Castleisland Mart Senior Co Championship Round 1

November 8, 2018

Castleisland Mart Senior Co Championship – Rathmore 2-16 Milltown/Castlemaine 1-12.

The seniors began their defence of the Club Championship with a tough away tie against Milltown/Castlemaine. A blistering start saw Rathmore go 1-05 to 0-00 in the first 10 minutes before Milltown/Castlemaine came into the game. At half time with goals George O’Keeffe and Michael O’Riordan and some fine attacking play saw Rathmore enter the dressing rooms 2-09 to 0-06 to the good. The home side emerged in the second half full of purpose and reduced the deficit to 2 points before John Buckley was moved into the middle of the field and stymied the Milltown dominance and allow Rathmore to push forward and with points from Aidan O’Mahony, Michael O’Riordan, Mark Reen and three frees from Donal O’Sullivan. Rathmore ran out comfortable winners on a score line of 2-16 to 1-12. A home tie on the weekend of 22nd April against Legion awaits the defending champions.
Rathmore scorers:  Michael O’Riordan 1-04 (0-02f), George O’Keeffe 1-02 (0-01 ’45), Donal O’Sullivan 0-04 (0-03f), Mark Reen 0-02, Michael A. Kelleher 0-02, Eoin Lawlor 0-01, Aidan O’Mahony 0-01