Carnaross Gaelic Football Club County Meath Ireland

2014 B League Division 4



Carnaross 0-12 Clann na nGael 2-6

B League (Division 4)

Played in Carnaross – 3/3/2014

A free from Clann na nGael with the last kick of the ball resulted in a share of the points with Carnaross in the opening game of the B League.

Carnaross opened up an early lead within five minutes with a point apiece from Paul Donoghue and Dean Connell. Clann na nGael then got a lucky break on their first attack when a high ball was misjudged by Shane McNiffe in the Carnaross goal and ended up in the net. However, Carnaross continued to dominate the remainder of the half and went on to add four more points from Paul Donoghue (2), John Carpenter and Shane Casserly. With two minutes remaining Clann na nGael pointed twice but these scores were cancelled out as Dean Connell and Shane Casserly hit the target in added time to leave Carnaross leading 0-8 to 1-2 at half-time.

Shane Casserly extended the Carnaross lead to four points just after the restart. Clann na nGael reduced the deficit with a free and things got better for the Athboy side when they were awarded a penalty. The spot kick resulted in a goal to leave the sides level with twenty minutes to go. John Carpenter pointed for Carnaross but Clann na nGael replied a minute later. A point each from Brian Comaskey and John Carpenter edged Carnaross two in front with fifteen minutes to play. However, this proved to be the last score for Carnaross who could have been trailing but for a super point blank save from Shane McNiffe with five minutes remaining. Clann na nGael reduced the margin and their persistence paid off when they converted a late free in injury time.

Carnaross: Shane McNiffe; Tomás Plunkett, Tom Shortt, Peter T. Farrelly; Eamonn Keenan, Eamonn Comaskey, Stephen Flattery; Brian Comaskey (0-1), John Carpenter (0-3); Niall Smith, Shane Casserly (0-3), Pierce Fleming; Dean Connell (0-2), John Ward, Paul Donoghue (0-3); Subs: Peter S. Farrelly for Stephen Flattery (BC); Tadgh Skelly for John Ward; Enda Gillic for Dean Connell; Matthew O’Reilly for Peter T. Farrelly; Stephen Dawson for Pierce Fleming; Peter T. Farrelly for Brian Comaskey (BC);

Carnaross 0-13 Dunshaughlin 2-12

B League (Division 4)

Played in Dunshaughlin – 9/3/2014

A poor start to the second-half proved costly for Carnaross and they were duly punished by Dunshaughlin.

A point apiece from Paul Donoghue and John Carpenter gave Carnaross an early lead inside the opening two minutes but Dunshaughlin responded with two points to level matters midway through the half. Points from Dean Connell and Shane Casserly edged Carnaross in front but once again the home side hit back to level the game for a second time. Carnaross finished the half positively and points from Dean Connell and Paul Donoghue left them leading 0-6 to 0-4 at the interval.

When the game resumed, Carnaross pointed with their first attack to leave them three in front. However, Carnaross then switched off and the home side took full advantage going on to score 2-6 without reply to put the game beyond Carnaross with ten minutes remaining. Carnaross did get their act together in the remaining ten minutes and outscored Dunshaughlin 0-6 to 0-2 before the final whistle. If they had played like they did during that period a bit earlier there is no doubt the outcome would have been entirely different.

Carnaross: Shane McNiffe; Tomás Plunkett, Peter S. Farrelly, Peter T. Farrelly; Eamonn Keenan, Eamonn Comaskey (0-1), Stephen Flattery; Brian Comaskey, John Carpenter (0-2); Niall Smith, Shane Casserly (0-2), Pierce Fleming; Dean Connell (0-3), Paul Donoghue (0-5), Colm McDonagh; Subs: Colin Yore for Eamonn Keenan; Matthew O’Reilly for Peter T. Farrelly; Cian Yore for Niall Smith; Jack Yore for Shane McNiffe;

Carnaross 0-7 St. Michaels 1-12

B League (Division 4)

Played in Grangegodden – 6/4/2014

A disappointing afternoon for Carnaross resulted in an eight point defeat to neighbours St. Michaels.

The Carlanstown men started best and scored the first three points of the game inside the opening ten minutes. Oliver Farrelly opened the Carnaross account with a point from play to reduce the margin to two points. St. Michaels added another point but a point each from Shane Casserly and Colm McDonagh reduced the margin to a single point. However, St. Michaels dominated the remainder of the half and kicked five unanswered points to open up a 0-9 to 0-3 half-time advantage.

The second-half was a low scoring affair with both sides only managing four scores apiece. St. Michaels registered three points before being awarded a penalty which was finished to the net for the game’s only goal. Paul Donoghue added four points for Carnaross but this was merely consolation in a game that marked the return of Carnaross veteran Benny Murphy to the playing field.

Carnaross: Shane McNiffe; Tomás Plunkett, Peter S. Farrelly, Peter T. Farrelly; Colm McDonagh (0-1), Stephen Flattery, John Carpenter; Colm Carpenter, Pierce Fleming; Paul Donoghue (0-4), Shane Casserly (0-1), Dean Connell; Oliver Farrelly (0-1), Tadgh Skelly, Benny Murphy; Subs: Brian Comaskey for Oliver Farrelly;

Carnaross 2-13 Meath Hill 3-9

B League (Division 4)

Played in Carnaross – 12/5/2014

Carnaross withstood a late Meath Hill comeback in the closing stages of this entertaining B League clash to emerge winners by a single point.

Despite the wet conditions, both sides provided an exciting encounter where all but four of the scores came from play. Carnaross got off to the perfect start after Ollie Murphy finished a fine move by firing to the net in the second minute. Meath Hill responded well and three points had them level five minutes later. Paul Donoghue edged Carnaross in front again but Meath Hill kept their positive start going by scoring 1-2 without reply to open up a four point lead after twenty minutes. Carnaross upped their performance and went on to dominate the remainder of the half with points from Cillian Comaskey, Ollie Murphy and Niall McDonnell (2) bringing the sides level. Meath Hill took the lead once more but a point from Blaine Lynch left the sides level once again at half-time with 1-6 apiece.

After the restart, Meath Hill regained the lead with an early goal but Carnaross continued their good form and went on to score five points in a row with John Ward, Pierce Fleming, Paul Donoghue (2) and Niall McDonnell all hitting the target. With fifteen minutes remaining Meath Hill added a point but Carnaross hit back when Niall McDonnell finished a good run to finish low to the net. McDonnell added a point and when Pierce Fleming put Carnaross six points clear with three minutes remaining, it looked as if it was game over. However, Meath Hill refused to throw in the towel and registered two late points. They were given further hope when they were awarded a penalty in injury time which resulted in a goal. They did have one more chance to nick a draw but the effort was wide, much to the relief of Carnaross.

Carnaross: Jack Yore; Enda Gillic, Oliver Flood, Peter T. Farrelly; Eamonn Keenan, John Carpenter, Peter Gallagher; Cillian Comaskey (0-1), Pierce Fleming (0-2); Blaine Lynch (0-1), Niall McDonnell (1-4), Niall Smith; Paul Donoghue (0-3), Ollie Murphy (1-1), Stephen Dawson; Subs: John Ward (0-1) for Blaine Lynch; Matthew O’Reilly for Oliver Flood; Emmet Mullan for Enda Gillic; Tadgh Skelly for Stephen Dawson; Oliver Farrelly for Paul Donoghue;

Carnaross 1-12 Ballinlough 3-13

B League (Division 4)

Played in Kilskyre – 30/5/2014

Carnaross suffered a seven point defeat to neighbours Ballinlough in the B League.

Ballinlough held a 2-5 to 0-6 lead at half-time with Niall McDonnell, John Carpenter and Paul Donoghue all registering two points each for Carnaross.

Ballinlough went on to stretch their lead further in the second half and despite points from Cillan Comaskey (2), Paul Donoghue (3) and 1-1 from Niall McDonnell, the home side proved too strong, running out seven point winners.

Carnaross: Jack Yore; Peter T. Farrelly, Tom Shortt, Cian Yore; Cian Gillic, John Carpenter (0-2), Peter Gallagher; Cillian Comaskey (0-2), Michael Brogan; Dean Connell, Niall McDonnell (1-3), Niall Smith; Tadgh Skelly, Paul Donoghue (0-5), Barry O’Connor; Subs: Enda Gillic for Tadgh Skelly; Matthew O’Reilly for Peter Gallagher;

Carnaross 3-3 Simonstown 4-10

B League (Division 4)

Played in Carnaross – 24/6/2014

Carnaross were on the wrong end of a ten point defeat to Simonstown in Round 7 of the B League.

The game got off to a slow start and both sides only had one point each on the board after fifteen minutes with Paul Donoghue hitting the target for Carnaross. The Navan men then went on to open up a three point lead but this was quickly cancelled out when John Carpenter finished to the net for Carnaross. Two more points put Simonstown in front once again before Paul Donoghue hit the final score of the half to leave Carnaross trailing 0-6 to 1-2.

Early in the second-half Carnaross took a one point lead with a goal from Cian Yore but Simonstown responded immediately with their opening goal in the next attack. Another goal a minute later quickly put Simonstown in the driving seat and they went on to increase their lead with a further 1-2. A point from Pierce Fleming followed by a John Plunkett goal gave Carnaross some hope with ten minutes remaining, but it was Simonstown who finished strongest adding 1-2 before the final whistle.

Carnaross: Jack Yore; Colin Yore, Tom Shortt, Matthew O’Reilly; Cian Gillic, Peter S. Farrelly, Eamonn Keenan; Pierce Fleming (0-1), John Carpenter (1-0); Cian Yore (1-0), Niall McDonnell, Niall Smith; Tadgh Skelly, Paul Donoghue (0-2), John Plunkett (1-0); Subs: Enda Gillic for Tadgh Skelly; Peter Gallagher for Cian Yore; Blaine Lynch for John Plunkett;

Carnaross 0-9 Bective 1-7

B League (Division 4)

Played in Bective – 28/7/2014

Carnaross went down to Bective by the minimum margin following a tight game in Round 8 of the B League.

Carnaross started brightly with Cillian Comaskey pointing straight from the throw in. A Tadgh Skelly point doubled the Carnaross advantage a minute later before the home side pulled one back in the seventh minute. Carnaross were then dealt a blow when Matthew O’Reilly was dismissed for picking up a second yellow. The next score came in the twentieth minute when Pierce Fleming pointed for Carnaross. With three minutes remaining in the half Bective found then net to take the lead for the first time, but a point from Cillian Comaskey ensured the sides were level at the break, 0-4 to 1-1.

Bective hit the first score after the restart but Carnaross replied immediately with a free from Cillian Comaskey. Both sides exchanged two points each with Dean Connell and Cillian Comaskey pointing for Carnaross. Comaskey pointed once again to give Carnaross a one point lead but once again Bective levelled matters with ten minutes remaining. Carnaross were then down to thirteen men when Cillian Comaskey was harshly given his marching orders. Bective pointed from the resulting free with three minutes remaining and doubled their advantage a minute later. Despite the numerical advantage Carnaross were unlucky not to get a goal in the closing stages when both Niall Smith and Pierce Fleming were denied by the Bective keeper. A late point from Fleming proved to be the final score before the final whistle sounded.

Carnaross: Jack Yore; Peter T. Farrelly, Tom Shortt, Matthew O’Reilly; Cian Gillic, John Plunkett, Peter Gallagher; Pierce Fleming (0-2), Cillian Comaskey (0-5); Niall Smith, John Carpenter (1-0), Dean Connell (0-1); Paul Donoghue, Colm Carpenter, Tadgh Skelly (0-1); Subs: Blaine Lynch for John Carpenter; Enda Gillic for Paul Donoghue;

Carnaross 0-4 Oldcastle 3-17

B League (Division 4)

Played in Carnaross – 18/8/2014

Carnaross finished a disappointing B League campaign with a heavy defeat to Oldcastle which ultimately resulted in relegation.

Going into the game Carnaross had to win to avoid the drop, but had to beat promotion chasing Oldcastle to achieve survival. It became obvious early on the there was only going to be one outcome when Oldcastle surged clear registering 1-7 in the opening fifteen minutes while the only reply for Carnaross was a solitary point from Michael Brogan. The visitors continued their domination adding another 1-3 before the break, while Stephen Dawson double the Carnaross account to leave them trailing 2-10 to 0-2.

Oldcastle added 1-2 without reply in the opening ten minutes of the second-half. Carnaross replied with a point apiece from Dean Connell and Tadgh Skelly but this proved to be the final tally for Carnaross as Oldcastle pushed on and added five more points before the final whistle to complete a comprehensive victory.

Carnaross: Jack Yore; Cian Yore, Tom Shortt, Matthew O’Reilly; Eamonn Keenan, Peter S. Farrelly, Peter T. Farrelly; Michael Brogan (0-1), Niall Smith; Dean Connell (0-1), Cian Gillic, Peter Gallagher; Tadgh Skelly (0-1), Stephen Dawson (0-1), Blaine Lynch; Subs: Enda Gillic for Blaine Lynch;




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A League - Round 4
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