Skerries Harps U13 Vs Nh. Mearnog

posted 10 Jun 2013, 08:35 by Skerries Harps

On a warm sunny afternoon in Skerries both teams looked to improve their league status.

With Skerries taking the initiative early on through some good attacking play from Callum McDonnell & Oisin Cousins who put the Mearnog defence under great pressure, Skerries eased into an early lead.

This lead was short lived as Mearnog kicked the next four points to take a two point lead.      However the Skerries men re-grouped with Midfielder Sam Jones taking control around the middle of the park, his use of the ball was outstanding all throughout the game giving his team mates a great platform in attack. Sam was ably assisted in Midfield by the flying machine that is Thomas McBrien who provided a constant overlap and drove at Mearnog at every opportunity creating and taking some excellent scores. Skerries took the lead with a clinically taken goal by Callum McDonnell after great work by Joe Marron in winning the original ball. With Goalkeeper Liam Woodcock and defenders Shane Dowling (back after a lengthy injury) and Donal Cotter interrupting many Mearnog attacks the young Skerries team went into the half time break leading 1-5 to 0-4.

Skerries added early to their lead with half forwards Killian McGinnis, Cormac Rocks and Adam Bund all scoring and working extremely hard. Their constant movement and tackling had the Mearnog defenders on the back foot throughout the game.

Mearnog showed great spirit to launch some well worked attacks resulting in two goals bringing them right back into the game. These goals sparked the Skerries men back into action, with Centre -back Conor Walsh & Wing - back Josh McGough defending and attacking to excellent effect, Skerries again came forward with some excellent scores from McGinnis, McDonnell & Bund to pull away.

Some vital interceptions from defenders Declan O’Reilly, Cian Mullarkey & Adam Fearon put the Mearnog fire out, the young Skerries men came again with midfielders Jones, McBrien & Half-forward Rocks winning some vital ball and providing scorers Bund & McGinnis with excellent ball to pull away. Skerries weren’t finished yet Robert Delaney and McDonnell kicked some well worked scores from excellent work by Finn Chatten to cap off an excellent team performance.

TEAM: Liam Woodcock, Declan O'Reilly, Donal Cotter, Cian Mullarkey, Shane Dowling, Conor Walsh, Josh McGough, Sam Jones, Thomas McBrien (0-3), Cormac Rocks, Adam Bund (0-2), Killian McGinnis (0-7), Callum McDonnell (1-3), Joe Marron, Oisin Cousins - SUBS. Adam Fearon, Finn Chatten, Robert Delaney (0-1)