Goals win games, a fond saying in Gaelic Football and none was truer in Grangegodden on Tuesday evening as goals in either half from Skryne proved crucial in the two points being brought back down the M3.
Skryne got off to the better starts and hit the opening two points of the game with just three minutes on the clock. A Brian Hanlon free in the sixth minute got the Kells lads on the board but that was soon cancelled with a third point. Hanlon got his second of the game with a lovely point from play but Skryne held their two point lead as they responded straight away.
Beano was causing all sorts of problems for the Skryne defence and two points from play in the 17th and 20th minute drew Kells level at 0-04 each. Seven minutes would pass before the next score and it was to be a big score for the away side as they rifled the back of the net to lead by three with the half drawing to a close.
A Barry Farrelly free left Gaeil Colmcille trailing 0-05 to 1-04 in the glorious Summer sunshine.
Kells wouldn’t have to wait too long to get their sixth point as Ajay Tormey pointed in the 32nd minute. Whenever The Gaeils got close, Skryne found a way to push clear and two points in a row saw them lead by three with three quarters of the game played. Tormey got his and Kells second point of the half and from the resulting kickout Gaeil Colmcille pressed the Skryne backs and Referee Keith Sheerin awarded a free-in which Farrelly tapped over to leave the minimum between the teams.
Once again Skryne found another gear and a point followed by a second goal in the 55th minute all but killed off Kells chances in the game. Two more points from Farrely left three between the sides but as Kells went in search for the equalizing goal, the chance went a begging and Skryne held on for the three point victory.
Gaeil Colmcille: Barry Farrelly (0-04), Fionn Smith, Adam Donnelly, James Reilly, Daniel Farrelly, Adam Muldoon, Barry Tormay, Liam Ferguson, Jonny Quigley, Liam Barry, Brian Hanlon (0-04), Ajay Tormey (0-02), Fionn Ferguson, Phil Ward, Rian Early.
Subs: Seanie Curran, Cormac Ferguson, Danny Muldoon, Ahmed Lawal, Oisin O’Reilly