Leinster club SFC: Davis brace sends Meath champs through

November 08, 2010

Skryne's Aidan Tuite is surrounded by Tomas Sheehy and Jody O'Shaughnessy of Castletown during the Leinster Club SFC quarter final at Pairc Tailtean
A late brace of points from Ian Davis was enough to see Skryne though (0-12 to 0-10) to the Leinster club SFC semi-finals at the expense of Wexford standard bearers Castletown when the sides met at Navan's Pairc Tailteann.

The hot favourites had been rocked in the early stages of the game as the shock Wexford champions raced into a three point advantage after just seven minutes with Anthony Masterson, James Holmes and Conor Carty (free) on target.

Davis got the hosts up and running in the 8th minute and as former county star Trevor Giles began to be more and more of an influence on proceedings, Skryne began to settle down.

The sides went onto be level on five occasions after a point from Kevin Mulvaney had the Meathmen on level terms 23 minutes into the game and then in front at the break, 0-7 to 0-6.

Thereafter two points from Masterson gave the visitors the lead by the odd point in 17 entering the final quarter.

A converted 45 by Paddy O'Rourke (Skryne) was countered by Castletown's Jesse Foley but that was to be the latter's final score.

Mulvaney fired over the leveller soon after and after the Meath champions sent on three subs inside 90 seconds, the aforementioned Davis became the hero to set up a clash with Rhode (Offaly) in the last four of the competition.


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