Tain League

Tain Club Hurling League Division 2A 2012

Carey v Swatragh


Sunday 25th March 2012:

Carey Team:

(1) Steven McGinn; (2) Patrick McBride; (3) Christopher Butler; (4) Leon McVeigh; (5) Paul Devlin; (6) Michael Hegarty; (7) Michael McVeigh; (8) James Black; (9) James McCouaig; (10) Sean McLoughlin; (11) Cathal McAuley (captain); (12) Ruairi McBride; (13) Tommy Devlin; (14) Shane McCambridge; (15) Kieran Kane


(16) Paddy McIlroy on for (5) Paul Devlin (35min);

(17) Daniel Hill;

(18) Brian Gormley;

(19) Conleth McVeigh;

(20) Sean Gillan on for (13) Tommy Devlin (51Ā½ min);

(21) Martin Hunter;

(22) Daniel McAllister on for (15) Kieran Kane at half time;

(23) Paddy McAlonan;

(24) Gerard McBride;

(25) Emmet Hunter on for (12) Ruairi McBride (44min);

Patrick Butler;

Eamon McBride.

Carey Scorers:

James Black: 0.4 (0.1 from frees)

Tommy Devlin: 0.2

Emmet Hunter: 0.1

Cathal McAuley: 1.3 (0.2 from frees; 0.1 from a 65')

Ruairi McBride: 0.1

Shane McCambridge: 0.1


Match report:

Carey had a slight wind behind them in the first half and started brightly with a point by James Black in the first minute. James followed this with another point straight from Steven's puck out 5 minutes later. The pressure continued but Carey hit 1 or 2 wides and Ruairi McBride hit the post around the 8th minute. Approaching the 12th minute of the half Sean McLoughlin won the ball on the right wing, passed to Kieran Kane who played the ball into the middle to Cathal McAuley who was running through and found the back of the net. Carey added another point to the scoreboard before Swatragh got their first point of the match in the 15th minute. Pressure by Swatragh approaching 20 minutes was cleared by the Carey defence and Shane McCambridge ran to just beyond midfield to collect the ball and send a great crossfield ball into the left corner to Tommy Devlin who pointed it. Carey added 4 more points and Swatragh pointed a free on the stroke of half time.

Half time score: Carey 1.8 Swatragh 0.2

With the wind behind them in this half Swatragh started off brighter and pointed a free after 4 and a half minutes. Carey responded 5 minutes later with a point by Shane McCambridge, set up by Cathal McAuley. Swatragh added another point after 13 minutes and followed this up with another quick point a minute and a half later. Carey made a few changes in this half to settle the side again and substitute Emmet Hunter came on around the 14th minute and 2 minutes later added Carey's second point of this half. Carey gave away a few frees in this half but luckily Swatragh were off target for most of them and Carey converted 2 out of their 3 frees in the last 10 minutes of the match to win by 8 points and secure 3 wins out of 3 matches in the Tain League.

Full time score: Carey 1.12 Swatragh 0.7