Walterstown started their 2015 campaign under new manager Joey Farrelly with a 6 point win over Drumbaragh.
Walterstown started the match the brightest, Christopher Reynolds opened the scoring with 3 minutes gone before Kevin Devine, Ruairi O’Dowd and an Alban Crosbie free added further points to give Walterstown a 4 point lead with 16 minutes gone. Drumbaragh opened their account with the next 2 points of the game to reduce the blacks lead to just 2 points and had a great chance of scoring a goal only for a great save from Walterstown Captain John Davis.
Walterstown finished the half the strongest scoring 4 points with no reply, 2 each from Alban Crosbie and Robbie McDonnell to leave Walterstown leading 0-8 v 0-2 at Half Time.
Drumbaragh came out in the second half determined to get back in the game and scored a goal in the opening minutes to reduce the deficit to 3 points. Walterstown did not let this goal unsettle them and with Ruairi O’Dowd leading the way scoring 1-04 in the second half, the Blacks held out to secure the win and give them a winning start to 2015. Full Time Score Walterstown 1-14 v Dumbaragh. 1-08
Walterstown Team : John Davis, John Geoghegan, Conor O’Sullivan, Aaron McLoughlin, Richie Barry, Christopher Farrelly, Ciaran Murphy, Alban Crosbie, David Reynolds, Christopher Reynolds, Paul Donnellan, Robbie McDonnell, Steffan McDonnell, Kevin Devine, Ruairi O’Dowd.
Subs: David Donnellan for Kevin Devine, Sean Irwin for Robbie McDonnell, Colm O’Reilly for John Geoghegan(inj), Conor Cullen for Christopher Reynolds.
Scorers: Ruairi O’Dowd 1-05, Alban Crosbie 0-5, Robbie McDonnell 0-2, Christopher Reynolds & Kevin Devine 0-1