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Ruthless Brigid's silence Plunkett's

It was a local derby that failed to ignite as St Brigid's proved too strong for their neighbours St Oliver Plunkett's/ER to capture the Dublin Féile Division 4 trophy at Blakestown on Sunday, 3-14 to 1-1.

It was a harsh lesson for the Plunkett's men, who were on the back foot almost instantly as David Hawkshaw burst through to find the net for Brigid's inside the opening 30 seconds.

From there it was one-way traffic and another goal by John Meagher ensured the Dublin 15 men took a commanding 13-point lead, 2-7 to 0-0, into the interval.

To their credit, Plunkett's battled bravely and a goal by Dáire Caulwell gave them a much-needed boost. Indeed, such was Caulwell's bravery, he was rushed to hospital immediately after netting as he broke his arm in the process.

It summed up the day for the Navan Road side, who also lost inspirational captain Lorcan Stone to a broken wrist during Saturday's action.

But that should not take away from the performance of the winners, a side that contained some members of their All-Ireland winning Féile squad from 2012.

Hawkshaw was one of those and he stamped his class all over this one.

Captain Matthew McDonnell was also a dominant figure, as he carried Saturday's form into the crucial decider, while Meagher added his second and Brigid's third goal in the second half to round off the ultimate team performance.

Brigid's team manager Stewart Mansfield waxed lyrical about his group of players saying it was a group effort and "impossible to pick out individuals".


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