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Monday 22 July 2019

Nh Barrog move clear

Adult Football League: Divisions 3, 4, 5

Naomh Barrog moved two points clear at the top of Division three, with second place Fingal Ravens held to at home to O'Tooles on Wednesday night.

It was to prove a frustrating night for the Rolestown outfit despite finding the back of the net early on through Luke Griffin.

On a positive note, Kenny McDonagh returned from injury to contribute two points while Barry Caulfield had another solid night off placed ball where he kicked four points.

However, O'Tooles held on for the draw with the sides tied on 1-10 apiece.

Meanwhile, St Margarets went down on a 0-16 to 0-12 scoreline at home to St Annes.

St Margarets had started brightly and and scores from Nathan Dolan, Conor Hickey and Conor Sutton had put them four points clear.

However, three missed goal chances in that period would prove costly as St Annes rallied to score five unanswered points before Jamie McGuinness pointed on the stroke of half time to leave it all square at ten points apiece.

St Annes, who are up to fourth place as a result of Wednesday's win, used the win to good affect in the second half to take a three point lead with Margarets keeper David Patton producing two good saves to keep them in contention.

And it was point for point after that before Margarets hit the post through Darren Keogh with ten minutes to go.

Meanwhile, Man O War, who were bottom of the table at the start of play, picked up a crucial win away to Donabate with Willie Moore scoring 1-4 on his return as they edged their opponents out by a point, 2-15 to 3-11.

Donabate had hit first half goals through Mathew Molloy and Liam Watson with Nial Shiels adding a third after the break.

But while losing their full back, Conor Moore, to a disclocated knee injury, Man O War, through a number of good points from John Fleming, would stay in contention and with minutes to go were awarded a penalty after Joe Greene who had come on as a substitute but was pulled down inside the square with William Moore converting the spot kick.

In division four, Skerries Harps edged out neighbours Clann Mhuire despite having a man sent off for a straight red with ten to go.

Nonetheless, a Stephen Rogers penalty for Clann Mhuire had left the visitors two up as the game entered its final stages before Harps reeled off the last three points to secure victory.

St Finians Swords, meanwhile, recorded their second straight win with with a 5-18 to 1-11 win over bottom of the table Na Fianna while their division nine team also had a good win over Round Towers Clondalkin.

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