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Erin Go Bragh find winning formula to defeat Monica's

Finals day in Parnell Park could not have gotten off to a better start as Erin Go Bragh claimed the Division 8 crown following an impressive 2-6 to 2-2 victory over a gallant St Monica's on Sunday lunchtime.

The Clonee lads, mentored by George Burke, Seán Flood, David Bradish, Peter Ennis, Paul Crowe and Tom Bowe had enjoyed a wonderful Saturday when winning all their three group games before beating Ballyboden St Endas C at the semi-final stage.

Full-forward Abiola Bakare was hugely instrumental in their progress while at the opposite end of the field, full-back Michaels Olatunji ensured scores were at a premium for their opponents.

St Monica's, who have put a huge emphasis on their juvenile section in recent times, showed the value of all their hard work by beating Ballinteer St John's in the semi-final and they continued to impress with Adam Kelly Gill, John Katawick and Paddy Leonard all to the fore.

However, they came across a formidable Erin Go Bragh team who were well served over the weekend by goalkeeper Shane Kenny, captain Jack Maher and Rubben Kavanagh, while Stephen Edgely and Bakare could be relied upon for scores at the most crucial times.

The attacking prowess of Jack Whelan, Jordan Donnery and Carl O'Connor ensured St Monica's remained in contention but Conor Cusack at midfield epitomised the Erin Go Bragh efforts as they claimed their first piece of silverware since their move to Clonee.