Saturday 24 March 2018

Saints hurlers in hunt

ALTHOUGH going down on a 1-18 to 1-7 scoreline at the weekend, St Sylvester's can still make the play-offs in Division 3 if results go their way in the final round of games.

Sylvester's take on Round Towers Clondalkin in their final league game of the regular season in a repeat of last season's Intermediate Championship Final which Syls won.

Sylvester's went into Sunday's game without key players like Davy Keogh, Enda O'Flaherty and goalkeeper Hilary Murray Hession, and while Ciaran Falvey was to find the back of the net for Sylvester's, Olafs were always well in command.

In Division 4 Fingallians went down heavily to Ballyboden St Endas on 4-15 to 2-12 scoreline. Stuart McNeill and David Mills both found the back of the net for Derry Murphy's team, but without first-choice regulars in Peter Daly, Dermot Vaughan, Eoin Martin and Paul Quinn they always played second fiddle on a windy day in Ballycullen.

Fingallians, who finished the regular season in third place, now must wait to see who they will meet in the play-off semi-finals.

St Maur's, meanwhile, completed their Division5 campaign in mid-table after a 4-7 to 0-10 loss to Raheny in St Annes Park.

Having pushed Clontarf closed in the championship, Maur's fell away badly in the bottom end of their league season, although on the day Martin Mulvey fared well against Raheny at wing back, with Colin Halpin (0-3) doing well up front.

Fingal Independent