Friday 24 November 2017

Four-midable Sylvester's maintain their unbeaten start

ST SYLVESTER'S maintained their unbeaten run in Division 3 with a 4-16 to 1-11 win away to Clan Na Gael Fontenoy's on Saturday.

Leonard O'Carroll's men were always the dominant side, with Fionn Carney and Andrew Richardson both amongst the goals in the first half as the Malahide men built up an impressive 12-point lead.

Colm Byrne and Alan Kenny also impressed as Sylvester's set themselves up nicely for their Senior B Championship opener with Whitehall Colmcilles..

The win leaves Syls joint top with Castleknock who had a resounding victory over Fingallians at Lawless Park. Their 2-19 to 0-11 win was achieved courtesy of a fine performance from midfielder Niall O'Callaghan who registered five points from play.

Fingallians, although trailing by just four at the break, were dealt a blow just after the resumption when Cian O'Dulaing was on hand to flick home O'Callaghan's under-hit free.

JM Sheridan countered with back-to-back scores, but Castleknock then reeled off five points on the trot to lead by 10 going into the final quarter.

In Division 4, St Finian's came up short against St Marks, but there was better news in Division 5 where St Maur's - inspired by young Jack Higgins - won away to St Vincents on a 0-12 to 0-9 scoreline.

Skerries Harps, who are still finding their feet in the same division, suffered a 3-8 to 1-8 defeat at home to Raheny.

Meanwhile, in Division 7, St Pat's Donabate rallied hard in the second half to produce a 4-6 to 1-11 away win over Faughs in Tymon North.

Pats had held a slender 3-1 to 1-6 lead at the break, with goals from Conor Davey, Colin Noonan and a goal. A second-half goal from Declan Murphy inspired Pats to victory over a surprisingly strong Faughs outfit.

Fingal Independent

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