St. Colmcilles GAA Club, Pairc Ui Rís, Piltown, Bettystown, Co Meath 0877441731

Match Photos – thanks to Brian Mulligan

A scrappy first half opened with a wide from each side, before St. Colmcilles Eanna Walsh registered the first score of the game. This was swiftly followed by a goal from Moynalvey, which St. Colmcilles answered with their own goal attempt, which went wide. Moynalvey then had another goal chance, which was saved by Jordan Brown and resulted in a 45’, which they duly pointed leaving the score 1-02 to 0-1 point to the home side. Moynalvey kept the pressure on as they then scrored another point. Adam Lynch steadied the Cilles ship with the Cilles second point. This was followed by another wide from Moynalvey. Conor O’Byrne then pointed for St. Colmcilles, bringing the score to 1-04 to 0.03 to Moynalvey. David O’Byrne scored the next point of the game, bringing it to only a goal in the difference at half time.

The first score of the second half came from Conor O’Byrne, followed swiftly by a goal from Cathal Hilliard, bringing the score to 1-04 to 1.05 to Cilles. The Cilles fight back was short lived as Moynalvey went straight down to the other end and scored a goal for themselves. St. Colmcilles then missed two good scoring opportunities, before Jeff Kavanagh put one over the bar, and Robbie followed with a point himself, with Conor equalising from a free and taking the score to 1-08 St. Colmcilles to 2.05 to moynalvey with 10 minutes left to go. Moynalvey then went up a gear and scored another goal, followed by a volley of points. St. Colmcilles were left reeling as the score at the end of the game reached 3-12 Moynalvey, 1-08 St. Colmcilles. All in all a disappointing day for a depleted St. Colmcilles side.

J Brown, S Emmett, I Mullan, C Ward, J Kavanagh, C Mullan, A Lynch, R O’Grady, R McCloskey, D McMahon, C O’Byrne, D Brodigan, C Hilliard, D O’Byrne, E Walsh
Subs: L Brown for J Brown, D Meagher for E WAlsh, E O’Neill for R McCloskey (B), S Crilly for S Emmett, J Hanlon for D McMahon