Skerries league fate in balance
SKERRIES Harps face a tricky trip away to Ballymun Kickhams in their final game of the season next Saturday, where they will most likely need a win to avoid a relegation play-off.
Harps’ latest reversal happened after back-to-back scores from Castleknock in the last two minutes of the game saw the home side prevail on a 1-11 to 2-6 scoreline in Somerton Park.
Nonetheless, the visitors, having gone three points behind after 15 minutes, rallied and a goal from Sean Rocks edging them a point in front.
However, Castleknock then struck with a penalty to take a one-point advantage heading into the second half.
The pendulum swung once more in Harps’ favour when the in-form Rob Mckee netted a goal shortly after the turnaround.
However, Skerries Harps, having lost both Bryan Cullen and Collie Daly, were pegged back in the last 10 minutes as Castleknock’s pressure finally paid off.
Meanwhile, St Sylvester’s were handed a timely boost ahead of their big championship quarter-final with St Vincents in just under two weeks’ time when they when they registered a 4-14 to 1-13 at home to Thomas Davis.
The Malahide men went 2-6 up without reply after 10 minutes, with Jack Hazley hitting two goals from the full forward position and fellow Under-21s Dylan Connolly and Alex Wright adding to Syls’ tally after the break.
In Division 2 promotion hopefuls Naomh Mearnog were 1-17 to 1-13 winners over Erin’s Isle, with Cian O’daly giving an impressive display from wing back in a game which saw Shane Carthy hit 1-4 for Dave Storey’s men.
St Pat’s Donabate’s final game of the regular campaign saw them come from seven points down to record a 1-14 to 2-7 at home to St Mary’s, with a penalty from Aaron Page (1-4) before half-time.
And with Donabate captain Adam Darby coming out on top against Blaine Kelly, the home side, side aided by the introduction of John Linders, prevailed by a four-point margin.
Goal - Skerries’ Sean Rocks.