Skerries Harps under 9 boys took on St Sylvesters at Malahide Castle on a beautiful Spring morning last Saturday. The weather did not disappoint and neither did the young Skerries footballers, with both the A and the B teams coming away victorious.
The Harps' A Team played a stormer and came away with an over all score of Skerries Harps 40 St Sylvesters 13. Most impressively, seven of the 40 points were "skill" points for blocks showing just how hard they are working in training every Tuesday and Thursday.
The team was Greg McEneaney, Aaron Rock, Ronan Geoghegan, Calum Begley, Conor Moore, Rory Boylan, Eoghan O'Connor-Flanaghan, James Grimes, Dan Holland and Eoghan Coleman. Mentors were Mick Geoghegan and Alan Moore, as usual doing a brilliant job guiding the team. Following the final whistle Mick said that the team had played "excellent football."
But that was not the only great performance in Malahide last Saturday. The B team played a stormer despite a number of players feeling a little under the weather even before the ball was thrown in, They were up against a Sylvesters team that included a number of "A team" players. Nevertheless, the Skerries boys came away with a great victory after an enthralling match. The final score was Skerries Harps 31 St Sylvesters 26. Three of the Skerries points were "skill" points for blocks.
The team was Daniel Harte, Daragh McEneaney, Danny Gallagher, Eoin O'Conner, Philip McGealy, Myles Healy, Cal Dorrity, Ben Hogan, Eoin O'Kelly. Head coach Pat Boylan and mentor Des Gallagher paced the line, guiding the team to an incredible performance, Both were exhausted but very pleased after a great morning of football.