Skryne U14 second team reach Division 8 final after fantastic victory over Walterstown
Skryne 3-09 Walterstown 0-06
LGFA U14 Football Championship. Division 3 – Semi-final
Skryne’s defence had to reorganise to counter the dangerous Walterstown forward line and this they did superbly in the second half with Hannah Clarke dominating in the full back line and Roisín Reeves, Isabella Reuter, Isabella Meharg and Ailbhe Lynch all brilliantly repelling the Walterstown attacks and hoovering up any loose ball. Midfielders Ellie Kate Mc Donnell and Ellen Hogan also chipped in, tracking back time and time again to make sure all Walterstown personnel were accounted for and marked.
Meanwhile at the other end Rachel O’Dowd had plundered Skryne’s second goal as the girls began to turn the screw. Further points from Rachel O’Dowd (2), Liz Fitzpatrick and Ellen Hogan left eight points between the sides as the game broke for the second water break.
Walterstown to their credit continued to fight on in the last quarter, but the Skryne defence were impenetrable. Skryne’s net minder Meabh Lynch kept a dangerous effort out late on and her clearances and kickouts were excellent throughout the game. Lauren Meharg hit her second point of the game to add to Skryne’s tally and then Liz Fitzpatrick put the result beyond any doubt when she fired home Skryne’s third goal with a minute of normal time remaining.
This Skryne team has shown so much character since the beginning of the season with the players showing huge improvement throughout the year. Claire Cassidy, Megan O’Brien, Harriet Hayes, Emma Dardis, Grace Hollywood (Captain for the day) and Cara Mahon all had bright moments in this game and Skryne can now look forward to a well deserved place in their first ever final.
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