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Fingallians and Round Towers Lusk pipped in Junior finals


Luke Codd of Round Towers Lusk.

Luke Codd of Round Towers Lusk.

Luke Codd of Round Towers Lusk.


There was disappointment for the two competing Fingal teams in Sunday’s two Junior hurling finals .

Round Towers Lusk were edged out by a point by St Brendans in the Junior D decider, 1-12 to 1-11, in a match played in Thomas Ashe Park.

Lusk lined out with their star forward Luke Codd (1-7) despite the player picking up in a straight red card in their semi-final win over Naomh Mearnog, as the referee hadn’t yet sent in his report from that match.

The former Dublin minor had a mixed game, missing a first-half penalty as St Brendans went in at the interval leading 1-7 to 0-6.

Two early second-half points saw them stretch their lead and with 10 minutes to go they looked to be on their way to a comfortable victory when Codd found the back of the net with a terrific effort.

But while a subsequent free from Codd saw them narrow the gap to one, that was as close as Lusk got in the end.

Elsewhere, Fingallians suffered a second-half blow out in the Junior E final.

Mick Kennedy’s men registered just three points in the second period as Castleknock overtook them at the death to claim a 1-15 to 1-13 win over their north-side neighbours.

With Peter Daly and Dara Beresford (0-5) impressing for the home side, Fingallians were six points clear by the half-hour after Barry Rodgers (1-2) found the back of the net.

But they only score three points in the second half in a game where the referee played quite a few additional minutes of stoppage time.

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Former Fingal hurlers Niall Ring and Paul Garbutt were part of the Naomh Barrog team that captured the Senior C title, with Joe Flanagan heading the scoring with eight points in their 0-19 to 0-11 win over Clontarf at the weekend.

Kilmacud Crokes retained their Senior A title with victory over Na FIanna, with Oisin O’Rorke registering nine points in their 0-20 to 0-17 win over the Glasnevin outfit.

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