Another cracker of a match in Millbrook

Oldcastle 5-08 Moynalvey/Boardsmill 2-17

The Minors hosted the Moynalvey/Boardsmill amalgamation in Millbrook this evening (29/9/2021) for the second round of the LM/FM Minor Championship. The opposition arrived with just twelve players, meaning Oldcastle had to cut their starting line-up. The re-jig unsettled the lads, with just four scores in the first half: points from Brian Hetherton and Nathan Gibney and a goal and super left-footed point from the boot of Eoin Smith. In the same time however, Moynalvey/Boardsmill put 1-09 on the board, giving them a six point advantage at the break.

If there’s one thing we know about Oldcastle teams at the minute though, it’s that they never give up! A well-taken Paul Hennessy free got the Oldcastle comeback underway: followed by an Oldcastle goal blitz, with Eoin Smith, Brian Hetherton and Nathan Gibney all finding the back of the net.

Moynalvey/Boardsmill kept putting points over all the while, but the Oldcastle comeback was enough to see them level the match with five minutes remaining. With that however, Moynalvey/Boardsmill upped the ante again, sending over three unanswered points to try and claim the victory.

With the seconds ticking away Oldcastle sent the ball upfield, Rian Mulvanny in a good scoring position near the goals but being pulled down for a penalty! Referee Martin Dawson was looking at his watch as Paul Hennessy stepped up to take it: he coolly lobbed it to the right and to the back of the net to draw the match.

The next match is against Donaghmore/Ashbourne on Saturday 9th October at 2pm in Millbrook.

Oldcastle: Eoin Muldoon, Fionn McCabe, Brian Hetherton (1-01), Alan Gilsenan, James Gibney, Lloyd Colleran, Tom Lynch, Rory Crawley (0-01), Nathan Gibney (1-02), Eoin Smith (2-01), Paul Hennessy (1-03), Kane Cullen. Subs: Ciaran Connell, Cormac O’Connell, JP Purcell, Rian Mulvanny, Jamie Pakenham.