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Nell's beat Jude's to boost promotion bid

PARNELL'S continued their promotion push in Adult Hurling League Division 3 thanks to a 3-12 to 1-8 victory over St Jude's at Chanel on Saturday evening.

In a topsy-turvy encounter, the Coolock men managed to put it to bed with three goals in the second half courtesy of Stephen Duffy, Colm McDonald and Lee Fogarty.

Naomh Barróg also maintained their challenge at the top of the table with a comfortable 1-20 to 0-11 win over Castleknock at Páirc Barróg.

Rory Manton put in an eye-catching display with some excellent scores in the forwards, while midfield duo Hugh McGirr and Paul Ryan along with centre-back Niall Ring were dominant throughout.

Fellow promotion hopefuls St Peregrine's and St Sylvester's met in Blakestown, and it was the home side who managed to take a step in the right direction while delivering a major blow to the Malahide men thanks to a 0-20 to 3-5 win.

Joe Fitzmaurice and Fiachra Byrnes were outstanding for the winners, while substitute Mark Sweeney marked his introduction with two vital points in the closing stages.

Elsewhere in Division 3, Commercials and St Vincent's had to be content with a share of the spoils in Rathcoole while Round Tower, Clondalkin remain rooted to the bottom after a 1-17 to 0-10 defeat by Kilmacud Crokes in Silver Park.

In Adult Hurling League Division 4, Ballyboden St Enda's maintained their 100 per cent record after a straightforward 3-15 to 2-6 result against St Finian's, Swords in Ballycullen.

Na Fianna remain hot on their heels with a 2-17 to 3-9 win over Faughs in a hugely entertaining match. Also on Saturday, St Mark's and Trinity Gaels played out a 2-6 to 1-9 draw in McGee Park while Cuala eventually saw off the challenge of Faughs in a classic, 4-15 to 3-14.


Crumlin get off the mark with Barrs win

Crumlin registered their first league win of the year when accounting for Naomh Fionnbarra by 2-9 to 2-7 in their Dublin Adult Hurling League Division 5 encounter at Pearse Park last Sunday morning.

Niall Brogan proved their scoring hero with 1-3 over the hour and there were solid contributions from midfielder Conor Foley, Robert Mills and Conor Groarke, while Alan Curtis nabbed the second goal for the hosts.

At Rush, St Maur's were indebted to three goals from Joe Gleeson when overcoming a dogged St Vincent's by 3-13 to 1-10.

The hosts defended superbly with goalkeeper Jack Higgins making some excellent saves behind the solid Ian Casey and Cathal Niall and Gleeson's hat-trick was augmented by some critical points from Conor Donegan.

The remaining fixtures saw Ballinteer St John's and St Brigid's record away wins over Raheny and Ballyboden St Enda's respectively while Clontarf secured a narrow one-point victory over Kilmacud Crokes in St Anne's Park.

In Adult Hurling League Division 6, Naomh Olaf took the scoring honours when registering an emphatic 7-17 to 2-12 victory over a seriously depleted Kilmacud Crokes outfit.

Craig Furlong, Mark Gallagher and John Connors provided a solid defensive platform for the visitors and with brothers John and Kevin Keane dominating midfield, the Balally side cruised to victory with Cillian Lewins and Conor Leavy the pick of their forwards.

In Finglas, Erin's Isle enjoyed their third win from four games when narrowly prevailing by 3-14 to 3-10 over St Sylvester's.

The experienced Brian McCabe, Henry Dempsey and Damien Collins secured the goals for the hosts while midfielder Dale Murray and centre-back Declan Crowe, who scored four points, were highly influential for Isles.


AHL5: St Maur's 3-13 St Vincent's 1-10; Raheny 0-9 Ballinteer St John's 1-14; Crumlin 2-9 Nh Fionnbarra 2-7; Ballyboden St Enda's 1-12 St Brigid's 3-7; Clontarf 0-15 Kilmacud Crokes 1-11; O'Toole's OFF St Oliver Plunkett's/ER.

AHL6: Kevins 1-7 Civil Service 0-14; St Brendan's OFF Skerries Harps; Liffey Gaels OFF Parnells; Faughs OFF Nh Mearnóg; Erin's Isle 3-14 St Sylvester's 3-10; Kilmacud Crokes 2-12 Nh Olaf 7-17.