Congratulations:The club would like to say congratulations and best of luck to Fergie Daly and Liam McTiernan on their selection for the Sligo Leitrim League Senior representative squad. This is the first time we have had players on the Senior squad since the 1980s when Frankie Smith represented the club. Mickey Martin and John Dennany also played with the side in the 1970s. We have had many players on underage squads and Kevin Lowe went on to play with Sligo Rovers. Kyle Bryant was also selected for this year’s representative squad but unfortunately Kyle will be heading back to the States in the near future.
Under 11 Development League: We drew 4-4 with Arrow Harps at the Showgrounds on Saturday last.
U-12: On Saturday next we are away to Yeats United. Kick off 12.30. Players will be notified.
U-14: We are away v Boyle Celtic on Saturday morning, 11am. Players will be notified.
U-16: Away game this weekend v Merville (Sligo). Kick off 3.30pm.
Senior: Carrick Town Senior team played Real Tubber on Sunday last in the Showground. Carrick took the lead after 10 minutes when Jamie Diffley finished to the net. Carrick controlled the game for the rest of the half without ever creating a clear-cut chance. The second half was more of the same with plenty of possession but lacking the cutting edge to finish off all the good play. Real Tubber threatened briefly but Carrick held on to record their third home win of the season. This leaves Carrick on nine points and level with second placed team after five games. On another note captain for the day was our US midfield general Kyle Bryant who has been with the club nine months and is unfortunately heading back home to the states for good next week. He made a huge impact on the team in a short space of time and certainly became a popular member of the squad so the club would like to wish him and his wife all the best for the future and thank him for all his effort on the pitch.
U13 League: Carrick Town 2 Real Tubber 1: A repeat of last year’s U-12 Final saw Carrick utilising the good weather and pitch conditions to their advantage by keeping the ball on the ground and passing it around well. Carrick’s early pressure finally paid off with the opening goal as a Diarmuid Kelleher swung in another perfect delivery for Captain Sam Barnes to steer home with a great header. An unlucky Paul Keaney was denied a goal by an outstanding double save from the Tubbercurry netminder. The second half was a closer affair with the visitors more in the game and equaliser came when Tubber pounced on the rebound and make it 1-1. This stirred Carrick back into life and the home side got a deserved winner when the magnificent Donal Casey followed up on a goalkeeper parry to poke home from a tight angle. Carrick saw the game out comfortably after that to ensure a perfect start to their league campaign.