St. Sylvesters 2-10
Skerries Harps 3-8
in Bridgefield, Malahide this game turned out to be a cracker from start to
finish. Sylvesters raced into an early leading bagging a goal and a point
within a few minutes of the start.
Skerries soon got to grips with the hosts, captain and full back Cormac Rocks
led from the back and proved to be a calming influence on his team mates.
Skerries eased back into the game with a points from centre back Sam Jones and
half forward Luke Harrison. Sylvesters again tagged on a few points some
inspirational scores from Adam Bund and Senad Mehmedovic and excellent play
from Daragh Redmond, Tim Sharkey and Shane Dowling kept Skerries within touch
distance. Sylvesters led 1-4 to 0-4 at half time.
Two quick fire goals from Luke Harrison pushed Skerries into the lead for the first
time and with a spectacular save from goalkeeper Liam Woodcock Skeeries
continued in that vein for the remainder of the game. With a strong half back
line of Ciaran Foran, Sam Jones and Fionn O'Leary and scores from midfielders
Conor Walsh and Ben Keogh Skerries pushed on to maintain control of the game.
Sylvesters were not to be seen off without a fight and pulled the game back to
three points before corner forward finished of a great move to hit the
Sylvesters net, rampant half back Fionn O'Leary drove forward to hit a great
point and to give his team some breathing space. Sylvesters scored a brace of
late frees to get the game back to within a point but Skerries were not to be
Sam Jones (0-1); Luke
Harrison (2-2); Adam Bund (0-1); Senad Mehmedovic (0-1); Oisin McKee (1-0); Ben
Keogh (0-1); Conor Walsh (0-1); Fionn O'Leary (0-1)