A League Division 1 – Round 8. Skryne 2-11 Gaeil Colmcille 3-14

Winning streak halted by Gaeil Colmcille

Skryne 2-11 Gaeil Colmcille 3-14

A League Division 1 – Round 8

Skryne’s unbeaten run in the A League came to an end today in Skryne when visitors Gaeil Colmcille took all two points to join Skryne at the top of the Division 1 table.

Three goals from Gaeil Colmcille inside the opening quarter of an hour were the winning of the game. Gaeil Colmcille’s opening score was a goal inside the first three minutes of the game when a Colmcille’s attacker finished to the net after a mazy run into the Skryne penalty area. Skryne were quickly back on terms with Conor O’Brien shooting two points from play and Ciarán Lenehan adding another. Kells snuck ahead once more with their second score of the game, but this was cancelled out by another fine point from Lenny. The next ten minutes saw a Gaeil Colmcille’s scoring spree as they hit 2-03 without a reply from Skryne. The first of the goals came when a Kells forward broke free from the attention of the Skryne defence on the right hand side and bared down on the Skryne goal before firing a bullet of a shot past Ian Gillette. The second was a bit of a mystery as a dangerous high ball into the square was fisted away by Ian Gillette. A Kellsman picked up the clearance and scuffed a pointed effort towards the goal. The ball initially appeared to go over the bar, but it had dipped at the last second and slipped in under the crossbar. Some confusion ensued as  a point was initially recorded on the scoreboard, but this was rectified following consultation with the referee. Skryne added two pointed frees through Paddy O’Rourke late in the half with Kells completing the first half scoring with another from play to see them lead at half-time on a scoreline of Skryne 0-06, Gaeil Colmcille 3-05.

Kells shot the first point of the second half to extend their lead. However, a good Skryne move finished with Ian Davis palming the ball into the Kells goal. The sides swapped two points each before Skryne hit another goal with Paddy O’Rourke getting on the end of another good Skryne move to fire to the net. The deficit was down to three points but Kells weren’t deterred and scored six more points to Skryne’s three to run out winners on a score line of Skryne 2-11, Gaeil Colmcille 3-14.

Skryne will be hoping to bounce back quickly and will get an opportunity next Saturday evening when they face Wolfe Tones in Round 9 in Kilberry.

Skryne – Ian Gillette; Stephen O’Brien, Eoghan Greene, Declan Morley; Ronan McCabe, Donie Ryan, Timmy Lennon; Aidan Tuite, David McGoldrick; Conor O’Brien(0-03), Ciarán Lenehan(0-02), Patrick Fox; Kevin O’Reilly, Patrick O’Rourke(1-05), Ian Davis(1-00).

Subs used – Bryan Davis(0-01), Colm Craigie, Michael Doherty, James Hegarty, Colm Doherty

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