Tain League

Tain Club Hurling League Division 2A 2012

Carey v Tir na nOg


Sunday 1st April 2012:

Carey Team:

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


(16) Patrick Butler on for (2) Patrick McAlonan (24Ā¾ min);

(17) Fiachra McVeigh;

(19) Gerard McBride;

(20) Sean Gillan;

(21) Sean McLoughlin on for (10) Daniel McAllister (36Ā¾ min);

(22) Christopher Duncan;

Eamon McBride;

Daniel Hill;

Conleth McVeigh;

Patrick McIlroy;

Brian Gormley;

Conor O'Brien.


Carey Scorers:

James Black: 0.3 (0.1 from a free)

Christopher Butler: 1.2 (0.1 from a free)

Kieran Kane: 0.1

Cathal McAuley: 0.2

Shane McCambridge: 0.1

James McCouaig: 0.1

Sean McLoughlin: 0.1


Match report:

Carey started brightly with a point on the board from Cathal McAuley in the first 25 seconds. Carey added another point to the board a minute and a half later with a long range pointed free from James Black. The next few minutes saw Carey hit 3 wides on the trot and Tir na nOg also hit wide with their first attempt at the target approaching 6 minutes. Five minutes later Carey saved a Tir na nOg close range free resulting in a 65' which was duly converted by Tir na nOg number 9. Tir na nOg added another point to the board before their own keeper was forced to make a brilliant diving save from a James Black shot on goal after a fantastic pass by Kieran Kane. The resulting 65' was hit short and cleared. Tir na nOg went ahead 3 points to 2 approaching the 18th minute with a pointed free from 70 metres. Within 3 minutes the visitors increased their lead to 4 when a 21m free found the back of the net. Carey replied with a point by James McCouaig but Tir na nOg also added a point a minute later. The last score of the half came in the 28th minute when a James Black free dropped short and Christopher Butler got a touch to find the back of the net for a controversial goal with the Tir na nOg team claiming a square ball and the Tir na nOg keeper receiving a yellow card for his persistent arguing with the referee about his and the umpires decision.

Half time score: Carey 1.3 Tir na nOg 1.4

Carey started off the brighter team again in the second half with a point in the first minute which started with a great cross-field ball by James McCouaig to Kieran Kane and a pinpoint accurate pass to James Black who finished it off. This good work was undone with scrappy Carey defending leading to a Tir na nOg goal half a minute later. Carey dug deep and responded with 3 unanswered points to leave it level after 9 minutes. A minute later Tir na nOg took the lead again with a pointed free. Carey replied straight away with a point to level things once again and a James Black point from play gave Carey the lead at the 14 minute mark. Both sides hit numerous wides in the remainder of this half. Carey also conceded 3 frees in scoreable positions in this period to give Tir na nOg a 2 point lead after 25 minutes of play. Carey reduced the deficit to 1 with a Cathal McAuley point and then a converted Chrissy Butler free levelled the match for the 5th time in this half approaching 29 minutes. Tir na nOg's 5th free in Carey's half resulted in their 5th point of the half to lead by 1 once again. Carey can be pleased with their standard of hurling and work rate but some poor decision making from the side probably cost them the victory.

Full time score: Carey 1.11 Tir na nOg 2.9