Carrickshock 5-18, Carrigeen 0-9
Minnows Carrigeen have had better days in the office than they enjoyed in Hugginstown on Friday evening last, but still they gave of their best, and even if they came up short, it was not because they lacked interest,
commitment, or determination. Like Kilkenny footballers, there is always room at the table despite poor results, and Carrigeen are well entitled to break bread with the best around. The big problem for the hapless deep-south outfit was the fact that they leaked too many goals. This was a setback for them, as they had performed quite well against a Kilmacow side that were indeed fortunate to get over the line ahead, with little to spare. Being short some six of their regular panel certainly didn’t help the Carrigeen cause either on this occasion. At half time Carrickshock, thanks to goals by Eamonn Power, James Dalton and James Moran, led by 4-11 to Carrageen’s 0-3.
The second half followed a similar pattern to the first with the home side finding it easier to score than the visiting Carrigeen.
Scores Carrickshock: Dan O’Brien (1-10, six frees); James Dalton (1-3);James Moran (1-2); Eamonn Power (1-1); Tommy O’Leary (1-0); Matty O’Hanrahan (0-2).
Carrigeen: James Power (0-4, three frees); Steven Blackmore, Marcus Dunlea (0-2 each); James Carroll (0-1).
Carrickshock: Stephen Farrell, Jas Grace, Edward Power, Gary Fitzpatrick, James Gaule, Ciarán Roche, Chris Roche, Eamon Foley, John Phelan, Dan O’Brien, Matty Hanrahan, Padraig Barron, James Dalton, James Moran, Eamon Power.
Subs (used): David Millea, James O’Leary, Ger Power, Padraig O’Dowd, Tommy O Leary.
Carrigeen: Johnny Cooney, Hilary Delahunty, Richard Roche, Anthony O’Brien, Richie O Brien, James Power, Cathal O’Keeffe, James Carroll, Stephen Blackmore, Marcus Dunlea, Paul Walsh, Kevin Murphy, Eoin Gallagher, Fintan Dermody, Jonathan Jacob.
Subs (used): Eoin Byrne.
Ref Julian O’Dwyer.(Windgap).