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Syron hits seven to keep 'Tarf at the top

CLONTARF maintained their 100pc start to their AFL 3 campaign thanks to a 1-14 to 1-10 victory over St Brigid's in Russell Park on Sunday.

With half-backs Feo Dodd and Conor Cronin helping to create the platform for this win early on, and with midfielder Ian Smith in fantastic form, Tarf never looked like they would drop points.

Up front, Pádraic Syron had the shooting boots on as he helped himself to an impressive personal tally of 0-7.

Arguably the most impressive performance of the day, however, came from newly promoted Garda, who continue to put their opening round defeat behind them with a 1-11 to 0-3 victory over Clanna Gael Fontenoy in Westmanstown.

Elsewhere in the division, there were victories for Naomh Olaf, St Vincent's, St Sylvester's and Whitehall Colmcille.

Ballymun Kickhams continue to lead the way in AFL4 after they enjoyed a 3-7 to 0-8 win over St Brigid's in Russell Park on Saturday evening.

Goals

A brace of goals from Karl Doyle and another from Eoin Archibold set the Mun on their way, while Andy O'Brien marked his first start for the team with a fine point. Keith Roche and Thomas Hayes also impressed for Joe Nolan's team.

Good Counsel remain hot on their heels thanks to a 2-14 to 1-11 result against St Margaret's.

Meanwhile, in Edenmore on Sunday morning, St Monica's won five-goal thriller with Crumlin, 3-10 to 2-8. Paul Kelly was the scoring hero with 2-6 for the home side. He hit a great goal in the opening half and also found the net via a penalty which all secured the points towards the finish.

It was hard on the Crumlin men, who only trailed by the minimum entering the final five minutes after Stephen Dunne and Paul O'Brien had both raised green flags.

AFL 3 RESULTS

St Vincent's 1-13 Ballyboden St Enda's 2-6; Garda 1-11 Clanna Gael Fontenoy 0-3; Naomh Olaf 2-8 Na Fianna 0-10; Scoil Uí Chonaill 1-16 Naomh Fionnbarra 2-7; St Brigid's 1-10 Clontarf 1-14; St Sylvester's 4-12 St Mark's 1-8; Whitehall Colmcille 0-12 Ballyboughal 1-7; St Finian's Swords v Trinity Gaels (match abandoned after 56 minutes).

AFL 4 RESULTS

Ballymun Kickhams 3-7 St Brigid's 0-8; Good Counsel 2-14 St Margaret's 1-11; Lucan Sarsfields 3-10 O'Dwyer's 0-5; Round Tower Clondalkin 3-8 Man O' War 1-6; Parnell's 0-13 Clann Mhuire 1-5; St Finian's Newcastle 2-10 Raheny 0-10; St Monica's 3-10 Crumlin 2-8; St Jude's 1-10 St Oliver Plunkett's/ER 0-10.


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