Meath SHC: Kiltale 3-10, Kildalkey 3-9

July 19, 2011

All eyes on the ball as Kiltale's Willie Mahady closes in on Kildalkey's Derek Doran during the Meath SHC at Athboy.

A last minute point from Kiltale centre back and man of the match David Donoghue secured victory for Kiltale against current champions Kildalkey.

Kildalkey got off to great start with a goal from Derek Doran and they raced into a 5 point lead but some great fielding and 2 great points from James Kelly brought Kiltale back into the game.

Kiltale steadied the ship and David Donoghue and Anthony Donnelly started to dominate along the half back line and Mark O’ Sullivan and James Kelly were causing all sorts of trouble for the Kildalkey half back line.

Both sides were guilty of some bad misses during the game but two second half goals from Stephen White and one from a 21 yard free by Peter Durnin put Kiltale in the driving seat but Kildalkey responded with two goals to put them ahead by a point going into the closing minutes.

Philip Garvey and Mark O’Sullivan scored two great points and Fergus McMahon replied with a pointed free for Kildalkey.

Padraig Donoghue began to dominate on the Kiltale full back line and set up many attacks but honours went to his brother David who scored the all important winner.

Willie Mahady had a great battle with Derek Doran and got in some vital interceptions.

Kiltale had great performances from Stephen and John Donoghue around midfield and the Kiltale forwards fought hard for possession and took some great scores.

Padraig Kelly cleared up a lot of ball around the Kiltale half back line and James Kelly and Mark O’Sullivan were a constant threat and inside Durnin and Garvey got some great scores.

Kiltale: Shane McGann, David Kane, Padraig Donoghue, Willie Mahedy, Sean Dunleavy, Sean Dunleavy, David Donoghue 0-1, Anthony Donnelly, Padraig Kelly, Stephen Donoghue, Mark O’Sullivan 0-1, John Donoghue, James Kelly 0-2, Peter Durnin 1-4, Stephen White 2-0, Philip Garvey 0-2.

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