Familiar faces and family values to the fore

Boyne Valley… 1-13

Blackwater… 0-14

The most notable thing about this evening’s Regional Football Championship double header at Dunganny tonight was surely the appearance of decorated Royal warriors Mickey Burke and Mickey Newman with their respective Divisional sides.

Well, that and the decisive influence of the Curtis clan in this close contest. We’ll get back to the Longwood Honeybadger in due course, but initial headlines must be afforded to the men from where the bee juice is made.

Even from folowing the action on Twitter (Sincere thanks to Walterstown GFC) this was clearly a cracking clash. The familiar, languid accuracy of Mickey Newman may not have needed introduction, by the Kilmainham clubman’s influence here was matched and eventually bettered by that of Keith and David Curtis as well as Brian and Barry O’Connell.

Barry O’Connell didn’t lick his football ability off the ground!

Cognisance of the fact that the O’Connell lads’ football lineage is woven in the red and black of Carlanstown should be signpost enough of their ability but it should also be instrumental in eventually propelling the All Blacks back to the top table of Meath football.

Here, though, it was a Keith Curtis penalty which essentially saw the River Boyne representatives over the line. The well contested, high scoring fare will surely have given the county management team food for thought at least.

More to follow…

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