Castletown strike leveller
Two first-round losers met in the Enniscorthy Farm Systems Junior football championship Group B in Bellefield on Sunday, and both are now off the mark after Castletown and Volunteers shared the spoils in a low-scoring tie.
Castletown 0-7 Volunteers 0-7
It took an injury-time pointed free from Seán Roche to gain parity for the north county side who led by 0-3 to nil at the end of a poor opening half.
Roche (two) and Kevin Morris picked off their points, with county Minor Mikey Lawlor finally opening Volunteers' account in the 38th minute.
Substitute Keith Kearney, fresh from his exploits with North End in soccer earlier in the day, made a major impact and picked off three points as the Vols eventually edged in front before that last-gasp equaliser from Seán Roche.
Castletown: Niall Hempenstall; Peter Fogarty, Paul Morris, Paul Nugent; Alan Holmes, George Sunderland, Ryan Murphy; Jimmy Fogarty, Aaron Condren; Seán Roche (0-5, 4 frees), Kevin Morris (0-1), Robbie Brooks; Liam Condren, John Carty, Frank Roche. Subs. - Paddy Dempsey (0-1) for L. Condren, Oisín Condren for F. Roche.
Volunteers: Donal O'Connor; Mick Murphy, John Browne, Dylan Lawlor; Eoin O'Shea, Keith Furlong, Stephen Burke; Danny O'Sullivan, Eoin McCarthy; Peter Walsh (0-2), Alan Donovan, Ciarán Hillery; Troy Murphy (0-1), Paudge Brennan, Mikey Lawlor (0-1). Sub. - Keith Kearney (0-3) for Donovan.
Referee: John Tobin (Geraldine O'Hanrahans).