Carnaross Gaelic Football Club County Meath Ireland

2013 A League Division 3


Carnaross 0-3 St. Ultans 0-11

A League (Division 3)

Played in Martry – 17/2/2013

A poor display from Carnaross resulted in a first round defeat against St. Ultans.

St. Ultans were playing with the wind advantage in the first-half and opened up a three point lead after fifteen minutes. John L McGee scored the first point for Carnaross after twenty minutes but the home side went on to add four more points in as many minutes to open up a 0-7 to 0-1 interval lead.

Carnaross started the second-half brightly but crucially failed to take their chances. St. Ultans added two more points before John L McGee pointed from play. The home side went on to dominate the remainder of the game and converted two more points from frees. John Ward finished the scoring with a point from play with two minutes on the clock.

Carnaross: Shane McNiffe; John Plunkett, Patrick Nugent, Cian Gillic; Ian Donoghue, Dermot McGee, Eamonn Comaskey; Michael Brogan, Cillian Comaskey; Liam Brogan, John L McGee (0-2), John Carpenter; Peter Mullan, John Ward (0-1), Stephen Dawson; Subs: Peter Carpenter for Cian Gillic; Shane Casserly for Stephen Dawson; Patrick Smith for Eamonn Comaskey; Richard Mulvey for John Carpenter; Stephen Flattery for John L McGee;


Carnaross 0-6 Cortown 2-12

A League (Division 3)

Played in Cortown – 24/2/2013

Carnaross are still looking for their first win of the year after being well beaten on their visit to Cortown.

It was Cortown who enjoyed the best of the first-half and opened up an eight point lead before Carnaross got on the scoreboard. Carnaross were guilty of conceding six frees which were all converted while also kicking five wides at the other end before John L McGee finally got them off the mark in the closing stages. McGee added another point from a free in the final minute to leave Carnaross trailing 0-8 to 0-2 at half-time.

Cortown scored the first point after the restart before Niall McDonnell responded with two points for Carnaross after ten minutes. However, a Cortown goal twelve minutes in denied Carnaross any chance of a comeback. Cortown went on to add 1-3 before the end while Shane Casserly and Charles Brogan pointed for Carnaross.

Carnaross: Shane McNiffe; Ian Donoghue, Patrick Nugent, John Ward; Eamonn Comaskey, Charles Brogan (0-1), Dermot McGee; Michael Brogan, Cillian Comaskey; Stephen Flattery, Niall McDonnell (0-2), Liam Brogan; John L McGee (0-2), Richard Mulvey, Peter Mullan; Subs: Peter Carpenter for John Ward; Shane Casserly (0-1) for Liam Brogan; John Carpenter for Stephen Flattery; Peter S Farrelly for Peter Mullan; Colm McDonagh for John L McGee;


Carnaross 1-9 Kilmainhamwood 2-5

A League (Division 3)

Played in Carnaross – 13/3/2013

Carnaross emerged on the right side of a tough battle with Kilmainhamwood by the minimum margin to pick up their first league points of the year.

Both sides went into the game in search of their first win of the campaign so a tough encounter was in store, and so it proved. The home side hit the front early with two points from play from Niall McDonnell and John L McGee in the opening five minutes before Kilmainhamwood got off the mark two minutes later. After ten minutes with no score for either side, Kilmainhamwood hit a purple patch scoring 2-1 in four minutes to open up a six point lead after 20 minutes. Carnaross made a few positional switches to settle the ship and went on to added three points from Charles Brogan, John L McGee and Michael Brogan. They were then awarded a penalty after a foul on John L McGee who took the spot kick and fired to the top corner to leave the sides level at the break, 1-5 to 2-2.

The second-half had just resumed when John L McGee was unlucky to see his goal attempt come back off the crossbar. Carnaross did go on to retake the lead with a free from McGee and their advantage was doubled when Stephen Flattery pointed from play. Kilmainhamwood then levelled the game with the next two scores with fifteen minutes remaining. Carnaross did get another goal chance but the Kilmainhamwood keeper reacted quickly with a good save to put the ball out for a ’45. Carnaross hit the front again with two very well taken points from Niall McDonnell in the space of a minute. Kilmainhamwood got the next point with five minutes to go and fought very hard to get an equaliser. They did have a few chances to get the draw but in the end Carnaross held on for a hard earned victory.

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


Carnaross 2-6 Ratoath 1-9

A League (Division 3)

Played in Ratoath – 28/3/2013

Carnaross and Ratoath shared the points after an entertaining tussle on a bitterly cold night in Ratoath.

There was late drama at the finish as all but two of the floodlights failed four minutes into injury time. However, with the sides level the referee was happy enough to call time on proceedings.

Ratoath made the better start to the game with three converted frees in the opening ten minutes. Their early lead was wiped out when John L McGee found the net after thirteen minutes following good link up play with Ollie Murphy. McGee pointed from play a minute later to put Carnaross into the lead. Things got better for the visitors when Ollie Murphy blasted home their second goal in the seventeenth minute after being put through by Shane Casserly. Further points from Ratoath reduced the margin but Carnaross stretched their lead with points from John L McGee (2) and Charles Brogan in the space of three minutes to take a 2-4 to 0-5 half-time advantage.

The start to the second-half was very tight as the home side fought hard to get back into the game. Ratoath scored the first two points before John L McGee responded with a point for Carnaross. Carnaross were then dealt a setback as Peter Mullan was red-carded with thirteen minutes to go. Ratoath upped the pressure with the extra man and scored three points in a row to reduce the margin to two points. Substitute Niall McDonnell finished a good move for Carnaross with what proved to be his last point for Carnaross before his departure to Australia to leave fourteen-man Carnaross three points in front with time running out. However, Ratoath levelled the match as they found the net with only one minute of normal time remaining. They had the chance to win the game but were guilty of missing two frees in added time before the floodlight intervention resulted in a share of the spoils.

Carnaross: Cillian Comaskey; Ian Donoghue, Thomas Nugent, John Plunkett; Eamonn Comaskey, Patrick Nugent, Peter Carpenter; Charles Brogan (0-1), Michael Brogan; Stephen Flattery, Richard Mulvey, Shane Casserly; Peter Mullan, Ollie Murphy (1-0), John L McGee (1-4); Subs: Cian Gillic for Eamonn Comaskey; Niall McDonnell (0-1) for Richard Mulvey; Peter S Farrelly for Stephen Flattery;


Carnaross 0-11 Syddan 1-12

A League (Division 3)

Played in Syddan – 12/5/2013

Carnaross suffered defeat to Syddan for the second consecutive weekend as Syddan completed a Championship and League double.

John L McGee put Carnaross in front as early as the first minute as Carnaross took advantage of the strong breeze. Syddan levelled the game five minutes later before Dermot McGee immediately restored the lead for Carnaross. Two points in a row from Syddan put the home side in front but Carnaross replied with a well struck ’45 from Cillian Comaskey to leave the sides level. Syddan then got on top and hit three points without reply before a point from John L McGee finished the first-half scoring to leave Syddan leading 0-6 to 0-4 at half-time.

After the restart Syddan continued their good form and added another four points in a row as well as denying Carnaross a goal chance at the other end with a double save. With fifteen minutes remaining Carnaross trailed by six points but they upped their game and points from Paddy Nugent, Stephen Flattery and Dermot McGee reduced the margin to three. However, Syddan replied with the game’s only goal which proved to be a vital score with ten minutes remaining. Another point from Syddan left seven in it. Carnaross went on to finish stronger and out-scored Syddan four points to one in the closing stages with Dermot McGee (2), Liam Brogan and Cian Gillic hitting the target. However, the Syddan goal meant their lead was never in doubt as they held on for victory.

Carnaross: Cillian Comaskey (0-1); Ian Donoghue, Thomas Nugent, John Plunkett; Eamonn Comaskey, Patrick Nugent (0-1), Peter Carpenter; Brian Comaskey, Michael Brogan; Stephen Flattery (0-1), Dermot McGee (0-4), Shane Casserly; Liam Brogan (0-1), John L McGee (0-2), John Carpenter; Subs: Peter S Farrelly for John Carpenter; Cian Gillic (0-1) for Shane Casserly;


Carnaross 0-8 Clann na nGael 0-8

A League (Division 3)

Played in Carnaross – 19/5/2013

There was no separating Carnaross and Clann na nGael in a game where the sides were level on six occasions.

The first-half was a very tight and low-scoring affair despite four scores coming in the opening eight minutes. Michael Brogan gave Carnaross an early lead with a point in the first minute but Clann na nGael replied with a free two minutes later. John L McGee edged Carnaross in front once more before Clann na nGael equalised in the eighth minutes. There was no further score for the next eighteen minutes but Clann na nGael did have a goal chance which was denied by a fantastic block from corner-back Ian Donoghue. Peter Mullan put Carnaross in front once more but Clann na nGael levelled once more on the stroke of half-time to leave the sides level on 0-3 each.

Clann na nGael took the lead for the first time just after the restart and doubled their advantage a minute later. Carnaross battled back and points from John Carpenter and John L McGee had the sides level once more. Carnaross were back in front at the midway stage of the half when substitute Charles Brogan pointed from play but once again this score was cancelled out when Clann na nGael responded immediately. With the game going into the closing stages Carnaross looked to be finishing strongest when two excellent points from John L McGee in the space of a minute gave the home side a two point advantage with five minutes remaining. However, Clann na nGael battled back to kick the two last scores of the game to leave it all square at the final whistle.

Carnaross: Cillian Comaskey; Ian Donoghue, Thomas Nugent, John Plunkett; Eamonn Comaskey, Patrick Nugent, Peter Carpenter; Peter Mullan (0-1), Michael Brogan (0-1); Shane Casserly, Dermot McGee, Liam Brogan; Cian Gillic, John L McGee (0-4), Stephen Flattery; Subs: John Carpenter (0-1) for Shane Casserly; Charles Brogan (0-1) for Stephen Flattery;


Carnaross 2-10 Bective 2-9

A League (Division 3)

Played in Bective – 7/6/2013

Two goals from Ollie Murphy in the space of four minutes triggered a Carnaross comeback after they found themselves trailing by eight points after only thirteen minutes.

The game was played in very warm conditions and it was the home side who produced the sunshine football early on. Bective found the net after just four minutes and added on a point from the next attack. Liam Brogan opened the Carnaross account with a point but Bective continued to score at will and built up a lead of 2-3 to 0-1 after only thirteen minutes. Patrick Nugent pointed twice for Carnaross but both points were cancelled out by two Bective points at the other end. After a stoppage of four minutes for an injury Carnaross resumed with a second-wind. John Carpenter pointed from play before Ollie Murphy found the net, not once, but twice in the space of four minutes. Liam Brogan also added a point to level the game but a Bective point left them leading 2-6 to 2-5 at the break.

After Carnaross battling so hard to get back into the game, the second-half was a much tighter encounter than the opening period had been. Both sides exchanged two points each in the third quarter with Cillian Comaskey and Patrick Nugent hitting the target for Carnaross. Liam Brogan had the sides level again with ten minutes remaining after a well worked point. The Carnaross defence were now on top and when Cillian Comaskey and Patrick Nugent pointed it gave the visitors a two point lead. However, the game was far from over as Bective threatened the Carnaross goal, but keeper Shane McNiffe kept them out with a double save. Bective did add one more point but Carnaross held on for a hard earned victory where all but two of their scores came from play.

Carnaross: Shane McNiffe; Tomás Plunkett, Thomas Nugent, John Plunkett; Peter Carpenter, Ian Donoghue, Eamonn Comaskey; Cillian Comaskey (0-2), Patrick Nugent (0-4); Shane Casserly, John Carpenter (0-1), Liam Brogan (0-3); Peter Mullan, Ollie Murphy (2-0), Stephen Flattery; Subs: Dean Connell for Thomas Nugent; Thomas Nugent for Peter Mullan;


Carnaross 2-7 Ballinabrackey 1-9

A League (Division 3)

Played in Carnaross – 22/6/2013

A penalty from John L McGee with one minute remaining gave Carnaross a one point victory after a tough encounter with Ballinabrackey.

Carnaross opened up an early three point lead after eight minutes with all three scores coming from the boot of Cillian Comaskey, two frees and a ’45. However, their lead was quickly wiped out when Ballinabrackey hit four points in a row in the space of five minutes to take a one point lead. John L McGee levelled the game with a free but Ballinabrackey once again took the lead with two points in quick succession. Patrick Nugent reduced the deficit with a point but Ballinabrackey continued their good spell by adding two more points to lead 0-8 to 0-5 at the break.

After the restart Carnaross soon found themselves level when Ollie Murphy caught everyone out by fisting a ball that appeared to be going wide beyond the keeper and into the net. Carnaross took the lead once more with Cillian Comaskey converting a free eight minutes in. The game then went through a period of ten minutes without a score but John L McGee did get two goal chances in the space of a minute which were both kept out, the second coming back off the crossbar. These misses were punished when Ballinabrackey scored a goal to take a two point lead with twelve minutes remaining. Both sides exchanged a point each with Liam Brogan pointing for Carnaross to leave Ballinabrackey leading by two going into the closing stages. However, the Carnaross persistence was rewarded with a penalty kick with a minute remaining after Thomas Nugent was taken down. John L McGee stepped up and made no mistake firing to the bottom corner to claim a narrow one point victory.

Carnaross: Cillian Comaskey (0-4); Tomás Plunkett, Thomas Nugent, John Plunkett; Peter Carpenter, Ian Donoghue, Liam Brogan (0-1); Michael Brogan, Patrick Nugent (0-1); Shane Casserly, John L McGee (1-1), John Carpenter; Peter Mullan, Ollie Murphy (1-0), Dermot McGee; Subs: Brian Comaskey for Shane Casserly; Paul Donoghue for John Carpenter;


Carnaross 0-13 Ballivor 1-10

A League (Division 3)

Played in Ballivor – 5/7/2013

Despite being a man down with fifteen minutes remaining, Carnaross fought back from a four point deficit to earn a draw with Ballivor.

The game was played in warm conditions and it was Carnaross who took an early lead with two John L McGee frees in the opening five minutes. Ballivor levelled matters with two points in a row and could have stretched their lead further but for a good save from Carnaross keeper Cillian Comaskey. Both sides exchanged two points each with McGee pointing for Carnaross. Ballivor then got the game’s opening goal after being awarded a penalty and went on to add two more points before the break. John L McGee converted a free for Carnaross to leave them trailing 0-5 to 1-6 at half time.

Carnaross got the first two scores after the restart with John L McGee and Cillian Comaskey converting a free each. Ballivor added another point but this was cancelled out by Patrick Nugent’s point from play. Carnaross then suffered a setback with fifteen minutes remaining when Peter Mullan was dismissed for a second yellow card. Ballivor added to their woes with another two points to leave them four in front with ten minutes remaining. However, Carnaross refused to accept defeat and four points in a row from John L McGee brought them level before Patrick Nugent put them in front with two minutes remaining. Ballivor launched one last attack to take a share of the spoils before the final whistle.

Carnaross: Cillian Comaskey (0-1); Tomás Plunkett, Peter Carpenter, John Plunkett; Liam Brogan, Ian Donoghue, Eamonn Comaskey; Michael Brogan, Brian Comaskey; John Carpenter, Peter Mullan, Colm Carpenter; Patrick Nugent (0-2), John L McGee (0-10), Paul Donoghue; Subs: Ollie Murphy for Paul Donoghue; Charles Brogan for Colm Carpenter; Dean Connell for John Carpenter;


Carnaross 0-8 Drumconrath 0-4

A League (Division 3)

Played in Carnaross – 16/7/2013

Carnaross extended their unbeaten League run to five games after a four point victory over promotion chasers Drumconrath.

In a game played in perfect conditions, surprisingly scores were hard to come by as both sides kicked fourteen wides in the opening period, with Drumconrath accounting for ten. The opening score arrived in the seventh minute when John L McGee pointed for the home side before John Carpenter doubled the lead for Carnaross five minutes later. There was then a gap of fourteen minutes before the next point arrived, a free from Cillian Comaskey, as both sides kicked a flurry of wides. Drumconrath finally opened their account with the last kick of the half to leave Carnaross leading 0-3 to 0-1 at the interval.

The second-half was a continuation of the first period as the first score didn’t arrive until the fourteenth minute, a free from Drumconrath which left a point between the sides. Carnaross were denied a goal following a good stop from the Drumconrath keeper, but Cillian Comaskey pointed the resulting ’45. This score was followed by a point each from John L McGee and Cillian Comaskey to open up a four point lead for the home side. After two stoppages for injuries, seven minutes were added on at the end during which time both teams exchanged two points each, with John L McGee and Ollie Murphy hitting the target for Carnaross to keep them four points in front.

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


Carnaross 1-6 Drumbaragh 1-12

A League (Division 3)

Played in Drumbaragh – 21/7/2013

Carnaross concluded their A League campaign with a six point defeat to neighbours Drumbaragh.

Drumbragh took an early lead with three points without reply in the opening five minutes. John L McGee opened the Carnaross account with a point from play but Drumbaragh went on to dominate the remainder of the half and added on five more points before Carnaross registered their next score, another point from McGee with two minutes remaining. However, despite a poor first-half, Carnaross found themselves only three points behind when John L McGee found the net to leave Drumbaragh 0-8 to 1-2 in front at the break

Both sides exchanged two points each in the third quarter with McGee converting two frees for Carnaross. Drumbaragh added two more points to extend their lead to five points with ten minutes remaining. Carnaross reduced the margin with two points from Patrick Nugent, but a late Drumbaragh put the result beyond doubt.

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

 

 

 

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