Carryduff’s reserves lost by two points at Dunavil when they met An Ríocht on Sunday evening.
Despite trailing by seven points at one stage in the first half, a spirited performance saw Carryduff claw their way back into the game to leave the home side leading by the slenderest of margins on a score-line of 1-07 to 1-06 at half time.
Some fundamental mistakes and wayward passing saw Carryduff make life difficult for themselves in the second half and An Ríocht capitalised to hold out for a two-point victory on a score-line of An Ríocht 2-11 Carryduff 2-09.
Carryduff: Kieran Lavery, Paddy Craig, Gavin Kelly, Thomas Artherton, Ben Fitzsimons, Stephen Flynn, Mark McConville, Tony McMahon, Conor Beatty, Rory McCormick, Jonny Henry, Andy Moorehead, Paul O’Neill, Ronan McLaughlin, Joe McFlynn.
Substitutes: Stephen Quinn for Lavery, Aodhan McGoran for McCormick, Mark Morris for O’Neill.
Táin Ulster Hurling League
Pearse Ógs, Dundalk 6-12
Despite starting well and leading for the first 20 minutes of the first half, Carryduff suffered a humiliating defeat when they travelled to meet Pearse Ógs of Dundalk on Monday evening.
A general malaise appeared to disrupt the squad who appeared to lose all focus when Pearse Ógs rattled over three consecutive points between the 18th and 23rd minutes of the first half.
Carryduff failed to respond and then allowed the Pearses to add two soft goals and further points to their tally before the break to leave the half time score Pearse Ógs 2-07 Carryduff 0-05.
The second half was simply one-way traffic as Carryduff simply capitulated to the opposition.
Too many players failed to respond to the challenge and Carryduff failed to score at all in the second half. Pearse Ógs ran out convincing winners on a scoreline of 6-12 to 0-05.
Carryduff: Conor McCormick, Luke Elliott, Conor O’Neill, Cormac McCrory, Ciaran Goodwin, Conall Early, Aaron McEneaney, Mark McConville, Eóin Conway, Gareth Lynch, Conor Beattie, Micheal Conway, Niall Rodgers, Seán O’Callaghan, James Lavery. Substitutes: Rory McKay, Matthew Mooney, Dermie Magorrian, Matt McCauley, Liam Lavery.
The committee and members are saddened to learn of the deaths of: John McCormick - beloved father of our member and senior hurling manager Justin and offer sincere sympathy to the family circle.
Maureen Hynes - beloved mother, mother-in-law and grandmother of our members Michael, Angie, Catriona, Ciaran and Patrick and offer sincere sympathy to the family circle.
Ernie Shimmins - beloved father, father-in-law and grandfather of our members Eimir, Gerry, Jason, Gareth, Arron, Callum and Anna Lynch and offer sincere sympathy to the family circle.
Our Lady Queen of the Gael pray for them. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anamacha dílís.
Lottery results for 20 March
Numbers drawn: 16 - 17 - 18 – 19. No jackpot winner this week. No match three winners this week. Next week’s estimated jackpot is £1395.
Lottery results for 13 March Numbers drawn: 6 - 7 - 11 – 14 No jackpot winner.
Congratulations to the winners who matched three numbers: Mrs A McMeel, Mr CMorgan, Mr S Fyfe, Mrs S Eastwood and Mr M Doherty who won £32 each.
‘Strictly Come Dancing’ tickets on sale
There are only a limited number of tickets available for the much anticipated ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ (Proudly sponsored by Sentel) at the La Mon House Hotel on Friday 13 April.
Tickets priced at £15 (Regular) or £25 (VIP) are available to purchase from Breidge (07818813994), Catherine (07511926394) or Teresa (90813969).
Please ensure you are not disappointed by purchasing your tickets for the night ASAP.