Gaeil Colmcille Minors made it two wins from two with a win over Ratoath on Monday evening in Sean Eiffe Park.
The visitors made a blistering start to the game with corner forward Andrew Gormley pointing twice inside the opening two minutes of the game. Gormley got his and Kells third point with a free in the fifth minute and wing forward Noah Boshell made it four points to no score with just 5 minutes played.
Two points from frees saw Ratoath reduce Gaeil Colmcille’s lead in half but a Jack Hogg point was soon followed by the opening goal of the game when Liam Barry rifled beyond the Ratoath keeper. By the 13th minute all six starting forward had scored for Gaeil Colmcille after a Finn Tegetmeier point and an Oisin Walsh goal for the Kells men.
John Gormley pointed for Gaeil Colmcille in the 14th minute but Ratoath hit two unanswered points to leave nine between the sides. Another Andrew Gormley point was cancelled out by a Ratoath free. Barry and Boshell kept the scoreboard ticking for Kells as the two points increased the Gaeils lead.
Ratoath did close the half out the stronger and hot the final three points of the half to leave 8 between the sides at half-time with Gaeil Colmcille leading 2-10 to 0-08
Not allowing Ratoath to gain any momentum, Kells hit the first three points of the second half with Andrew Gormley getting two and Oisin Walsh getting his first point of the game to go with his first half goal. Gaeil Colmcille continued to dominate and outscored their hosts 1-04 to a single point in a seven minute spell. Points from Tegetmeier, Walsh, Andrew Gormley, substitute Conall McGovern and a well worked goal from Jack Hogg put the game out of site for Ratoath.
1-02 in quick succession for Ratoath kept the Kells men honest but just as Ratoath looked like getting back in the game, Gaeil Colmcille punished them with Andrew Gormley, Hogg and Walsh all grabbing points. Tegetmeier and Barry added points late on and a Ratoath goal from a free closed out the scoring and it was Gaeil Colmcille who left with the two points on offer. On an evening where the forwards get all the credit, special note must be given to the six Gaeil Colmcille backs who put in hard working shifts to keep Ratoath at bay.
Gaeil Colmcille: Glen Gavagan, Harry Flanagan, Bruno Griffin, Rian Early, Kilian Kelly, Tiernan Anderson, David Butler, Oisin O’Reilly, John Gormley (0-01), Finn Tegetmeier (0-03), Liam Barry (1-02), Noah Boshell (0-02), Oisin Walsh (1-03), Jack Hogg (1-02), Andrew Gormley (0-08).
Subs: Conall McGovern (0-01), Aaron Glynn, Callum Mitchell, Conor Flanagan,
Photo © Declan Lynch