Author: Aisling Dwyer
Summerhill 3-11 Skryne 1-12
John Lyons’ men made the trip to Bohermeen for this Fairyhouse Steel SFC second round clash against Skyrne with sheer determination to put their loss in the first round behind them. This they did in an emphatic manner.
Skyrne started strongly scoring 1-1 in the opening two minutes, Summerhill were rattled. It took a Barry Dardis point to settle them but Skyrne pulled away and were 1-3 to 0-1 ahead when a David Larkin pass dropped to an on form Conor Freyne who fisted into the back of the net. This was the boost the Summerhill needed. Frees from Conor Lyons and a well worked point from Man of the Match John Keane on 25th minute had Summerhill leading 1-8 to 1-4 at the break.
Skyrne began the second half with a point from the throw-in. The next attack for Summerhill resulted in a penalty after Barry Dardis was fouled. Up stepped defender Willie Ryan to convert the spot kick and the Hill lead was extended to 2-8 to 1-5.
Points from play for Larkin and Dardis and Conor Lyons ‘ frees kept the Summerhill ahead of the ever chasing Paddy O’Rourke who scored eight of Skyrne’s points and Harry Rooney.
John Lavelle and Caolan Young’s firm hold on the defence was invaluable in this tough encounter as was John Keanes phenomenal work rate.
Substitute Liam Shaw’s goal in the last minute of the game was a fitting end as Summerhill earned a well deserved win.
Summerhill: T.McDonnell, J.Lavelle, W.Ryan(1-0 pen), R.Ryan, P.Geraghty, C.Young, R.Ryan, M.Byrne, P.McGrath, J.Keane (0-1), D.Larkin (0-1), C.Lyons (0-6f), D.Dalton, B.Dardis,(0-3), C.Freyne (1-0). Subs: C.Devlin for John Keane 54, I.Hughes for P,Geraghty 57, L.Shaw (1-0) for C.Freyne 59