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Skryne overcome Donconrath – Div 5 B Lge

By josephobrien Sun 9th Mar


Skryne 0 – 10

Drumconrath 0-9

In a very tightly fought Div 5 B league game played in Skryne on Sunday afternoon, Skryne overcame Drumconrath by a single point to register their second win in as many games in this competition.  There was never more than two points of a difference in this game mainly due to the tightness of the defences on both sides.  Brian Smyth got the home side off with a point after five minutes but this was quickly cancelled out by Drumconrath who then went one up with twelve minutes on the clock. Felim O’Rourke put the home side back on level terms and with nineteen minutes gone Mark O’Brien fired over to give the Tara men a slender lead.  The sides swapped two further points each to leave the half time score at Skryne 0 – 5, Drumconrath 0 – 4.

The second half was only three minutes old when Felim O’Rourke pushed Skryne into a two point lead but the next twenty minutes belonged to Drumconrath who scored four on the trot to go two points up.   However the Skryne men upped their game and further points from Niall Morley and Mark O’Brien drew the game level with ten minutes left to play.  Skryne introduced Sean Cassidy and within thirty seconds he fielded well, beat his man and fired over for the lead. This was added to by Felim O’Rourke to make the score with time running out, Skryne  0-10, Drumconrath 0 -8.  However the North Meath side were well up for this game and produced attack after attack but could only register one more point.  Indeed credit must be given to the stellar performance of the Skryne backs who defended extremely well particularly David Harrington, Paddy O’Leary and Vinney Ryan.

The final score was Skryne 0-10, Drumconrath 0 – 9.

Skryne: A. Doyle, S. McEnroy, D. Harrington, P O’Leary, J. Conroy, V. Reilly, D. McAvinney, A. Carty, K. O’Rourke, P. McGoldrick, J. Quinn, N. Morley(1), M. O’Brien (2), B. Smyth(2), F. O’Rourke(4). Subs: A. Whyte for McGoldrick (H/T), S. Cassidy (1)for McAvinney (45 min)

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