A League Division 1 – Round 1. St. Peters, Dunboyne 1-14 Skryne 0-07


St. Peters, Dunboyne 1-14 Skryne 0-07

A League Division 1 – Round 1

Skryne began the defence of their League crown with heavy defeat away to County champions Dunboyne on Sunday last. The match was played at 11am on a very poor pitch, (Dunboyne’s second which was not lined) and in bitterly cold conditions. The few people who braved the Arctic conditions got very little entertainment and poor value for money.

Both sides were short a number of regulars – the Meath Chronicle states that Dunboyne  were missing 10 players from last years Championship winning team but to counteract that Skryne were also missing 9 players from their successful League team. Added to that both teams are just back in training and such an early start to the League is a benefit to nobody. All this probably accounted for the poor fare on offer. 

Dunboyne were by far the better team on the day and began the match in whirlwind fashion playing towards the Town end. Although the strong crossfield breeze did not affect the play the Blues struggled to get the ball past the halfway line for most of this half. As a result Dunboyne led at the interval  by ten points 1-9 to 0-2 and unless we were about to see a major turnaround the game was as good as over. 

Skryne did improve a little in the second half due to the promptings of Harry Rooney, Eoin Smyth, Paddy Fox, Ciaran Lenehan and Ronan McCabe.

The next two games are also on at 11am on consecutive weekends versus Dunshaughlin this week Sunday 3rd and Summerhill on Sunday 10th. February.

Skryne – Ian Gillett. Robbie Clarke, Niall Lenehan, James Hegarty. Michael Doherty, Ronan McCabe (0-1), Eoin Smyth. Ciaran Lenehan (0-1), Harry Rooney (0-1). Aidan Tuite, Mark Battersby (0-2), Paddy Fox (0-2). Niall Morley, Ian Davis, Jason Reddy.

Subs used – Colm Doherty, Craig Nolan, Mark Harrington, Barry Clarke and David Carroll. 

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