Carrickshock Bord na n-Óg 3 Bealtaine 2015
Under 16 Hurling
After a number of false starts, the Under 16s finally got their league campaign started last Monday 27th, in a bitterly cold Hugginstown. And they came away with a very encouraging win over neighbours Mullinavat. Despite playing into the wind, Mullinavat started strongly but couldn’t put the scores on the board. Then once the Carrickshock half-backs and midfield got to grips with their opponents, the Shocks started to dominate and went in at half time 1-3 to 0-1 ahead. With the wind behind them in the 2nd half Mullinavat still struggled to break down a resolute Carrickshock defence. They did eventually, and scored 3 points in quick succession to leave the scores 1-4 to 0-5 to set up a nervy finish for Carrickshock. But they held firm and knocked over the final score for a 1-5 to 0-5 win. Next up is a visiti to Tullaroan on Monday 4th.
The minors travelled to Ballyragget on Wednesday evening to take on St. Patrick’s in the last round of the league before the exam break. A bright start saw Carrickshock race into a 5 point to 1 lead but a goal mid-way through the 1st half brough St. Patrick’s back into it. They built on that to lead by 2 at half-time. Despite missing a number of regular starters, Carrickshock battled hard in the 2nd half and a Kieran Conway goal kept them in it, but they eventually went down by 2-12 to 1-9.
Under 14 Hurling
The Under 14s met their match against Tullaroan in the 2nd round of the league on Thursday evening in Hugginstown. After a close 1st half that left Tullaroan 2 points ahead, their forwards caught fire in the 2nd half. They knocked over a string of impressive points to run out winners by 1-21 to 1-7.
The Carrickshock schools team continued their good run with a win over Kilmacow in the League Championship on Wednesday in Hugginstown. They take on Danesfort in the Country Cup on this Tuesday 6th.