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Tymon men and Larriers in title battle

THERE was no doubt about who the best teams were in the Dublin JHC 'C' semi-finals on Sunday morning as both Faughs and O'Toole's enjoyed relatively straightforward victories in their respective last-four encounters.

At Blunden Drive, O'TOOLE'S were 1-15 to 2-4 winners over a brave BALLYBODEN ST ENDA'S side, who despite finding it a tough day at the office, battled bravely throughout.

Indeed, they found themselves level just five minutes into the second half thanks to a goal from Johnny Kenny. Their first goal came at the end of the opening quarter through John O'Neill, and ensured the home side would only lead by two at the interval, 0-8 to 1-3.


But the Larriers showed their class after Kenny raised the green flag.

Liam O'Donoghue was outstanding at full-back while Alan Kelly put in a massive shift.

Kelly wore number 11 on his back but was everywhere on the field and worked his socks off until the final whistle.

Neil Byrne supplemented their dominance with some superb scores from both play and frees.

The winners' late goal from Damien Hernon put the icing on the cake.

In Tymon Park, FAUGHS enjoyed a 4-18 to 2-6 victory after a superb second-half showing was too much for PARNELL'S to handle. On this evidence, an exciting final awaits.