Two goals inside the opening quarter helped Ballyboden St Enda's overcome St Maur's by 2-10 to 0-7 in their Dublin Senior Football Championship first round clash at Parnell Park last night.
St Maur's opened up well through early points from Luke Fletcher and Chris Carthy but their challenge was undermined as they conceded two goals in quick succession - Andrew Kerin's eighth minute penalty and Sam Molony's excellent goal four minutes later.
A Ryan Basquel score added to 'Boden's lead but Maur's kept their deficit at manageable levels following unanswered points by Ciaran Reddin and Carthy but a Molony point ensured a 2-3 to 0-6 interval lead for St Enda's.
Declan O'Mahony, Kerin and Basquel stretched Boden further clear and with Robbie McDaid and Daragh Nelson in superb form, St Enda's eased home with Maur's restricted to a single point in the second half. Elsewhere, in Garristown, St Brigid's eased past Erin's Isle by 3-17 to 0-6 while it was far tighter at O'Toole Park with St Anne's eking out a narrow 0-10 to 1-6 victory over Round Tower Clondalkin.
Dublin SFC: St Brigid's 3-17 Erin's Isle 0-6; Ballyboden St Enda's St Maur's; St Anne's 0-10 Round Tower Clondalkin 1-6.
Dublin Senior Football Championship round-up