challenge and league games in coming weeks - given that the next round championship match may not be played until early August.


Team : Willie McCarthy, Donal Hogan, Ronan Power, Pat O'Sullivan, Sean Forbes,Colm O Connell, Mick O Riordan, Liam O'Sullivan, Cillian McCarthy, Tomas Hogan, Robbie White, Daniel O'Mahony, Jason Leahy , Mickey Da Fitzgerald, Jay Horgan,

Subs : Andy Garde, Chris Keegan.




Challenge v Borrisoleigh (Tipperary) on Saturday May 5th 2012
Carrigtwohill 0-21 Borrisoleigh 1-17

Carrig's senior hurlers continued their preparation for the championship with a lively one point victory over Borrisoleigh last Saturday. Both teams were short a number of first team players but it was a good work-out nonetheless between two evenly matched teams. Jason Leahy, on his first start for the seniors, scored the winning point in the closing minutes with a powerful shot that just went over the bar.

Robbie White was Carrig's top scorer with 10 points, most of them from frees, while Brian Lordan marked his return to the attack with four points from play. The excellent Padraig Hogan landed a couple of long range frees from defence and the returning Michael O'Riordan played his part in a strong performance by the half back line. Liam O'Sullivan capped another good performance with a point directly from a sideline cut and his centre field partner Killian McCarthy also got on the score sheet.

Carrig: Tomas Hogan, Eoin O'Brien, Andrew Garde, Padraig Hogan, Colm O'Connell, Noel Furlong, Michael O'Riordan, Liam O'Sullivan, Killian McCarthy, Marty McConville, Brian Lordan, Robbie White, Jason Leahy, Sean O'Farrell, Jay Horgan.
Subs used: Denis O'Connor and Donal Hogan.




Challenge v Bruree in Carrigtwohill on Monday 9th April 2012

Carrigtwohill 1- 15 Bruree (Limerick) 1-15

Carrig's senior hurlers played Limerick senior side Bruree on Easter Monday and ended all square after a scrappy encounter. Carrig's resources were stretched due to numerous injuries and absentees following the heavy schedule of games over the Easter period.

The team that fielded had a mix of experience and youth, and after a reasonable start, lost their way against more direct, robust opponents and trailed 1-6 to 0-3 at half time. Carrig had played against a stiff breeze - but were guilty of over- elaboration up front in the greasy underfoot conditions and passed up a number of scoring opportunities.

Carrig 's scoring return was much better in the second half and Niall Mac was particularly good notching up an impressive 1-5 from play. Mickey Da and Robbie White each had points from difficult angles and Tomas Hogan scored from long range frees. The highlight however was Pat O'Sullivan's long range effort from his own half - which looked like inspiring Carrig to victory late on. However a dogged Bruree side stayed in touch and snatched a draw with the final score after some slack marking in defence afforded the opportunity.


Team - Willie McCarthy, Dylan Scriven, Pat O'Sullivan, Andy Garde, Padraic Hogan, Brian Lordan, Liam O'Sullivan, Stephen Dineen,
Shane Healy, Jay Horgan, Niall McCarthy, Robbie White, Chris Keegan, Mickey Da Fitzgerald, Tomas Hogan.

Sub - Shane Devlin for Willie McCarthy (half-time)




Challenge v Dungarvan in Carrigtwohill on Saturday 24th March 2012

Carrigtwohill 0- 14 Dungarvan 0-13

Carrig's senior hurlers had a narrow win in a well contested challenge in a sunny but chilly Pairc Seamus De Barra on Saturday. Carrig were without the services of their junior football contingent as well as a few injured or absent players, notably Colm O Connell and Mickey Da Fitzgerald. Dungarvan also had a limited panel and it was a chance for Carrig to experiment and test their panel.

The spine of the team remained solid with Ronan Power, Noel Furlong and Liam O'Sullivan performing well over the hour. Carrig led 0-8 to 0-4 at half time having availed of the stiff east wind. Padraig Hogan contributed three long range frees. Dungarvan stepped things up in the second half and were unlucky not to snatch a draw in the end.

Carrig introduced Aaron Gosell into the fray in the second half after a lengthy absence. Dylan Scriven made just his second senior appearance and scored two valuable points from play. Robbie White and Tomas Hogan tried hard up front and were disappointed not to raise a green flag or two for their endeavours. In the end Carrig did just about enough and will welcome a victory of any kind following the two recent league reverses.


Team : Shane Devlin, Eoin O Brien, Ronan Power, Sean Forbes, Padraig Hogan, Noel Furlong, Brian Lordan, Liam O Sullivan, Stephen Dineen, Stephen Kidney, Andy Garde, Robbie White, Liam Barry, Tomas Hogan, Shane Healy.

Subs : Donal Hogan, Killian McCarthy, Jay Horgan, Dylan Scriven, Aaron Gosnell, Willie McCarthy.



Challenge v Glen Rovers on Thursday 1st March 2012
Carrigtwohill 0-09, Glen Rovers 2-16

Carrig Senior Hurlers had to give second best to a lively Glen Rovers outfit in a challenge game under lights, as both teams prepare for the commencement of upcoming league campaigns. Both teams were minus the services of key players and Carrig seemed to suffer more than their City opponents – especially in the scoring dept. The early loss of defender Pat O’Sullivan, and the concession of 2 rather soft goals did not help the cause, and Carrig were trying to play catch up for the bulk of the hour.


There was no lack of endeavour however and the game afforded game time to some of the younger panellists, such as Jay Horgan, Dylan Scriven and Cathal McCarthy and first outings of the season for the likes of Ronan Power, Noel Furlong and Colm O Connell. Mickey Da was Carrig’s best performer on the night with an impressive 6 point tally from play. Next up is the serious business of league points against Bishopstown, Sunday March 11th at 12.00 at CIT ground.


Team/panel used- Willie McCarthy, Pat O’Sullivan, Ronan Power, Sean Forbes, , Padraig Hogan, Noel Furlong, Andy Garde, Colm O’Connell, Daniel O Mahony, Tomas Hogan, Brian Lordan, Stephen Kidney, Jay Horgan, Micky Fitzgerald, Marty McConville, Eoin O Brien, Liam Barry, Ronan Barrett, , Dylan Scriven, Brian Hegarty, Cathal McCarthy



Challenge v Tallow on Saturday 18th February 2012
Carrigtwohill 0-18 Tallow 2-8

Carrig's senior hurlers kicked off their 2012 season with a win over Waterford 2011 finalists Tallow at the west Waterford venue on Saturday afternoon. Both teams were without their main men but a lively encounter ensued nonetheless. Carrig struggled early on against an enthusiastic opposition and a strong breeze bearing showers of hail on occasions, and the concession of two early goals left us trailing by 2-3 to 0-1 after the first quarter. However, five unanswered points before half time ignited Carrig's comeback.

Some alterations to the line up and the benefit of the wind led to a much improved showing in the second half and we ran out deserving winners in the end. Underfoot conditions were poor and did not help the fluency of the game. Carrig were able to draw from a large current training panel and the introduction of Pat O Sullivan and Mickey Da aided the second half improvement trend. Daniel O Mahony and Tomas Hogan were Carrig's best performers over the hour.


Team/panel: Willie McCarthy, Cathal McCarthy, Matt Foley, Eoin ' Brien, Cian Harte, Padraig Hogan, Andy Garde, Liam O'Sullivan , Daniel O'Mahony, Stephen Dineen, Brian Lordan, Tomas Hogan, Stephen Kidney, Sean O' Farrell, Liam Barry, Pat O'Sullivan, Ronan Barrett, Shane Healy, Killian McCarthy, Micky Fitzgerald, Marty McConville, Donal Hogan, Shane Devlin, Brian Hegarty, Sean Rohan, Dylan Scriven.



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