Carrickshock Bord na n-Óg 16 Lúnasa 2015
The under-16s unfortunately bowed out of the Championship on Friday evening against Mullinavat. Carrickshock went in to the game reasonably confident after a good win in the league encounter, and started very positively. After 20 minutes the Shocks led by 2-3 to 0-6 and were threatening goal whenever they attacked. Then disaster struck twice in the space of 3 minutes. Wing-back Jamie Barron went off suffering from concussion after an accidental blow to the back of his head, then full-back Sean Cassin went off with a hamstring strain. The loss of 2 key defenders was too big a burden for Carrickshock and Mullinavat simply took over from there. It was particularly hard luck on a team that put in a big effort all season and, with the bare minimum panel, called on four 12 year-olds in order to field a team.
Carrickshock Under 16 Panel: Dan Blanchfield, John Cassin, Sean Cassin, Padraig Lennon, Michael O’Connor, Michael Murphy, Jamie Barron, Chris Grace, Dima Kenneally, Jake O’Dwyer, Connor Mulholland, Barry Lennon, Eoghan O’Neill, Brendan Fitzpatrick, Brandon Fitzpatrick, Oisin Carroll, Nathan Murphy, Eoin Crowley, Luke McNamara, Luke Hudson.
Coaches: Ronan Blanchfield, Joe Brennan.
The Under 12s had a busy weekend, starting with a good win on Saturday in their 2nd Go Games match against Blacks & Whites in Hugginstown. On Sunday they entered what turned out to be a marathon contest, the Callan Under 12 Tournament. The boys put on superb display, winning their 1st 3 games against St. Lachtains, Windgap and John Lockes, having to battle hard to win all 3 by narrow margins. They then took on Naomh Eamonn (Castletown / Slieve Bloom) of Laois in the tournament semi-final in what turned out to be a fierce battle. Carrickshock led all the way until a slightly fortuitous goal with the last puck got Naomh Eamonn over the line and into the final.
Under 9s & 10s
The Under 10s took on neighbours Ballyhale Shamrocks in a challenge last Wednesday in the Romans Valley pitch. With strong displays from Eoin Cuddihy and Robbie Brown, Carrickshock ran out convincing winners. Then on Sunday the Under 9s entered the Callan tournament. The Carrickshock boys ran Naomh Eamonn of Laois and John Lockes very close, before going down to a strong Windgap team.