Seniors Undone Late By Kiltormer
Carnmore kicked off their 2016 campaign with a Senior League game at home to Kiltormer on Sunday last. After weeks of cold, wet and windy weather the dry and fine morning was very welcoming to both sides. This was the first chance for Ronnie Walsh and his management team of Derek Conroy and Murty Killilea to put their squad, captained this year by Paul Fox to the test.
Carnmore started this game the brighter playing into a breeze and quickly notched up a two point lead with both scores coming from Barry Hanley, with Brother George proving a launch pad for attacks under the high ball in the opening exchanges. Carnmore would lead 0–4 to 0–1 at the midway point of the first half with further scores from Barry and George Hanley and a great individual effort from Paul Fox.
Carnmore’s strong start would become undone through ill discipline as Carnmore would go through a period where several poor frees were conceded, three of which were scored and allowed Kiltormer to level matters at 0–4 apiece. Carnmore registered yellow cards to JP O’Connell, Paul Fox and Ciaran Fahy as tempers boiled over at times. Barry would leave Carnmore’s tally at 0–5 at the break from the placed ball. Half time; Carnmore 0–5 Kiltormer 0–5.
The second half continued on like the first with both sides trading scores with no more than two separating the sides for long periods with Barry Hanley and Paul Fox continuing to find the range for reds.
With the game in the melting pot Carnmore weren’t afraid to ring in the changes using all five of their substitutes with Shane Quinn and Kegan Fox replacing Ciaran and Darren Fahy at midfield and wing back respectively. Just when Carnmore begin to find some dominance and looked the more likely to prevail Kiltormer struck for a goal against the run of play, when a high ball was flicked to the net to steer Kiltormer three clear heading in to the final eight minutes.
Carmore to their credit weren’t found wanting and quickly got to work to cancel out Kiltormer’s lead. Further Barry Hanley frees helped Carnmore reduce the deficient to one before disaster struck again as another high ball was nabbed by the Kiltormer full forward and he somehow managed to squeeze a poor shot into the net. Carnmore would answer with a point but the clock had ran out and Kiltormer would come away with a 2–11 to 0–11 victory. On reflection Carnmore will be pleased with their application particularly in the second half when the hard ball was there to be won. Carnmore have a quick turnaround as they face Padraig Pearses in Rd2 on St Patrick’s Day.
Carnmore: Sean Nugent, A.Daveron, E.Grealish, A.Fox, G.Grealish, K.Killilea, D.Fahy, C.Fahy, T.Casserly, G.Hanley, P.fox, B.Hanley, J.Bryne, JP O’Connell, T.Traynor. Subs: S.Quinn for C.Fahy, K.Fox for D.Fahy, B.Murray for T.Traynor, K.Hanley for T.Casserly, B.Mckeon for JP O’Connell.
Michael Thornton Memorial 7s
The inaugural Michael Thronton Memorial 7s took place in Carnmore over the last four weeks in memory of the late Michael Thronton. The competition was open to all girls aged fifteen and over saw four teams formed who competed in a seven-a-side format on Sunday mornings.
The competition was won by Sean Bryne’s team who were captained by Elaine Grealish, they defeated Decy Walsh’s and Mary Thornton’s charges. There was a fantastic turn out over the past number of weeks with girls from U16s, Minors, Juniors, and Intermediates all taking part.
It was truly a great way to kick off the 2016 Camogie year and no doubt it will be one event that will be etched in the annual club calendar for some time to come.
U14s Off To Flyer in Championship
U14 A Championship
Carnmore started their U14 championship in the best possible fashion as they recorded a comprehensive victory over their hosts Clarinbridge at the weekend. Leading by eight points at the break Carnmore were comfortable on the scoreboard throughout despite a stern test by Clarinbridge, who have been one of the heavyweights at this grade in recent years.
Carnmore’s ability to create goals was the telling factor as they registered four to give them a major boost on the scoreboard. This is a well-deserved result for Decy Walsh’s and Sean Grealish’s young lads after a winter of good preparation and training.
U16s Fall Short In Opener
U16 B1 Championship
Ahascragh Fohenigh 1–14
Carnmore were on the road for their first U16 game of the 2016 Championship were they faced off against an ever improving Ahsacragh Fohenigh. Carnmore were outclassed by Ahascragh, who to their
credit have developed into one of the county’s most competitive underage clubs in recent years.
Despite the result Carnmore will know that they have faced on of the tougher teams in this competition and their young team, most of whom have just moved up from the U14 grade will take time to adapt to U16s.
2016 Jersey Sponsorship Draw
Our Annual Jersey Sponsorship Draw will take place on Easter Sunday in the Arche’s Hotel. Companies and Business’s and anyone who wishes to enter the draw can have their name in hat for a fee of €100. The name which is drawn out on the night will be the sponsor of the Carnmore Senior team for 2016.
Over the past four years we have had fantastic support from businesses and people in the community and further afield with over 120 entrants annually. The funds raised goes to the continued improvement and upkeep of your facilities and the developed of underage teams in the club.
Previous winners: Grealish’s Bar, Geraghty’s Spar, Crystal Clean Services and Hughes SuperValu.
Please contact us if you have any queries at CarnmoreGAA.com on the Contact Us page.