Oldcastle (@1.53) vs Dunderry (@2.75)
29-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Oldcastle will win

Oldcastle – Dunderry Match Prediction | 29-09-2019 09:00

Farrelly, S. Smith, D. Cribbin, K. It was a credit to both teams in the second half with somevery good football served up in difficult conditions. Ginnitty, S. It went point for point in the second half but Castletown must rue missedchances in the early stages of this match when Oldcastle had the final say witha point in injury time to take the Division 3 title. Smyth for F. Hoey, B. Subs - D. Hoey. Finney for B. Smith. Carroll, L. Ginnityfor M. Carry, W. Oldcastle 0-7Castletown 0-6Castletown lost out by the minimum in this highly competitive match played at avery wet Meath Hill on Saturday afternoon. Smith, M. Smith for S. Donegan, K. Duffy, N. Finnerty, R. Clarke, G. Castletown really put it up to the intermediate champions in this match andwere level at half time 0-3 each with points from James Finnerty, Barry Smithand Gerry Farrelly. Best for Castletown in a great team performance were Stephen Duffy, NoelFarrelly, Joey Carry, Kenny Smith, Liam Clarke, James Finnerty and Barry Smith. Hoey and T. Carroll, A. Farrelly, J. Ross, F. Castletown - J. Farrelly, J.

With just the goal separating the teams now, CharlieLynch knew what needed doing, and took a great goal to level the match. A nervy seven or eight minutes went by before the end, with whatseemed like a guaranteed equaliser from Dunderry, but super defensive play fromOldcastle kept them out, and when referee Martin Dawson blew the final whistleit was on a score of Oldcastle 1-08, Dunderry 1-07. Withthe youngsters doing brilliant work all over the pitch and Joe Lynch in flyingform, the older stalwarts were also essential, and it was a John Caffrey free,converted by Stephen Tierney, that proved the match winner, putting Oldcastleahead by a point.

Ciarn o Farrell was a former chairperson of Kilbride GAA Club and father to Dunderry club member Liam and also father to Kevin of Printagraf who is always so generous in supplying signs/posters to the club. This exciting game ended a draw with both teams agreeing to share victory. Ciarn O Farrell Memorial Cup Dunderry v Kilbride Dunderry were invited to Kilbride to play for the Ciarn O Farrell Memorial Cup.

With just the goal separating the teams now, Charlie Lynch knew what needed doing, and took a great goal to level the match. A nervy seven or eight minutes went by before the end, with what seemed like a guaranteed equaliser from Dunderry, but super defensive play from Oldcastle kept them out, and when referee Martin Dawson blew the final whistle it was on a score of Oldcastle 1-08, Dunderry 1-07. With the youngsters doing brilliant work all over the pitch and Joe Lynch in flying form, the older stalwarts were also essential, and it was a John Caffrey free, converted by Stephen Tierney, that proved the match winner, putting Oldcastle ahead by a point.

JFC C: Oldcastle top table toppers

Curraoin - C.Fitzgerald, A.Kelly - D.OLaoire. Sat 21/9/19 UniFlu - Intermediate Hurling Championship, Venue: Trim, (Semi-Final), Drumree 1-10 : 2-12 Dunderry. Subs: T. Conaire - A.Walsh D. Dunderry: M.Dowdall, B.Wright, A.Feeney, C.Fitzgerald, R.Brady, C.Dempsey, L.Dempsey, D.OLaoire, J.Martin, L.Martyn (0-1), C.OShea (0-2), J.Leavy (0-5,4fs), A.Walsh, C.Farrell (2-2), C.Leavy (0-2).

It was all Dunderry for the next 20 minutes however, they dominated all over and put six unanswered points on the board. Oldcastle also took the next three scores, nice points from Charlie Lynch, full-back Sean Maxwell who scored after a run from one end of the pitch to the other, and Niall Mangan. Oldcastle took the first score of the match as a result of a nice period of play, an Aaron Getty ball on to Niall Mangan, to Ciaran Smith, back to Aaron and Ciaran again, to Josh Halpin next who got it in to weathered old war-horse Jimmy Smith. There was a general air of no-hope regarding Oldcastles chances against Dunderry in this evenings Junior C Championship meeting, with the opposition unbeaten and top of the table, and Oldcastle closer to the bottom than top! A controversial side-line ball decision against Oldcastle saw tempers flare, but Dunderry couldnt capitalise on the situation and shot two wides before the half-time whistle blew on a score of Oldcastle 0-05, Dunderry 0-06. A Sean Maxwell free got Oldcastle going again, it travelled upfield by way of Niall Mangan before finding Joe Lynch who was fouled in front of goal, the resultant free pointed by Johnny Shortt. Jimmy got a lovely pass in to the waiting Joe Lynch who tipped it over the bar for the point.

Oldcastle - SFox; S Farrelly, S Rahill, T Rahill; B Curran, R McHugh, C Caffrey; E Gilsenan(0-1); V Reynolds, (0-2, two frees); P Gilsenan (0-1), T Farrelly, P Rahill(0-2, two frees); N Mangan (0-5, four frees), N Galligan (0-1), A McCann (0-1). Subs - C McPartland for Caffrey 43 mins; R Farrelly (0-1) for McCann 45m; RPackenham for P Rahill 54m.

Oldcastle Team: Seanie Fox, Aaron McCabe, Paul Smith, Noel McEnroe, TommyRahill, Conor McHugh, James Tuite, Brendan Halpin, Robert Pakenham (0-1),Richie Kellett, Tom Lynch, Shane Maguire (1-0), Paul Higgins, Ronan Farrelly(0-4), John Pakenham. Each of these sideswere managed by the evergreen Eamon Moore. The second half was a lot more even and Ballinabrackey broke forward twice inthe dying moments and almost forced extra time with the latter attack shavingthe post. With 1990 All Ireland & Leinster Meath Minor winning panellist BrendanHalpin and the returning John Caffrey in the thick of the action Oldcastle heldout for the win with Brendan Cummins presenting the cup to Oldcastle captainRobert Pakenham. Oldcastle 1-06 Ballinabrackey 0-06Oldcastle added to their list of 2009 honours on Sunday last with this Division3B league final win over Offaly border side, Ballinabrackey played in cold andicy conditions at Dunganny. With Ronan Farrelly's name hitting the scoredboard amid a brace of scores earlyon in the first half, Shane Maguire saw 1-0 after his name when he goaled onthe stroke of half time following a fisted delivery from John Pakenham to leavefive points in it at the break, 1-03 to 0-01. Subs: Brian Griffin (0-1) for T.Lynch, Dara McPartlandfor J.Tuite, John Caffrey for P.Higgins, Paddy Galligan for J. Oldcastle were able to call on Seanie Fox, Tommy Rahill, Robert Pakenham,Richie Kellett & Ronan Farrelly from those who played in the IFC final winover Kilmainhamwood and it their combined experience was needed to see out theBracks who tasted victory themselves earlier in the year having enjoyedoutright success in the JFC D campaign. It was the second year running that the club took B league honours after theannexation of the Division 4 league in 2008 and it was also the fourth B leaguein 7 years following wins in 2002, 2006, 2008 & 2009. Pakenham, EananMcPartland for Kellett.

Dunderry took the first point of the second-half with a free. Soon after, a Jack Fox kick-out found Stephen Tierney, on to Cillian Connell, to Sean Maxwell, to Cillian Hanlon who was fouled, Ciaran Smith moving it on to Joe Lynch, back to Ciaran, then back to Cillian Connell who was again fouled, with Kyle converting the free. Cillian Connell was working hard throughout and winning frees: it was his free which Kyle Kavanagh pointed to reduce the deficit. Multiple attempts by both sides were closed down in the next few minutes, before Dunderry were awarded a penalty, which they duly scored to once again have a five point buffer. That was when the Oldcastle fightback began.