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Faughs cast off Kevin's

Faughs produced an exceptional team display to account for Kevin's by 1-11 to 0-7 in their Dublin U21 'B' Hurling Championship quarter-final at Dolphin Park on Saturday afternoon.

In an uncompromising opening half, the visitors led by 1-5 to 0-7 at the interval thanks to four points from placed balls by influential midfielder Eoin Prendergast and an excellent individual goal from centre-forward Ciarán O'Shea.

Kevin's remained in contention through a number of frees from Seán Mooney, but experienced difficulties in attack upon the restart as Faughs dominated defensively with full-back Tom McGreevy and centre-back Emmet McKenna in obdurate form.

At the opposite end of the field, Prendergast registered three further scores, two from play, to add to points from Ciarán O'Brien, Carl O'Brien and Colin Brew as Martin McKenna's charges ran out comfortable winners by double scores.

Faughs were joined in the last four by Raheny, who pulled clear after the break to record a deserved 0-13 to 0-6 victory over Thomas Davis at St Anne's.


Richie Judge was particularly prominent for the hosts at centre-back in a first half that ended tied at 0-5 apiece, with the free-taking of Eoin Smith Raheny's main source of scores.

With Judge and Simon Deignan at full-back closing up shop in the second-half, the hosts seized control of affairs. They confirmed their semi-final berth through points by Eoin Gillen, Smith and Seán Collins.

In the 'C' championship, Fiontan Magibb delivered a wonderful performance in helping Setanta get the better of an understrength St Maur's by 3-22 to 2-6 in Poppintree.

Magibb hit 2-12 over the hour, 2-5 from play, and was well supported by full-forward Ciarán Memery, who notched 1-4 with Shane McDermott, Stephen Devlin, Glenn Eribo and Dean Cullen all making valuable contributions.

The remaining ties saw wins for O'Toole's, Parnell's and Kilmacud Crokes, with the latter overcoming Whitehall Colmcille despite the performance of Cormac Costello, who struck both his side's goals.

U21 HC 'B': Raheny 0-13 Thomas Davis 0-6; Kevin's 0-7 Faughs 1-11.

U21 HC 'C': Skerries Harps 1-3 O'Toole's 3-12; Whitehall Colmcille 2-14 Kilmacud Crokes 5-10; Parnell's 1-14 Clontarf 0-8; Setanta 3-22 St Maur's 2-6.