U16s make it a Super Skerries Saturday.

posted 13 Mar 2017, 01:19 by Skerries Harps

Harps A 3-9 St Sylvesters A 4-4

Harps B 5-11 Na Fianna B 3-9

Harps u16 footballers, sponsored by Luke Moriartys SuperValu, made it a successful double with the A team defeating St. Sylvesters in Division One of the Dublin football league and the B team recording a victory on the road at Na Fianna.

Harps Bs set out to Collinstown, hosted by Na Fianna who have always given the lads a competitive fixture over the years but with a win in the previous round, they travelled with a competitive edge and duly obliged in an eight goal thriller. A goal within the first minute by the talented Robert Kenny set the tone for the day and Harps kicked on. With great support play by Daragh Archbold, David Mellowes and Edmond Sexton, the seasiders demonstrated a swagger in front of goal.

James Casey, one of four under 15s who help out the team on a regular basis, steadying the ship from his goal-line whilst the industrious full back line of Conor Waddilove, Daniel Plasticovs and the brave Brian Brennan kept the Na Fianna lads at bay.

Darragh Smith and Tadgh Kelly gave a mighty mid-field performance of strength, stamina and genuine effort to support a team who are improving week on week. Eoghan Mc Donald who has recently been reinvented as a centre back led his line with the skilful Alan Joyce and Tiernan Wilde driving their team on. Dara Mullarkey banged in a goal to further the Harps cause before Cian Ensor, David Duffy and Jack Drumm made an impact to increase the dominance of the boys in blue. The ever dangerous Emmet Trant terrorised the Na Fianna defence with Conor Kinsella using his great vision to direct play from the half forward line to open up the Mobhi Road lads defence and lead us to a great victory.

Back at base the A team led St Sylvesters in Townparks from the start and continued their dominance for the duration of a very competitive Division One battle. Leading 2-4 to 1-2 at the break, Harps drove on to lead 3-9 to 1-4 with 15 minutes to go. But last year’s u15 Championship winners dug in and hit Harps for three goals to give us a nailbiting last 5 minutes. However, Harps hung on to win by two points continuing their strong start to the season.

Well done to players, mentors and parents who are ensuring another great year for this group, competing with two teams and gratefully supported by our u15 panel , building a great Club spirit towards a great footballing future for the lads.