DUBLIN SCHOOLS JHC ‘C’ Q-FINAL
Stylish Skerries make last-four at their ease
SKERRIES CC booked their place in the Dublin Schools Junior ‘C’ Hurling Championship semi-finals with a comprehensive 22-point victory over Templeogue College on Tuesday afternoon.
Skerries reached last year’s decider in a similarly-accomplished fashion, before losing out to Maynooth PP on a five-point margin (3-7 to 1-8).
A Juvenile ‘A’ (U14) success over Lucan CBS helped to make it a memorable 2017/18 for hurling in the school though, and a number of that squad have transitioned to the higher age grade during the current campaign.
Although the final scoreline might suggest that the northsiders had it all their own way in the local Skerries Harps club, they faced into a stiff breeze throughout the opening half. Nevertheless, they enjoyed a four-point buffer at the midway stage in the contest.
The floodgates subsequently opened after the action resumed – Luke Whelan and James Casey finding the net in quick succession. This placed a serious dent in Templeogue’s challenge and Skerries took advantage through an array of morale-boosting scores.
In addition to the attacking prowess of Whelan, Greg McEneaney and David Graham, Ronan Geoghegan delivered a powerful performance at full-back.
While this was another step on a potential road back to the final, it served as a serious statement of intent by Skerries CC.