Walterstown vs Nobber in IFC Quarter Final

Trim Sunday 29th Sep

Walterstown played Nobber in Trim in the IFC quarter final last Sunday. Walterstown found themselves 2 points down after 7 minutes but 2 quick points from Mark McCormack and Aron McLoughlin had the sides level before Nobber pointed again. Walterstown then went 4 points to 3 ahead with the scores coming from Mark McCormack and Ruairí O Dowd. Nobber then scored a well finished goal to regain the lead and even though the Blacks added 4 more points from Barry O Connell, Colm Reilly and a brace from Ruairí O Dowd they still went in at half time down 1 point—8 points to 1-6. They had very good chances of being further ahead but for a half dozen wides before half time.

Both sides Under 10’s played exhibition game at half time

In the second half Nobber pointed first through a Brian Farrell free but then Walterstown scored the next 4 points to go 2 points ahead after 15 mins. One of these points was a great Barry O Connell effort which had blasted over the keeper, only to be palmed over the bar by a Nobber defender. Another Farrell free put Nobber just 1 behind but Aron McLoughlin pointed again for Walterstown to be ahead 13 to 1-8 after 24 minutes. Nobber levelled the match at 27 minutes and finished the match with 2 more Farrell frees to leave the final score 1-12 to 0-13 in favour of Nobber.

Walterstown will feel that they left this game behind them and will feel hard done by, as Brian Farrell kicked 7 frees from the Nobber total. 2019 has been a bad year for Walterstown regarding injuries and had come into this game missing 3 first team players thru injury which did not help their cause. However they did achieve promotion in the A League and had won their last 5 IFC matches so management and players should not be too displeased with the 2019 season.

C Lydon, E O Mahony, C Hennelly, C Reilly (0-1) D Reynolds Colin McGrane, A McLoughlin (0-2), C O Sullivan, A Crosbie (F 2), M McCormack (0-1), R O Dowd (0-3), A Treanor (0-1), C Farrelly, P Donnellan, Barry O Connell (0-3)—

Sub K Devine for A Treanor, Ciaran Murphy , Peter Reynolds, John Geoghegan, Eoin Finlay, Joe Coogan