Carnaross GAA Club, Co. Meath - A82 DW01

2007 A League Division 2

Drumconrath 1-12 Carnaross 2-6

A League (Division 2)

Played in Drumconrath – 2/9/2007

Carnaross completed the A League campaign with a defeat away to Drumconrath. Carnaross started brightly and led 0-2 to 0-1after ten minutes with both points coming from John L McGee. They received a further boost when they were awarded a penalty and McGee made no mistake from the spot. Despite pressure from Drumconrath, Carnaross managed to hold their lead right up to half-time when they led 1-4 to 0-6, with two more points coming from Dermot McGee and Brian Comaskey.

John L McGee added a free soon after the interval. Another point from Dermot McGee kept the pressure on Drumconrath who were chipping away at the Carnaross lead. Daniel Reilly scored a goal, but a lot of pressure from Drumconrath brought them back into the game. The game seemed to be heading for a draw until Drumconrath managed to score a goal late on to claim the points.

Best for Carnaross were Dermot McGee and Patrick Nugent in defence, Brian Comaskey at midfield and John L McGee up front.

Carnaross: Eamonn Comaskey; Matthew O’Reilly, Patrick Nugent, John Plunkett; Ciaran McDonnell, Dermot McGee (0-2), Brian Smyth; Brian Comaskey (0-1), Thomas Farrelly; Gary Carroll, Killian Porter, Damian McArdle; Daniel Reilly (1-0), John L. McGee (1-3), Enda Gillic;

Carnaross 0-13 Cortown 1-10

A League (Division 2)

Played in Cortown – 13/8/2007

Carnaross registered their fourth draw of the A League campaign when they came up against neighbours Cortown. Peter Nugent suffered an injury early on and had to be replaced by John Plunkett. Both sides enjoyed periods of dominance in an evenly contested first-half and were level at the interval, 0-5 each.

The second-half was also a close and tense affair. Cortown scored an early goal but Carnaross got back level with two points from John L. McGee and one from Ollie Murphy. Cortown then raced two points clear again. Carnaross fought back and scored the last two points of the game to leave the sides level at the final whistle.

Best for Carnaross were Dermot McGee and Patrick Nugent in defence, Brian Comaskey at midfield and John L McGee and Ollie Murphy in attack.

Carnaross: Eamonn Comaskey; Peter Nugent, Thomas Nugent, Patrick Smith; Alan Smyth, Patrick Nugent, Dermot McGee; Brian Comaskey, Gary Carroll; Daniel Reilly, Killian Porter, John L. McGee; Declan Reilly, Ollie Murphy, Sean Donegan; Subs: John Plunkett for Peter Nugent; Thomas Farrelly for Declan Reilly;

Carnaross 3-08 Kilmainhamwood 3-07

A League (Division 2)

Played in Carnaross – 20/7/2007

Carnaross secured two valuable points in dramatic fashion when corner-back Gary Carroll popped up to score the winning goal deep into injury time.

Kilmainhamwood got the opening score of the match in the first minute. Carnaross quickly responded with two points from Ollie Murphy and Stephen Yore and a fine save from Eamonn Comaskey kept the visitors at bay. After about ten minutes Carnaross were leading 0-3 to 0-2 when Ollie Murphy netted to stretch the lead. Carnaross were now beginning to dominate proceedings and with Murphy tormenting the ‘wood’ defence they soon had a six point lead, 1-5 to 0-2. The visitors then got back into the game with a goal of their own when a shot which hit the post fell to a forward who made no mistake from close range. They added two more points to leave one between the sides before Ollie Murphy scored his second goal of the game to give Carnaross a four point lead at the interval, 2-5 to 1-4.

The second-half was mostly dominated by Kilmainhamwood who upped their performance from the opening period. They scored a goal in the opening minutes when a long ball skidded on the slippery surface and caught out Eamonn Comaskey in the goals. They also added a point to level matters and at the midway point were awarded a penalty which was converted to give them a lead of 3-5 to 2-5. Carnaross battled hard and refused to let the lead increase. With both sides trading two points each, Gavin Murphy scored a point late on two leave two between the sides. Going into stoppage time Carnaross were finding it hard just to gain possession with Kilmainhamwood retaining the ball well. However, Carnaross did manage to get the ball, and with time almost up only a goal would be enough. After a fine move towards the Kilmainhamwood goal, Ollie Murphy launched a high ball in towards the square where corner-back Gary Carroll was the unlikely scorer, fisting the ball to the net to give Carnaross a narrow victory.

Best for Carnaross were Patrick Nugent, Alan Smyth, Brian Comaskey and Ollie Murphy.

Carnaross: Eamonn Comaskey; Gary Carroll (1-0), Thomas Nugent, Patrick Smith; Alan Smyth, Patrick Nugent, Dermot McGee; Conor Woods, Brian Comaskey; Killian Porter, Stephen Yore (0-1), John L. McGee; Daniel Reilly, Ollie Murphy (2-6), Bernard Murphy; Subs: Gavin Murphy (0-1) for Daniel Reilly; Peter Mullan for Conor Woods; John Plunkett for Bernard Murphy;

Simonstown Gaels 1-17 Carnaross 2-08

A League (Division 2)

Played in Simonstown – 10/7/2007

Carnaross made the trip to Navan to face top of the table and unbeaten Simonstown Gaels. Following a terrible display in the previous round against Rathkenny this was a much better performance from Carnaross and they really made the hosts fight for their victory. The game didn’t start so well for Carnaross when they conceded a goal in the first minute. Simonstown added three more points after five minutes and led 1-4 to 0-1 after 10 minutes with John L. McGee scoring for Carnaross. After 15 minutes Simonstown had increased their lead further with three more points. However, McGee brought Carnaross right back into the game when he found himself one on one with the keeper and made no mistake firing to the roof of the net. This gave Carnaross inspiration as they began to dominate affairs for the remainder of the half with points coming from Ollie Murphy, Bernard Murphy and Daniel Reilly. McGee was unlucky not to add another goal when he lost control of the ball close in. Simonstown added another free to lead at the break, 1-8 to 1-4.

The second period was very tight for the opening twenty minutes with Carnaross battling hard to reel in the hosts. When John L. McGee added his second goal, and further points from Daniel Reilly (3) Carnaross found themselves only two points behind with about ten minutes remaining. Simonstown however, managed to keep their noses in front and never lost their lead. They were able to lift their game for the final ten minutes and added five points from play while Carnaross only managed one more free from Ollie Murphy. Carnaross were unlucky to lose by 6 points considering the pressure they had applied for most of the game.

Best for Carnaross were Thomas and Patrick Nugent in defence, Brian Comaskey at midfield and John L. McGee, Daniel Reilly and Bernard Murphy in attack.

Carnaross: Eamonn Comaskey; Peter Nugent, Thomas Nugent, Patrick Smith; Alan Smyth, Patrick Nugent, Dermot McGee; Conor Woods, Brian Comaskey; John L. McGee (2-1), Gary Carroll, Declan Reilly (0-1); Daniel Reilly (0-3), Ollie Murphy (0-2), Bernard Murphy (0-1); Subs: Killian Porter for Declan Reilly; Peter Mullan for Bernard Murphy; Stephen Yore for Gary Carroll;

Carnaross 0-02 Rathkenny 3-08

A League (Division 2)

Played in Carnaross – 2/7/2007

Carnaross endured a terrible day at the office when they played host to Rathkenny in wet conditions. The visitors made the brighter start to the game, kicking two early points from play. After ten minutes, Carnaross had a great chance to take the lead when John L. McGee was awarded a penalty after being dragged down in the area. McGee stepped up to take the spot-kick himself but put his shot outside the post. Moments later McGee was again bearing down on goal but was unlucky this time to hit the side netting from a tight angle. He then scored a fine point from play following a good lay-off from Ollie Murphy. Rathkenny were next to score with a long range free. They then added a goal from a high ball into the area which the Carnaross defence failed to deal with. Suddenly Carnaross found themselves five points in arrears. When Ollie Murphy uncharacteristically missed a goal chance when one on one with the keeper, it was a sign for Carnaross it wasn’t to be their night. Rathkenny finished the half with a point and another goal to lead at the break, 2-4 to 0-1.

Carnaross needed to get some early scores in the second-half but it was Rathkenny who got through too easy to score their third goal of the evening.Despite the dismissal of a Rathkenny player midway through the half, Carnaross couldn’t make any impact on the scoreboard with only one more point coming from substitute Daniel Reilly. Rathkenny added four more points to finish off a miserable night all round for Carnaross who were left to rue missing those early goal chances.

Carnaross: Eamonn Comaskey; Peter Nugent, Gary Carroll, Patrick Smith; Alan Smyth, Thomas Farrelly, Dermot McGee; Conor Woods, Brian Comaskey; Declan Reilly, Bernard Murphy, John L. McGee (0-1); Killian Porter, Ollie Murphy, Peter Mullan; Subs: Daniel Reilly (0-1) for Killian Porter; Brian Smyth for Peter Mullan;

Carnaross 0-10 Dunderry 0-06

A League (Division 2)

Played in Carnaross – 16/6/2007

Carnaross registered their first win of the A League campaign with a four point victory at home to Dunderry. Ollie Murphy kicked the first point for the home side after a few minutes. Dunderry then enjoyed a good spell. They went in front by kicking the next two points, but they also wasted a lot of scoring chances by kicking numerous wides. Carnaross regained the lead with points from John L. McGee and a fisted effort from Killian Porter. McGee also added a fisted point before the interval to give Carnaross a half-time lead of 0-4 to 0-2.

Carnaross managed to hold onto their lead for the remainder of the second-half. Ollie Murphy added two points and Bernard Murphy, Daniel Reilly, Peter Mullan and corner-back Patrick Smith all chipped in with a point each. Dunderry only managed to add four points to their tally as the Carnaross defence kept tight. Carnaross ran out four point winners, 0-10 to 0-6, with all their scores coming from play.

Best for Carnaross were Thomas Nugent and Thomas Farrelly in defence, Conor Woods in the middle and Ollie Murphy in attack.

Carnaross: Eamonn Comaskey; Peter Nugent, Thomas Nugent, Patrick Smith (0-1); Alan Smyth, Thomas Farrelly, Dermot McGee; Conor Woods, Peter Mullan (0-1); Daniel Reilly (0-1), Bernard Murphy (0-1), John L. McGee (0-2); Killian Porter (0-1), Ollie Murphy (0-3), Declan Reilly; Subs: Brian Smyth for Daniel Reilly;

Castletown 3-16 Carnaross 2-04

A League (Division 2)

Played in Castletown – 25/5/2007

Carnaross put in one of their worst performances in a long time against a rampant Castletown side. The home side made a fantastic start to the game registering scores at will. They had 1-7 on the board before Carnaross even managed to get out of their own half. Ollie Murphy tapped the ball into the net from close range following a good one-two with John L. McGee. This proved to be the only score Carnaross managed in the opening period. Castletown immediately cancelled out the goal with one of their own and added further points to lead 2-10 to 1-0 at the interval.

Carnaross upped their performance slightly in the second-half. Dermot McGee scored a goal shortly after the resumption. They added four points through Ollie Murphy (2), Declan Reilly and Daniel Reilly but with the damage being done in the first half this game was long over as a contest and Castletown ran out convincing winners.

Carnaross: Gavin Murphy; Eamonn Comaskey, Thomas Nugent, Killian Porter; Alan Smyth, Patrick Nugent, Dermot McGee (1-0); Conor Woods, Peter Mullan; Declan Reilly (0-1), Bernard Murphy, Daniel Reilly (0-1); John L. McGee, Ollie Murphy (1-2), Brian Smyth; Subs: Gary Carroll for Peter Mullan; John Plunkett for Daniel Reilly; Michael Wilcox for Brian Smyth; Peter Mullan for Thomas Nugent; Daniel Reilly for John L. McGee;

St. Colmcilles 0-11 Carnaross 0-11

A League (Division 2)

Played in Pilltown – 5/4/2007

Carnaross made the long journey to take on St. Colmcilles in Round 4 of the League and for the third time in four matches had to settle for a draw.Carnaross started the game brightly with early points from Ollie Murphy and John L. McGee. They had the better of the first half with Conor Woods, Brian Comaskey, Dermot McGee and Paddy Nugent winning the exchanges around the middle. Murphy and McGee scored two more points each along with one more from Killian Porter. However, having squandered three good goal scoring opportunities in the opening period, they were unable to pull away from the home side who were only one point behind at the break, 0-6 to 0-5.

The second period was tight throughout. There was no separating the teams for the opening fifteen minutes. Carnaross finally managed to gain the advantage and raced three points clear with further points from Murphy, McGee, Gary Carroll and Dermot McGee. Unfortunately the closing stages belonged to St. Colmcilles who kept pegging back the lead and finally forced a draw before the full-time whistle, 0-11 each.

Best for Carnaross were Patrick Smith, Peter & Patrick Nugent in defense, Conor Woods at midfield and Ollie Murphy and John L McGee in attack.

Carnaross: Gavin Murphy; Patrick Smith, Thomas Nugent, Peter Nugent; Alan Smith, Patrick Nugent, Dermot McGee (0-1); Brian Comaskey, Conor Woods; Eamonn Comaskey, Gary Carroll (0-1), Bernard Murphy; John L. McGee (0-4), Ollie Murphy (0-4), Killian Porter (0-1); Subs: Peter Farrelly for Eamonn Comaskey; Brian Smith for Bernard Murphy;

Carnaross 1-01 Ratoath 0-07

A League (Division 2)

Played in Carnaross - 16/3/2007

Carnaross suffered their first league defeat in miserable conditions at home to Ratoath. The visitors made the best of the strong breeze in the first-half and held Carnaross scoreless for the entire period. Ratoath led at the break, 0-5 to 0-0, with Carnaross failing to produce many scoring opportunities.

The second-half was keenly contested with Carnaross increasing their efforts. John L McGee was unlucky to see his goal bound effort stop short in the muddy goalmouth. Ratoath added another point but when Declan Reilly rattled the net for Carnaross they were back in the game. Dermot McGee kicked a fine point soon afterwards to leave only two points between the sides. However, Carnaross struggled to add to this and never got the second goal which they badly needed. Ratoath finished the scoring to win, 0-7 to 1-1. Carnaross had Peter Mullan dismissed in the closing stages to add to their misery.

Carnaross put in a fine defensive performance with Paddy and Thomas Nugent, Dermot McGee and Alan Smith impressing.

Carnaross: Eamonn Comaskey; Patrick Smith, Thomas Nugent, Peter Nugent; Dermot McGee (0-1), Patrick Nugent, Alan Smith; Brian Comaskey, Gary Carroll; Bernard Murphy, Killian Porter, Peter Mullan; Declan Reilly (1-0), John L McGee, Colin Yore; Subs: Daniel Reilly for Colin Yore; Brian Smith for Bernard Murphy; Peter Farrelly for Gary Carroll;

Syddan 0-08 Carnaross 0-08

A League (Division 2)

Played in Syddan - 18/2/2007

Carnaross visited Syddan for Round 2 of the A League and for the second game in a row had to settle for a share of the spoils. Ollie Murphy opened the scoring for Carnaross with an early free kick. However Syddan then took control of the game and kicked five unanswered points to lead 0-5 to 0-1 at the midway point of the first-half. Carnaross began to get back into the game with Ollie Murphy adding two more frees. Syddan also registered two more points to leave the half-time score 0-7 to 0-3 in favour of the home side.

The second-half started well for Carnaross with Ollie Murphy scoring an early free. Canaross began to dominate the game and in particular every member of the defence got the upperhand on their opposite number and restricted Syddan to only one more point for the remainder of the game. Two more points followed from Dermot McGee and Ollie Murphy. McGee scored his second of the game to leave only 1 point between the teams. Ollie Murphy landed the equaliser close to the finish. Both sides had chances after this to win the game but a draw was the outcome, 0-8 each.

Best for Carnaross in an all-round spirited performance were Dermot McGee, Alan Smith, Peter and Thomas Nugent in defence, Brian Comaskey in midfield and Ollie Murphy in attack.

Carnaross: Eamonn Comaskey; Patrick Smith, Thomas Nugent, Peter Nugent; Dermot McGee (0-2), Patrick Nugent, Alan Smith; Brian Comaskey, Gary Carroll; Stephen Dawson, Killian Porter, Bernard Murphy; Declan Reilly, Ollie Murphy (0-6), Pierce Caulfield; Sub: Peter Mullan for Stephen Dawson;

Carnaross 1-6 Oldcastle 0-9

A League (Division 2)

Played in Carnaross - 11/2/2007

Carnaross and Oldcastle shared the points in the opening game of the A League. The game was a tight affair throughout. Oldcastle started the game brightly and led by 0-3 to 0-0 after only five minutes. Carnaross missed two goal chances in the opening stages. Ollie Murphy opened the scoring for Carnaross and Dermot McGee added another soon afterwards. Ollie added another point before half-time to leave Carnaross two points behind at the break, 0-5 to 0-3.

The second-half was just as tight as the first-half with neither team managing to pull away. Oldcastle again started well and kicked the first two points of the half. Carnaross battled well, and clawed back the lead with a goal and a point from Ollie Murphy and another point from Dermot McGee. Substitute Bernard Murphy put Carnaross in front with about ten minutes remaining. Oldcastle finally scored an equaliser after a lot of pressure to leave the full-time score, Carnaross 1-06 Oldcastle 0-09.

Best for Carnaross were Thomas Nugent & Dermot McGee in defence, Brian Comaskey in midfield and Patrick Nugent, Killian Porter & Ollie Murphy in attack.

Carnaross: Conor Kenny; Eamonn Comaskey, Thomas Nugent, Patrick Smith; Dermot McGee (0-2), Peter Nugent, Alan Smith; Brian Comaskey, Gary Carroll; Declan Reilly, Killian Porter, Patrick Nugent; Colin Yore, Ollie Murphy (1-3), Daniel Reilly; Subs: Stephen Dawson for Daniel Reilly; Bernard Murphy (0-1) for Peter Nugent; Peter Farrelly for Conor Kenny; Ciaran McDonnell for Colin Yore;




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