November 7, 2018


 NAAS  2  –  15       CASTLEDERMOT   0  –  8

     Leading by six points at the interval after playing with the breeze Naas

 dominated the second half for a comfortable victory. Two early second half

 goals by star forward Ronan Joyce laid the foundation for this dominance. Although Castledermot fought hard in the middle of the park but they couldn't convert possession into scores. The  Naas   forward combination of  Conor Mellett, Ronan Joyce and Joey Cocoman became more dominant as the game went on resulting in a thirteen point victory.

    Playing with the breeze in the first half Naas opened the scoring with

 points from Conor Mellett and Ronan Joyce. Castledermot reduced the arrears after seven minutes with  anOisin Doherty point. Between the fifteenth and twewntieth minutes Naas scored four points without reply. Brian Kane scored a "45" and then Ronan Joyce finished off a Conor Mellett move. A Rory Mc Dermott , Conor Ferguson move ended with a Paul Sullivan point. A solo Ailin McDermott effort left Naas 0 – 6 to 0 – 1 after twenty minutes.

    A Gavin keating free reduced the arrears. Another Brian Kane "45" and a

 Mellett point put Naas six ahead at the intrval.

    Castledermot were out of the blocks first in the second half with a John

 Joe Mahon point after good work on the left. However Naas replied with a

 point from Brian Kane & a  goal from Ronan Joyce. Gary Hendy answered with a point for Castledermot.

 Shane Bergin(Naas) and Gavin Keating (Castledermot) swapped points.Another Joyce goal after a David Gahan  pass followed by a point from Gahan himself put Naas 2 – 11 to 0 – 5 with fifteen minutes to go. Before the end Naas added points from Ronan Joyce (0 – 2), and Brian Kane. Castledermot completed the scoring with points from Gavin Keating and substitute Jack O'Neill.

   Naas: Barry Reynolds, Eoghan Bateman,Shane Bergin(0 – 1)., Stephen

 Piggott, Ailin McDermott(0 – 1), Kevin Martin, Paul Sullivan (0 – 1), Brian

 Kane(0 – 4), David Gahan(0 – 1).John Joyce, Rory Mcdermott, Conor Ferguson, Conor Mellett(0 – 2), Joey Cocoman(0 – 1), Ronan Joyce(2 – 4) Subs: Paul McDermott, Neil farragher, Fiachra Piggott, Neal  Higgins.

   Castledermot: Paul Murphy, Liam Cosgrave, Ben Kelly, Vincent Dowling,

 Harry Germaine, Padraig Murphy, Barry Nolan, Gavin Farrell, John Joe Mahon(0 – 1), David Keating, Gary Hendy, Oisin Doherty, Gavin Keating, Emmet O'Keeffe, Dean Farrell. Subs:Jack O'Neill (0 – 1), David Dooley, Dan