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Anne's 'C' the light in replay

St Anne's captured the 'C' title on Sunday morning, thanks to a 1-10 to 0-10 replay victory over St Oliver Plunkett's Eoghan Ruadh at the Phoenix Park.

The game was almost a carbon copy of last week's drawn fixture, as Anne's looked to be cruising at the break -- they led 1-9 to 0-4 -- only for Plunkett's to come storming back.

This time around, however, the Navan Road side were unable to get the goal their challenge required and Anne's just about held them off to clinch the silverware.

Dublin minor star Scott Fulham was the key man in the Anne's victory as his intelligent use of the ball caused untold problems for the Plunkett's rearguard.

Ray Toner, the winners' star performer in the drawn game, started off brightly once more as he showed off his ability to kick scores from every angle. Anne's chances suffered a blow with the loss of Toner through injury in the first half.

However, the momentum stayed with them and a goal from Lee O'Brien just before the break was just reward.

Man of the match from last week, Niall Walsh, attempted to drag Plunkett's back into contention and split the posts twice upon the restart.

Peter Corcoran and Cian Boland were also growing into the match and it looked as though the Dublin seven Anne's held on for a deserved victory.

However, Anne's held on for their second title in three years.


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