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Clontarf turn up heat in second half to move into quarter-finals

dublin sfc: Clontarf 1-10 skerries harps 0-11

Clontarf are through to the quarter-final of the Dublin Senior Football Championship after an assured second half display to earn their ticket.

The golden goal came seven minutes after the tea. Ciaran Johnston got it after Maitias Mac Donncha's effort had been blocked.

The elements favoured Harps in the opening period. They led at the break, 0-5 to 0-3. Three unanswered points helped them gain that lead. The scores came from Paul Cashman and the Cullen brothers, Graham and Bryan.

But in the second period, the pace and energy of Jack McCaffrey became telling.

And following the goal, Tarf increased their tally with some tidy points.

SCORERS - Clontarf: C Johnston 1-3 (0-1f), I O'Dwyer 0-3 (3f), A O'Neill 0-2, M Hughes, P Syron 0-1 each. Skerries Harps: D Reilly 0-4 (1f), G Cullen, B Cullen 0-2 each, C Daly, P Cashman, H Dawson 0-1 each.

Clontarf: R O'Hanlon; D Monahan, S Doyle, C Cronin; P Breen, N Shanahan, M MacDonncha' I Smith, M Walsh; I O'Dwyer, J McCaffrey, R McCullagh; C Johnston, A O'Neill, M Hughes. Subs used: A Foley, A O'Halloran, P Mohan, S Coen, P Syron.

Skerries Harps: A Cullinan; R McGarry, E McGinley, D McNamee; E Smith, D O'Brien, J Smith; G Cullen, D McOlgorm; C O'Brien, B Cullen, B Davey; P Cashman, D Reilly, H Dawson. Subs used: C Daly, G Daly, S Rocks, K Gilmore.

REF: S McCarthy (St Vincent's)