Having had genuine penalty claims waved away by referee Nathan Wall in each half, Carrigtwohill’s frustration with the Carrigaline official reached boiling point when Niall MacCarthy received a straight red card on 35 minutes for kicking out at Erin’s Own full-back Shane Murphy.
Kidney, to be fair, had no quibbles over the outcome, but there was no holding back when his opinion was sought on the decision to dismiss former Cork hurler McCarthy.
“We had a man sent off which I thought was a very, very soft incident,” he said. “We were never going to come back from that.“I am not happy with the refereeing decisions there at all. It was absolutely atrocious. I just couldn’t explain it.
“If you go down to any other county, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Clare, any of these serious teams that are going well, look at their referees. Is it a wonder Cork hurling is kinda so soft at the moment because the way referees are refereeing?
“That referee was just not up to scratch to senior hurling. He was not up to senior hurling standard. We were probably still going to be beaten despite the refereefairly.
“You go up to Kilkenny, Tipperary and Clare, and we played challenges against clubs from these counties a lot this year, it is a lot harder, a lot tougher because [the referee] is leaving a lot more go.”
Level five times in the opening half, McCarthy’s sending-off arrived at a critical juncture early in the second period. Ahead by 0-8 to 0-5, Erin’s Own gradually tightened the noose thereafter — sub Robbie O’Flynn (0-2), Killian Murphy, and Alan Bowen splitting the posts approaching the final quarter.
Jay Horgan set up Darren O’Driscoll on 50 minutes for Carrigtwohill’s first point in 24 minutes of action. It provided but momentary respite.
With Alan Bowen and Sean Kelly dominant around the middle, and Shane Murphy sweeping effectively further back, Martin Bowen’s side had long since entered cruise control.
The lively Eoghan Murphy (0-2), Kieran Murphy, and Mark Collins swelled their tally to round out a second comfortable championship win over their East Cork neighbours, Carrigtwohill’s several late raids on Shay Bowen’s goal proving fruitless.
“It was a battle,” said Martin Bowen. “In fairness to the players, they dug in and we are happy to win.
“Carrigtwohill had nothing to lose coming in off the last day, whereas we had an awful lot to lose. It is difficult when you beat a team by such a big margin, especially when they have been going well since and brought in new management.
“We felt that if we kept it tight early on and didn’t concede goals, we would come out on top.”
And never did their well-organised rearguard look like being breached. Identifying Niall McCarthy, Robert White, and Darren O’Driscoll as the danger men, Erin’s Own’s Shane Murphy, Cian O’Connor and Cormac Dooley led the charge in nullifying their impact.
Not that Carrigtwohill did themselves any favours by the manner in which they set up. Opting to deploy Jason Barrett as a sweeper, Kidney’s charges struggled to impose themselves in the final third of the field.
Their distribution out of defence bordered on atrocious, with loose man Shane Murphy mopping up an amount of ball. Indeed, if the sliotar wasn’t rained aimlessly in his direction, it was launched down on the double-marked Darren O’Driscoll on the edge of the square.
And while the winners didn’t score from play until Kieran Murphy’s 16th minute strike — Eoghan Murphy swatting three frees inside the opening quarter — they were far more economical in attack.
Mark Collins clipped over a fine effort on the right wing and though Tomas Hogan tied proceedings for the fifth time, Kieran Murphy and Alan Bowen raised a pair of white flags before the call for half-time to send Erin’s Own on the road to victory.
Scorers for Erin’s Own:
E Murphy (0-5, 0-4 frees); Kieran Murphy, A Bowen (0-3 each); M Collins, R O’Flynn (0-2 each), Killian Murphy (0-1).
Scorers for Carrigtwohill:
T Hogan (0-2 frees), R White (0-2 each); N Furlong, N McCarthy, S Rohan, D O’Driscoll (0-1 each).
S Bowen; C O’Connor, S Murphy, C Dooley; S Cronin, Killian Murphy, C O’Mahony; A Bowen, S Kelly; Kieran Murphy, J Sheehan, M Collins; M O’Carroll, E Murphy, C O’Callaghan.
R O’Flynn for Sheehan (HT), S Morgan for O’Callaghan (51).
S Devlin; P Hogan, A Garde, P O’Sullivan; C O’Connell, N Furlong, M O’Riordan; J Horgan, L O’Sullivan; S Dempsey, J Barrett, T Hogan; R White, N McCarthy, D O’Driscoll. Subs: M Fitzgerald for S Dempsey (36), S Rohan for T Hogan (52), S Roche for O’Sullivan (58).
N Wall (Carrigaline).
East Cork Junior A Hurling Championship QF Erins Own 2-14 St Ita’s 3-16
Midleton was the venue for this junior hurling championship clash against St Ita’s, the day was dry but there was a strong wind blowing which we chose to play against in the first half, Cathal Heavy opened the scoring for Erins Own with a goal in the first five minutes, Peter Kelly hit three fine points from play & one from a free before the break, the on form James O Carroll put over two & Diarmuid O Flynn & Ian O Mahony both adding a point each, Ita’s were hurling well & went in at the break a point up, Erins Own 1-08 St Ita’s 2-06, the second half saw Peter Kelly hitting another four points (3 form frees 1 from play) James O Carroll was still hurling well adding a goal & a point & Kevin Fenton hitting a point but wasn’t enough to stop Ita’s who were the better side on the day, to be fare to Erins Own Stephen Horgan, Andrew Power & James Carr were a big loss & if all 3 were available it might have been a different result, all the best to St Ita’s. Diarmuid O Flynn, Peter Kelly, Paul Fenton & James O Carroll played well.
Team in Full: 1 Kieran Murphy 2. Paul Fenton 3.Barry Og Murphy 4.Dara Twomey 5.Shane Broderick 6.Ronan O Carroll 7.Diarmuid O Flynn 8.Ian O Mahony 9.Sean Crowley 10.Cris Geary 11.Kevin Fenton 12.James O Carroll 13.Cathal Heavy 14.Peter Kelly 15.Dairmuid Ryng, Subs Used Colm Coakley For Cathal Heavy, Martin Buckley for Chris Geary & Paul Ryan For Ian O Mahony
Senior Hurling Championship V’s NaPiarsaigh: 31/07/2015
Erin’s Own do damage to Na Piarsaigh early
Erin’s Own 3-19 Na Piarsaigh 2-18: What might have appeared to be a stroll in the park for favourites Erin’s Own when they turned over at half-time with a 14 points advantage ultimately proved to be a struggle to gain their quarter-final place in the Cork SHC at Pairc Uí Rinn last evening.
A storming second-half recovery from Na Piarsaigh brought them to within a goal in injury time and the East Cork side were relieved to see top scorer Eoghan Murphy win a close-in free before a final act of drama with Na Piarsaigh free-taker Keith Buckley hitting a 30 yards free against the upright.
Winning manager Martin Bowen conceded they were ‘lucky’ to win, commenting: “there was a strong wind out there….stronger than you’d think. It was a game of two halves and we would consider we were lucky to get out of it.”
In the final analysis what proved decisive was the goal scored by corner-forward Maurice Carroll in the 40th minute and impressive goalkeeping from Shay Bowen, whose brother Alan was one of their stars in attack.
The foundation for the Erin’s Own victory was laid early in the game, once they had begun to impose their will on the game after an opening ten minutes noteworthy for three Na Piarsaigh wides before Stephen O’Sullivan got their opening point. That came in the eighth minute, by which time Erin’s Own had four points on the board.
In general play, Erin’s Own were winning more ball around the middle of the field and more forceful in attack – where Bowen and Maurice Carroll in the corners were to play major roles, along with expert free-taking from Eoghan Murphy. The city side did promise for a while, with Ronan McGregor getting in some good work in the half-back line and Keith Buckley probing on the right flank in attack, but, in comparative terms, the return from their overall efforts was minimal.
The difference in standards was highlighted when Alan Bowen got the first goal for Erin’s Own after 18 minutes and Maurice Carroll – son of former Limerick star Mossie Carroll – followed suit with a terrific solo effort. Followed quickly by a point from Stephen Cronin it put them 10 points clear and Na Piarsaigh’s only real attempt at a goal was foiled when corner-back Cian O’Connor made a vital interception. At the break it was 2-14 to 0-6.
With a few positional switches and a much more determined approach, Na Piarsaigh were encouraged by an Ian McDonnell goal within four minutes and, after Carroll’s goal, Erin’s Own were to be restricted to four points after Carroll’s goal. And they were grateful when Shay Bowen made the first of two crucial saves at the three-quarters stage. The city side were winning much more possession all over and were boosted by the introduction of subs Padraig Guest and 16 year-old Eoin Ó hAinfin, who was to get their second goal in the 62nd minute. Keith Buckley was unerring in his free-taking and they steadily narrowed the deficit to the stage when only a goal separated the sides. After that, anything could have happened but Eoghan Murphy’s late, late free settled the issue.
Scorers for Erin’s Own:
E. Murphy (0-10, 5 frees, 1 65); M. Carroll (2-2); A. Bowen (1-5); S. Cronin and Kieran Murphy (0-1 each).
Scorers for Na Piarsaigh:
K. Buckley (0-7, 5 frees, 2 65’s); E. Moynihan (0-4); I. McDonnell (1-1); E. Ó hAinfin (1-0); P. Rourke (0-2); C. Buckley, D. Lee, S. O’Sullivan and P. Guest (0-1 each).
S. Bowen; C. O’Connor, C. Dooley, D. Dennehy; S. Cronin, S. Murphy (capt.), C. O’Mahony; Killian Murphy, S. Kelly; Kieran Murphy, J. Sheehan, M. Collins; M. Carroll, E. Murphy, A. Bowen.
Subs: C. O’Callaghan for O’Mahony (44); A. Power for Kelly (56); R. O’Flynn for Dennehy (58);
D. O’Connell; A. Brady (capt.), S. Curtin, A. Dennehy; R. McGregor, J. Gardiner, C. Buckley; E. Moynihan, P. Gould; K. Buckley, P. Rourke, D. Lee; S. O’Sullivan, I. McDonnell, C. O’Mahony.
Subs: P. Guest for O’Sullivan (inj. 10); E. Gunning for O’Mahony (22); D. Gunning for Dennehy (43); E. Ó hAinfin for Gould (56).
Diarmuid Kirwan (Eire Óg). Report By Jim O Sullivan Irish Examiner
RedFM Senior Hurling League Erins Own 1-18 Newtownshandrum 0-16, 23/06/2015
The sun was shining tonight in Caherlag and the pitch was looking its best for this senior hurling league game against Newtownshandrum, from the start it was quite clear that Newtown had brought there running shoes for this one, Erins Own Struggled to stay with them for the first twenty minutes of the game but infareness to the lads they never left them pull away on the scoreboard, Mark Collins & Mossie Carroll hitting a point each & Eoghan Murphy & Alan Bowen getting two points each, to leave us trailing by only a point at half time 0-06 to 0-07, the second half saw some great hurling out of Erins Own who at this stage were well up for the pace of the game, Half time substitution Steven Horgan found the net on the 15th minute which gave us some breathing space but it didn’t take Newtown long to pull the gap back, but with some fine free taking from Mark Collins who hit five points in the second half four from frees & one from play, Dara Twomey getting a point from midfield & Eoghan Murphy, Andrew Power & Alan Bowen all adding two points each saw Erins Own come out on top, A good win for Erins Own against a good Newtown team, Shay Bowen, Shane Murphy, Shane Broderick, Alan Bowen, Mark Collins & Andrew Power all played well on the night, Team in Full:
1.Shay Bowen 2.Cian O Connor 3.Shane Murphy 4.Daire Dennehy 5.Shane Broderick 6.Kilian Murphy 7.Cathal O Mahony 8.Dara Twomey 9.Mossie Carroll 10.Andrew Power 11.Alan Bowen 12.Mark Collins 13.James O Carroll 14.Eoghan Murphy 15.Robbie O Flynn, Subs Used: Steven Horgan for Robbie O Flynn (HT)
Junior A Hurling Championship Erins Own 3-26 Youghal 2-09, 21/06/2015
Shanagarry hosted our first round of the junior A hurling championship this year against Youghal on a sunny afternoon, Erins Own had a strong team out who were the dominant side & led from start to finish, James O Carroll was on form with a goal & five points, Cathal Heavey also on form with a goal & two points, Peter Kelly a goal & two points, Diarmuid Ring got four points, Diarmuid O Flynn, Andrew Power & James Carr hit three points each, Kevin Fenton hit points, Dara Twomey & man of the match Ronan O Carroll both got a point each, Ronan O Carroll, Diarmuid O Flynn, Dara Twomey, Andrew Power, James O Carroll, James Carr, Cathal Heavey & Diarmuid Ring played well on the day, Team in Full:
1.Kieran Murphy, 2.Paul Fenton(Capt) 3.Barry Og Murphy 4.Niall Foughy 6.Ronan O Carroll 7.Diarmuid O Flynn 18.Dara Twomey 8.Ian O Mahony 5.Shane Broderick 10.Andrew Power 11.James Carr 12.James O Carroll 13.Cathal Heavey 14.Peter Kelly 15.Diarmuid Ring, Subs Used: Kevin Fenton for James Carr (Injured)
RedFM Senior Hurling League Erins Own 0-18 Glen Rovers 2-11, 04/06/2015
On Thursday evening the 4th of June we met Glen Rovers in Caherlag for the next round of the RedFM senior hurling league, the weather was good & the pitch is in great order, Eoghan Murphy opened the scoring for Erins Own with a point from a free in the first minute & he got another from play in the first half, Cian O Callaghan also added two from play, Alan Bowen was on a role tonight with four points from play in the first half, Mossie Carroll & Colm Coakley added a point each, to give us a lead at the break of 0-10 to 0-06 in a game we looked to be in control of, however the Glen came back into this game in the second half & Erins Own could never pull away from them, Jack Sheehan hit three points form play & Alan Bowen & Eoghan Murphy both getting two points each, the Glen hit the net in the last minute of the game to square things up which at that stage looked like it would end in a draw game, but a late point from Mark Collins sealed the victory for Erins Own, Cormac Dooley, Shane Murphy, Cathal O Mahony & Alan Bowen played well for Erins Own,
Team in full: 1.Shay Bowen 2.Barry Og Murphy 3.Cormac Dooley 4.Kilian Murphy 5.Steven Cronin 6.Shane Murphy 7.Cathal O Mahony 8.Sean Kelly 9.Mossie Carroll 10.Colm Coakley 11.Jack Sheehan 12.Mark Collins 13.Cian O Callaghan 14.Eoghan Murphy 15.Alan Bowen, Subs used: Andrew Power for Colm Coakley(HT) Ronan O Carroll for Kilian Murphy(HT) James O Carroll for Cian O Callaghan(HT) James Carr for Sean Kelly.
RedFM Senior Hurling League: Blackrock 1-09 Erins Own 4-11, 30/05/2015
A wet night in church road tonight for our 11th league game of the year, Blackrock had the pitch in mint condition for this game, Eoghan Murphy opened the scoring with a point from a free he added another one from a free before half time, Cian O Callaghan hit the net twice & also got a point & Kieran Murphy, Jack Sheehan, Mark Collins & Robbie Flynn all got a point each to give us a lead of 2-07 to 1-04 at half time, the second half showed Erins Own were will in control when Robbie Flynn found the net 12 minutes in to the half & Cian O Callaghan getting his hatrick with seven minutes to go, giving him a total of 3-01 for the evening, Mossie Carroll, Jack Sheehan & Eoghan Murphy all put over a point each, Barry Og, Shane & Kilian Murphy, Cormac Dooley, Jack Sheehan, Robbie Flynn & Cian O Callaghan all played well for Erins Own,
Team full: 1.Shane Bowen 2.Barry Og Murphy 3.Cormac Dooley 4.Ronan O Carroll 5.Stephen Cronin 6.Shane Murphy 7.Kilian Murphy 8.Sean Kelly 9.Alan Bowen 10.Kieran Murphy 11.Jack Sheehan 12.Mark Collins 13.Robbie O Flynn 14.Eoghan Murphy 15.Cian O Callaghan, Subs used: Mossie Carroll for Alan Bowen (half time) Cian O Connor for Ronan O Carroll & Ian O Mahony for Robbie O Flynn.
Senior Hurling Championship Erins Own 2-22 Carrigtwohill 0-16, 23/05/2015
Lisgoold was the venue this evening for Erins Own’s first round of the senior hurling championship, it was a perfect summers evening for a game of hurling, Erins Own wasted no time in getting started when Jack Sheehan broke through the centre & found the net with a superb goal in the first minute Jack also got a point before the break, Cian O Callaghan before hitting two points set Eoghan Murphy in the sixth minute for our second goal what a dream start for Erins Own, Eoghan Murphy hit five points from frees, Sean Kelly, Kieran Murphy & Alan Bowen all got a point each before the break, giving us a lead at half time of 2-11 to 0-09, the second half saw Eoghan Murphy hitting another five points from frees, on form Kieran Murphy got two outstanding points from way out on the wing, Shane Murphy, Mark Collins, Alan Bowen & Jack Sheehan all added a point each, it was a game that Erins Own lead from start to finish & played some fine hurling through out, Kieran Murphy, Jack Sheehan, Mark Collins, Daire Dennehy, Cian O’Connor, Cormac Dooley & Cian O Callaghan played well for Erins Own, Team in full:
1.Shay Bowen 2.Cian O Connor 3.Cormac Dooley 4.Daire Dennehy 5.Cathal O Mahony 6.Shane Murphy 7.Stephen Cronin 8.Sean Kelly 9.Alan Bowen 10.Kieran Murphy 11.Jack Sheehan 12.Mark Collins 13.Mossy Carroll 14.Eoghan Murphy 15.Cian O Callaghan, Subs used: Kilian Murphy for Cian O Connor & Robbie O Flynn for Mossy Carroll.
RedFM Senior hurling league St Finbarrs 0-18 Erins Own 4-15, 09/05/2015
We played our 9th senior hurling league game tonight in Togher, a good evening for hurling & the pitch was in great nick, with the sun shinning we started of well with Eoghan Murphy, opening the scoring in the first minute with a point from play he also added another point from play before the break, Jack Sheehan got a superb goal & two points, Mark Collins, Kieran Murphy & Alan Bowen all got a point each, which made things all square at halftime at Erins Own 1-07 the barrs 0-10, the second half we got a rush o goals with Eoghan Murphy hitting the net & putting over five more point ( 3 frees + 2 from play), Cian O Callaghan hit the net twice, Shay Bowen was called on more then once to pull of some fine saves, Mossie Carroll, Mark Collins & Alan Bowen all got a point each, to put Erins Own on top of the league table with six games to go, Shay Bowen, Cian O Callaghan, Cormac Dooley, Cathal O Mahony, Mark Collins, Jack Sheehan & Eoghan Murphy all played well on the night,
Team in full: 1.Shay Bowen 2.Cian O Callaghan 3.Cormac Dooley 4.Ronan O Carroll 5.Stevev Cronin 6.Shane Murphy 7.Cathal O Mahony 8.Alan Bowen 9.Andrew Power 10.Kieran Murphy 11.Jack Sheehan 12.Mark Collins 13.Mossie Carroll 14.Eoghan Murphy 15.Cian O Callaghan, Subs used: Daire Dennehy for Ronan O Carroll, Ian O Mahony for Andrew Power & Michael Murphy for Kieran Murphy.
RedFM Senior Hurling League Killeagh 0-13 Erins Own 3-18, 05/05/2015
We went to Killeagh this evening for our next round of the senior league, the sun was shining with a strong cold wind blowing across the field, but that didn’t stop Erins Own from getting off to a great start with Michael Murphy opening the scoring with a point, Mossie Carroll then rattled the net in the third minute he also got a point, It was then Eoghan Murphys turn to shake the net in the eleventh minute he also added a point form play, Alan Bowen hit two over the bar, Cathal O Mahony, Kilian Murphy & Sean Kelly all got a point from play to give Erins Own a lead at half time of 2-08 to 0-05, the second half was more or less the same with Erins Own in the driving seat, Cian O Connor hit two points Kilian Murphy adding another as did Michael Murphy, Mark Collins & Cian O Callaghan, Eoghan Murphy put over four from frees and sent a 21 yard free all the way to the back of the net, Shane Murphy, Sean Kelly, Cian O Connor, Kilian Murphy & Eoghan Murphy played well on the night,
Team in full: 1.Shay Bowen 2.Cian O Connor 3.Cormac Dooley 4.Daire Dennehy 5.Stephen Cronin 6.Shane Murphy 7.Cathal O Mahony 8.Kilian Murphy 9.Sean Kelly 10.Michael Murphy 11.Alan Bowen 12.Andrew Power 13.Mossie Carroll 14.Eoghan Murphy 15.Cian O Callaghan, Subs used Ronan O Carroll for Daire Dennehy, Mark Collins for Sean Kelly, Jack Sheehan for Cathal O Mahony, Robbie O Flynn for Alan Bowen & Paul Ryan for Shane Murphy.
RedFM Senior Hurling League Erins Own 5:12 Bishopstown 2:11, 24/03/2015
A cold night tonight in Cloughduv for this SHL clash, is was a game in which we saw 7 goals being scored, Kilian Murphy opened the scoring tonight with a fine point from the half forward line, Andrew Power hit a point & his long range puck from our own half back line went all the way to the back of the net, Mark Collins got two points, one from play & one from a free, Mossie Carroll found the net along with Cian O Callaghan & Shane Murphy & Eoghan Murphy both getting a point each to give us a lead at half time of 3-06 to 0-07, Erins Own were motoring well in the second half, Kilian Murphy & Colm Coakley adding two points each, Sean Kelly & Eoghan Murphy putting over one each, Mossie Carroll hit the net twice in the second half to complete his hatrick & gave Erins a win of 5-12 to 2-11, Daire Dennehy, Jack Sheehan, Sean Kelly, Kilian Murphy & Mossie Carroll played well on the night,
Team in Full: 1. Kieran Murphy(post) 2.Cian O Connor 3.Cormac Dooley 4.Daire Dennehy 5.Shane Murphy 6.Jack Sheehan 7.Steven Cronin 8.Colm Coakley 9.Sean Kelly 10.Andrew Power 11.Kilian Murphy 12.Mark Collins 13.Mossie Carroll 14.Eoghan Murphy 15.Cian O Callaghan, Subs Used: Cathal O Mahony for Mossie Carroll, James Carr for Colm Coakley & Barry Og Murphy for Daire Dennehy.
RedFM Senior Hurling League Erins Own 1-17 Briderovers 0-13, 17/03/2015
A beautiful day today in Caherlag for this clash against bride rovers, it was a game we were on top but were finding hard to pull away on the scoreboard, Mark Collins opened the scoring for Erins Own in the first minute with a point he also got 3 more before the break, Alan Bowen & Kilian Murphy added two points each, to give us a one point lead at half time 0-08 to 0-07, the second half saw Erins Own find their rhythm with Kilian Murphy putting over a point & soon after rattling the net with a cracker of a goal, Eoghan Murphy hit six points in the second half four from frees & two from play & Michael Murphy putting over two nice points from play, giving Erins Own a good win of 1-17 to 0-13, Daire Dennehy, Alan Bowen, Mark Collins & Kilian Murphy played well fro Erins Own.
Team in Full: 1.Shay Bowen 2.Cian O Connor 3.Shan Murphy 4.Daire Dennehy 5.Cathal O Mahony 6.Jack Sheehan 7.Chris Geary 8.Alan Bowen 9.Sean Kelly 10.Kieran Murphy 11.Kilian Murphy 12.Mark Collins 13.Mossie Carroll 14.Michael Murphy 15.Eoghan Murphy, Subs Used: Cian O Callaghan for Kieran Murphy Injured, Sean Crowley for Chris Geary & James Carr for Michael Murphy.
RedFM Senior Hurling League Ballymartle 1-14 Erins Own 1-10, 12/03/2015
Ballymartle 1:14 Erins Own 1:10
A cold night tonight in Riversick for our second senior hurling league game of the year the pitch was in great condition considering the rain that fell today, Ballymartle were well up for this one from the word go, it took us ten minutes to register our first score with a nice point from Alan Bowen who also found the net just before half time, Eoghan Murphy put over three before the break, two from frees & one from play, leaving us trailing at half time 1-09 to 1-04, the second half saw us come within two points of Ballymartle with Alan Bowen getting a point & Eoghan Murphy hitting five points from frees, but it wasn’t enough to close the gap with Ballymartle getting five points of their own giving them a four point victory, Cian O Connor, Colm Coakley & Alan Bowen played well for Erins Own,
Team in Full: 1.Kieran Murphy(post) 2.Cian O Connor 3.Cormac Dooley 4.Daire Dennehy 5.Stephen Cronin 6.Shane Murphy 7.Brian Clifford 8.Colm Coakley 9.Sean Kelly 10.Alan Bowen 11.Eoghan Murphy 12.Cathal O Mahony 13.Cian O Callaghan 14.Michael Murphy 15.Mossie Carroll, Subs Used: Andrew Power for Michael Murphy, James O Carroll for Brian Clifford & James Carr for Cathal O Mahony.
RedFM Senior Hurling League Erins Own 2-18 Youghal 0-15, 01/03/2015
A good start to the year for the senior hurling league champions with a win over Youghal in a cold damp afternoon in Caherlag today, Eoghan Murphy opened the scoring for Erins Own with a nice point from play he also added 3 more from frees, Mark Collins pointed & hit the net in the 13th minute, Cian O Callaghan put 2 over the bar & Mossie Carroll, Colm Coakley & Kilian Murphy added a point each, Youghal were well up for this game & were hitting some fine points, to go in at half time all square Erins Own 1-10 Youghal 0-13, Kieran Murphy (hero) came on at Half time for Andrew Power & made a difference from the off, hitting 3 points from play, Eoghan Murphy added 2 more from frees, Mark Collins again found the net mid way in the second half & Cian O Callaghan, Shane Murphy & Alan Bowen all adding a point each, Stephen Cronin, Cian O Callaghan, Eoghan Murphy, Colm Coakley & Dara Twomey all played well for Erins Own.
Team in Full: 1.Shay Bowen 2.Dara Twomey 3.Jack Sheehan 4.Shane Murphy 5.Steven Cronin 6.Ronan O Carroll 7.James O Carroll 8.Kilian Murphy 9.Alan Bowen 10.Colm Coakley 11.Eoghan Murphy 12.Mark Collins 13.Andrew Power 14.Mossie Carroll 15.Cian O Callaghan, Subs used Kieran Murphy(Hero) for Andrew Power & Cormac Dooley for Ronan O Carroll.
Junior Hurling County League Final Erin’s own 0-17 Ballymartle 1-12, 08/11/2014
On Saturday the 8th of November we finished our season in style, by traveling to Ballygarvan to play Ballymartle in the county junior hurling league final, it was a cold fresh afternoon the pitch was a bit heavy but the sun was shinning we couldn’t ask for much more, the game got under way with a Martin Buckley point from a free he added 3 more before the break from frees, Stephen Horgan, Alan Bowen & Cathal Heavy got a point each, half time we trailed 0-7 to Ballymartle 1-8, things didn’t look good for us Ballymartle led for most of this game until the last ten minutes, Cathal O Mahony hitting two brilliant long range frees, Stephen Horgan got another point, Alan Bowen added another 2, Martin Buckley hit 3 more points from frees & 1 from play which drove the lads on, Cathal Heavy pointed to give us a two point lead which was to be the last score of the game, what a win.
Team in Full: 1.Paul Ryan 2.Barry go Murphy 3.Daire Dennehy 4.Nail Fouhy 5.Shane Broderick 6.Ronan O Carroll 7.Ian O Mahony 8.Andrew Power 9.James O Carroll 10. Martin Buckley 11.Cathal O Mahony 12.Stephen Horgan 13.Cathal Heavy 14.Alan Bowen 15.Conor Smiddy, Subs Used: David Twomey for Conor Smiddy.
RedFM Senior Hurling League Final Erins Own 2-12 Ballymartle 2-09, 02/11/2014
Pairc Ui Rinn was the venue for this years senior hurling final, it was a cold wet night, the pitch was in good order but the rain made things very slippy, Eoghan Murphy opened the scoring with a 65 & he added another 4 points before the break, Mossie Carroll on the 23rd minute hit the net with a rasper & Cian O Callaghan got added a point to give us the lead at the break of 1-06 to 1-04, conditions got worse for the second half witch made it hard for hurling to be played but credit to the lads they stuck at, Eoghan Murphy added another 5 points & Kilian Murphy with superb point from the centre of the field which inched over the bar, a stroke of genius from the line in bringing on Stephen Horgan in the last five minutes who found the net straight away, Ballymartle replied with a goal of their own, but it was to late & Erins Own were crowned League winners for 2014, Sean Kelly, Eoghan Murphy, Kilian Murphy, James O Flynn, Cathal O Mahony & Colm Coakley played well, Team in Full:
1.Kieran Murphy 2.Cian O Connor 3.Shane Murphy 4.Daire Dennehy 5. James O Flynn 6. Peter Kelly 7. Stephen Cronin 8. Sean Kelly 9 Kilian Murphy 10. Cathal O Mahony 11. Eoghan Murphy 12. Mark Collins 13. Colm Coakley 14. Mossy Carroll 15. Cian O Callaghan
Subs used- Stephen Horgan for Mossy Carroll
RedFM Senior Hurling League Semi Final Erins Own 2-21 Sarsfields 1-15, 21/10/2014
On a cold Tuesday night in Carrigtwohill we played Sarsfields in the semi final of the RedFM senior hurling league, the lads gave the county champions a well deserved guard of honour as they entered the field, we started off well with a point from Cian O Callaghan & a goal from Colm Coakley in the first 2 minutes, but Sars were quick to respond & never left us pull away, with another point from Cian O Callaghan, 1 from Kilian Murphy, 2 from Mark Collins & a point from a free from Eoghan Murphy, still wasn’t enough to give us the lead at half time Erins Own 1-06 Sarsfields 1-08, Kilian Murphy open the scoring for us in the second half with a fine point from play, Eoghan Murphy started to make his mark on this game when he added 6 points & send this game to extra time 1-13 a piece which after 60 minutes was a fare result sars didn’t field a full strength team & we hadn’t played since august, the extra time battle went our way with a quick goal from Stephen Horgan, Eoghan Murphy added another 4 points, Cathal O Mahony hit 2 Cian O Callaghan added 1 more & Stephen Horgan was unlucky not to hit the net again when his rocket inched over the bar, Erins Own now wait the winners of Ballymartle & Blackrock, Shane Murphy, Kieran Murphy(post), Peter Kelly, Kilian Murphy, Eoghan Murphy, Diarmuid O Flynn & Stephen Horgan, played well for Erins Own,
Team in Full: 1.Kieran Murphy(post) 2.Patrick Fitzgerald 3.Shane Murphy 4.Cian O Callaghan 5.Stephen Cronin 6.Peter Kelly 7.Cormac Dooley 8.Sean Kelly 9.Kilian Murphy 10.Mark Collins 11.Eoghan Murphy 12.Mossie Carroll 13.Colm Coakley 14.Kieran Murphy(Hero) 15.Cian O Callaghan, Subs Used: Diarmiud O Flynn for Cormac Dooley, Cathal O Mahony for Mark Collins, Andrew Power for Sean Kelly, Stephen Horgan for Mossie Carroll & Ronan Carroll for Peter Kelly(Injured)
RedFM Senior Hurling League: Erins Own 3-20 Bride Rovers 2-06, 13/09/2014
On Saturday Evening the 13th of September we played our last Senior Hurling League game of the year, it was a beautiful sunny evening in Caherlag conditions were perfect for the game , Erins Own started this game on fire & took a 2-03 to 0-01 lead with in the first 10 minutes, Cian O Callaghan hitting the net twice in the first half, Mark Collins adding another goal & a point, Eoghan Murphy had 4 points 2 from play & 2 from frees, Mossie Carroll with 1 from play & 1 from a free, Kieran Murphy had a point from a penalty & Kilian Murphy & Cathal O Mahony added 1 each from play, to give us a commanding lead at the break of 3-10 to 1-04, the second half was more or less the same we were always well in control Eoghan Murphy adding another 2 from frees Kieran Murphy had 2 points from play & Cian O Callaghan, James O Flynn, Colm Coakley, Kilian Murphy, Diarmuid O Flynn, & Andrew Power all added a point from play, with this win in the bag it puts us on the top of the league table & all going well will see us in to a semi Final spot. Kieran Murphy(post), Cian O Connor, Eoghan Murphy & Cian O Callaghan played well,
Team in Full: 1.Kieran Murphy(post) 2.Cian O Connor 3.Jack Sheehan 4.Cormac Dooley 5.Shane Murphy 6.Peter Kelly 7.James O Flynn 8.Colm Coakley 9.Kilian Murphy 10.Mark Collins 11.Eoghan Murphy 12.Cathal O Mahony 13.Cian OCallaghan 14.Kieran Murphy(Hero) 15.Mossie Carroll Subs Used: Diarmuid O Flynn for Mark Collins, Stephen Horgan for Mossie Carroll, Ian O Mahony for Cormac Dooley, Ronan O Carroll for Cathal O Mahony & Andrew Power for Colm Coakley
Senior Hurling Championship: Erins Own 1-09 St Finbarrs 3-12, 23/08/2014
On Saturday 23rd we played the next round of our senior Hurling championship in Pairc Ui Chaoimh against St Finbarrs, they came out with all guns blazing and had the Erins Own net rattled in under 2 minutes, things got worse as they got a second in under 4 minutes not the start we were hoping for, we relied on Eoghan Murphy’s 4 frees in the first half & Mossie Carrolls point from play to keep us in it 0-05 to 2-02 at half time, the second half didn’t get any better as we could only manage a goal from Cian O Callaghan & 4 points, 1 from an Eoghan Murphy free & 1 each from play from Brian Clifford, Kilian Murphy & Mossie Carroll not enough to keep with the barr’s as they scoured 1-10 in the second half which sadly brought an early end to our 2014 senior hurling championship season, Cian O Connor, Shane Murphy, Sean Kelly & Colm Coakley tried hard for Erins Own, Team in Full:
1.Kieran Murphy(post) 2.Cian O Connor 3.Stephen Cronin 4.Niall Scanlon 5.Brian Clifford 6.Shane Murphy 7.Cormac Dooley 8.Kilian Murphy 9.Sean Kelly 10.Mark Collins 11.Eoghan Murphy 12.Colm Coakley 13.Mossie O Carroll 14.Kieran Murphy 15.Cian O Callaghan, Subs Used: James O Flynn for Mark Collins & Peter Kelly for Brian Clifford.
RedFM Senior Hurling League: Glen Rovers 1-15 Erins Own 3-15: 29/07/2014
We went to the Glen on Tuesday the 29th to play our second last league game of the year, the sun was shinning and conditions were perfect for a game of hurling, the first half was point for point, we were a bit slow in starting, Eoghan Murphys frees keeping us in it, six from frees and one from play, Diarmuid O Flynn & Cian O Callaghan both getting one each, saw us trailing at halftime by a point 0-10 to 0-09, in the second half we were the more dominant side, 3 more points from Eoghan Murphy two from play & one from a free, Kilian Murphy hitting 2 superb points 1 from the middle of the field the second from a run through the middle and then put neatly over the bar, Kieran murphy adding a goal & a point, & Cian O Callaghan hitting the net twice with two great goals, which were the difference in the end, Kieran Murphy(post), Cian O Connor, Cormac Dooley, Sean Kelly, Kilian Murphy, Eoghan Murphy & Cian O Callaghan were best on the night for Erins Own.
Team in Full: 1.Kieran Murphy 2.Cian O Connor 3.Stephen Cronin 4.Niall Scanlon 5.Brian Clifford 6.Shane Murphy 7.Cormac Dooley 8.Sean Kelly 9.Kilian Murphy 10.Mark Collins 11.Eoghan Murphy 12.Diarmuid O Flynn 13.Mossie Carroll 14.Kieran Murphy 15.Cian O Callaghan. Subs used: Patrick Fitzgerald for Shane Murphy (Injured) & Stephen Horgan for Diarmuid O Flynn.
RedFM Senior Hurling League: Erins Own 0-21 Killeagh 1-16: 19/07/2014
Killeagh came to Caherlag on Saturday afternoon to play our 13th league game of the year, heavy showers before the game made conditions a bit greasy but that didn’t stop Eoghan Murphy in opening our scoring with 2 fine points from play & he added 4 more from frees before the break, on form Diarmuid O Flynn hit 2 & Cormac Dooley, Ronan O Carroll & Mossie O Carroll getting 1 each leaving things all square at half time 0-11 to 0-11,the second half saw man of the match Eoghan Murphy adding another 6 points 3 from play & 3 from frees, Mossie O Carroll with 2 points, Sean Kelly & Cian O Callaghan adding a point each, Killeagh made a late push for the line but we managed to hold them off for a deserved win, Eoghan Murphy, Sean Kelly, Mossie O Carroll, Shane Murphy & Diarmuid O Flynn played well for Erins Own, Team in Full:
1.Kieran Murphy(post) 2.Patrick Fitzgerald 3.Stephen Cronin 4.Cian O Connor 5.Niall Scanlon 6.Shane Murphy 7.Brian Clifford 8.Cormac Dooley 9.Sean Kelly 10.Eoghan Murphy 11.Ronan O Carroll 12.Colm Coakley 13.Mossie O Carroll 14.Diarmiud O Flynn 15.Cian O Callaghan, Subs Used: Kieran Murphy for Colm Coakley (injured)
East Cork U21 Hurling Championship: Erins Own 1-13 Sarsfields 3-19: 19/07/2014
The first 10 minutes of this game belonged to Erins Own with 4 unanswered points, but then the tide turned & Sars took control of the game, Stephen Horgan keeping us in the game with a total of nine points 2 from play & 7 from frees, Shane Broderick, Kieran Moynihan & Paul Ryan getting a point each, James O Carroll hit the net in the second half but it was way to late, Sars were well deserved winners of this game, which brings an early end to our under 21 hurling season. Team in Full:
1.Joe Ryan 2.Leon Foley 3.Barry Og Murphy 4.Dara Twomey 5.Stephen Lee 6.Paul Ryan 7.Ian Mylod 8.Lorcan Finnegan 9.Stephen Horgan 10.Kieran Moynihan 11.James O Carroll 12.San Guilfoyle 13.Conor Smiddy 14.Shane Broderick 15.Dave Towmey, Subs Used: Philip Crowley for Conor Smiddy & Cian O Brien for Philip Crowley (Injured).
Junior A Hurling Championship: Erins Own 0-13 Lisgoold 0-14, 12/07/2014
On Saturday night we played lisgoold in Rd 4 down in Rostellan in which was to be a tight battle we had to be content in missing a lot of key players in the likes of Martin Buckley, Michael Murphy, Cathal O Mahony, Jack Sheehan & Andrew Power , how ever we started well with Alan Bowen in full forward opening the scoring in the 4th Minute, he added another 2 from play & 2 from frees before the break, Lisgoold always stayed within reach & were showing to be very strong in midfield, Stephen Horgan & Cathal Heavy adding a point each & James O Carroll putting over 2 giving us a one point lead at the break of 0-09 to 0-08, the second half was point for point Alan Bowen putting over a free, the introduction of Fergus Murphy brought a spark to the half forward line and he was quick to but one between the posts, James O Carroll got another 2 from play, but in the end Lisgoold were showing to be to strong in the middle of the field & they managed to hold on to a one point lead to give them the win & bring our Junior A championship season to an end, Lisgoold will go on to meet Sarsfields in the quarter final,
Team in Full: 1.Paul Ryan 2.Paul Fenton 3.Patrick Fitzgerald 4.Niall Foughy 5.Shane Broderick 6.Diarmuid O Flynn 7.Stephen Cronin 8.Sean Crowley 9.Ian O Mahony 10.Barry Og Murphy 11.Ronan O Carroll 23.Stephen Horgan 13.Cathal Heavy 14.Alan Bowen 15.James O Carroll, Subs used: Fergus Murphy for Niall Foughy, Ian Mylod for Cathal Heavy & Conor Smiddy for Ian O Mahony.