Carnaross GAA Club, Co. Meath - A82 DW01

2016 B League Division 4

Team played won drawn lost FOR AGAINST difference points
Bective 9 8 0 1 127 83 44 16
Clann na nGael 9 7 0 2 126 112 14 14
Drumconrath 9 6 0 3 76 87 -11 12
Carnaross 9 4 3 2 115 86 29 11
Meath Hill 9 4 1 4 119 122 -3 9
Dunsany 9 3 2 4 111 131 -20 8
Ballivor GFC 9 4 0 5 134 117 17 8
St Vincents 9 2 2 5 103 136 -33 6
Ballinabrackey 9 2 0 7 45 55 -10 4
St Brigid’s 9 1 0 8 79 106 -27 2

Carnaross 3-13 Ballinabrackey 1-4

B League (Division 4)

Played in Grangegodden – 28/2/2016

Carnaross had an impressive win against Ballinabrackey this morning in the first Division 4 B league game of the season.

Despite their long journey, the Bracks were much quicker out of the blocks and registered 1-2 without reply. This woke Carnaross up and they began to establish a foothold in the game with Paddy Nugent and Paul Donoghue orchestrating the attack. The rear guard increased the intensity and restricted Ballinabrackey to a mere 2 points in the remainder of the game. Paddy Nugent finished off a fine free flowing move to the net and moments later helped himself to another major firing in from 20 yards courtesy of the post. A point from Goalkeeper-turned corner forward, Shane McNiffe ensured Carnaross held a commanding 2-5 to 1-2 half time.

Resolute defending by the Carnaross defence provided the forwards with ample opportunities to score in the second half. Peter Mullan knocked over a customary nonchalant score with the left to keep the scoreboard ticking over. After good work by the ever-busy Shane Casserly, McNiffe knocked over a second score from distance. Carnaross began to dominate proceedings around the middle and needed another goal to kill the contest. A Ballinabrackey kick out was intercepted by Paul Donoghue who fed Paddy Nugent who in turn teed up the in-form McNiffe who coolly finished to the net. The Carnaross Chairman/part-time footballer Tadgh Skelly was introduced to proceedings and scored on the turn from 10 yards out after a scintillating run by Peter Shay Farrelly. Carnaross saw the game out with scores from Carpenter, Nugent, Casserly and Donoghue.

This was an encouraging team display by the Carnaross team with plenty of free flowing football on display in Grangegodden.

Carnaross: Connor Kenny; Cian Gillic, Peter Carpenter (0-1), Matthew O’Reilly; Peter S Farrelly, Ian Donoghue, Liam Brogan; Michael Brogan, Tomás Plunkett; Blaine Lynch, Paddy Nugent (2-1), Shane Casserly (0-2); Shane McNiffe (1-2), Paul Donoghue (0-4, 2 frees), Peter Mullan (0-2); Sub: Tadgh Skelly (0-1) for Peter Mullan (BC)

Carnaross 0-9 St. Vincent’s 1-6

B League (Division 4)

Played in Gormanstown College – 3/4/2016

Carnaross and St. Vincents produced an enthralling encounter with both sides sharing the points in the unlikely location of Gormanston College.

The game was preceded with a minutes silence in honour of Carnaross club president, Jack Smith, who was laid to rest the previous day. Carnaross raced into an early lead with Stephen Flattery and Niall Mc Donnell putting the Ardcath defence to the sword. The deadly duo accounted for Carnaross’ 5 point lead with 20 minutes gone. With St. Vincents struggling all over the pitch, substitutions and positional changes were needed to counteract this Carnaross dominance. These changes had the desired effect but both teams continued to pass up scoring chances with the Ross defence ensuring that St. Vincents were forced to shoot from distance, leading to some rather erratic efforts. Eventually St. Vincents scored their first point before half time to stem the tide, leaving it Carnaross 0-5 to St. Vincents 0-1.

St. Vincents picked up where they left off after the resumption and began to dictate the game. Their stranglehold in the middle diamond was telling and eventually they broke through the Carnaross defence to notch up a quick fire 1-3. Indeed this could have been more were it not for some telling interceptions by goalkeeper Conor Kenny and his tenacious defenders. With 15 minutes remaining, Carnaross were desperately seeking an elusive score to ensure this match did not slip away from them. Up stepped Niall Mc Donnell to reignite the Carnaross effort and belief. Carnaross won the resulting 2 kick outs and with a delicate tap of the boot by centre back Ian Donoghue and an outrageous big kick by Stephen Flattery, the men in Maroon and Saffron hoops were back in front.

With moments remaining in this tension ridden encounter, Niall Mc Donnell delivered a long ball into the square in the direction of the Carnaross “Benjamin Button” (Ollie Murphy) who fielded nonchalantly, turned swiftly onto his left and with the aid of the upright, put Carnaross 2 points ahead.  The Waterford hurler, John Mullane, would have been proud of the fist-pump that ensued. However, Carnaross celebrations were cut short by the industrious St. Vincents who reeled off 2 unanswered scores, the latter a free kick on the stroke of full time, to end the match as a draw.

Carnaross: Conor Kenny; Cian Gillic, Matt O’ Reilly, John Plunkett; Shane Casserley, Ian Donoghue (0-1), Paddy Nugent; Michael Brogan, Tomás Plunkett; Stephen Flattery (0-3), Richard Mulvey, Blaine Lynch; Paul Donoghue, Niall Mc Donnell(0-4), Shane Mc Niffe; Subs: Peter T Farrelly for Shane Mc Niffe; Ollie Murphy (0-1) for Blaine Lynch; Shane Mc Niffe for Richard Mulvey;

Carnaross 3-13 Drumconrath 0-10

B League (Division 4)

Played in Drumconrath – 24/4/2016

Carnaross kept their unbeaten start to the B League intact when they left a sunny Drumconrath with a twelve point victory with player/manager Ollie Murphy leading his troops by example, registering 1-6 from play over the hour.

Both sides traded two points each in the opening ten minutes with Paul Donoghue and Ollie Murphy pointing for the visitors. Carnaross then took the early advantage when a long ball was expertly finished low to the net by club chairman Tadgh Skelly. Drumconrath hit back to level the game with three unanswered points as Carnaross were punished for some wayward shooting resulting in six wides. However, they upped their game for the final ten minutes of the half and points from Niall McDonnell (2), Ollie Murphy, Paul Donoghue and Stephen Dawson gave them a 1-7 to 0-5 half-time advantage while Dawson was also unlucky not to have a goal when his attempt crashed off the crossbar.

Drumconrath opened the scoring in the second-half as Carnaross struggled to get their opening score which finally came from Paul Donoghue after they had missed five earlier chances. Further points from Stephen Flattery and Ollie Murphy extended their lead. Two points from Drumconrath narrowed the gap but a goal from Stephen Dawson after good build up play from Paul Donoghue and Niall McDonnell gave Carnaross an eight point advantage with fifteen minutes remaining. Drumconrath added two more points but the final ten minutes belonged to Ollie Murphy who hit 1-3 to round off an impressive performance for his side who got all but two of their scores from play.

Carnaross: Conor Kenny; Cian Gillic, Ian Donoghue, Eamonn Comaskey; Colin Yore, Paddy Nugent, Stephen Flattery (0-1); Michael Brogan, Brian Comaskey; Paul Donoghue (0-3, 2f), Stephen Dawson, Blaine Lynch; Tadgh Skelly (1-0), Niall Mc Donnell (0-2), Ollie Murphy (1-6); Subs: Matthew O’Reilly, John Plunkett and Jack Yore;

Carnaross 2-4 Clann na nGael 2-9

B League (Division 4)

Played in Rathcairn – 14/6/2016

Carnaross lost their first B League game with a five point defeat to Clann na nGael in Rathcairn.

Clann na nGael started strongly and were a goal and a point up after 10 minutes. However, Carnaross struck back with a goal from Bernard Murphy following a pass from his brother Ollie. Clann na nGael replied almost immediately with a goal of their own and went on to score 4 more points before the half time. Tadgh Skelly got a point for Carnaross to leave the half-time score 2-5 to 1-1 in favour of the home side.

In the second half Niall McDonnell scored two early points to close the gap. However, Clann na nGael kept up the pressure and replied with 4 points. Paul Donoghue scored a good point from play and Ollie Murphy finished off the scoring with a late goal.

Carnaross: Conor Kenny; Stephen Dawson, Eamonn Comaskey, Cian Gillic; Patrick Nugent, Ian Donoghue, Oliver Murphy (1-0); Michael Brogan, Peter Mullan; Niall McDonnell (0-2), Stephen Flattery, Paul Donoghue (0-1); Bernard Murphy (1-0), Jack Yore, Tadgh Skelly: Subs: John Plunkett for Jack Yore; Jack Yore for Bernard Murphy;

Carnaross 2-13 St. Brigid’s 3-7

B League (Division 4)

Played in Ballinacree – 24/6/2016

Carnaross got back to winning ways in the B League with an impressive win against St Brigids.

They raced into an early lead following points from Dean Connell and Paul Donoghue. Paul Donoghue added a goal soon afterwards. However, St Brigids fought back and scored two goals in the space of five minutes. Niall McDonnell settled Carnaross nerves when he shot over 3 quick points. Paddy Nugent and Stephen Flattery also got on the score sheet to leave the half-time score 1-9 to 2-3 in favour of Carnaross.

Niall McDonnell got two early scores in the second half for Carnaross. St Brigids came more into the game and scored two points of their own. Stephen Flattery added a goal and a point for Carnaross. However, St. Brigids scored a goal and would have had a second one but for a wonderful save from Conor Kenny. Carnaross held out to secure a three point victory.

Carnaross: Connor Kenny; Paddy Nugent (0-1), Matthew O’Reilly; Cian Gillic, Ian Donoghue, Pierce Fleming; Michael Brogan (0-1), Peter Mullan; Dean Connell (0-1), Niall McDonnell (0-4), Stephen Flattery (1-2), Paul Donoghue (1-4), Tadgh Skelly: Subs: Brian Comaskey for Tadgh Skelly, Colm Carpenter for Dean Connell;

Carnaross 1-7 Dunsany 1-7

B League (Division 4)

Played in Carnaross – 28/6/2016

Carnaross and Dunsany shared the spoils following a tight B League encounter in Carnaross.

The Dunsany men raced into an early 0-3 to 0-1 lead with Stephen Flattery pointing for Carnaross. The home side hit back with a well taken goal from Niall McDonnell which was followed up by two points from Paul Donoghue. Dunsany added a point but two late scores from Niall McDonnell and Dermot McGee gave Carnaross a 1-5 to 0-4 lead at the break.

After the restart, Dunsany once again got the better start and quickly levelled matters with 1-1 in the opening five minutes. Carnaross were lucky not to be behind after Dunsany rattled the crossbar and were guilty of kicking an array of wides. Carnaross only managed two second-half points courtesy of Paul Donoghue and Niall McDonnell which put them back in front with ten minutes remaining. However, the Dunsany men refused to throw in the towel and were rewarded with two late points ensuring both sides shared the points.

Carnaross: Conor Kenny; Cian Yore, Peter S Farrelly, Matthew O’Reilly; Cian Gillic, Ian Donoghue, Pierce Fleming; Dermot McGee (0-1), Michael Brogan; Blaine Lynch, Niall McDonnell (1-2), Paul Donoghue (0-3, 2f); Dean Connell, Colm Carpenter, Stephen Flattery (0-1, 1f); Subs: Eamonn Comaskey for Conor Kenny; Brian Comaskey for Blaine Lynch; Dillon Fox for Peter S Farrelly; John Plunkett for Dean Connell;

Carnaross 2-7 Ballivor 1-6

B League (Division 4)

Played in Carnaross – 11/7/2016

Carnaross moved into second spot following a four point win against Ballivor. Going into the game both sides were level on points so a win was vital in the chase for promotion.

Carnaross started well but failed to convert the early chances hitting four wides in succession. The breakthrough came in the eighth minute when Paul Donoghue pointed to give Carnaross a lead they would not relinquish. Things got better for the home side a minute later when Stephen Dawson hit the net following a smart assist from John Plunkett. Ballivor opened their account in the tenth minute and it was another ten minutes before the next score came, again a point for Ballivor. Stephen Dawson and Paul Donoghue added a point apiece while Ballivor responded with another point to leave the home side with a 1-3 to 0-3 advantage at the break.

Two points from Dermot McGee and Stephen Flattery extended the margin further before Ballivor responded with a point ten minutes into the second-half. Carnaross went seven clear at the three-quarter stage when Michael Brogan netted their second goal of the game. The Ballivor men refused to give in and when they hit 1-2 without reply there was only two points between the sides with five minutes remaining. However, Carnaross regained their composure and Niall McDonnell added two late points, while at the other end the defence stood firm under pressure to secure the two points.

Carnaross: Ollie Murphy; Tom Shortt, Peter S Farrelly, Cian Yore; Matthew O’Reilly, Ian Donoghue, Pierce Fleming; Dermot McGee (0-1), Michael Brogan (1-0); Dean Connell, Stephen Dawson (1-1), John Plunkett; Blaine Lynch, Paul Donoghue (0-2), Stephen Flattery (0-1); Subs: Colm Carpenter for Matthew O’Reilly; Niall McDonnell (0-2, 1f) for Peter S Farrelly;

Carnaross 0-10 Meath Hill 2-4

B League (Division 4)

Played in Carnaross – 25/7/2016

Carnaross were punished for not taking their chances when Meath Hill snatched a share of the points with an equalising goal in the second minute of added time.

The game was a tight affair throughout but Carnaross will feel they had enough chances to ensure victory but were guilty of kicking fourteen wides over the hour. Two points from Paul Donoghue and Niall McDonnell gave Carnaross the early advantage but Meath Hill hit back to edge in front with a goal in the fourth minute. The visitors went on to add two more points to extend their lead to three midway through the half. However, Carnaross hit back with two converted frees from Paul Donoghue and a Paddy Nugent point from play to level the game. Meath Hill landed the final score of the half to lead 1-3 to 0-5 at the interval.

After the restart Meath Hill had a great goal chance but Conor Kenny pulled off a good save in the Carnaross goal. Meath Hill pointed from a free two minutes in, but this would prove be their final score until the late equalising goal thirty minutes later. Carnaross went on to dominate the second-half with points from Stephen Dawson and Niall McDonnell bringing the sides level. Further points from Dawson, Paul Donoghue and a late Dean Connell free gave Carnaross a three point lead before Meath Hill hit back with the late goal to punish them for all the earlier misses.

Carnaross: Conor Kenny; Cian Yore, Peter S Farrelly, Stephen Flattery; Aidan Lynch, Brian Comaskey, Patrick Nugent (0-1); Michael Brogan, Pierce Fleming; Niall McDonnell (0-2), Stephen Dawson (0-2), Dean Connell (0-1f); Dillon Fox, Paul Donoghue (0-4, 3f), Blaine Lynch; Sub: John Plunkett for Blaine Lynch;

Carnaross (scr) Bective (w/o)




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