Division 3 Round 6, Sunday 24th March in Árdcath, Referee Joe Synnott

St Vincent’s V Walterstown

On a fine crisp spring morning Waterston travelled to Ardcath to face St Vincent’s in round six of the league. Both teams were at near the summit of the table so this was going to be a close game and the presence of a strong wind would also be a factor.
Vincent’s had the wind at their backs in the opening half, but it was the blacks to register the first score with Joey Coogan raising the white flag in the opening minute. But Vincent’s struck back registering four points consecutively, three of which were frees in the opening ten minutes, before Mark McCormack scored Walterstown’s second point from play. The half petered out with Vincent’s going in at the break with a two-point lead.

Half Time St Vincent’s 0:06 Walterstown 0:04

Even though Walterstown had the wind in their favour, it was Vincent’s who made the better start and before fives minutes had elapsed in the second half, they had extended their lead to seven points after scoring two points and a goal. Brian O Connell reduced this lead with the second goal of the game eight minutes in. Vincent’s stretched their lead again with two goals and the game appeared to be slipping away from the blacks. Barry O Connell was hauled to the ground when bearing down on goal, and David Donnellan converted the resulting penalty. Despite all the pressure coming from Walterstown in the closing stages, they were unable to reduce the gap and were five points adrift when Joe Synnott called a halt to proceedings.

Final Score St Vincent’s 3:08 Walterstown 2:06

Walterstown: Ciaran Murphy, Eoin O Mahony, Conor Cullen, Colm Reilly, Mark McCormack (0:02), David Reynolds, Colin McGrane, Barry O Connell, Conor O Sullivan, Aron McLoughlin John Geoghegan, Adam Treanor, Conor Farrelly, Brian O Connell (1:2), Joey Coogan (0:01).
Suns; Sam McCabe (0:01) for John Geoghegan, David Donnellan (1:0) for Aron McLoughlin, Cathal McGuinness for Eoin O Mahony, Conor Lenehan for Mark McCormack, Robbie McDonnell for Joey Coogan, Christopher Farrell, Conor McGuire, Adam Barrett.

Round 7 Walterstown V Kilmainham Date and Time TBC

Table Position 5th

Form Guide :L W W W D L