Dulwich Harps GFC Club Notes
July 11, 2016
The Men's team had a hard fought victory over Tara's in the league on Sunday last on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-10.
With the championship less than a week away, both teams started brightly exchanging early points. After a very physical opening ten minutes, goalkeeper Niall Russell settled the Dulwich men with a wind assisted long range free. With five minutes left in the opening half, Dulwich led on a scoreline of 6pts to 4pts only to be pegged back by two late scores by the Tara's full forward line to leave the score at 6pts a piece at the break.
Coming out in the second half feeling as if they had not made best use of the wind, Dulwich started quickly scoring two points from the off. Having missed an early second half penalty and a frantic period of 10 minutes of constant attack from Tara's, Dulwich were lucky to be just 1pt down. Fine saves from goalkeeper Russell and some brave defending from the fullback line left the game still within the grasps of the home side. A quick break from the back line resulted in midfielder Dave Draper rattling the back of the net from 20 yards to put Dulwich 2pts to the good. Dulwich held the ball up well and played some clever football in the final ten minutes, sealing the win with a final point from play. Standout performers on the day were Niall Russell, Ryan Brolly, Dave Draper and Andrew Arkins.
The Junior championship gets underway next Tuesday, 12th July against Fr. Murphyâs. Throw-in is at 7:15 p.m.
Commiserations to the Ladies team who suffered defeat in the Junior Championship final against Tir Chonaill Gaels on Saturday last in Greenford. Whilst a strong effort, the Ladies came up against a better team on the day. Final score: Tir Chonaill Gaels 4-12 Dulwich Harps 1-12.
Dulwich Harps GAA Club is one of the oldest Gaelic Football Clubs in London. Based in Peckham, we cater for players â Menâs and Ladies teams, Youth boysâ and girlsâ teams â in Greenwich, Bromley, Clapham, Balham and a large area in south and east London.