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Brigid's build from back for first victory

ST BRIGID'S recorded their first league win of the year with goals from Daire Doyle and substitute Cian O'Mahony helping them to a 2-16 to 2-10 win over Crumlin in their Dublin Adult Hurling League Division 1 tie at Russell Park yesterday morning.

A solid defensive display, epitomised by Brendan McInerney and Aidan O'Leary, was at the root of Brigid's success with Paddy McAvinue and Cathal Doyle also featuring prominently for the hosts.

In Silver Park, Brian Hanamy struck 2-2 as kilmacud crokes enjoyed a hard-earned 5-17 to 4-11 victory over craobh chiaráin.

Donncha Ó Murchú impressed in the home defence and with Dillon Mulligan returning from injury, the hosts pulled clear with Kevin O'Loughlin, Alex Pilkington, Barry O'Rorke and Caolan Conway all landing telling scores.

Lucan Sarsfields gave an exhibition in score-getting when proving far too strong for a weakened cuala side by 6-19 to 1-13 in Shankill.



Kevin O'Reilly hit 2-9 for the winners, and with Peter Carroll, the excellent Aidan Roche and Trevor Lee all adding regular scores, the visitors strolled to victory with Robert Lambert and wing-back Tommy Somers the pick of their defence.

On Friday evening, Alan Moore's 2-2 proved pivotal as St vincent's registered their fourth win out of five when overcoming St Jude's by 3-14 to 3-11 at Tymon North.

Moore was ably abetted in attack by Tomás McGrane, who hit an impressive 1-7 over the hour, while the efforts of corner-back James Cook, wing-back Ciarán Harney and midfielder David Garland were hugely influential for the visitors.

In AHL2, st patrick's palmerstown maintained top spot after a 5-21 to 2-15 win over Kevins in Glenauline Park.

AHL1: O'Toole's OFF Faughs; St Brigid's 2-16 Crumlin 2-10; Na Fianna 0-12 Ballyboden St Enda's 0-12; Cuala 1-13 Lucan Sarsfields 6-19; Kilmacud Crokes 5-17 Craobh Chiaráin 4-11; St Jude's 3-11 St Vincent's 3-14.

AHL2: Whitehall Colmcille 1-19 Ballyboden St Enda's 1-6; Setanta 1-19 Clan na Gael Fontenoy 2-10; St Oliver Plunkett's/ER OFF Erin's Isle; Nh Fionnbarra 2-12 Nh Mearnóg 2-11; St Patrick's Palmerstown 5-21 Kevins 2-15.