IFC Group A Rd 1
Wednesday 11th April, Dunganny
In a replay of last year’s opening round of the championship Walterstown faced St Ultans on Wednesday evening in Dunganny.
Walterstown got off to a flying start in their first game of the championship, registering seven points in the opening 7 minutes, with 5 of the forwards registering a point or more after Aron McLoughlin’s opener. Walterstown were playing some very good football and for a time it looked like they could really push on to dominate the game.
Ultans however scored the only goal of the game, via Ronan Breslin, two minutes before half time which brought them back into contention and the blacks, playing in orange jerseys, when in at the break with a slender 2 point advantage. Would Walterstown rue a couple of missed goal chances in the first half?
Half Time: St Utlan’s 1:06 Walterstown 0:11
After the break Walterstown didn’t seem to have the same intensity they showed in the first half, and Ultan’s came more and more into the game, with Gearóid Rennicks becoming more influential in the middle of the park and John Davis was called more and more into action in the Walterstown nets. Walterstown were hanging onto their slender lead as the full time whistle loomed. Three minutes into injury time Rennicks slotted over the leveller, followed by another point a minute later to give Ultan’s the victory.
Full Time: St Ultans 1:12 Walterstown 0:14
Walterstown -John Davis; Conor Cullen, David Maguire, Eoin O’ Mahony ,Mark McCormack (0-1), John Geoghegan, David Donnellan; David Reynolds, Alan Wall; Conor O’Sullivan, Ruairi O’Dowd(0-2),Aron McLoughlin(0-2); Robbie McDonnell (0-4 (2f)), Brian O’Connell (0-3), Sam McCabe (0-2).
Subs: Michael Clarke for David Reynolds, Stephen Davis for Aron McLoughlin, Brian McGrane for Ruari O’Dowd, Cormac Madden for O’Connell, Kashif Ali for David Donnellan.
St Ultan’s – Cian Farnan; Declan Ball, Jason Bennett, Luke O’Reilly; Martin Dolan, Darren Costello, Darren Mallon; Gearoid Rennicks (0-8(6f)), Mark Allen (0-1); Conor Smyth, Cian Rennicks (0-2), Darren Kavanagh (0-1); Emmet Costello, Greg McKeever, Ronan Breslin(1-0).
Subs: Kavnaugh for Breslin, Galligan for Dolan (Black Card).
Referee : Paul Mooney.
IFC Round 2 Walterstown V Trim Friday 20th in Dunsaughlin @ 8pm
JBFC Saturday 14th Walterstown V Rathkenny in Slane @ 6pm