Finnbarr’s see off pat’s as philly goals for ‘mun

by Aaron Dunne
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Naomh Fionnbarra recovered from a sloppy opening half to eventually get the better of St Patrick’s Palmerstown by 3-5 to 0-7 in their Go-Ahead Dublin Adult Football League Division 3 encounter at Broombridge on Sunday morning.

The hosts trailed by 0-4 to 0-1 at the break but they burst into life upon the restart, thanks largely to a Karl Grimes goal.

They maintained that momentum to added further goals through Tommy O’Neill and Lee Cooney while Ger Dodrill and Cooney added two points apiece as the contest evolved.

The strong running of Josh Turner and Clayton Farrell was instrumental in the Fionnbarra win, as was the defensive excellent of Jack Gunnery.

On Friday night, Ballymun Kickhams proved too strong for Castleknock, with two goals from Philly McMahon (inset) pivotal in their 2-13 to 1-5 victory at Páirc Ciceam.

The foundation for their victory was provided at the back with goalkeeper Elliott Reilly and Zack Farrell, Cian Egan and Jason Welby in the home defence all impressing while further up the field, Jason Whelan kicked three points from play.

It proved far tighter in Rush on Saturday afternoon as St Margaret’s got the better of St Maur’s by the narrowest of margins (1-13 to 2-9).

Leon McGuinness (1-2) pounced for the Maggies goal with Conor Sutton (0-3) and Brian Shanahan (0-2) also to the fore up front for the visitors.

At the opposite end, Jack Murphy, Dan Lynch and Niall Kennedy offered great protection to Conor Shanahan in goal while further scores by Scott Kennedy, Ciaran Bruton, Jimmy Hempenstall, David Smyth and Rory Dwyer were worth their weight in gold by full-time.

The remaining three fixtures saw St Sylvester’s, Trinity Gaels and Clanna Gael Fontenoy enjoy comfortable wins over Cuala, St Anne’s and Clann Mhuire respectively.

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