Walterstown Vs Castletown —A League
Aug 7th 2017
Walterstown played Castletown in the last round of the A League in Walterstown on Monday evening. Walterstown were mid-table and Castletown were safe from relegation before the match. However both teams would have viewed the game as a useful warm up before next weekend’s round of Championship matches. Though Castletown registered the first point, Walterstown were never behind for the rest of the match. Walterstown scored 7 unanswered points before Brian O Connell netted from a deft Ruairí O Dowd pass. At the interval Walterstown were 1-9 to 0-2 ahead.
In the second half Castletown fought gamely but Walterstown’s forwards continued to notch up the scores. Wing forward Aaron McLoughlin finished with a personal tally of 1-2 from play while full forward Ruairi o Dowd was in fine form scoring 0-5 also from play. Brian O Connell added 1-5 for Walterstown while the industrious Cormac Madden chipped in 0-2.
While Castletown scored 1-10 in the second half there was always a 10 or 12 point gap between the teams until Castletown’s last minute penalty narrowed the gap to 9 points. The final score was 2-18 to 1-12 when referee Sean Gahan blew the final whistle.
Walterstown—John Davis, Conor Cullen, Conor McGuinness, Colm Reilly, Mark McCormack (0-1). Peter Reynolds, Davy Donnellan, Alban Crosbie (0-3 F), Conor O Sullivan, Cormac Madden (0-2), John Geoghegan, Aaron McLoughlin (1-2), Paul Donnellan, Ruairi O Dowd (0-5), Brian O Connell (1-5, 2F).
Subs Kevin Devine for J Geoghegan, , Brian McGrane for P Reynolds, Andrew Barry for P Donnellan, Eoin O Mahony for C Reilly, Colin McGrane for C Cullen, Ciaran Lydon,
Walterstown finished in sixth place overall, having won six, drew 1 , and lost six.