Skryne 3 – 17
Gaeil Colmcille 2 – 9
Skryne travelled to Grangegodden for their match against Gaeil Colmcille and came away with both points in this A league Div 1 match on Sunday afternoon. Skryne were six points up at the break on a score line of Skryne 2 – 9, Gaeil Colmcille 1 – 6. Skryne’s goals came courtesy of Conor O’Brien and Ronan McCabe. They also had points from Ian Davis (3), Conor O’Brien, Ronan McCabe (2) Brian Davis (2) and David McGoldrick in the first half.
The Kells side came out in the second half determined to make a match of it and posted two quick points on thirty one and thirty two minutes. However Aidan Tuite steadied the ship and pulled one back on thirty five minutes. Ian Davis posted another before Mark Battersby took a pass from Conor O’Brien and found the bottom of the net with forty two minutes on the stopwatch. O’Brien and Harry Rooney posted a further two before Gaeil Colmcille made a comeback of sorts with a goal and a point on fifty and fifty third minutes, the goal coming from the penalty spot. Ian Davis (2) Alan Carty and Mark Battersby completed the scoring on the day. Kells should have had another goal but for a superb save from Skryne custodian Ian Gillette with time running out.
This was essentially a good team performance from Skryne with Declan Morley Paddy Fox and Stephen O’Brien being very much in control at the back. Harry Rooney lorded it at centre field with all the forwards scoring on the day.
Skryne: I. Davis, N. Lenehan, T. McKeown, D. Morley, P. Fox, C. Lenehan, S. O’Brien, H. Rooney (1), D. McGoldrick (1), C.O’Brien (1-2), B. Davis (2), A. Tuite (1), R. McCabe (1-2), M. Battersby (1 – 1), I.Davis (6)
Subs – A Carty for C. O’Brien, J. Looby for Morley, F. O’Rourke for Rooney.
Referee P.Mooney, Meathhill.