Skryne v U14’s take on Dunboyne in the Div 1 Semi Final of the Summer League.

Wow what a game by the Skryne U14’s in the DIv 1 Summer League Semi Final. From the Whistle the lads were gone from the off.

Some team performance and play and yet again they played with support and passion.

Well done lads and management and a great game to watch and even the Seniors were on the side line encouraging you all on.

The U14’s are now in a final on Wednesday 8th in Dunganny !!!

We maybe only a small parish but what we bring is passion & pride to the Skryne jersey !!!!

Final score

Skryne 5-14
Dunboyne 1-05

Skryne Match report for the U14’s Semi Final

Skryne U14 qualified for the U14 Div. 1 Summer League final in style on Thursday evening following a 5-14 to 1-5 victory against Dunboyne. While the score line may suggest that the game was one side this was far from the case. Having faced each other twice already this year, with the first game finishing level and the second game required extra time before Dunboyne came out on top by 1 point, a close tight game was anticipated. Following successive victories over Navan O’Mahonys, Seneschalstown and St. Pats the Skryne lads were really up for this game from the off. With the pitch in excellent condition both teams moved the ball quickly and sought to attack at every opportunity. The Skryne lads were certainly the sharper in front of the goals and by half time the lads had built up a 4-5 to 1-2 lead.

The forward unit of Andrew Nolan, Sean McCarthy, Daniel O’Keane, Josh Grendon Mark Swan and John Finnerty were in excellent form and their constant movement and ability to find a team mate ensured the scores kept coming. When Dunboyne did attack the Skryne full back line of Matthew Ryan, Jamie Mullan and Ben Armstrong tackled ferociously and they put a lot of pressure on their opponents and limited their chances. Behind them goalie Luke O’Brien was steady throughout calmly collecting any high ball that came his way. The accuracy of his kick outs were a feature throughout and led to a number of attacks being set up for Skryne. Across the middle the half back of Cillian Moss and Ben Cherry pushed up at every opportunity while Cathal Lenehan kept a close rein on Dunboyne’s main attaching threat. Throughout the game the midfield pairing of John O’Regan and James Mangan held the upper hand and secured vital possession from kick outs as well as supporting both the backs and forwards when required.

The 2nd half was certainly a case of Skryne keeping the score board ticking over and the lads added another goal and nine points. Darragh O’Dowd, Ciaran Quinn and James Reeves were all introduced into the back line in the 2nd half, while up front Robert Gallagher, Stephen Corry, Andrew Canavan and Charlie Swan all made important contributions in the forward line.

The lads now face Colmcilles in the Div.1 final on Wednesday 8th August in Dunganny

#anscrinabu #greatperformance #greatgame

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