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Vincent's pick off Harps

ST VINCENT'S cruised into the fourth round of the Dublin Senior Football Championship following a facile 15- point win over 14-man Skerries Harps at Parnell Park last night.

ST VINCENT'S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12

SKERRIES HARPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3

After opening up a four-point lead by the end of the first quarter, Cormac Diamond availed of a deftly flicked pass from Diarmuid Connolly to fire home the opening goal in the 18th minute.

Leading by 1-5 to 0-1 at the interval, Vinnies maintained their dominance with Connolly releasing Tomás Quinn for a clinical finish within three minutes of the restart.

Despite the sending-off of Donnacha Reilly in the 37th minute, Skerries gave themselves hope when Jack Smith goaled four minutes later but Tiernan Diamond sealed their fate when he crashed to the net 12 minutes from time.

Scorers - St Vincent's: T Quinn 1-3 (0-1f, 0-1 '45'), C Diamond 1-2, T Diamond 1-1, D Connoly 0-3 (1f), S Carthy 0-2, M Loftus 0-1. Skerries Harps: J Smith 1-0, H Dawson 0-3 (2f).

St Vincent's: M Savage; K Bonnie, E Brady, W Lowry; H Gill, G Brennan, M Concarr; E Fennell, N Mullins; S Carthy, T Diamond, M Loftus; C Diamond, D Connolly, T Quinn. Subs: D Ó Murchú for Fennell (19), L Bree for Gill and C Dorney for Mullins (51), A Baxter for T Diamond (55), S Byrne for Concarr (58).

Skerries Harps: A Cullinane; E McGinley, R McGarry, E Reilly; L Reddin, J Garrett, J Smith; M Boylan, D Reilly; M Kirwan, B Cullen, C Daly; C O'Brien, H Dawson, G Cullen. Subs: C Garrett for E Reilly (20), B Davey for Kirwan (41).

Ref: G McCormack (Naomh Barróg)