Ratoath take the points at Millbrook.
Ratoath 1-16 Oldcastle 2-9
A biting, bitter and twisted wind was whipping through Millbrook this morning (Sunday, 24/3/2019), as Oldcastle took on Ratoath in this Div. 1 (Rd.6) encounter. Playing with the wind, Oldcastle took the first two scores courtesy of Robbie Farrelly, before Ratoath took one of their own. A spell with some great teamwork from Oldcastle followed, summed up by the following score from a Packie Kevin kick-out to Oran O’Reilly, upfield by way of Terry Farrelly, Ger Reidy, Darren Hawdon and Paddy Rahill. He then chipped it nicely in to the waiting forwards: to Colin Hawdon who passed to Jason Scully and finally on to Lee Healy for a super goal, and just reward for the input. Packie Kevin made some super saves in this half also, but all was undone by a dodgy line-ball decision which went Ratoath’s way and resulted in a quick goal. Ratoath edged ahead before a Jason Scully goal put Oldcastle into the lead again, but a few more from Ratoath before the whistle blew left it level at half-time: Oldcastle 2-04, Ratoath 1-07.
Ratoath had the advantage of the stiff breeze in the second-half, and while Oldcastle stayed with them and levelled score for score for 15 minutes, they then crept ahead and stayed there. Oldcastle never gave up and reduced the deficit near the end, but the opposition managed to stay in the lead and were still there at full-time.
Oldcastle: Packie Kevin, Louis Colleran, Cian McPartland, Oran O’Reilly, C.J. Healy, Terry Farrelly, Dylan Garrigan, Paddy Rahill, Ger Reidy, Keith Connell, Darren Hawdon, Robbie Farrelly (0-05), Lee Healy (1-00), Jason Scully (1-02), Colin Hawdon (0-01).
Subs: Paddy Gilsenan (0-01), Ronan Maguire, Rory McHugh, Stephen Lawless.