The Boys Are Back From Oldtown!

Ranelagh Gaels   2-14          Wild Geese   2-9

Ranelagh Gaels earned a hard fought Division 8 win on Tuesday night in North Co Dublin as they came good to defeat Wild Geese in Oldtown.

 

The trek involved from D6 to the edge of the Meath border left the Gaels short on numbers, making a tricky fixture that bit more difficult.

Those that were there though settled quickly into the game with Enda Marren to the fore early on; the Mayo man notched a couple of early scores before hitting the net after some good combination play with Gearoid O’Flynn.

The visitors were mopping up most of the breaks around the middle and this, allied to some fine fetching from Brian Regan and Alan Toolin, gave them a great platform from which to attack.

A fortuitous goal from Wild Geese gave them some hope before the break and left four points between the sides at half time, 1-4 to 1-8.

Ranelagh started the second half as they did the first and tagged on a few scores to increase the margin. A second goal put clear daylight between the teams and victory looked to be on the cards.

The home side didn’t lie down however, upping the physical stakes in what was a bruising encounter throughout. Another goal helped them peg back the deficit to two points at one stage but late scores from Johnny Conlon put the seal on a hugely important victory for the Gaels, 2-14 to 2-9.

Jer McCarthy put in a very impressive display in his comeback game, providing a great outlet in the corner while Colm MacNamara relished the physical stakes and produced a commanding performance from wing back.

An away trip to Marlay Park in the Murphy Cup is next on the cards for Ranelagh, that game taking place on Tuesday June 5th.

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