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Turloughmore Pull Away In Closing Stages After Strong Carnmore Effort

Senior A Qualifier Oct 17th Clarinbridge

Carnmore 2–11
Turloughmore 1–23

Moving on from a bitterly disappointing end to the championship, Carnmore now under the management of Declan Walsh, TJ Hynes and Murty Killilea were looking to bounce back in the qualifier phase with Senior A status still achievable. Providing the opposition was our near neighbours Turloughmore, a side who were on a winning streak and would have been disappointed not to have been involved at the quarter final stage.

The Carnmore side for this one showed many changes both positional and personnel from the team that had competed for much of the year. Aaron Fox and Darren Fahy were deployed in the full back line and Donie Fox was at wing back in some of the more notable changes.

Ten minutes into this game Carnmore would trail 0–6 to 0–1 as Turlough settled quickly showing the form which had won them their previous two championship games, with Jamie Holland and Darren Shaughnessy to the forefront of this. Turlough would continue to find their range and would stretch the lead out to 0–8 to 0–2 before Carnmore’s persistence would finally pay off as Danny Cummins finished the ball to the net following a good Carnmore run and pass move to reel Turlough in somewhat.

They say you are most vulnerable after a goal and that was to be the case as Turlough bagged one of their own moments later following a good save initially from Sean Nugent before the rebound was bagged by Cian Burke restoring their six point advantage, a gap which would not be closed from here on out. Carnmore would work another goal which would be scrambled to the net by George Hanley as their commitment to carrying the ball and finding space was paying off, but by now Turlough had increased their tally to 1–13 with scores from Jamie Holland, Conor Shaughnessy and Sean Linnane. Ronan Badger forced a save from Sean Nugent too. At the half Carnmore trailed 2–4 to 1–13.

Needing to come out of the blocks fast Carnmore were dealt a blow when Donie Fox received a second yellow for an aerial collision with Cian Burke which many would consider harsh. Six points down and a man less Carnmore’s task became ever greater. However to their credit the men in red never wilted and while closing the gap was proving difficult they matched Turlough score for score for much of the second half with points from Barry Hanley, Danny Cummins and Ciaran Fahy. Barry Hanley had an opportunity to bag Carnmore’s third goal from a 21 metre free but was denied.

The intensity of the game had notably ratcheted up several notches as Carnmore were beginning to enjoy a purple patch but scores were still hard to come by as Carnmore were playing a more defensive type of game. Turlough would tack on a handful of scores at the end to gloss the scoreboard and record a nine point win but not for the first time this season have Carnmore shown that when they show up organised and willing they can match teams in all aspects of the game, on this occasion faced a Turlough side who were just further down the road which told in the end. Carnmore have one game remaining vs Athenry.

Team: S.Nugent, D.Fahy, E.Grealish, A.Fox, A O’Reilly, G.Grealish, D.Fox, JP O’Connell, D.Cummins, G.Hanley, C.Fahy, K.Killilea, A.Traynor, B.Hanley, J.Bryne. Subs: B.Murray for J.Bryne.

Juvenile Camogie Still Ruling The Roost

Carnmore continue to add to their haul at juvenile level with City League honours for both U11s and U13s. Dermot Fenton’s under U13s came from six points down at half time to win out by a goal.

Sean Donovan’s U11 girls were also on the success trail as they defeated Castlegar 3–4 to 0–2. Carnmore has now won trophies at U10,11,12,13,14s this year.

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