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Hotshot Byrne helps Ballymun overcome Sars

BALLYMUN Kickhams finished their league campaign on a high as a Derek Byrne goal helped them to a comfortable 1-13 to 0-9 win over relegation threatened Lucan Sarsfields at the 12th Lock last night, writes Ronan MacLochlainn.

The visitors, who lost their SFC semi-final to St Brigid's in such cruel circumstances 10 days ago, were dominant from the early stages with Dublin minor John Small maintaining his superb form with another strong showing at centre-back.

Davey Byrne was another player to shine for Ballymun, who kicked on after Derek Byrne's goal and they completed their victory through scores by Eliot Reilly, Ted Furman, Eddie Christie and the impressive Kevin Leahy.

At Lawless Park, Fingallians were indebted to an exceptional display from goalkeeper Rossa Kelleher as they enjoyed a 3-5 to 1-11 draw against fellow promotion candidates O'Toole's in Division 2.

David Killeen, Donal Farrell and Ciaran McLoughlin goaled for the hosts but O'Toole's, spurred by strong outings from David Mooney, David Hoare and Peadar Carton rescued a point with Brendan McLoughlin their goalscorer.

The remaining fixture saw St Brigid's, including Dublin panellist Declan Lally, triumph over Division 3 bound St Mark's by four points at Russell Park.

AFL1: Lucan Sarsfields 0-9 Ballymun Kickhams 1-13.

AFL2: Fingallians 3-5 O'Toole's 1-11; St Brigid's 0-13 St Mark's 0-9.


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