U-14 : We maintained our position at the top of Division 1 with a 7-0 demolition of rivals Boyle Celtic at the Showgrounds last Saturday.
After an even first 10 minutes Carrick’s superior passing and movement particularly from Jack Matthews, Sam Barnes, Oisin Boland and Niall Morahan in midfield enabled the lads to take control of the match. Jason Conlon hit a first half hat-trick and goals from Shane Surlis, Oisin Boland and Paul Keaney left the visitors 6-0 down at half-time.
Carrick introduced Fintan Earley, Donal Moreton and Jack Collum at the interval and the latter scored the only goal of the second half from the penalty spot after he was brought down when through on goal.
Outstanding displays from a back four of Paul Keaney, Mark Diffley, Sean O’Dowd and Shane Finn kept the visitors at bay on the odd occasion they threatened, and ensured keeper Paul Woods had another relatively quiet game.
U-11: On Saturday next, November 30, we are at home to Ballisodare. Kick-off 11am.
U-13: Congratulations to Paul Woods, Sam Barnes, Donal Casey, Oisin Bohan and Paul Keaney on their selection for the Sligo/Leitrim U-13 Representative side. On Saturday next we are at home to Ballisodare Utd, kick-off 12.30.
On November 16, we maintained our 100% start to the season with a 4-2 win to end Strand Celtic’s perfect start in the process. In a tight first half if was Carrick who took the lead with an own goal. with Paul Keaney’s free kick giving Carrick a 2-0 halftime lead.
Donal Casey headed home in the second half but Strand hit back after a moment of hesitancy in the Carrick defence. However, Carrick finished with a goal from Oisin Bohan to seal the win despite a late Strand free finding the net.
Team: Killian Gaffey, Jack Flynn, Shane Crowe, Paul Woods, David O Connell, Donal Casey, Paul Keaney, Sam Barnes, Niall Gannon, Adam Reynolds, Oisin Bohan. Subs Fiachra Henry, Kevin Brady,Patrick McKenna,Ben Brannigan, Eoghan Farrell and Sean Lenehan.
U-16: Our U-16 team have been busy over the past week. We were defeated 4-1 in the Connacht Cup 2nd Round by a well organised Strand Celtic team at Sligo IT grass pitch on Tuesday of last week. Carrick scorer was Cormac Smith.
On Saturday morning despite being short in numbers we put up a brave fight v Arrow Harps (Riverstown) in the league before losing by 7 goals to 2. Carrick scorer was Narada Patrasco (2).