Club News 6th August 2019 - 06/08/2019

After a dogged fight with Ballincollig in the winner's round of the Premier 1 Minor Football Championship,  played last Wednesday evening in Ahiohill, Carbery Rangers are through to County Semi-final,  winning 2-14 to 0-15.
The saying goals win matches was never so apt as two goals from Rangers, one that brought them back into the game in the first half when it looked like Rangers were in trouble, courtesy of a brilliant finish by Peadar O Rourke and the other that came with 2 minutes left in the game and Rangers with a dangerous lead of a point, decided the game when Ciaran Calnan found the back of the Ballincollig net after a great move, were  both  at crucial times in the game. 
After seven minutes it was two points each and by the 22nd minute Ballincollig had taken the lead 0-07 to 0-03 . At this point it looked like the game was going to slip away but Rangers steadied themselves and Peadar o Rourke's excellent goal and well taken points from Paul Hodnett, Peadar O Rourke and Evan Browne gave Rangers a three point lead at half time despite Ballincollig dominating for much of it.Half time score 1-07 to 0-07.
Three minutes into a very tough second half where both teams battled hard and both turned over a lot of ball, Rangers lead was back to a point and for the next 25 minutes it was end to end stuff with Rangers hanging onto their one point lead . Rangers were unlucky not to have had a goal midway through the half when Evan Browne's shot went over the bar. By the 28th minute and leading by a point , Rangers continued to try and break through the Ballincollig defence and eventually a great run through the middle by Barry Kerr saw  Ciaran Calnan at the end of a move to score a crucial goal and a point from a free by Paul Hodnett in injury time gave Ross a five point win and much relief when the ref blew the final whistle. 
Team Araon O Brien, Seamus O Mahony, David O Regan, Kieran O Regan, Caolan Hayes, Kelan Scannell, Eoghan Hayes, Ciaran Calnan 1-00, Barry Kerr, Evan Browne 0-02, Jack O Regan 0-01, Peadar O Rourke 1-02, Paul Hodnett 0-07 (0-05 frees), Daniel Mc Sweeney 0-02, Ciaran Santry Subs Jack Kevane Conor Twomey.

•The club wishes to congratulate and express it's delight and pride at the recent success of the Cork U20's in winning the All Ireland U20 Football Final last Saturday against Dublin in Portlaoise.  Player Mark Hodnett and Coach Maurice Moore, aswell as all those involved with this Cork team are to be commended for their outstanding contribution to the success of the U20's. What they have achieved in the last six months is incredible and to beat Kerry  Tyrone and Dublin so convincingly is a credit to themselves . A panel and management full of resilience,  determination and belief,  they recovered from a 1-06 to 0-00 lead by Dublin after eleven minutes and in remarkable style went onto win . As in the Tyrone game  Mark had a huge impact when introduced early in the second half. A very proud day for the Moore and Hodnett families,  the club , the parish and county. They have turned the tide in Cork Football and those lucky enough to have been in Portlaoise contributed to one of the greatest atmospheres in a long time at a Cork game. Well done again to everyone involved with this Cork team especially our own two men!
On Monday evening the team and management travelled West to Ilen Rovers,  the home of the Captain Peter O Driscoll and en route they stopped off at the Celtic Ross Hotel where a large crowd greeted them including their families,  friends  club players and members. 
•Also the Cork Seniors played Roscommon in their last game in the Super 8's, and whilst they lost all 3 games in their group, they will be happy with their improvement and performances since the league. John O Rourke came on in the Roscommon game and scored a great point.
• The Cork Minor Football Team play Mayo this Saturday August 10th in the All Ireland Minor Football Semi-final in Croke Park at 3pm. Carbery Rangers have 2 players on the minor panel, Kelan Scannell and Barry Kerr and we wish them and Cork the very best of luck.

All focus is now on our Senior Footballers and their upcoming game in The Cork Senior Football Championship on Saturday August 17th against neighbours Castlehaven at 7pm in Skibbereen.

•The club sends it's congratulations to Mike Keohane who had a very successful trip to the British Championships in Wales where he won three gold medals .These were in The 5k Race Walk ( sixth in a row ) ,The Discuss and The Shot Putt.
•Congratulations also to Maria Nagle on winning The All Ireland Intermediate Road Bowling Final in Armagh this past weekend. Another fantastic achievement.
There was no winner of this week's lotto.
The numbers drawn were 10, 27 & 43.
€50 Mary Hubbert Cross Lane,
€30 Mary Mannion Burgatia,
€20 Keith Forbes Dunmanway,
€20 Londis Voucher Ailish & Micheal Kelly Newtown. Next draw takes place on Aug 19th (due to  the Festival) and the jackpot is  €4,200.

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