Carnaross GAA Club, Co. Meath

2018 B League Division 5

Pos Team Pl W D L SF SA SD Pts
1. Carnaross 7 7 0 0 137 62 +75 14
2. Kilbride 6 5 0 1 141 77 +64 10
3. Ballinabrackey 7 5 0 2 96 84 +12 10
4. Gaeil Colmcille 6 2 2 2 91 99 -8 6
5. Donaghmore/Ashbourne 5 2 1 2 52 68 -16 5
6. Dunshaughlin 7 2 0 5 80 81 -1 4
7. O'Mahonys 5 2 0 3 79 85 -6 4
8. Ratoath 7 1 2 4 79 108 -29 4
9. Clonard 6 2 0 4 49 79 -30 4
10. Drumbaragh 8 1 1 6 88 149 -61 3

BFL R2: Two from two with double score win over Ratoath

Carnaross ran out worthy winners on their home ground against Ratoath in their second B League outing. Carnaross led from the fifth minute to the last and were never truly troubled by a spirited Ratoath side due to their superior fitness and movement.

Carnaross 0-18 Ratoath 0-9

B League (Division 5)

Played in Dunshaughlin – 3/5/2018

The game began at a pedestrian pace which suited the guile and experience of Ratoath who led 2 points to one after 5 minutes. The North Meath men upped the intensity significantly with Fox and O’Reilly dictating proceedings with driving runs from the middle of the field. Paddy McDermott was the main beneficiary of the ample service being provided as he helped himself to 5 delectable points from every corner of Páirc Naomh Chiarán. Credit must go to his barber who provided him with a sick fade that no doubt aided his aerodynamic movement throughout. They say that football is a tale of two fades however, and despite Flattery sporting a slick fade himself from the aforementioned barber, his game came to a premature end. After a trademark driving run towards goals, he twisted his ankle and was forced to leave proceedings, sparking a rapturous applause from the Carnaross Ultras in attendance.

Pierce Fleming fisted a point after creating space for himself despite his hamstring concerns. Shane “Mushroom” Casserly was excelling in the full forward line and helped himself to a well-taken brace after tracking back thanklessly throughout the half. Junior C protagonist Stephen Dawson was playing with an air of grace and confidence way beyond his years. He tagged on two well-taken scores much to the delight of the stand-in umpire at the clubhouse end. Cian O’Reilly was relishing his new midfield role and capped an industrious performance with two measured scores. Decky Reilly defied the odds and survived the warm up, much to charismatic manager John L McGee’s delight, and impressed on his introduction with 2 scores from placed balls. Carnaross sat back on their laurels and allowed Ratoath to tag on 3 frees before the half concluded leaving it 0-12 to 0-5 at the change of ends.

In the second half, Ratoath flooded their defence in an attempt to keep possession and shore up the hoops’ attack. This led to an encounter devoid of fluency, which resulted in significantly less scores. Brian Comaskey rolled back the years with a delightful effort that sent the adoring umpires into raptures. John Brogan was busy throughout the encounter keeping tabs on the Ratoath danger man Frank Coyne and raced up the field to point with his left boot, something Cormac O’Reilly could only dream of. Shane Casserly manged to extend his tally to 3 points, despite not having much room to work with. Jack Roche and Killian Porter worked tirelessly providing an outlet to the Carnaross defence throughout the hour and they were well protected in the backs by the evergreen Thomas Nugent, the enigmatic Cian Yore and the what’s app fiend Matt O’Reilly. As the game fizzled out, referee Colm McManus brought the proceedings to a halt leaving Carnaross the deserving victors on a scoreline of 0-18 to 0-9.

Carnaross: Shane McNiffe, Matt O’ Reilly, John Brogan (0-1), Jack Roche, Killian Porter, Thomas Nugent, Cian Yore, Cian O’Reilly (0-2), Dillon Fox, Pierce Fleming (0-1), Brian Comaskey (0-1), Stephen Flattery (0-1), Paddy McDermott (0-5), Stephen Dawson (0-2), Shane Casserly (0-3). Subs: Decky Reilly (0-3) for Flattery (inj) and Tadgh Skelly for Porter.

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