Age Category:
U17 Football


Throw in time:

Dunboyne V:

Starting 15:
Sean Melia
Luke Murphy
Sean Ryan
Gavin Finnerty
Leon Byrne
Michael Murphy (capt)
Eoghan Cairns
Fergal Watters
Cathal Clarke
Peter O\'Doherty
Dan Howlin
Oisin Fitzmaurice
Sean O\'Rourke
Jack Nyhan
Eoin Martin

Half Time Score:
Ratoath 1-08 Dunboyne 1-03

Full Time Score:
Ratoath 2-12 Dunboyne 3-08

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.


Established in 1902 by Bob O’Keeffe, the hurling section of the club has been in existence for more than 100 years. It wasn’t until the late 1940s that the game of Gaelic Football was properly organised within the club and in 1952 it became known as St. Peter’s GAA Club. Today both football and hurling, along with the camogie and ladies football sections, are thriving.

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