AIB Leinster Intermediate Football Championship semi-final
Castledermot have suffered a hammering at the hands of Meath champions Ratoath in the Leisnter Championship semi-final this afternoon in Ratoath.
The damage was done early on, and but for Gavin Keating's prowess from frees, the Royals' side could have ran out even bigger winners.
The two Wallace brothers and Bryan Mc Mahon, all county footballers with Meath, were superb for Ratoath all through the game, as was Bobby O'Brien who started the game off superbly for his side by netting a goal in the opening minute. Emmett O'Keefe responded at the other end with a goal of his own, but the Meath champions took over and soon forced their game on top of Castledermot.
O'Brien netted a second goal, before the Wallace brothers began to have a say on proceedings, with Joey scoring a point and Eamon slamming home his side's third goal. Bryan Mc Mahon was accurate from frees too, and all Castledermot could muster at the other end was three frees from Gavin Keating.
At half-time it was 3-6 to 1-3, and the second half was merely a formality as Castledermot had to face into a strong wind. Keating struck two more frees for the Kildare side, and Emmett O'Keefe slotted over a point but Ratoath held them off as Joey Wallace, Bryan Mc Mahon and Conor Rooney struck a brace of second half points each, along with a score from Eamon Wallace to give the Meath club a 13 point win.
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