Despite the scoreline, a good team performance from a very young side
Simonstown 2-12 Oldcastle 0-07
The Oldcastle team were even more depleted by injury for this latest AFL Div. 1 encounter played in Simonstown on Sunday morning (10/03/2019), but made the best of the situation and put up a spirited display with the aid of many of the younger squad members. Simonstown got off to a great start with an early goal, but Oldcastle kept in touch with points from Robbie Farrelly, Rory McHugh and Paddy Rahill. A free from Farrelly added another, but it was the home side who had that goal advantage at the break: Simonstown 1-04, Oldcastle 0-04.
The strength of the Simonstown team showed in the second half, and with the wind howling and sleet biting they proved just that bit stronger. Oldcastle’s scores came from a Robbie Farrelly free, Keith Connell and Terry Farrelly; recently returned from Canada and enjoying the similar weather conditions in Navan.
A good team performance overall from a very young Oldcastle side sees them look forward to the next encounter against Ratoath in Millbrook.
Oldcastle: Jack Fox, Louis Colleran, Cian McPartland, Oran O’Reilly, Terry Farrelly (0-01), Ger Reidy, Conor Hetherton, Paddy Rahill (0-01), Keith Connell, Darren Hawdon, Robbie Farrelly (0-03), Steven Lawless, Kyle Kavanagh, Rory McHugh (0-01), Colin Hawdon.
Subs: Lee Healy, Dylan Garrigan, Oran Mulvanny, Killian Connell (0-01), Mossy Flood, Martin Rudden.