The Harps Senior Footballers recorded a fine 4-10 to 3-6 win over neighbours St. Maurs after a well contested battle as is always when these close neighbours meet and so their good start to their Div. One campaign continued in a game when after the initial ten minutes of sizing each other up went the way of the home side thanks in no small way to some great defending when in mattered most followed up with some great point scoring from distance and topped off with four goals worthy to grace any game.
A couple of quick goals for St Maurs in the second half gave them some hope but the home team were in no mood to relinquish their grip on the game and with a good cushion of scores in the bank the lads upped it again to finish the game out in fine style.
Despite a few injuries picked up this was an impressive showing by the lads on a day when Ethan Dunne, Eoin Wilde and Eoin O Connor Flanagan made their Senior Football debuts and certainly left their mark on the game in what was a good day for the team and management.
Well done to all and the great support.
Missing from the photo is Eoin Smith who picked up an ankle injury and who along with Eoin McGinley who also had to leave the field are wished a speedy recovery after both putting in big performances as are at least six more of the lads on the treatment table who will make a welcome return in the next month or so.
(Credit: Pat Dywer)
More great photos from the day here on our Flickr page. Huge thanks to Michael Donoghue, club volunteer, for the photos which have also been requested by the Fingal Indo. Great action shots from a great day.
Harps 0-5 to 0-2 at the break with Liam Byrne leading the charge from mid field kicking 2 from play. MOW restricted to 2 frees only in first half. Huge defensive effort by all 6 backs with Liam Smartt, Clinton Opara and Ronan Geoghegan to the fore.
MOW got first 3 scores of 2nd half to level the game after 40 mins but Harps pulled away in 3rd quarter with 2-1scored from play in a 7 minute spell to kill of the tie. Goals coming from Luke Whelan and substitute Luke Harrison. Best on the day for skerries Liam Smartt and Clinton Opara at the back Paul Wilde & Liam Byrne at centre field and Simon Connolly, Luke Whelan and Fionn Duncan showing well upfront.
Well done to Hannah McGinnis who played for the Dublin Minor football team today.
Minor Ladies Football
For the first time in the history of the Club we have 2 minor ladies football teams. Our A Team got off to an excellent start with an impressive 5-15 to 1-0 victory over Parnells on Saturday 26th February. Unfortunately, they lost by 1 point on Saturday and score was 3-6 to 3-5 against Templeogue Synge Street with the opposition scoring a goal in the last kick of the game.
The B Team were scheduled to play Trinity Gaels on the 26th March but the opposition conceded so 3 points on the board also for the girls.
Both teams are playing next Saturday the 12th March. We would like to wish the girls the very best of luck in their 2022 league campaign.
Well what can we say...first competitive match for our U13 Team 2 today, and as expected they did us proud. Very tough Camogie match against Round Towers Lusk. Our girls did not give up until the final whistle blew. Unfortunately they lost today but they are going from Strenght to Strength and we look forward to watching them thrive.
Team 1, played away to O'Dwyer's Balbriggan and had a super game, just missed out on the win but battled throughout.
Both teams playing with no subs and performed with no issue and battle to very end.
Our U8 boys played their first Go Games this week. Well done to all the lads and new mentors. The future is bright.