Wednesday 14 November 2018

St. Pats reach intermediate final

HARD HITTING ... Midfield action from last Sunday’s game between St. Pat’s and Drumree.
HARD HITTING ... Midfield action from last Sunday’s game between St. Pat’s and Drumree.
VICTORIOUS ... The St. Pat’s team who moved into the final of the Meath IFC with a comprehensive win over Drumree at the weekend.

ST PATRICKS ... 0-15 DRUMREE ... 1-8 St Patricks qualified for the Intermediate Final with this solid semi-final display against Drumree in Navan last weekend.

St Patrick’s will now meet Ballivor in the final on September 3 at Pairc Tailteann and will be hoping to make it third time lucky after losing the last two points.

David White was the star of the show for St Pat’s, scoring seven points before being injured late in the game.

Drumree fought hard and at one stage came within a point of St Patrick’s who led for most of the game and were 0-8 to 0-5 ahead at the break.

They opened the game by pointing two frees before White got his side on the scoreboard with a point from play.

Drumree stretched their lead with a point but White and Fergus Minogue levelled.

They went ahead again before another point from play by Whte made it 0-4 to 0-4.

Martin Kirk with a point from play and two pointed frees from White gave St Patrick’s a bit of breathing space and then the sides traded points before the break.

St Patrick’s continued to find their accuracy in the second half although a late goal from Ballivor made it a bit tense before points from Niall Flynn and Martin Byrne sealed victory.

St Patrick’s (team and scorers): David Mooney; Noel Collier; Niall Russell; Ronan Kearns; Raymond Russell; Cormac Murphy; Ciaran Russell; Cormac Sullivan; James Hughes; Martin Kirk (0-1); Peter Sullivan (0-1); Niall Flynn (0-1); Fergus Minogue (0-2); Barry Campbell; David White (0-7). Subs: Martin Byrne (0-3) for P. Sullivan; Neil Lennon for J. Hughes; J.P Ryan for D. White.

Final bound


BALLIVOR ... 0-18

A late rally gave Ballivor victory over St Colmcilles in this exciting Meath Intermediate Football semi-final in Navan last weekend.

The football was excellent from both sides with Ballivor’s entire forward line managing to get on the scoresheet as well as their two midfielders.

In contrast only three players scored for St Colmcilles with Niall Ronan pointing eight frees, John McKenna sending over five points and the remaining score coming from Eoin Sarsfield.

Ballivor settled quickest and raced into a 0-5 to 0-2 lead after 15 minutes. St Colmcilles fought back and levelled 0-7 to 0-7 on half-time. A fine effort from Damien Beakey struck the post before the break and had that went in the game could have taken a different course.

St Colmcilles scored two points at the beginning of the second half but six points without reply from Ballivor put them on course for the final.

St Colmcilles (team and scorers): Brian Morris; Shane Black; Neil Cooney; Paul Collier; Neil Dunne; Ian Mullen; Brian Kelly; Enda Grogan; Camon Hall; Eoin Sarsfield (0-1); Damian Beakey; Eoin O’Boyle; Damien O’Brien; Niall Ronan (0-8); John McKenna (0-5). Subs: Eoin O’Brien for Kelly, Gary Black for Damien O’Brien.

Saints alive



St Colmcilles were easy winners over Ballinlough in this Junior ‘C’ Championship game played in Kilberry last weekend.

This was a preliminary quarter final tie and the Saints will surely play stiffer opposition in the quarter final proper.

St Colmcilles (team and scorers): Cianan Duff; Nigel Woods; Richie McCullen (0-3); Aidan Healy; Eoin Kelly; Alan Farrell; Philip Daly; Emmet Nulty; Ben Colgan; Robert McCluskey (2-6); David Black (0-2); Frank Daly (0-1); Ian McCluskey (0-2); Gerry Berrill; Conor Sheridan (1-1). Subs: Keith McGill; Emmet Grogan (1-1); Paul McCarville; Mark Clerkin (0-1); Cian Reynolds.


MOYNALVEY ... 1-14


This Division 2 Meath ‘A’ League game finished in a pulsating draw last weekend after a last gasp goal from Shane Byrne saved the day for Drumconrath.

Drumconrath weren’t at their best throughout and trailed 1-4 to 1-7 at the break. Best for Drumconrath were Kevin Flanagan, Oliver McMahon, Shane Byrne, Pete McMahon and Sean Reilly.

Drumconrath (team and scorers): Kevin Carry; Cathal Byrne; Kevin Flanagan; Brian Flanagan; Derek Flanagan; Oliver McMahon (0-1); Shane Byrne (1-1); Pete McMahon (0-1); Ronan McGahon; Thomas Dardis (0-3); Sean Reilly (0-1); Paul Tighe; Alan Byrne (1-1); Paddy Reilly (0-1); Paul McMahon. Subs: John McDermott for C. Byrne; John Carey for Paul Mahon; Leighton Irwin for Ronan McMahon; Pauraic McMahon for Alan Byrne; Peter Tighe for John McDermott.

Moynalvey slain


SLANE ... 3-12

Slane started the Meath U-17 League campaign with a comprehensive victory in Moynalvey last Friday night.

Two second half goals from David Byrne put Slane in control and they ran out deserving winners.

Stephen Goodwin had a great game at midfield and was well supported by Tommy Macken, Craig Smith, Padraig Gibney, Eoin Feeley and Paul O’Brien.

Slane (team and scorers): Tommy Macken; Patrick Cassidy; Craig Smith; Derek Mongey; David Gough; Wayne Donnelly; Eoin Feeley (0-2); Stephen Goodwin (1-5); Paul O’Brien (0-1); Rory Finnegan (0-3); Padraig Gibney (0-1); David Byrne (2-0); Richard Harding. Substitute: Simon Gibney for D. Byrne.

Bellewstown recovery


RATOATH ... 1-11

Bellewstown recovered from a six point half-time deficit to record their second win in this Meath Division 4A League encounter with Ratoath.

Ratoath, aided by a stiff breeze, had the better of the first half and went in at the break 0-7 to 0-1 ahead. Bellewstown’s only score came from Pat Collins.

Bellewstown got into their stride in the second period and a couple of good goals from James Devereaux and another from Paul Reilly set them on their way.

Alec Collins then reeled off four points from play but Ratoath fought back to make it an exciting finish.

Best for Bellewstown were A. McKeon, P. Brannigan, S. Black, A. Collins, J. Devereaux, and M. Flynn.

Bellewstown: A. McKeon; P. Brannigan; A. McEntaggert; D. Rogers; D. Hartford; C. Black; S. Black; A. Collins (0-4); G.P Brannigan; J. Devereaux (2-1); A. Smith; Paul Reilly (1-1); C. Devereaux; M. Flynn; P. Collins. Subs: D. Teeling, A. Power.

Junior B

ST PATRICK’S ... 1-15


St Patrick’s reached the quarter finals of the Junior B Championship with a solid win over Summerhill.

St Pat’s led for most of the game and were 0-7 to 0-3 ahead at the break.

St Patrick’s (team and scorers): Alan Smith; Colm Folan; Sean Harris; Kevin Ludlow; Ciaran Calvey; Mickey Howard; David Collier; Ciaran Duffy (0-1); Eamonn Calvey; J.P Ryan (0-4); Paddy Muldowney (0-2); Ciaran Smith (0-1); Niall Sheridan (0-2); Noel Dunne (1-1); Niall Whearty (0-2). Subs: John Muldowney for C. Calvey; Darren Ryan (0-1) for C. Smith; Rory Collier (0-1) for N. Sheridan; Fran Courtney for P. Muldowney.

Edged out

SYDDAN ... 1-11

ST PAUL’S ... 2-7

Syddan narrowly won this Meath All-County A League Division 3 game against St Paul’s with a late goal and point from Philip Duff and Brian Dillon proving crucial.

The teams were very evenly matched and were level the break 1-2 to 0-5. Best for Syddan were Frank McKenna, Andrew McKane, Philip Duff and Brian Dillon who helped himself to seven points.

Syddan team: James Sheehy; Andrew Kane; Frank McKenna; Kevin Tallon; Ian Curran; Stephen Dillon; Robbie Clare; Joey Dillon; Thomas Dillon; Philip Duff (1-2); Shay Duff (0-1); Trevor Dardis; Patrick Meade; Brian Dillon (0-7); Gary Carolan (0-1).

Subs: Noel McGillick for Trevor Dardis; Luke Halpenny for Stephen Dillon; Conor Dillon for Patrick Meade.