Summerhill GFC begin their Fairyhouse Steel Senior Football Championship campaign in a wet St Lomans Pàirc in Trim . It was a youthful side that John Lyons Selected with Conor Frayne , John keane and Cian Devlin all awarded their First Senior Championship Starts.
While Summerhill started well in the opening minutes with John Lavelle and Conor Frayne points, Gaeils got going with some fast scoring and pulled away in the latter part of this half . They scored an fortunate goal in the final seconds of the first half when a high ball hopped over Tony McDonnells head into the net.
Halftime score Summerhill 0-2 Gaeil Colmcilles 1-8
The Hill started stronger in the second half with Padraig Geraghty and David Larkin points .John Keane’s shot on goal was mere inches wide. Summerhill’s troubles were further compounded with black cards on Dalton and Larkin. Well worked points by Padraig Geraghty and excellent scores by substitutes Conor Lyons and Kevin Ryan were not enough to bridge the gap . With more possession than the first half and better play making by Summerhill they did manage to reduce the deficit somewhat .
Next up for the Summerhill in two weeks is Skyrne.
Final Score Summerhill 0-12 , Gaeil Colmcilles 2-14.
Tony McDonnell , John Lavelle (0-1), Caolan Young, Ronan Ryan ,Cian Devlin, Willie Ryan, Ross Ryan, Micheàl Byrne, John Keane , David Larkin,(0-1), Barry Dardis, Liam Shaw, Davy Dalton, Padraig Geraghty (0-2), Conor Frayne (0-3).
Kevin Ryan(0-1) for Davy Dalton, Conor Lyon(0-4f) for Liam Shaw, Iarla Hughes for Cian Devlin, Paddy McGrath for David Larkin .