Gaeil Colmcille made the trip south down the M3 to face high flying St. Peter’s, Dunboyne in final round of the Feis Cup Group Stages with the visitors needing a win to qualify for the Semi-Final.
With seconds only played on the clock Kells struck for the opening point with Seamus Mattimoe cutting inside on his trusted left foot and tapping over the bar. Dunboyne levelled matters up in the second minute when Donal Lenihan tapped over a free. Direct play from Dunboyne in the 8th minute led to the opening goal of the game with the lucky to get away with a Seamus Darby push on Paul Tormay.
Gaeil Colmcille never panicked and could have had a goal themselves but Fionn Reilly, playing at wing forward opted for the point. Two Mattimoe points in the 11th and 14th drew the sides level but a Dunboyne point in the 15th edged the home side one point clear at the first water break.
Dunboyne doubled their lead on 19 minutes but that was soon cancelled out by a well got point from Phil Ward. Just as Gaeil gained momentum, it was wiped clean when again, a high ball into the forwards to the on rushing player to fire to the back of the net.
Again, Kells bounced back and Oisin Reilly got his first score of the day and a Brian Hanlon free kept the scores tight in the opening half. With half time approaching both sides shared points with Mattimoe pointing for Kells and left Dunboyne 2-04 to 0-08 ahead at the break.
St. Peters got off to the best possible start to the second half where they hit 1-02 to no reply inside the first two minutes to extend their lead to seven. A Mattimoe free slowed down the hosts momentum but that free was cancelled out by a free for Dunboyne. Fionn Reilly pointed in the 36th minute but four points in a row from Dunboyne put them in a comfortable position going into the final quarter.
St. Peter’s, Dunboyne continued to dominate proceedings and picked off five points from play in the final ten minutes to win out on a score line and progress to the Semi-Final where they’ll face Simonstown Gaels, for Gaeil Colmcille, next up will be the Feis Cup final for 2020 against Wolfe Tones which has been provisionally penciled in for the Bank Holiday Monday in August.
Gaeil Colmcille: Justin Carry-Lynch, Paul Tormay, Adam Donnelly, James Reilly, Conal Courtney, Jordan Muldoon, Seanie Curran, Phil Ward (0-01), Liam Ferguson, Evan Sheridan (0-01), Martin Barrett, Fionn Reilly (0-02), Oisin Reilly (0-01), Brian Hanlon (0-02), Seamus Mattimoe (0-05)
Subs: Fionn Ferguson, Ryan Farnham, Ahmed Lawal, Shane Bennett