All County Division 2 League
An understrength Ratoath side, minus all their inter county stars, lost out to Nobber in this Round 7 League Game, played in perfect conditions in Sean Eiffe Park on a Sunday morning at the end of April. Playing with a slight breeze in the opening half the home side were competitive throughout, with the highlight being a goal from Colm Nugent in the 25th minute. As it happened the 1st half was evenly contested, with nothing to separate the teams at the half time break 1-5 to 1-5.
The second half saw the visitors gradually get the upper hand with their greater strength and experience telling in the end, over what was a very young Ratoath side. Ultimately the difference between the 2 sides can be attributed to Brian Farrell’s unerring free taking who in the end notched a total of 8 points. Still Ratoath had their chances to draw or even win the game but were let down by their shooting as the North Meath men eventually ran out 2 point winners.
Foireann Rath Tó: Micheal Fogarty, Michael John Lavin, Brian O’Connor, Eoin Clayton, Andrew Gerrard, Richie Lombard, Emmet Boyle, Ben McGowan, Enda Cahill (0-1), Gareth Rooney, Conor Rooney (0-4), Gavin Quigley (0-1), Brian Daly, Colm Nugent (1-1), Leigh Sullivan (0-1)
Fir Ionad: Shane Duffy for Fogarty (half time), Darragh McPartland for Nugent (half time)