Castletown 1-20 Kilmainham 1-04
Castletowns race for the Division 3 title continued tonight in Castletown with this 16 points victory over Kilmainham. This was the winning teams 9th victory in the league and now leaves them five points clear of the chasing pack with two rounds to go.
Castletowns Darren Finney opened the scoring with a point from play after 4 minutes followed 2 minutes later with a point from William Bellew again from play and with 10 minutes on the clock a Darren Finney free made it three points in a row.
Kilmainham scored their first point on 11 minutes and a minute later Darren Finney replied from play. Kilmainham scored their second and last score of the first half on 13 minutes and then Castletown scored 5 points in a row before the break from Darren Finney, Kevin Ross, William Bellew and two from Tommy Smith all from play to leave it Castletown 0-9 to 0-2 for Kilmainham.
Castletown started the second period with 6 points in a row Kevin Ross with 3 (2 frees, 1 ((45), Darren Finney a free, Declan Cribbin and Mark Kelly from play to lead by 13 points with 20 minutes to go. Kilmainham had the next two scores 1-01 in the space of 5 minutes but Castletown hit back with 4 points in a row from Declan Cribbin, Kevin Ross and 2 from second half substitute Paul Cribbin to restore the 13 point advantage. Kilmainhams last score was a pointed free with 3 minutes remaining but Castletowns Damien Ginnitty scored 1-01 from play before the long whistle to leave 16 points between the teams Castletown 1-20 Kilmainham 1-04.
Castletown now play Dunsany away in round 10 of the league.
Castletown: Johnny Ginnitty, Johnny Metry, Stephen Duffy, Gerard Farrelly, Kenny Smith, Evan Hoey, William Bellew (0-02), Shane Hoey, Declan Cribbin (0-02), Darren Finney (0-05), Wayne Donegan, Damien Ginnitty (1-01), Tommy Smith (0-02), Mark Kelly (0-01), Kevin Ross (0-05).
Subs: Francis Hoey for Wayne Donegan (Halftime), Jamie Mc Mahon for Darren Finney (43 minutes), Jason Ross for Jonathan Ginnitty (46 minutes), Paul Cribbin (0-02) for Declan Cribbin (46 minutes), Noel Smyth for Jonathan Metry (46 minutes) and Paul Bellew for Mark Kelly.Tweet