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

Thursday 9/5/19 Throw in 6.45pm

Slane  1,6 (9)  V Colmcilles 2,4(10)

Toddy Harding Park Slane was the destination for the final round of the Spring League on a damp and dirty evening. Colmcilles headed off in search of their first victory in what has been a tough campaign. Slane were in the same position and were also keen to record a win.

Slane were first to score with a well taken point from play. Colmcilles responded with a point and followed up with a goal to open a gap at the end of the first quarter.

It was Slane that came out fighting after the interval, scoring an early goal and a point before Colmcilles were able to regain the lead with a goal mid way through the quarter. Slaneweren’t finished and narrowed the gap to a single point before half time.

After the break both sides exchanged scores adding two points each, leaving the Colmcilles with the tightest of margins heading into the final quarter.

Slane got the required equalising point early on. Slane laid siege to the Colmcilles goal for most of the quarter but the Colmcilles defence held firm. Two break outs from the Colmcilles resulted in chances that could have finished the game off but they failed to convert. It was only in the final minute that the Colmcilles manage to work the ball down field and get the winning score.

This was a tremendous battle with nothing to choose between the sides. Both teams needed to finish their campaign on a high. Colmcilles were fortunate enough to come out on top but all credit to Slane for a very sporting game in tough condition.

Many thanks to all the parents for their support during the league. This team is not made up of just the players and the coaches. We had great volunteers who without hesitation put their hands up to umpire, run the line, give lifts, wash jerseys, set up pitches, help in match day preparations, supply oranges and treats.

Finally a special thanks to the businesses and individuals who supplied and sponsored our jerseys

John Collier of A1 Claims Assessors,

Ken McHutcheson of Fingal Aviation

Ian Mullen of Ian Mullen Electrical Contractors

Keenan Optical

Paul Tanner.