Date: 2017-08-25Code: FootballAge Category: U17 FootballVenue: RatoathThrow in time: 7.00p.m.Dunboyne V: RatoathStarting 15: Sean MeliaLuke MurphySean RyanGavin FinnertyLeon ByrneMichael Murphy (capt)Eoghan CairnsFergal WattersCathal ClarkePeter O\'DohertyDan HowlinOisin FitzmauriceSean O\'RourkeJack NyhanEoin MartinHalf Time Score: Ratoath 1-08 Dunboyne 1-03Full Time Score: Ratoath 2-12 Dunboyne 3-08Scorers: S. O\'Rourke 2-01, J. Nyhan 1-0, E. Martin 0-02, C. Clarke 0-02, D. Howlin 0-01, M.Murphy 0-01, S. Ryan 0-01.Subs Used: Max Rogers for Leon Byrne; Matthew Kennedy for P. O\'Doherty; Johnny Pearl for M Murphy (B.C); Darragh Finlay for J. Nyhan; Leon Byrne for G. Finnerty.Talking Points: In the wide open spaces of Ratoath pitch on a lovely eve for football Dunboyne were slow to get out of the traps. Having to line out without their talisman Liam Byrne (inj) Dunboyne were v much on the back foot. Went in a half time 1-08 to 1-03 down and would be further behind were it not for the heroics of Sean Melia in the Dunboyne goals who brought off some wonderful saves. At the break Conor Scully Dunboyne manager rung the changes. On the resumption went on the front foot and by the 18th min were 4 points ahead due in the main to 2 goals from Sean O\'Rourke(1 a brilliant effort). Then disaster struck when the capt Michael Murphy was given a Black card. Short time later Ratoath were awarded a dubious peno which was scored to bring them back into the game. By the time the final whistle went Ratoath were ahead by a pt. After a wonderful game of football Dunboyne can feel unlucky not to get something out of the game.