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'Town tie War in north county

IF THE first round of games is anything to go by, the AFL 4 season is set to be a very exciting one.

On Sunday, two draws were played out, while three more fixtures ended with just a single point between the teams.

Man O' War and Garristown could not be separated as they played out an entertaining stalemate, 2-7 apiece in Man O' War.

Garristown appeared in control for much of the game. David Dowd helped himself to four points while goals from Aaron Young and Niall McLoughlin after half-time looked set to give them the victory.

But Man O' War got back within five points and then two goals of their own through Shane Mulligan and Eoin Moore put them a point ahead with only minutes remaining.

The visitors had the final say, however, when Niall Fitzpatrick held his nerve to convert a late free.

Newly-promoted Round Tower, Clondalkin got their campaign off to a winning start under new manager Ken Lawlor with a 0-9 to 0-8 victory over Kilmacud Crokes in Silver Park.

In Clontarf, two goals from Tiernan Crowe and another from Neil O'Flynn, all in the first half, helped Scoil Uí Chonaill on their way to a 3-13 to 1-13 victory and sent O'Dwyer's back up the M1 empty-handed.

Wing forward Donncha Fenton also played a starring role for the winners.

In Westmanstown, three goals for Garda gave them a great victory over St Jude's, 2-4 to 0-11.

Also on Sunday, St Margaret's held St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh to a home draw, Crumlin travelled across the Liffey and narrowly saw off the challenge of Ballymun Kickhams, Raheny were comfortable winners over visiting Lucan Sarsfields while St Finian's of Newcastle beat St Brigid's by a solitary score.


Garda 3-4 St Jude's 0-11

Man O' War 2-7 Garristown 2-7

Ballymun Kickhams 0-9 Crumlin 1-7

Kilmacud Crokes 0-8 Round Tower, Clondalkin 0-9

Scoil Uí Chonaill 3-13 O'Dwyer's 1-13

St Finian's, Newcastle 0-15 St Brigid's 2-8

St Oliver Plunkett's/ER 1-9 St Margaret's 2-6

Raheny 2-12 Lucan Sarsfields 2-4