Skerries Senior Camogie Beat Lucan Sarsfields

posted 22 Apr 2014, 01:17 by Skerries Harps

Dublin Senior 2 Camogie League. Skerries Harps 6-5 versus Lucan Sarsfields  0-7

Skerries Harps senior camogie team’s free scoring forwards, who had put up a total of twenty-six points in their previous two games, stuttered in the point scoring stakes in this week’s game in Lucan. However, their in-form corner forward, Robyn Kehoe came up trumps with an impressive four-goal haul. On a sandy Lucan pitch which was worse for wear after the recent wet spell the Harps players struggled to impose their recent fluency on a stubborn Lucan side. The home side, who had also started with two victories, started the game well with two points from their free-taker Michelle Kelly. Orlaith Durkan responded with a well taken free for the Harps. Following a barren ten-minute spell when both defences held the upper hand Skerries took the lead with a tap-in goal from Kehoe. After an uninspiring second quarter that goal was the difference between the sides at the interval with Skerries leading 1-3 to 0-3.

Despite playing into the slight breeze in the second half the Skerries girls upped their game and took control around the middle of the field. The half back line of Evelyn Garland, Jean Murphy and Aoife Halpin dominated their opponents in the third quarter and supplied some great ball into their forward colleagues. With all six forwards combining expertly the home defence had no answer to the interplay. In contrast to their scrappy goal in the opening half Skerries second half goals were out of the top drawer. The goal fest started when a flowing move ended with a cross field pass from Julia Gormley finding Robyn Kehoe who rounded her marker and fired an unstoppable shot to the Lucan net from about 15 metres. This score opened up a six point lead which the Harps girls proceeded to add to at regular intervals over the next twenty minutes.

Further goals from Niamh Murphy and Tara O’Flaherty came either side of another rocket from Kehoe. Eve Kehoe added a couple of excellent points from play before her sister Robyn added another great score from a sweet pass from Tara O’Flaherty. The pace of the game dropped in the last ten minutes and Lucan exerted some pressure on the Harps defence. Stout defending from full back Clodagh Bolger and goalkeeper Aishling Spillane prevented the home team from raising a green flag. They did add three points but they were just consolation as Skerries ran out easy winners on a final score of 6-5 to 0-7. St Judes at home are the next opponents for the Harps girls on the Tuesday after Easter.

Scorers for Skerries: Robyn Kehoe 4-0, Eve Kehoe 0-3, Niamh Murphy and Julia Gormley 1-0(each), Orlaith Durkan 0-2

Harps Team: Aishling Spillane, Kathy Gilmore, Clodagh Bolger, Yvonne Hannon, Evelyn Garland, Jean Murphy, Aoife Halpin, Catherine Richardson, Orlaith Durkan, Rachel O’Flaherty, Eve Kehoe, Tara O’Flaherty, Julia Gormley,  Niamh Murphy, Robyn Kehoe,. Subs; Roisin Leneghan for Yvonne Hannon, Patricia Ferguson for Julia Gormley;