Today in a wet and blustery Wesmeath Moate CS and St Mel’s College clashed in Round 1 of the Leinster GAA Br Bosco Cup.
The conditions had a significant bearing on the opening half as neither side managed to maintain a foothold. With things remaining cagey early on the teams exchanged scores before heading into the break all square at 4 points a piece.
The ante was raised early in the second term as both sides went in search of a win. Moate struck first blood when midfielder Tobby Conteh finished off a fine move to back of the Longford men’s net. This was compounded further when Mel’s were reduced to 14 men just before the second water break. However, the midlanders refused to throw in the towel and rattled off some fine scores to take a point lead into the closing stages. There was just one last twist in the tail, Moate sharp shooter Liam Maxwell kicked a pressure free to draw the sides level with only minutes remaining.
Both sides are now up and running and look ahead to a crucial round of games against Coláiste Choilm, Tullamore. There is plenty for both to build on with Matthew Carey and Johnaton Burke putting in fine performances for St Mel’s while Moate can be happy with efforts of Sean Murphy, David O’Reilly and Eoghan Curran.
Moate CS: Sean Furey, Thomas Parker, Luke Whitney, Sean Murphy, Eoin Bracken, Dara Lowry, Sean Keenaghan, Tobby Conteh, David O’Reilly, Liam Maxwell, Donal Shirley, Ronan Aspell, Eoghan Curran, Pauric Robbins.
St Mel’s: Oisin McManus, Diarmuid Farrell, Conor Smith, Eamonn Igoe, Cormac Harte, Matthew Carey, Jack Belton, Adam Donnelly, Dylan Fay, Gavin Farrelly, Matthew Flynn, Patrick Moran, Johnaton Burke, Andrew Flynn.