Carnaross Gaelic Football Club County Meath Ireland

2013 Intermediate Championship

Carnaross 0-7 Clann na nGael 0-7

Intermediate Championship (Round 1)

Played in Moylagh – 13/4/2013

The opening round of the IFC resulted in a share of the points for Carnaross and Clann na nGael after a hard fought game in a blustery Moylagh.

Carnaross got off to a flyer and had a three point lead after just five minutes. John L McGee opened the scoring in the first minute with a fine point from play and doubled the lead three minutes later with a fantastic point from a sideline ball. Ollie Murphy was next to get on the scoresheet in the fifth minute with a point from play. However, this proved to be the final score of the half for Carnaross. Clann na nGael battled back into the game and the sides were level on 0-3 each after fifteen minutes. The remainder of the half was tightly contested which resulted in no further score until first-half injury time which came from Clann na nGael to give them a slim 0-4 to 0-3 lead at the break.

After the restart Clann na nGael doubled their lead with a point from play. Carnaross were next to score when Dermot McGee split the posts and the sides were level with twenty minutes remaining when Ollie Murphy pointed from play. Clann na nGael went on to restore their two point lead once again when they converted two frees within a minute and seemed to be gaining a bit of momentum going into the closing stages. However, Carnaross were giving everything and were unlucky with a few point attempts drifting wide. With six minutes remaining Clann na nGael were reduced to fourteen after a striking offence. Carnaross upped the pressure and Shane Casserly finished off a move with a well taken point to leave a single point in it. Carnaross then drew level when Ollie Murphy connected with a high ball to fist over the bar and was unlucky not to find the net. This was the final score of the game as both sides failed to find a winner in the closing stages.

Carnaross: Cillian Comaskey; Ian Donoghue, Thomas Nugent, John Plunkett; Peter Carpenter, Patrick Nugent, Eamonn Comaskey; Michael Brogan, Charles Brogan; Stephen Flattery, John L McGee (0-2), Shane Casserly (0-1); Dermot McGee (0-1), Ollie Murphy (0-3), John Carpenter; Subs: Brian Comaskey for Michael Brogan; Liam Brogan for John Carpenter;

Carnaross 0-12 Syddan 0-14

Intermediate Championship (Round 2)

Played in Meath Hill – 4/5/2013

A late five point blitz from Syddan in the final ten minutes denied Carnaross of what looked likely to be their opening victory of the IFC.

Syddan had the advantage of a strong breeze in the first-half, but it was Carnaross who started best and led 0-3 to 0-1 after fifteen minutes. Ollie Murphy opened the scoring with Dermot McGee and Stephen Flattery adding a point each. Syddan battled back to level matters with two points from play. John L McGee edged Carnaross back in front but Syddan replied with two points to take the lead. Syddan had a late goal chance which hit the upright but the sides went in level at the break on 0-5 each after Charles Brogan equalised in the closing stages.

Carnaross started well after half-time and points from the McGee brothers, John L and Dermot, put them two up. Both sides then exchanged two points each with Ollie Murphy and Charles Brogan hitting the target for Carnaross to keep them two in front. Syddan then had the chance to take the lead but their goal attempt came back off the post but they pointed the rebound to leave just one point in it. Carnaross hit back and scored two quick points through Patrick Nugent and Dermot McGee to leave them three in front with ten minutes remaining. Syddan pointed once more but a point from Ollie Murphy left them three points up with four minutes of normal time remaining. However, the game then turned in favour of Syddan who levelled matters one minute into added time. Momentum was now with Syddan who went on to take the lead. They were then awarded a penalty in the closing stages which they put over the bar to seal victory over an unlucky Carnaross side who scored all their points from play.

Carnaross: Cillian Comaskey; Ian Donoghue, Thomas Nugent, John Plunkett; Peter Carpenter, Patrick Nugent (0-1), Eamonn Comaskey; Michael Brogan, Charles Brogan (0-2); Stephen Flattery (0-1), John L McGee (0-2), Shane Casserly; Dermot McGee (0-3), Ollie Murphy (0-3), John Carpenter; Subs: Brian Comaskey for Eamonn Comaskey; Peter Mullan for Shane Casserly; Peter S. Farrelly for Dermot McGee;

Carnaross 1-4 Dunderry 0-11

Intermediate Championship (Round 3)

Played in Millbrook – 1/6/2013

A failure to convert the chances that came their way proved costly for Carnaross as they lost out by four points after a tough battle with Dunderry.

Dunderry set the early pace and had three points on the board before Charles Brogan opened the Carnaross account in the eighth minute. Dermot McGee added another point for Carnaross in the tenth minute but Dunderry pulled three clear after two points within the space of a minute. The game went through a period of ten minutes without a score but Ollie Murphy had the sides level after he pounced on a loose ball to divert it over the keeper eight minutes before the break. Carnaross then had a great opportunity for a second goal minutes later after Murphy put Shane Casserly through but his shot went the wrong side of the post. Dunderry converted a free before the half-time whistle to take a 0-6 to 1-2 lead.

Carnaross levelled soon after the restart when John Plunkett converted from play but Dunderry regained the lead with a free moments later. The game was now a very tight and physical affair which was reflected on the scoreboard with the sides only scoring a point each in a fifteen minute spell, with Dermot McGee hitting the target for Carnaross. Dunderry pointed again to take a two point lead with ten minutes to go. With two minutes remaining Carnaross were then given the chance to take the lead after being awarded a penalty, but the Dunderry keeper kept out Patrick Nugent’s attempt. The failure to take that chance was punished as Dunderry added two more points in added time to claim the points.

Carnaross: Cillian Comaskey; Ian Donoghue, Thomas Nugent, John Plunkett (0-1); Peter Carpenter, Patrick Nugent, Eamonn Comaskey; Michael Brogan, Brian Comaskey; Stephen Flattery, Charles Brogan (0-1), Shane Casserly; Dermot McGee (0-2), Ollie Murphy (1-0), Peter Mullan; Subs: John Carpenter for Peter Mullan; Liam Brogan for Shane Casserly; Peter S. Farrelly for Stephen Flattery; Stephen Flattery for Peter S. Farrelly (injury);

Carnaross 2-9 St. Ultans 1-13

Intermediate Championship (Round 4)

Played in Kilmainham – 15/8/2013

Despite the miserable playing conditions Carnaross and St. Ultans served up a tight and entertaining tussle with the Bohermeen side emerging one point winners.

A poor first quarter proved costly for Carnaross who found themselves trailing by 0-6 to 0-1 after fifteen minutes as they struggled to get to grips with St. Ultans early pace. Patrick Nugent opened the Carnaross account but Carnaross could have been further behind but for a save from keeper Cillian Comaskey in a one on one situation. John L McGee and John Carpenter pointed for Carnaross but St. Ultans kept pushing on and added three more points to lead by six ten minutes before the break. However, Carnaross found a way back into the game when John L McGee was dragged down in the area and he netted the spot kick to leave three points between the sides. A point each from John L McGee and Patrick Nugent reduced the margin further but another point from St. Ultans left them leading by two at half-time, 0-10 to 1-5.

St. Ultans got the first point after the restart before Charles Brogan responded for Carnaross in the next attack. St. Ultans extended their lead to five points when they found the net but Carnaross hit back a minute later with a well taken goal from John L McGee. McGee reduced the margin to a point with a converted free. The game had now turned into a tight battle and this was reflected on the scoreboard as there was only one score over the next fifteen minutes, a point for St. Ultans. With five minutes remaining St. Ultans added another point to extend their lead to three. However, Carnaross refused to give up and a point from Colm McDonagh gave them hope as they went in search of a winning goal. They were awarded a close range free late on but John L McGee’s goal attempt was diverted over the bar for what proved to be the last action of the game and ended their slim chance of qualifying for the knockout stages.

Carnaross: Cillian Comaskey; Tomás Plunkett, Peter Carpenter, John Plunkett; Eamonn Comaskey, Ian Donoghue, Liam Brogan; Charles Brogan (0-1), Michael Brogan; Shane Casserly, John L McGee (2-4), John Carpenter (0-1); Peter Mullan, Ollie Murphy, Patrick Nugent (0-2); Subs: Dean Connell for John Carpenter; Colm McDonagh (0-1) for Shane Casserly; Dermot McGee for Michael Brogan;

Carnaross 0-6 St. Michaels 1-12

Intermediate Championship (Round 5)

Played in Kilmainham – 30/8/2013

Carnaross finished a disappointing championship campaign with a heavy defeat to neighbours St. Michaels.

St. Michaels started best and had four points on the board before Ollie Murphy opened the Carnaross account with a point from play after fifteen minutes. Charles Brogan added another point for Carnaross but two St. Michaels points restored their four point lead to finish a low-scoring half 0-6 to 0-2 in favour of the Carlanstown men.

Ollie Murphy got the first point after the restart but St Michaels went on to add four points without reply and could have been further in front but for a good save from Cillian Comaskey in the Carnaross goals. Points from Eamonn Comaskey, Michael Brogan and Ollie Murphy still gave Carnaross hope but a strong finish from St Michaels put the result beyond doubt. They added two points before converting a penalty in injury time to advance to the quarter-finals.

Carnaross: Cillian Comaskey; John Plunkett, Thomas Nugent, Tomás Plunkett; Eamonn Comaskey (0-1), Ian Donoghue, Peter Carpenter; Charles Brogan (0-1), Michael Brogan (0-1); Shane Casserly, Patrick Nugent, Liam Brogan; John Carpenter, Ollie Murphy (0-3), Peter Mullan; Subs: Brian Comaskey for John Carpenter; Dean Connell for Peter Carpenter;




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