A 48th minute goal from Mark Fennelly proved to be the difference between the sides in this SFL Division 3 tie which also served as Castlemitchell's own Mossy O'Reilly Memorial Tournament Final.
Rheban took an early lead with a point each from Chris Gorman and John Morrissey. The latter an excellent solo score as Morrissey travelled forty five metres before slotting over under pressure. Castlemitchell quickly responded with three quick fire points from Steven Donovan, Mark Fennelly and a monster score from full forward Karol Harris.
Rheban could have had the ball in the net soon after as Chris Gorman's low shot was superbly saved by Michael Lawless at his near post. Gorman did however score his second point soon after from a close range free kick.
Three free kicks from Tadhg Fennin (2) and Joe Maher (1) followed, giving the home side a three point lead as the Referee blew the half-time whistle.
The opening exchanges of the second half were littered with a host of wides from both teams but Mark Fennelly got the first score of the half for the men in green with a well taken point. Conor Germaine and Chris Casey replied with two points before 'Mitchell's goalkeeper Michael Lawless came forward to land a '45. Fennelly then scored that match winning goal as he was quickest to react to a Christy Byrne save which put a six point gap between the side.
Rheban didn't throw in the towel though and pushed forward in search of a goal of their own and they almost got it from the next attack as Conor Germaine shot narrowly over from just outside the large rectangle. He added another point moments later before Brandan Shaw converted the final score of the match as Castlemitchell ran out three point winners. The win sees them move to the summit of this division and also retain the Mossy O'Reilly Memorial Cup.
Castlemitchell: Mick Lawless(0-01,45'), JP Horgan, John O'Connor(Oisín Holland-Doyle 57 mins), Fionn O'Rourke, Trevor Griffin, Ray Fitzgerald, Brendan Maher (Paul McDonagh 52mins), Emmet Hyland, John Fennelly, Mark Fennelly (1-02), Tadhg Fennin(0-02f), Joe Maher(0-01f), Steven Donovan(0-01), Karol Harris(0-01), Tomás Fitzgerald.
Rheban: Christy Byrne, Kevin O'Shaughnessy, Evin Owens, Shane Horgan, Kealan McConville, Jason Shaw, Dean Carthy, Stephen Lawler, Chris Casey(0-01), Brandan Shaw(0-01), David Renehan, John Morrissey(0-01), Nathan Owens, Chris Gorman(0-02,1f), Conor Germaine(0-03,2f).