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Rock fires the way for 'Mun

BALLYMUN KICKHAMS maintained their excellent recent form as they comfortably accounted for ST BRIGID'S by 4-16 to 0-8 in their Dublin AFL Division 1 encounter at Páirc Ciceam on Saturday.

Dean Rock was in sublime form for the hosts, kicking 1-7 while Davy Byrne's display at centrefield proved critical in nullifying the influence of Brigids' pairing of John O'Loughlin and Barry Cahill.

In attack, Kevin Leahy was superb, kicking three points in an all-action display and the hosts confirmed their 14th league win on the trot thanks to further goals by Shane Forde, Jason Whelan and Ted Furman.

At Martin Savage Park, two goals from Jason Sherlock helped ST OLIVER PLUNKETT'S/ER pull away from O'TOOLE'S to claim an impressive 2-15 to 0-11 victory.

Sherlock struck just before the interval to hand the hosts a three point half-time advantage and Plunkett's preserved second spot in the table thanks to fine displays from Garreth Smith, Craig Dunleavy, Paddy Bergin and James O'Donoghue.

NA FIANNA remain a further point behind Plunkett's after an excellent 3-11 to 1-8 win over FINGAL RAVENS in Rolestown with Brian Downes impressing for the winners. Niall McGovern and Farrell Aughney excelled in the Na Fianna defence and the visitors claimed an impressive away scalp as a result of Carl O'Connor's goal and four points shared by Ciarán Duignan and Senan Connell.

In Chanel College, John Dignam proved the local hero, netting three goals as PARNELL'S overcame TEMPLEOGUE SYNGE ST by 3-11 to 1-9. Conor Talty was excellent at midfield for the winners.

AFL1: Lucan 1-13 St Sylvester's 1-12; Parnell's 3-11 Templeogue Synge St 1-9; St Jude's OFF St Maur's; Fingal Ravens 1-8 Na Fianna 3-11; St Oliver Plunkett's/ER 2-15 O'Toole's 0-11; Ballymun Kickhams 4-16 St Brigid's 0-8; St Vincent's 2-13 Thomas Davis 1-10; Ballyboden St Enda's 0-16 St Mary's Saggart 0-11. AFL2: Rd Tower Clondalkin 2-8 St Pat's (P) 2-6; Cuala 0-10 Nh Mearnóg 1-8; St Anne's OFF St Mark's; Erin's Isle 0-13 Skerries Harps 0-10; Raheny 1-13 Nh Barróg 0-5; Kilmacud Crokes (2) OFF Trinity Gaels; St Peregrine's 1-15 Fingallians 2-12.