Football B League Round 1

Wolfe Tones 1  15 Ratoath 1  10

Saturday 24th Feb 2018 in Kilberry

Bhí Bhulf Tón seacht gcúilín chun tosaigh tar éis fiche noiméad ach tháining na cuairteoirí ar ais agus ni raibh ach dha chúilín idir na fóirne agus cuig nóimead fágtha. Chríochnaigh Bhulf Tón go láidir ina dhiaidh sin.

This was an entertaining game played in crisp conditions with the result in doubt to the very end. Caolán ward opened the scoring for Wolfe Tones with a pointed free before Ratoath added 3 without reply by the sixth minute. Tones dominated the next 20 minutes and thanks to a Mark Coleman point and 4 from from Caolán Ward  (3 frees)  they led by  1 07 to 0  03.The visitors however hit a purple patch and added 1  02 to narrow the gap to 2 before Caolan Ward converted a free on the stroke of half time to leave the half time score Wolfe Tones 1  08 Ratoath 1  05.

Ratoath opened the second half well and opened with two points in as many minutes. Tones reacted well and outscored the visitors 4 points to 1 and led by 1  12 to 1  08 after 50 minutes. Following the pattern in the first half Ratoath finished strongly and added 2 points to set up a tense finish. They would regret 3 further wides while Tones Mark Coleman, Alan Fox (free) and Gary Mc Fadden rounded off the scoring for the Tones and completed a league double for the Tones following their A league opening round win over the same opposition.

In a good team performance Oisín Mac Ghinneartaí, Conor Sheppard, Mark Coleman Charlie Mc Garry, Killian O Brien, Thomas Blaney and Caolán Ward caught the eye.

Wolfe Tones: Luke Condi,  Oisín Mac Ghinneartaí, Robert White, Alan Mc Keever, Alan Lynam, Aonghus Mc Loughlin, Conor Sheppard (0  01), Charlie Mc Garry (0  01), Mark Coleman (0  02), Caolán Ward (0  08, 7 F), Killian O Brien, Rioghan Mac Ghinneartaí, Thomas Blaney (1 00), Gary Mc Fadden (0  01),  Rossa Mc Loughlin

Subs: Davy O Neill (0  01) for Ríoghan Mac Ghinneartai (HT), Mark Mc Fadden for Alan Mc Keever (42), Iarlaith O Kelly Lynch for Rossa Mac Donnell (52), Alan Fox(0  01, F) For Thomas Blaney (BC, 54)