The Harps Intermediates put in a spirited performance last Friday, May 15th against Castletown in Durrow, but second half wides were to prove costly as Castletown held on for a deserved 0-12 to 0-06 win.
The first half was a very even affair with both teams defence on top. Free’s were the main source of scores for both sides and Conor Deegan was striking them well for The Harps. Indeed, Deegan accounted for all of The Harps first half tally of 0-05. The pick of these was an excellent effort from play midway through the half. Castletown kept in touch with several converted free’s of their own to leave the sides level at half time on a score line of 0-05 each.
The second half proved to be more one sided on the scoreboard, as The Harps accuracy betrayed them time and again. A single score from play from Greg Aylward was an unfair reward for a team that kept battling to the end. Things could have been very different, but this young team should learn from the experience. Castletown were a lot more clinical in front of the posts and shot 7 second half points to leave a final score line of Castletown 0-12 to The Harps 0-06.
With a lot of players exam tied it is tough going for this Harps Intermediate team at the moment but there is plenty of scope for improvement as the year goes on. The Intermediates face Shanahoe at home on Saturday, May 30th in Durrow at 7.30pm.
The Harps: 1.Peter Walsh; 2.Niall Donoghue; 3.Aaron Dunne; 4.Sean Cahill; 5.David Doheny; 6.John Dunne; 7.Darren Maher; 8.Colm Dunphy; 9.Conor Deegan; 10.Johnny Doyle; 11.Mick Lanigan; 12.Liam Dunphy; 13.Eoin O Sullivan; 14.William Dillon; 15.Rory Doyle.
Subs: Greg Aylward for William Dillon (50 mins).