Posted by Joanna Healy in Sport.

Carnmore Celebrates 70 Years with Family Fun Day
The sun shone down on Carnmore on Saturday last, 20th of September as Carnmore’s young and old celebrated the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Hurling Club. Hurling games, activities and skills competitions were held for boys and girls of all ages.

The U10 Camogie Girls taking shots on Goal.

The U10 Camogie Girls taking shots on Goal.

The U8 Hurlers taking target shots.

The U8 Hurlers taking target shots.


U15s & U16s
A skills competition was held on pitch 2 for the U15s & U16s at the Family Fun Day. Some of the participants are pictured above with Dylan McLoughlin who kept the scores. The results are are as follows:

  • 1st Place: Tomas Cogley
  • 2nd Place: Conor Flaherty
  • 3rd Place: Robert Healy
  • 4th Place: Mikie Cullina
  • 5th Place: Darren Grealish


Carnmore v Oranmore-Maree

11th of September 2014 in Carnmore
This game was the first round of the U15 B1 Championship between Carnmore and Oranmore-Maree. Carnmore were quick to start and had scored three goals without reply after referee Adrian Morrissey had thrown in the ball. Oranmore-Maree then got the next couple of scores with a well taken free and a few minutes later they added a goal, which made the score Carnmore 3–0 Oranmore-Maree 1–1. Carnmore then got their first point of the game with a free from Thomas Cogley. Soon after, Carnmore were awarded a penalty, which Thomas Cogley blasted to the net. Carnmore finished the half strongly with points from Mikey Cullina and Thomas Cogley as Carnmore went in at the break 4–7 to 1–4 up.

Oranmore-Maree started the second half with a converted free and followed this with a well taken goal to make it 2–5 to 4–7. Mikey Cullina scored Carnmore’s first point of the second half but Oranmore-Maree didn’t give up with two points in reply. Carnmore opened the gap between the teams with points from Mikey Cullina and Niall Feeney and goals scored by Mikey Cullina and Darren Grealish making it 6–12 to 2–7 in favour of Carnmore.

The last score of the game came from Oranmore-Maree, from a free, leaving the score at full time 6–12 to 2–8.

Report submitted by Dylan McLoughlin

Scorers: T Cogley—4–7 (2f, 1pen), M Cullina—1–4 (3f), N Feeney—0–1, D Grealish—1–0.

Carnmore v Annaghdown

18th of September 2014
Carnmore’s U15 team travelled to Annaghdown on Thursday 18th of September for the second game of the championship. Carnmore were undoubtedly the stronger team in this contest and had a comfortable lead at half time. In the second half, Annaghdown appeared better able to withstand the strong opposition. A goal by Annaghdown with ten minutes to go, ended Carnmore’s chances of a win. The game finished in a draw.

Carnmore v Sylane

Monday 22nd of September
Carnmore took a very comfortable win over Sylane, in a challenge match, hosted by Carnmore.

Carnmore v Gort

Wednesday 24th of September 2014
Wednesday night last saw Carnmore’s U15 top their group in the U15 Championship to earn their place in the semi-final. An able Gort side, although still in the game at half-time, did not do enough in the second half to keep The Reds quiet. Final Score Carnmore 6–11, Gort 1–4. Best of Luck in the semi-final.


St Mary’s College Festival of Hurling Tournament
U10s lose semi-final in extra time
Our U10 team took part in the annual St Mary’s College Festival of Hurling Tournament held in St Mary’s last Saturday. This highly competitive annual event brings together nine and ten year old hurlers from around Galway city. Indeed Carnmore have had great success in winning the tournament in 2012 and 2013. The standard of hurling on view was excellent again this year and the large crowds were treated to some great matches. In our first match we were beaten by Castlegar but we atoned for that disappointing start in our next game with an excellent three point win over Moycullen where the boys played some wonderful hurling.

Riain Concannon, Sean McHugh , Luc O’Connor and Mark Collins scored some great points. Our final group game saw us take on Rahoon-Newcastle with the winner progressing to the semi final. We got off to a great start with two goals from Sean McHugh and Luc O’Connor, however Rahoon-Newcastle rallied and it took some great defensive work from Mark Collins, Liam Murray and goalkeeper Barry Higgins to keep them at bay. A second half goal from Riain Concannon sent us through to the semi-final against Liam Mellowes.

The semi final was a great match with both sides giving it their all. Goals from Daniel Fenton, Sean McHugh and David Tarmey left us level with Mellowes at full time on a scoreline of 3–3 a piece. Extra time was needed and with two minutes left, Liam Mellowes scored the all important goal that sent them through to the final. Our club, their coaches and the lads’ parents can be very proud of the great display of our U10 hurlers.

Report Submitted by Kevin Moran

The current series of U11 challenge matches are progressing, with the team continuing with their current good form. The team’s most recent match was on Friday 12th of September, Carnmore v Ballindereen in Ballindereen. Carnmore got off to a great start, built up a great lead in the first half, and maintained this lead for the remainder of the game. Final score Carnmore 6–7, Ballindereen 1–4. Well done to all involved.

Carnmore’s U12s played a challenge match against Killimor at home on Friday night last, 19th of September. Carnmore took advantage of the wind in the first half and had the upper hand at half time. Against a strong breeze and in difficult conditions, Carnmore held their lead throughout the second half. Some excellent individual dis-plays of hurling skills, coupled with good teamwork gave Carnmore the win they de-served. Final score Carnmore 4–4, Killimor 0–4.

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 and Wednesday 7.30–8.30pm
    Contact Liam Slevin at [email protected] or 087 9788853
  • U16 Pitch 2 —Monday and Wednesday 7.30–9pm
    Contact Tom Cogley at [email protected] or 087 6687939

New members are always welcome