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Browne's late strike steers holders Crokes to victory

A LATE Declan Browne goal secured current holders KILMACUD CROKES a 2-13 to 1-8 win over CRUMLIN in their Dublin Adult Hurling League Division 1 encounter at Páirc de Búrca yesterday morning.

The hosts produced an impressive opening half with Barry O'Rorke giving a lively display that included six points from play over the hour while at the opposite end, Bill O'Carroll kept matters tight from full-back. The visitors fought back well to trail by just three points but Browne's goal settled the tie with Crokes win marred by an injury to Ronan Walsh.


At Russell Park, O'TOOLE'S made it two wins from two as they accounted for a pointless ST BRIGID'S by 4-10 to 0-17.

Corner-forward Paul McLoughlin shone for the Larriers, hitting 2-1 and with Andrew Morris, Kevin Ryan and Adam King all to the fore, the visitors secured a five point win with further goals from Graham Morris and Peadar Carton. CUALA recorded their first league win of the year with Barry Connolly shining at midfield for the Dalkey men in their 2-15 to 2-13 victory over FAUGHS.

Cian Waldron and Brian Fitzgerald struck the Cuala goals who resisted a late comeback from the Templeogue men thanks to the efforts of Shane Kiely, Oisín Gough while late points from Waldron, Dan Keating and David Cunningham saw them home with two points to spare.

On Saturday afternoon, Colm Punch, Ciarán Waters, Eoin Power, Gary De Loughney and Cillian O'Driscoll were all instrumental in NAOMH MEARNOG'S 0-14 to 1-8 victory over ST JUDE'S.

In AHL2, Lucan Sarsfields produced their second successive high-scoring win with Kevin Fitzgerald accounting for three goals in their 5-18 to 1-7 win over St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh.

DUBLIN - AHL1: Nh Mearnóg 0-14 St Jude's 1-8; Craobh Chiaráin 5-16 Ballyboden St Enda's 2-11; Kilmacud Crokes 2-13 Crumlin 1-8; St Brigid's 0-17 O'Toole's 4-10; Cuala 2-15 Faughs 2-13. AHL2: Ballyboden SE 0-15 Nh Barróg 2-5; Clan na Gael/Font 1-11 Raheny 2-19; Nh Fionnbarra 1-15 St Pat's (P) 2-9; Setanta 1-10 Kilmacud Crokes 2-15; St Oliver Plunkett's/ER 1-7 Lucan 5-18; Whitehall Colmcille 0-14 Na Fianna 1-17.