It was another busy week for the lads as they had two league games in quick succession. On Tuesday, they took on Parnell’s seniors in wormwood scrubs in what was a perfect evening for football. Having beaten Parnell’s Juniors the previous week in the Mularkey Cup, the Harps anticipated a stern battle from the north London club. Playing with a strong breeze the Harps started the game brightly and raced into an early lead with the majority of the scores coming from Darren White, Ryan Brolly and Ciaran Stone. At half time the Harps led 0.09 to 1.01.
The Harps continued their dominance around the midfield sector however up front, they missed a number of guilt edged chances in the second half to really put the game to bed. Notwithstanding, the defence remained resolute in the second half and the game finished with a 6 point victory for the Harps on the score line of 0.15 to 1.06.
If Tuesday night’s performance was regarded as wasteful attacking play, then Sunday’s display against St Joseph’s can only be described as ruthlessly efficient. Missing a number of key personnel through injury, the Harps knew that this top of the table clash was going to be a fierce physical battle and it certainly proved to be just that. St Joe’s had a number of strong runners who scythed through the Harps defence in the first half and seemed to get their scores at will. But to the Harps credit they became more pragmatic in their attacking play and looked very comfortable in possession of the ball. This culminated in goals coming from Rian Kealy and Ciaran Stone to give the blues the lead at the break 2.06 to 1.08.
In the second half the Harps really turned the screw and Rian Kealy was proving too hot to handle. He scored another sublime goal this time rifling the ball to the top corner of the net and capped a fine personal performance with a total of 2.08 from play. In the final stages of the game the Harps kept possession of the ball for a number of minutes before midfielder Mickey Clarke broke the line to swing the ball over the bar and give the Harps another victory on the score line of 3.15 to 1.15.
The Harps are now sitting joint top of the league with two games to go. Next up for the lads is St Brendan’s on Tuesday 16th in Greenford.
The ladies were due to play Fr Murphy’s this week but unfortunately has been re-arranged. The girls continue to train on Monday and Wednesday nights.
As always, we are on the lookout for new players or committee members and if you are interested in joining our welcoming club please contact Enda on 07522723765 (men’s) or Mackenzie on 07398633018 (ladies).Tweet