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Parnells and Pat's to play in 'C' decider

St Patrick's, Palmerstown and Parnells will contest the Dublin U21 Hurling Championship 'C' Final after semi-final victories over Faughs and Clanna Gael Fontenoy respectively on Saturday afternoon.

At Tymon Park, St Pat's produced an excellent display with three second-half goals to eventually pull clear from a gallant Faughs by 3-11 to 1-12.

Faughs, with nine minors in their starting 15, led by 0-10 to 0-5 at the interval with Dublin U21 Ciaran Brennan accounting for 0-7 of their tally, while Emmet McKenna and Fergal Heavey were responsible for the remaining three points.

The visitors were sluggish in the opening half and only three points from Liam Rushe and two from Shane Stapleton, including a glorious sideline cut, kept them in contention.


However, they improved immeasurably in the second-half and struck two goals in the opening five minutes through Ruadhán Ó Finneadha and David Kennedy before Stapleton struck for a sublime goal with a quarter remaining to put the result beyond question.

Faughs, to their credit, continued to battle and staged a comeback, scoring 1-2 as the game entered the final five minutes with Brennan again on the mark scoring a great goal from a 20-metre free -- but Pat's held on to clinch their final berth.

At Belcamp, the hosts recorded a comfortable 3-14 to 1-11 victory against a battling Clan na Gael with Colm McDonald and Lee Fogarty responsible for the bulk of the scores from an impressive Parnells.

The visitors, with Jason Redmond in superb form, scored a decent tally of 1-11 with Dylan Lacey goaling and Cormac Connolly, Jonathon Sadler and Anthony Quinlan all on the scoresheet but it proved insufficient as Parnells pulled away to win by nine points.