Full-time Skryne 3-09 Donaghmore Ashbourne 3-15
Halftime Skryne 3-04 Donaghmore Ashbourne 3-06
Donaghmore Ashbourne’s third team met Skryne in this entertaining end to end encounter on Thursday night.
Donaghmore Ashbourne started brightly with a goals and points from Cian Field (2-2) and David Carey (1-1) with points from Jamie Dwyer (0-2) and a superb effort from Joey Long (0-1). Skryne did not stand back and with fine attacking play scored two goals in rapid succession to keep the game tight between the teams.
At half time it was a two point game with Donaghmore Ashbourne holding the upper hand but they could not get away from Skryne.
The second half continued in free flowing football with points being scored on an end to end basis until Donaghmore Ashbourne tagged on 4 points from Jamie Dwyer and 3 points from Carey with contributions from Cian Field (0-1) and Andrew Brady (0-1). Skryne battled right to the end but Donaghmore Ashbourne defensive play prevented any breakthrough on their goal.
Cian Field, David Carey, Danny Deery and Michael McCabe showed best for Donaghmore Ashbourne in a good squad performance.
Donaghmore Ashbourne team: Matt Davis, Michael McCabe, Niall Kavanagh, Matt Finn, Liam Finn, Tom Dreaper, Niall Moran, David Carey (1-5), Andrew Brady (0-1), Jamie Dwyer (0-6 3f), Anthony McAlearney, Cian Field (2-3), Danny Deery, Joe Long (c) (0-1), Joe Merry
Subs: Martin Quinn for L Finn, Ian Byrne for Dreaper, Chris Brady for Merry, Eoin Caffrey for McAlearney, Patrick Roche for Deery