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Harford's late show subdues Glendalough


Published 13/01/2011 | 05:00

It took an injury-time try from Skerries Community College flanker Dean Harford to subdue East Glendalough in this section 'A' encounter at Templeville Road yesterday.

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The fact that the Dublin side's clincher came so late was a testament to the magnificent resistance of the Wicklow boys and their insistence on playing a ball-in-hand, expansive brand of rugby against the more streetwise approach adopted by Skerries.

The winners, however, had the better chances and more kicks at goal.

Their lock Liam Quinn-Hegarty crashed over the line in the 40th minute to carve out a lead that was eaten into by out-half Shane Farrar's excellent strike from the left at the start of the final quarter.

Captain Robbie Jenkinson restored the five-point gap from 18 metres and Harford's upper body strength was enough to secure the injury-time insurance try.

Skerries CC -- D Grimes; J Boyd, P O'Connor, E Sherlock, P Lacey; E Smyth, R Jenkinson (capt); C Marrey (S Attley 5), D Monahan, N Martin, D Sheridan, L Quinn-Hegarty (P O'Neill 44, 57 (temp)), D Harford, C Oliver, J-C Botena-Vey.

East Glendalough -- R Marron; S O'Callaghan, A Doran, J Jones, L Daunt-Smith; S Farrar, F Marshall (capt) (D Henderson 49); S Ferns, P Itounas, A Bayley, D Norse, A O'Boyle, R Bradshaw, D Hastie, L Walshe.

Ref -- U Ryan (Leinster Branch).

Irish Independent

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