Simonstown Gaels 3-13 (22)
Meath Hill 3-17 (26)
Simonstown had a superb start and after 20 minutes found themselves with a seven point advantage. However, 3 goals before half time by Meath Hill and a number points meant there was a 13 point turnaround. This final 10 minutes of the first half won the game for Meath Hill. Meath Hill are 5 from 5 in the B League Division 4 and Simonstown fought well throughout.
Simonstown began the game very well and Brian Brady and Ciaran Reilly impressed throughout in the full forward line. Brady accumulated 4 points in the first half and Ciaran Reilly opened up the scoring with a fine individual effort after 3 minutes. The Gaels played their most free flowing football to date and were in control of the game after 20 minutes. Simonstown committed a lot of lads forward and left themselves exposed at the back. Meath Hill scored 3 very good goals before the halfway mark. Score at the end of a pulsating first half Simonstown 0-10 Meath Hill 3-7.
Meath Hill missed a penalty in the second half but unfortunately the deficit was too much for the Navan Men. Late consolation goals by Aaron O’Connell and Shane McEnery lessened the winning margin.
Next up for Simonstown in the B League Division 4 is Moynalty at 8pm on Tuesday 29th May.
Thanks Meath Hill for the sandwiches and tea, great hospitality.
Evan Burlingham, Paul Gorman, Mick Fitzpatrick, Barry Lynagh, Gary McDonagh, Charlie McCartney, Ben Clarke, Aaron O’Connell (1-2), Shane McHugh (1-1), Ben Tracey, Andrew Burlingham, Shane McEnery (0-2), Dylan Gavin, Brian Brady (0-4), Ciaran O’Reilly (0-2).
Subs - Stephen Trappe for Ben Clarke, Johnny Hand (1-0) for Gary McDonagh, Gary Lyons for Barry Lynagh, Stepehn Dillon for Charlie McCartney, Keith Brady (0-1) for Ben Tracey, Daniel Molloy Battigan for Brian Brady