HL Div 4: Great start for Ratoath 2nds
20 March 2017
Ratoath's Conleth McClarnon
Ráth Tó 2-13 Clann Na Gael 1-6
Ratoath’s second team recorded an impressive victory against Clann NaGael in Grangegodden on Saturday evening.
Playing into a strong wind. Ratoath opened the game with a string of scores however, Clann Na Gael rallied towards the end of the first half. Still Ratoath managed to go in at the break 1 point ahead.
With the wind behind them in the second half Ger Clarke's charges kept their opposition scoreless for the duration with eight different players getting on the scoresheet as they eventually ran out 10 point winners.
A notable feature of the game was that Ratoath emptied the bench during the second half giving some younger hurlers their first taste of adult hurling.
A good evening's work for the first outing of a second Ratoath league hurling team for many years.
Best for Ratoath were Luke Farrell, Conleth McLarnon and Keelan Fahy.
Ratoath: Gavin Hattie, Donal McLarnon, Keelan Fahy ©, Sean McCann (0:1), Luke Farrell, Paul Kirwan, Ger Clarke, Conleth McLarnon (0:4), Alex Coakley, Ger Brennan (0:1), Paddy Coady (0:1), Kevin Laffey (0:3), Daragh Grehan, Paul McDonnell (0:2), Ger Donoghue (1:0). Subs: Jonathan Browne for Daragh Grehan, Roger Casey (1:1) for Ger Donoghue, Daithi Finnegan for Gerard Clarke, Sean Conheady for Jonathan Browne, Brian Kiernan for Donal McLarnon