Castletown beat Raheen in thriller

Castletown got their revenge on Raheen on Tuesday afternoon, as they made up for a loss against them earlier year with a four point victory in the Roinn 4 final.

Castletown got their revenge on Raheen on Tuesday afternoon, as they made up for a loss against them earlier year with a four point victory in the Roinn 4 final.

Castletown couldn’t have wished for a stronger start by grabbing the first three scores of the game including two goals with the help of Joe Phelan, Liam Delaney and Cillian Phelan. Raheen’s target man James Keyes was showing his determination for a win after hitting all off Raheens scores in the first half, with a total of four points.

But it was Castletown setting the mark thanks to a third goal twelve minutes into the half, when Aaron Gaughan struck the ball past Eoghan Brennan in the Raheen goals to finish the ball in the corner of the net.

Raheen quickly added two more points through James Keyes, as he added to his team’s and his own tally, but it was still Castletown leading by eight points at half time with a scorline of 3-3 to 0-4.

At the start of the second half, it was Castletown who started the scoring with a fine goal from John Mulhall, who buried a free in the corner of the net to leave Raheen’s deficit to eleven points.

Raheen were scoring, but it was goals that they needed and when Jooe Phelan got Castletown’s fifth goal it looked like too much for the Raheen squad to pull back.

They weren’t going to stop trying though as Raheen seemed to have control of the last 10 minutes of the game making, it a nervous finish for the leaders.

Three goals in the space of six minutes by James Keyes seemed to give hope for Raheen when he lashed his final shot in, but time was not on his side as the whistle was blown straight after giving Castletown the victory and leaving Raheens hope’s in despair.

Scorers: Castletown: Joe Phelan 2-3 (0-2f), Aaron Gaughan 1-3, Liam Delaney, Cillian Phelan 1-0 each; Raheen: James Keyes 3–7 (0-3f), Martin Ward 0-2, Darren Brennan 0–1 (0-1f)

Castletown: Colin Bergin, Cathal Moore, Kieran Phelan; Liam Delaney; Joe Phelan; Aaron Gaughan, Cillian Phelan. Subs: Cuddy for Cillian Phelan (36min)

Raheen: Eoghan Brennan, Nathan Dunne, Daniel Butler; Eoin Donoghue; John Mulhall; James Keyes, Darren Brennan. Subs: Martin Ward for Mulhall (28min), William Ward for Donoghue (36 min)