A humdinger of a game in windy Stradbally this morning as the league challengers looked to steamroll a visiting Mooncoin Celtic. With our boys facing into the gale in the first half, they stuck to their task well, retaining their shape and working tirelessly when not in possession. Paddy T was solid throughout with his shot stopping top class and it was always going to be a fortuitous goal to beat him. A wind assisted corner swirled in the air and entered the net off the far post midway through the half. This spurred the boys on as the put it up to the Stradbally lads. The second half was always going to be different with the wind at their backs. They pushed and pushed for that equalizer but couldn’t get the breakthrough. Excellent squad effort by all present with solid games put in by Sean Kearns and Billy Delahunty at the back with little getting past them. Canice Kinsella was his usual busy and creative self with Man of the Match Anil Ramaswamy putting in a super shift on the right side of midfield. Piltown await the lads in their next meeting.