On Tuesday our senior boys footballers played a blitz in Clonakilty GAA. In total there were three matches played with plenty of game time for all!
Match 1 v Mount Saint MichaelRosscarbery
A close affair with Rosscarbery testing CPB’s defensive effort throughout the game. Thanks to some excellent saves from keeper Eoghan O’Donoghue who also displayed pinpoint accuracy with his kickouts ensured victory for the boys. Kian Kelleher was pivotal carrying ball from defence to attack. Cathal Mcarthy showed great movement and was always an option. Callum McElhinney scored 3 points and was brilliant on frees. Dara Sheedy raised three white flags with some impressive shooting. Sean Cronin gave a defensive masterclass stopping what seemed like certain scores from the opposition.
Final score: CPB 0-8 Mount Saint Michael 1-3
Scorers: Callum Mcelhinney 0-3, Dara Sheedy 0-3, Luke Salter-Townshend 0-1, Alex Cronin 0-1
Match 2 v Hamilton High School Bandon
Another tense game ending all level at the final whistle. Liam Hourihan was superb at turning over ball and transitioning from defence to attack. Eoghan O’Donoghue made a crucial penalty sav. Dara Sheedy contributed 1-4 to CPB’s tally. Paddy Russell was strong in defence. Luke Salter-Townshend scored a fantastic point. The opposition did score three goals but CPB did enough to ensure a draw.
Final score: CPB 1-8 Hamilton High School 3-2
Scorers: Callum McElhinney 0-3, Dara Sheedy 1-4, Luke Salter-Townshend 0-1
Match 3 v St Brogan’s College Bandon
In the final match of the day CPB came up against a strong Brogan’s side. John O’Brien and DJ O’Brien impressed with their ball carrying skills. Shane Collins secured vital possession with important turnovers. Billy Sheehan was tenacious in his tackling. Michael O’Riordan and Patryk Gacek’s work rate was excellent throughout. Jack Manning scored two fantastic goals with Ben Clancy adding a brilliant point also.
Final score: CPB 2-2 St Brogans College 3-6
Scorers: Liam Hourihan 0-1, Jack Manning 2-0, Ben Clancy 0-1
Report and photos by TY students: Abbey Connolly and Grace Kingston