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Holloway the hero as 'Tarf sting Vinnies

MIKEY Holloway proved the goal-scoring hero as Clontarf claimed the Dublin U15 'B' Football Championship following a merited 4-12 to 1-13 victory over St Vincent's at Páirc Naomh Uinsionn on Sunday afternoon.

Holloway struck three goals over the hour and was part of a highly influential half-forward line that also included Kevin Lillis and Barry Davis, with the trio playing a pivotal role in their side's eight-point win.

The visitors led by 2-8 to 1-5 at the break with Holloway securing a brace of crucial goals, while the impressive Kevin McDonnell netted for Vinnies in addition to points from Gareth Hogan and Mark Dunleavy.

Midfielder John Mullins added a vital third goal for Clontarf within minutes of the restart although the hosts remained in the hunt thanks to the contributions of McDonnell, Oisín Lanigan, Luke Foy and Seán McCaul.

Their efforts proved in vain, however, as Paddy Smith and Brian Minihane defended stoutly for Clontarf and Holloway's third goal and strong individual outings from full-forward Bill Perryman and Stephen O'Quigley were enough to see 'Tarf home.

Salmon stars for Parnell's

An exceptional individual performance from Carl Salmon helped Parnell's claim the Dublin U15 'C' Football Championship following a deserved 3-11 to 0-7 victory over a battling O'Toole's at Páirc Naomh Uinsionn on Sunday.

Salmon hit 2-7 from centre-forward and was rewarded for his efforts with the Man of the Match accolade but there were many stars in the Parnells' line-up as the winners hit two late goals to give a slightly misleading look to the final score.

The Larriers battled gamely throughout with excellent displays from midfielder Karl Gibbons, Liam Smith, Cathal Nolan, Daniel Murphy and Aidan Ryan ensuring the contest was still in the melting pot at the interval.

However, Parnell's pulled clear after the break and added scores through Salmon, Nathan O'Connell and Cian Lumsden.

O'Toole's continued to plug away through points from Seán Handbridge and Gavin Keane but their fate was sealed as Salmon and half-backs Mark Herron and Eric Donoghue put a flattering gloss on their merited winning margin.