Castlemitchell made the short trip to play neighbours Rheban in the SFL Division 3 and six points in the opening fifteen minutes, whilst not conceding any, laid the foundations for victory for the away side.
Tadhg Fennin (2) and Joe Maher opened the scoring with three early frees after good work from Emmet Hyland and John Fennelly in midfield. Hyland added a point of his own soon after as he made a good run through the defence. Fennin then pointed another free before John Fennelly converted a 45'.
As the half wore on, Rheban began to win more primary possession in midfield and supply was more plentiful for their inside forwards. Adam Ryan was first to benefit as he fisted over from a tight angle after a good pass from Nathan Owens. Conor Germaine followed up with a pointed free from close range. A host of chances followed but neither side could add to their tallies leaving a half time score 0-06 to 0-02.
Germaine opened the home side's second half account with another free kick but the 'Mitchells replied with Tadhg Fennin pushing them further ahead with two excellent points from play either side of a Joe Maher free. Germaine added two further points but it was Castlemitchell who controlled the game from here on in although they only added one more score which was a last minute free from Fennin to double the scores at 0-10 to 0-05 and also bringing his total for the evening to six points.
Rheban: James Byrne, Wayne Kelly, Evin Owens, Kevin O'Shaughnessy, Shane Horgan, Chris Casey, Dean Carthy, Barry Foy, Jason Shaw, Conor Germaine(0-04, 3f), John Morrissey, Brandan Shaw, Nathan Owens, Christopher Gorman, Adam Ryan(0-01). Subs: John Kelly for Christopher Gorman 3 mins, Alan Harris for Adam Ryan 45 mins.
Castlemitchell: Mehael Fennelly, Brian Kavanagh, John O'Connor, David Moore, Fionn McDonald, Ray Fitzgerald, Brendan Maher, John Fennelly(0-01,45'), Emmet Hyland(0-01), Mark Fennelly, Tadhg Fennin(0-06, 4f), Joe Maher(0-02f), Trevor Griffin, Karol Harris, Kieran Harris. Subs: Killian Ward for Fionn McDonald 32 mins.