Match Report

Dundalk Gaels 0-20 O'Raghallaighs 1-08


Mark Hanna

                 Dundalk Gaels maintained their 100% start to the season with a nine point victory at home to O'Raghallaighs on Saturday evening. The home team got the first point of the game through Thomas O'Connell before Barry Watters made it two nil. Sean McCann fisted the next point after Mark Hanna drove forward with possession before playing a pass into O'Connell who laid it off for McCann to score. The visitors got on the board with a well worked point but the Gaels responded immediately O'Connell gathered possession and found Ryan Coleman who made no mistake. Dylan McKeown kicked an excellent point and Coleman got another after good work from Luke Murray to make it 6-1.

                O'Raghallaighs got their second point of the half before a strong finish saw points from McKeown, McCann, Andrew Curley and Aaron Culligan extend the lead to 10-2 at half time. Curley's the pick of the bunch a 45 yard drive with the outside of the boot.

                A slow start to the second half from the home team let the Drogheda men cut the lead to three points scoring 1-2 unanswered. Mckeown kicked another point but to the visitors credit they tacked on the next two scores to leave just two points in it 11 to 1-06, that was a close as it would get. Watters got his second score of the game and good work between McKeown and Culligan set up Coleman for another point. Mckeown and David McComish both scored in between points for the away team to leave it 15 to 1-08. Three McKeown points, the last a tremendous team move which was eloquently finished left footed from the talented youngster. Substitute Tomas Kavangh helped himself to two points after coming on to see Cathal O'Hanlons men make it four wins from four on a scoreline of 0-20 to 1-08

Team: Adrian Rafferty, Kyle Rafferty, Oisin Murray, James Lynch, David McComish (0-1), Andrew Curley (0-1), Mark Hanna , Luke Murray, Jordan Keating, Barry Watters (0-2), Sean McCann (0-2), Aaron Culligan (0-1), Ryan Coleman (0-3) , Dylan McKeown (0-7), Thomas O'Connell (0-1)

Subs : Jason Clarke for Barry Watters, Tomas Kavangh (0-2) for Ryan Coleman,