A LATE Ciaran Byrne score ensured a reprieve for Syl's second string as they secured the final play off semi-spot at the expense of Clontarf in this action packed game played in Edenmore on Sunday morning.Monica's cancelled out a Mark Finnerty goal to trail by three points before Syl's added two points to lead 1-8 to 1-3 at the break. And although opening the second half with a point, Syls were then clawed back with the introduction of former Dublin forward Vinnie Murphy turning the game on its head. Murphy operating at full forward netted Monica's first goal and a further goal and two points edged them two points in front heading down the stretch. But despite missing key midfielder, Mark Reilly, Syls dug in deep and following a free from Fionn Cahill, Byrne then landed a score from thirty yards out to set up a semi-final date with Na Fianna. WHILE the departure of the talismanic John Lynders was something of a setback for the club this week, Pat's had enough in reserve to secure their place in the semi-final play-offs against St Olaf's following this 13-point win at Balreask on Sunday morning. The pacy forward departed for Australia on Friday although it is hoped he may return to Ireland next year. Sean Keogh was restored to the starting line-up where he impressed, while Dinny Corcoran was the star performer on the day with 2-4. Donabate were well on top in the first half with Dublin triallist Niall Collins again turning in an influential display. And a Corcoran goal off a Wayne Knight pass was to establish a 1-8 to 0-3 lead for Adrian Henchy's men with Corcoran then adding his second 15 minutes into the second half. ST PAT'S DONABATE: Adam Sullivan, Darly O' Hara, Darragh Mahon, Eric Hendricks, Adam Darby, Tom Murphy, Mark Hender, Mark Prunty, Dean Styles, Sean Keogh, Wayne Knight, Shane McGrath, Niall Collins, Dinny Corcoran, Jesse Corcoran. Subs: Conor Dowling for Darby, Gavan Murphy for Knight, Eoin M Byrne for McGrath.