League v Blackstone Rovers in Ballyadam Park on Sunday 19th January 2014
Carrigtwohill United 2 Blackstone Rovers 0
Scorers – Ian O’Donoghue, Alan Stapleton.
Finally a quality performance in the league, let’s hope this kicks off the rest of our season as Carrig look to get off the bottom of the table.
Man of the Match – Ian O’Donoghue.
FAI Junior Cup v College Corinthians in Ballyadam Park on Sunday 3rd November 2013
Carrigtwohill United 2 College Corinthians 2. Lost 6-5 on penalties.
Scorers – Chris Casey, Ian O’Donoghue.
A game of 2 halves really, where in the first half Corinthians dominated and deservedly led 2 nil at the break, and to make things even worse Carrig were reduced to 10 men minutes before the break.
But for all that was bad about the first half showing, it was soon forgotten as the 10 men that started the second half showed all there, what spirit, work rate and a belief in their own abilities can do with a memorable fight back to what looked a lost cause. Chris Casey pulled the first one back with a superb top corner finish, and Ian O’Donoghue scored the equaliser from a header after a lovely move out the left side. Carrig had some nervy moments themselves in a very open game of ball, but Dave Linehan made a couple of tremendous saves. Carrig could have won themselves when Mick Hickey and Shane Kennedy both missed great opportunities.
The game went to extra time and to be fair to both sides they went at it full belt looking for the win. The game finished level and went to spotters where Corinthians won out 6-5, Carrig were disappointed but were able to hold their heads high after the turnaround from the first half.
Man of the Match – Alan Stapleton.
FAI Junior Cup v Pearse Celtic A in Ballyadam Park on Sunday 27th October 2013
Carrigtwohill United 2 Pearse Celtic A 0
Scorers – Ian O’Donoghue, Leonard Healy.
A great result for Carrig after a few disappointing recent results. The game was played in harsh conditions, particularly the first half when Carrig had to to play against a very strong wind, but even against the wind, Carrig never looked like conceding and should have taken the lead with one of the three great chances created but Carrig failed to convert any of these. No score at half time.
Second half started and within 2 minutes Carrig were in front when the keeper failed to deal with a Mick Sullivan cross, and Ian O’Donoghue punished the keeper’s error. The wind eased considerably for the second half but it didn’t affect the tremendous work rate from the Carrig team. Got got their 2nd from the penalty spot, when a great run from Pa Burns put him through on goal but was taken down by the last man, which resulted in Pearse going down to 10 men and Leonard Healy blasted his penalty home with great authority. Carrig saw the game out comfortably after that.
Man of the Match – Thomas McGrath
League v Douglas Hall in Ballyadam Park on Sunday 20th October 2013
Carrigtwohill United 1 Douglas Hall 4
Scorer – Pa Burns.
Another bad day for Carrig, a 4-1 home defeat to Douglas Hall, the first half wasn’t much of a spectacle, with Carrig’s best chance falling to Martin Carroll who missed with the goal at his mercy. Douglas Hall hit the crossbar and also took the lead when a deflected cross lobbed over Mick Cremin.
Second half Carrig were much better and equalised after a great move ended with Pa Burns finishing well past the Hall’s keeper. Carrig had dominated the half for 30mins but still went behind after some very poor defending from a throw in. With only 10 mins left to salvage the game, Carrig were caught out twice more as Douglas Hall ran through the Carrig defence at will. Overall a day to forget for the Carrig defence.
Man of the Match – Mick Sullivan.
League v Vilage United in Ballyadam Park on Sunday 13th October 2013
Carrigtwohill United 1 Vilage United 2
Scorer – Chris Casey.
Carrigtwohill dropped more more points again today as the poor start to the season continued. Today’s performance was a lot better and the scoreline was not a fair reflection on the game. Carrig dominated the opening 25 mins of the game where they controlled the possession and tempo of the game, but for all the pressure couldn’t make it count on the scoreboard. Village got into the game after this and had some decent chances themselves, Carrig did take a deserved lead just before the break when great work from Darren Deasy, he played a superb pass to Chris Casey who finished excellently.
The second half was a lot more even affair with both teams having chances to score, Village drew level on 60 mins from the penalty spot when Leonard Healy was harshly penalised for a handball. Carrig pushed hard for a winner and as they pushed for the winner some gaps were left at the back and on 78 minutes the sucker punch again came from the spot after Shane Kennedy made a rash tackle in the box. Shane himself should have had a penalty himself when he was blatantly pulled down in the box with minutes left but typically the ref failed to see this one. Village saw out the game for 2-1 victory.
Man of the Match – Shane Kennedy
AOH Cup v Greenwood B in Ballyadam Park on Sunday 6th October 2013
Carrigtwohill United 0 Greenwood B 0 . Carrig win 6-5 on penalties.
Carrig advanced to the third round of the AOH cup today after beating Greenwood B 6-5 on penalties. The third division side gave Carrig a real tough game and made it real difficult for Carrig. Carrig did enjoy the bulk of possession and territory, but for all the pressure could not break down the resilient Greenwood defence. The game remained scoreless after 110 minutes and went to penalties. Both teams scored their allocated 5 penalties and in the sudden death penalty Mick Sullivan scored his and stand in keeper Martin Carroll saved his penalty to send Carrig through.
Man of the Match – Mick Sullivan
League v Grattan United in Ballyadam Park on Sunday 29th September 2013
Carrigtwohill United 0 Grattan United 3
Today was a day to forget for Carrigtwohill, after a below par performance against Grattan. Carrig looked like a team that were suffering from a major hangover from the day before, it was a game that Carrig were second best all over the pitch, Grattan were the hungrier team and were good value for their win. The result could have been worse only for a good performance from Dave Linehan in the Carrig goal. Carrig were 2 down at the break and could have been 3 had Grattan converted a penalty.
A change of formation and a couple of substitutions at half time gave Carrig a bit of a lift but after a spell of early pressure and a number of corners, Grattan again got on top and scored a third midway through the half to wrap up the game.
Man of the Match – Dave Linehan
Munster Junior Cup v Glenthorn Celtic in Ballyadam Park on Sunday 22nd September 2013
Carrigtwohill United 4 Glenthorn Celtic 1
Scorers – Chris Casey, James Corcoran, Shane Kennedy, Martin Carroll.
Carrigtwohill advanced to the 2nd round of the Munster Junior Cup today with a 4-1 win against Glenthorn. The score line did not reflect the game itself, where both sides started without a couple of regulars. The game itself was very scrappy with no side taking a hold in a poor first half. Carrig took a one goal lead into the break when Chris Casey fought well to get onto a Martin Carroll flick on, the striker still had a lot to do but finished very well, the goal being the highlight of the first half.
The second half was played the same way until the introduction of Shane Kennedy, who finally got Carrig playing decent football, but Glenthorn equalised with 10 mins to go, this seemed to give Carrig the lift they needed. 3 mins later James Corcoran scored a superb solo effort when he beat 2 defenders and his early strike gave the Glenthorn keeper no chance. With Glenthorn pushing on for an equaliser, Carrig broke and a cross from Thomas McGrath was met with a powerful header from Kennedy. The game was wrapped up with a sublime volley from Martin Carroll from a Davy Barry free kick.
Man of the Match – Leonard Healy
League v Glenthorn Celtic in Ballyadam Park on Sunday 15th September 2013
Carrigtwohill United 0 Glenthorn Celtic 0
Carrig kicked off their league campaign with a draw against a decent Glenthorn outfit. The opening half was very tight with both teams having a go, but both defences were on their game and there weren’t many clear chances for either team. Mick Sullivan had the best chance for Carrig in the first half after a lovely through ball put him inside the full back but his effort came off the crossbar, Glenthorn had a few half chances themselves but nothing that troubled keeper Mick Cremin.
Second half saw Carrig half saw a lot more territory and with that came a lot of half chances and some decent chances that Carrig failed to convert. Twice being foiled by the post, and also being denied by the excellent Eoin Lougheed on 2 occasions with last ditch tackles. The game finished scoreless with Carrig feeling that with the better chances they created that maybe they should have taken all 3.
Man of the Match – Chris Casey
Mossie Linnane Cup v Blarney Street in GACA on Saturday 31st August 2013
Blarney Street 0 Carrigtwohill United 0
This was a day when defences were on top for both sides, Carrig needed a win to progress to the quarter final, the game was evenly balanced in the first half with both sides reduced to a few half chances. Second half Blarney St had more possession and had the better chances to score but failed to do so. Carrig were reduced to 10 men for the final15mins which seemed to kill off any chance Carrig had of getting the result they needed.
Man of the Match – Darren Deasy
Mossie Linnane Cup v Springfield in Ballyadam Park on Saturday 24th August 2013
Carrigtwohill United 4 Springfield 1
Scorers – Michael Hickey, Martin Carroll, Derek Delea, James Corcoran.
Carrig finally produced the performance they are capable of today, with a superb overall team display against Premier opposition Springfield. Carrig welcomed back skipper Alan Stapleton to the team today and his presence alone gave the team a massive boost. It was a hard fought opening half with both teams having a go, Carrig always looked the more likely to take the lead which they did from Michael Hickey, when he managed to bundle the ball over the line from a Deasy corner. The lead only lasted a minute as the powerful Springers midfielder was allowed run from deep unmarked to finish superbly passed Mick Cremin in the Carrig goal. One all at the break.
Carrig came out of the blocks quickly in the second half and on 55mins had retaken the lead when excellent work from Derek Delea ended with a pinpoint cross for Martin Carroll to head home superbly. On 65 Delea added the third from a well worked free kick. the scoring was wrapped up on 75 when substitute James Corcoran finished excellently again from a Delea through ball. The game finished 4-1. A great team performance.
Man of the Match – Shane Kennedy
Mossie Linnane Cup v Glenvale in Ballyadam Park on Tuesday 20th August 2013
Carrigtwohill United 2 Glenvale 2
Scorers – Martin Carroll, Mick Kenneally.
Carrig played out a draw against Premier A new boys Glenvale, in what was a poor game, Carrig started strongly and had taken the lead inside 10 mins when a super cross from Mick Sullivan was headed home from Martin Carroll. Glenvale drew level 5 mins later with a freak goal, when a hoofed clearance somehow deceived Dave Linehan in the Carrig goal and the keeper was caught in no mans land as the ball bounced over his head and into the net. This deflated Carrig and we never lifted ourselves or our tempo for the remainder of the game. With 3 minutes remaining Mick Kenneally powered home a Darren Deasy corner, to give what looked like Carrig the 3pts, but Glenvale drew level after a free kick was poorly defended as the Carrig defence went to sleep. The game finished 2 all, another disappointing display from Carrig.
Man of the Match – Darren Deasy
Mossie Linnane Cup v Glen Celtic in Glen Park on Sunday 18th August 2013
Glen Celtic 4 Carrigtwohill United 2
Scorers – Kevin O’Sullivan, Olly Cooney.
An overall poor start for Carrigtwohill’s season with a bad defeat to Glen Celtic, it was played on a terrible pitch which did not help Carrig who like to pass the ball, but that said Carrig never showed the hunger that The Glen did and were second best on the day. The only bright spot on a bad day was the performance of Carrig player Kevin O’Sullivan, who scored Carrig’s first. Olly Cooney who played for the second team that same morning came on as a second substitute and scored Carrigs second, which was only a consolation.
Man of the Match – Kevin O’Sullivan