Walterstown V Oldcastle
Pairc Tailteann IFC Championship 4th Round Aug 27th 2017
Walterstown played Oldcastle in the Intermediate championship on Sunday in Pairc Tailteann needing a win to keep their hopes of qualifying alive. Walterstown played well, even though missing fullback David Reynolds and wing forward Cormac Madden through injury. Though 2 points down after 3 minutes, they then got into their stride and were just a point behind at the interval, at 0-7 to 0-6. Brian O Connell converted 3 free’s, and Alban Crosbie added a 45. Aaron McLoughlin and Ruairi O Dowd added a point each from play.
In the second half Oldcastle started better and after 8 minutes were 10 points to 0-7 ahead. Oldcastle then scored a goal to go 6 points ahead. Walterstown replied with 3 points to narrow the gap to 3 before Oldcastle scored their 2nd goal. Walterstown scored a further 4 points but at full time Oldcastle were ahead by 2-11 to 0-14. Walterstown worked hard but will regret several missed goal opportunities which would have sealed victory for them.
For Walterstown: John Davis, Conor McGuinness, Brian McGrane, Conor Cullen, Colin McGrane, Peter Reynolds, Colm Reilly, Conor O Sullivan, Alban Crosbie (0-4, 3F, 1 45,) David Donnellan, Ruairi O Dowd (0-1), Aaron McLoughlin (0-2), Paul Donnellan, Brian O Connell (0-7, 5F,) Mark McCormack
Subs Alan Wall for Colin Mc Grane, David Reynolds for David Donnellan, John Geoghegan for Colm Reilly, Diarmuid Murphy, Andrew Barry, Cormac Madden, Ciaran Lydon, Kevin Devine, Joey Coogan