U13 Boys Match Report Skerries Vs Parnells

posted 9 Jul 2013, 06:19 by Skerries Harps   [ updated 9 Jul 2013, 06:29 ]
Parnells 5-11    Skerries 4-12

Skerries travelled to play league leaders Parnells who in their previous
match finished strongly to beat Skerries at home.

Skerries started at a blistering pace with wing forward Killian McGinnis
setting the early tone with a very well taken goal followed by a long
range point.
Corner foward Luke Harrison chipped in with a very well worked score
after some good play by midfielder Sam Jones.

In what was a pulsating game both attacks were on top taking some fine
scores. Skerries were hampered by an early injury picked up by big
midfielder Fionan O'Sullivan who could not exert his usual influence.
To be fair to the rest of his team mates they picked up the baton and
drove each other on.

Parnells rallied with a quick point and goal but again McGinnis and
Harrison scored a point and goal respectively but yet again Parnells
responded with a number of scores to edge in front.
Full forward Joe Marron kicked two excellent points to put Skerries in
the lead at half time 2-06 to 2-05

Parnells started the second half brightly with a quick 1-03 before
Skerries reacted, again it was McGinnis and Harrison who chipped with
with some well worked scores.
For the next 15 minutes the Skerries defence were under huge pressure
after losing influential defenders Fionn O'Leary and Josh McGough to injury.

Parnells raced into a 12 point lead and looked like finishing out strong
winners. The introduction of Finn Chatten with 15 minutes remaining
suddenly brought life to the Skerries team, his ability to get on the
ball and take on his man inspired all around him.
Goalkeeper Liam Woodcock pulled of some terrific saves and with his
kickouts now becoming a launch pad for Skerries attacks combined with
Chatten causing panic in the Parnells rearguard Skerries slowly pulled
themselves back into the game.

Robert Delaney scored a goal after finding a yard of space, Finn Chatten
scored a well earned point either side of Corner forward Callum
McDonnell's points.
Skerries were on a high now and again McDonnell found himself in a great
position to score a brilliantly taken goal after Chatten took on all
around him to create the space.

Skerries defence and  midfield were on top for the remaining few minutes
but with 2 point between the side a goal was required with time running out.
Skerries threw everything at them and again McGinnis scored a super
point to leave one between the sides, but Skerries had run out of time
despite the heroices of McGinnis and Chatten in bringing their team back
into the game.

Skerries can be very proud of their efforts and with this type of play
and performance they look forward to the second part of the season after
the summer break with high expectations.

Liam Woodcock, Cian Mullarkey, Donal Cotter, Paul Wilde, Adam Fearon,
Josh McGough, Fionn O'Leary, Fionnan O'Sullivan, Sam Jones, Tim Sharkey,
Adam Bund, Killian McGinnis (1-5),
Callum McDonnell (1-2), Joe Marron (0-2), Luke Harrison (1-2) - SUBS:
Matthew Kelly, Robert Delaney (1-0), Finn Chatten (0-1)