Carnaross Gaelic Football Club County Meath Ireland

2014 Corn na Boinne


Carnaross 1-18 Longwood 1-12 (AET)

Corn na Boinne (Round 1)

Played in Longwood – 28/5/2014

Carnaross made their first game of the new Corn na Boinne competition a winning one after a long evening in Longwood where extra-time was needed to separate the sides.

Played in perfect sunny conditions, the opening period was tight throughout and the sides were level on two points each after ten minutes with Paul Donoghue and Stephen Flattery pointing for Carnaross. Longwood could have been a goal better off but a close range effort went the wrong side of the post. They did go on to take a two point lead by the midway stage, but two points from Dermot McGee left the sides level once again. Four minutes before the break Longwood found the net for the game’s opening goal which gave them a 1-4 to 0-4 half-time lead.

When play resumed Carnaross made a very impressive start and outscored the home side by 0-5 to 0-1 with points from Dermot McGee (2), Paul Donoghue, Charles Brogan and Niall McDonnell. Things got better for Carnaross when Dermot McGee rattled the onion bag to give them a four point lead with twenty minutes remaining. However, Longwood refused to throw in the towel and went on to reduce the margin with three unanswered points. Dermot McGee added another for Carnaross but Longwood continued their fightback and levelled matters with five minutes remaining. There was no further score until injury time when Dermot McGee looked to have given Carnaross the win but Longwood equalised with an excellent point in the next attack, meaning extra-time would be required with the sides level on 1-11 each.

The opening period of extra-time was completely dominated by Carnaross and this was reflected on the scoreboard with three points from the boot of Niall McDonnell and one from Patrick Nugent. They could have been further in front but were also guilty of kicking four wides, but more importantly they held Longwood scoreless. Longwood did add a point after the restart but Carnaross continued their good form and further points from Niall McDonnell (2) and Paul Donoghue ensured they ran out six point winners to complete a fine performance where all but two of their scores came from open play.

Carnaross: Shane McNiffe; Tomás Plunkett, Eamonn Comaskey, Ian Donoghue; Cian Gillic, Charles Brogan (0-1), Pierce Fleming; Patrick Nugent (0-1), Michael Brogan; Stephen Flattery (0-1), Cillian Comaskey, Shane Casserly; Paul Donoghue (0-3), Dermot McGee (1-6), Niall McDonnell (0-6); Subs: Dean Connell for Stephen Flattery; Peter T. Farrelly for Cian Gillic; Brian Comaskey for Paul Donoghue;


Carnaross 0-6 Ballinlough 1-17

Corn na Boinne (Quarter-Final)

Played in Moylagh – 23/6/2014

Carnaross proved to be no match for neighbours Ballinlough in the Quarter-Final of Corn na Boinne in a sunny Moylagh.

It was Ballinlough who set the early pace with four unanswered points in the opening ten minutes and could have been further ahead but for a good save from Cillian Comaskey in the Carnaross goal. A point from Pierce Fleming opened the Carnaross account but three more points from Ballinlough stretched their lead further. Carnaross were unlucky not to get the game’s opening goal but Dermot McGee’s effort was just wide of the post. A point apiece from Shane Casserly and Pierce Fleming did reduce the margin but Ballinlough finished the first-half scoring with a point to lead 0-8 to 0-3 at the break.

Carnaross needed a good start to the second-half but it was the Ballinlough men who started brightest and kicked five points in a row to go ten points clear with twenty minutes remaining. Carnaross went on to add three more points from John L McGee (2) and Stephen Flattery but Ballinlough remained in control scoring 1-4 to maintain their lead. They could also have added another goal late on but were denied once again by Cillian Comaskey who pulled off a fantastic double save.

Carnaross: Cillian Comaskey; Tomás Plunkett, Eamonn Comaskey, Ian Donoghue; Peter Carpenter, Thomas Nugent, John Carpenter; Brian Comaskey, Pierce Fleming (0-2); Stephen Flattery (0-1), Dermot McGee, Shane Casserly (0-1); Paul Donoghue, John L McGee (0-2), Niall McDonnell; Subs: Cian Gillic for Paul Donoghue; Peter Mullan for John Carpenter;


 

 

 

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