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Senior Hurling Championship 2014

Carnmore v Padraig Pearses

Sunday 11th May 2014 at 5pm in Kenny Park, Athenry

Carnmore Senior Hurlers met their 2nd opponents of the 2014 championship campaign, Padraig Pearses, in a showery and dull Athenry on Sunday 11th May. Carnmore, having the advantage of the strong breeze in the first half, scored the opening point just two minutes into the match. Padraig Pearses replied with a point at five minutes. The match continued in this manner with each point by Carnmore being matched by a determined Padraig Pearses side, until the 15th minute, when a goal was scored by the men in black and amber. The Carnmore Hurlers, not to be outdone, linked well, worked hard, picked up the pace, and levelled the match by half-time.

As the second half got underway, Carnmore was the livelier side, although playing against the wind, and by the seventh minute had added four points to their score, giving them a four point lead. Padraig Pearses, with their eye firmly on a win, returned scoring with a point and a goal, in quick sucession, to bring the game level just ten minutes into the second half. Play and scoring continued, with the sides still level at 25 minutes, it could go either way. However, the young determined men in red and white, scored two points from frees to give them a two point lead which gave them some comfort. The game was not won yet though. Pearses returned with a point from a free at the 33 minute and with the Carnmore crowd on the edge of their seats, the final whistle blew, resulting in a glorious win for Carnmore.

Final Score
Carnmore 0–16
Padraig Pearses 2–09

With this excellent win, Carnmore Senior Hurling Team have qualified for the group stages of the County Championship. Also in their group are Athenry, Ardrahan and Portumna. First round group games take place this weekend.

Senior Championship Fixture
Carnmore v Portumna in Kenny Park, Athenry on Sunday 25th May at 7pm.

U16 Hurling
The U16 Championship is well underway at this stage with Carnmore lying in fourth place with two games yet to be played. They were due to play Moycullen on Monday evening last, but the game was cancelled due to a bereavement in Moycullen.

U12 Hurling
The fourth game of the U12 Ocean Hygiene League, which was scheduled to be played on Monday 12th May did not go ahead as the opposition, Salthill, were unable to field a team. Carnmore were offered a bye and therefore awarded the points for this game. Next match is fixed for the 25th June away to Moycullen.

Carnmore National School
The talented boys from Carnmore National School recently qualified for the quarter final and subsequent semi final of the Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Championship which were held on Monday last, 19th May in Turloughmore. They defeated Cregmore NS in the quarter-final and Lackagh NS in the semi-final to book their place in the County Final which is scheduled to be played on Tuesday, 10th June in Claregalway. Well done to the boys and their Teacher and Coach, Mr Jason Byrne and Mr John Reilly, and best of luck in the final from Carnmore Hurling Club.

Juvenile Training Times

  • U6 Pitch 1—Wednesday 6.30–7-30pm
    Contact Mike Ryan at [email protected] or 087 6690532
  • U8 Pitch 1—Wednesday 6.30–7.30pm
    Contact Tim Feeney at [email protected] or 087 3271311
  • U10 Pitch 2—Monday and Wednesday 6.30–7.30pm
    Contact Kevin Moran at [email protected] or 087 6780870
  • U12 Pitch 3—Monday and Wednesday 6.30–7.30pm
    Contact Derek Healy at [email protected] or 087 2888528
  • U14 Pitch 3—Monday 7.30–8.30pm and Wednesday 7.30–8.30pm
    Contact Liam Slevin at [email protected] or 087 9788853
  • U16 Pitch 2 —Monday 7.30–9pm and Wednesday 7.30–9p.m
    Contact Tom Cogley at [email protected] or 087 6687939