Skerries Harps Senior 2 Camogie team continue their winning ways!

posted 28 May 2018, 01:29 by Skerries Harps   [ updated 28 May 2018, 01:31 ]
Skerries Harps 5-11 Erins Isle 2-7. 

Skerries Harps Senior 2 Camogie team continued their winning 2018 league campaign in impressive style with a thirteen point victory over Erins Isle in Finglas last Tuesday. An impressive statistic from this game was that Skerries scored their total tally of 5-11 from play. Utilising their mix of youth and experience the Harps were never really in trouble throughout the hour.

A blistering start resulted in early points from Nicola Thorne (2), Orlaith Durkan (2) and Megan Carroll and had the visitor’s ahead five points to one at the end of the first quarter. Isles did score the next two points but the Harps girls responded with a second score from Carroll. The first goal of the game came when veteran Skerries full forward Emer Atkinson manufactured, and finished, the opportunity. 

Thorne and Durkan were causing havoc on the right wing. As a long ball from Durkan was dropping in Atkinson caused panic in the Isles full back line and the ball ended up in the Isles net. A dominant half back line of Roisin Leneghan, Jean Murphy and Grace Leach were providing a plentiful supply of ball and Durkan, midfielder Aoife Halpin and Atkinson added points leaving it 2-9 to 0-3 at the break.

The Harps were never as fluid in the second half but, at crucial stages, their young forwards Hannah Coleman and Megan Carroll struck good goals. The Isles picked off a couple of scores and added a goal from a free when the Harps backs switched off momentarily. Coleman (0-1) and Durkan (1-1) completed the scoring for Skerries who ended up with a winning margin of thirteen points.

Skerries remain the only team with a 100% record in this division at this stage.

Harps: Ashling Spillane, Claudia Herbert, Ona Keegan, Kathy Gilmore, Roisin Leneghan, Jean Murphy, Grace Leach, Ciara Copeland, Aoife Halpin (0-1), Nicola Thorne (0-2), Niamh Murphy, Megan Carroll (1-2), Orlaith Durkan (2-4), Emer Atkinson(1-1), Hannah Coleman(1-1) Subs: Leona Harford for Copeland (inj)