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Gaels' goals rattle rivals

Two goals from corner-forward Daniel Mulligan proved crucial as Trinity Gales comfortably accounted for Na Fianna by 2-8 to 0-3 in their Dublin U16 Football League Division 4 Final at Drumnigh on Saturday afternoon.

The platform for victory was provided by the excellent midfield pairing of Stephen Robson and Evan Whelan with Mulligan availing of their dominance to register two clinical strikes before the interval.

Cillian Nolan, James Lynch, Kevin Gannon and Cillian Stacey all impressed for the visitors but their efforts were not reflected on the scoreboard despite fine scores by Tom Newman, Gannon and Cathal Barron.

Na Fianna improved after the break but with Adam Ryan, Aaron Daly and Jonathan Daly in resolute mood, Trinity confirmed their well-deserved win through second-half points by Jamie Coyne, Jordan Guidan and the talented Robson.



'Nells burnt by hot Ashe

Thomas Ashe made use of their second chance as they recorded a clinical 4-20 to 3-8 victory over Parnell's in their Under-16 Football League Division 5 semi-final replay at Chanel College on Saturday afternoon.

The St Margaret's/Garristown combined team were indebted to their dominance around midfield with Stephen Sutton, Scott Shire, Conor Gilligan and Brian Shanahan all making valuable contributions in that crucial sector.

The hosts were boosted by two early goals and had influential players in Lloyd Buckley, Carl Salmon, Tomo Davis, Shane Burke, Eoin Brunton and Nathan O'Donoghue as they trailed by 2-7 to 2-10 at the interval.

However, Thomas Ashe were boosted by Gareth Hickey's 40th-minute goal and they confirmed a final berth with Clan na Gael next Saturday by virtue of an Adam Carberry goal and other impressive displays by Eoin Walsh and Darragh Clarke.



Super Sars' see off 'Tarf

Lucan Sarsfields produced a storming second-half display to defeat a battling Clontarf by 4-7 to 0-8 in their Dublin Under-16 Football League Division 7 final at the 12th Lock on Saturday afternoon.

The visitors impressed in the opening-half through the efforts of Niall Gavin, Sean Giles and the roving Cathal McCarthy with points from Hugh Foley and Devon Connolly cancelling out Danny Rahilly's goal for Lucan.

The hosts, driven on by William Swain, Colm Dalmar, Richie Carroll, Mark Sharkey and Eoin O'Neill, seized control after the break and they confirmed their win through goals by Kevin Dawson, Conor Donaghy and Dara Twomey.

- BY RONAN Mac LOCHLAINN AND DIARMUID GERAGHTY


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