Senior football championship round 1
Ráth Tó 5-21 An Obair 2-6
Ba bhuaiteoirí tuillte iad Ráth Tó sa chraobh peile sinsir seo den chéad bhabhta a imríodh i bPairc Tailteann ,An Uaimh tráthnóna Dé hAoine
Ratoath’s senior footballers were convincing winners of this first round championship game played in Pairc Tailteann ,Navan on Friday evening .
Having said that their opponents Nobber got off to a dream start with a goal and a point inside the first 5 minutes. After that though the defending Keegan cup holders soon settled with points from Daithi & Ben McGowan and Bryan McMahon they managed to draw level at the drinks break 1-2 to 0-5.
The momentum was now firmly with the men in Blue & Yellow and shortly before half time two goals in quick succession from Jack Gillespie, following good work by Connell Ahearne and another from McMahon put daylight between the sides. 2 pointed frees from Daithi McGowan before half time left the scores 2-10 to 1-4 at the interval.
The second half Brian Farrell's charges continued to up the ante and 2 more goals this time from Ahearne & Daithi put the outcome beyond doubt. with the score 4-13 to 1-4 with 20 minutes to go . Nobber , to their credit , continued to battle and their efforts were rewarded with a second green flag raised in the 50th minute .The remaining minutes though were all Ratoath and with notable scores from Ben McGowan ,Cian Rogers & Conor Rooney as well as another goal from McMahon they eventually ran out comfortable winners .
Next up for Ratoath is against Skryne in Dunhauglhin on Sunday the 16th of August
Foireann Ráth Tó
Shane Duffy, Ciarán Ó Fearraigh Conor McGill, Jack Gillespite, Ben Wyer, Gavin McGowan , Andrew Gerrard, Ben McGowan Dara Kelly, Dáitih McGowan ,Cian Rogers,Conor Rooney.Connell Ahearne, Bryan McMahon, Jack Flynn. Fir ionad Cian O'Brien for Kelly, Padraig Byrne for Daithi McGowan, Sean Brazil for Gillespie
Scóróirí : Bryan McMahon 2-5 , Daithi McGowan(1-6) , Cian Rogers(0-4) , Connell Ahearne(1-1) Ben McGowan (0-3) , Jack Gillespie (1-0) Conor Rooney (0-2)
(Article Courtesy of The Hogan Stand)