Fingallians hold on to withstand spirited Thomas Davis challenge

by Aaron Dunne
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Fingallians 3-14

Thomas Davis 2-13

Fingallians did just enough to see off a spirited Thomas Davis by 3-14 to 2-13 at Lawless Park.

It was the visitors that started on the front foot with two points by the impressive Jack O’Connor and a Fionn Lynch score handing them an early three-point lead.

A brace of Aron Gargan frees helped Fins to settle and the same player edged his team in front with a smartly taken goal.

Kevin Finnan added two points from play to keep the hosts in

front with Shane Mullarkey replying at the opposite end for Thomas Davis.

However, Fins seized the initiative through a Cillian Brennan goal to lead by 2-7 to 0-7 at half-time.

The visitors bounced back superbly in the third quarter as substitute Daire Tipping netted with his first touch and they moved ahead by the 40th minute courtesy of an excellent Sean Benton goal.

Fingallians fought back with a fortuitous goal from goalkeeper Sean Delaney edging them back in front and they pushed for home thanks to points by Dan King and Harry Brogan.

The likes of Mullarkey, O’Connor and corner-back Jamie Stanton continued to battle for the Tallaght side but Fins prevailed thanks to strong individual performances by Cameron Clarke, King, Finan Brady, Delaney and Stephen Hickey.

In a brilliant game of hurling in Lawless Park, Fins finished the stronger to see off Thomas Davis by  3-14 to 2-13 to secure the club’s first ever minor hurliung title.  

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