Sk­er­ries league fate in bal­ance

Fingal Independent - - SPORT -

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.

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