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Vins book a quarter-final spot in style



DUBLIN manager Anthony Daly and his cohorts had an early breakfast yesterday. They were in Silver Park for the 10am start as Vincent's preserved their unbeaten run to book a quarter-final spot.

Vins could have won by more. They missed many second half chances while Richie Sweetman made a great save to deny Padraig Fleury.

Vins led by 0-6 to 0-3 at the break. Three Tom Connolly returns had given them that interval advantage, and four early second-half points meant that Vins had hit seven without reply -- Tom Connolly, Stephen Loughlin, Fleury and Mossy McGrane on target. Crokes came back with a goal from Barry O'Rorke, but it was the last score of the day.

SCORERS - St Vincent's: T Connolly 0-5 (4f, 1 '65'), P Fleury, S Loughlin, T McGrane 0-2 each.

Kilmacud Crokes: B O'Rorke 1-0, S McGrath 0-2 (1f), C Clinton, A de Paor (f), K O'Loughlin 0-1 each.

ST VINCENT'S: T Carroll; R Pocock, D Qualter, M Kirwan; R Trainor, R Fallon, W Lowry; D Russell, D Connolly; C McBride, P Fleury, S Loughlin; T McGrane, K Connolly, T Connolly. Subs: S O'Neill for K Connolly (47); R Drumgoole for T Connolly (58); C Billings for McBride (62).

KILMACUD CROKES: R Sweetman; S O'Rorke, Rory O'Carroll, A Grogan; R Walsh, R O'Loughlin, J Doughan; N Corcoran, C Clinton; A de Paor, S McGrath, J Burke; K O'Loughlin, D McGovern, B O'Rorke. Subs: Ross O'Carroll for O'Carroll (inj, ht); G McMorrow for Walsh (37); N O Riordain for McGovern (52); N Lillis for O'Loughlin (55).

REF: J C Ryan (St Mark's).

Peadar finishes off brave Faughs

O'TOOLE'S 1-18


O'Toole's bounced back from defeat against Kilmacud to power past Faughs thanks to a fine display from Dublin star Peadar Carton.

Carton struck for a well taken goal with 10 minutes remaining.

Faughs will regret a series of first-half wides and a loss of composure in the second half after an off-the-ball incident left full forward Padraig Ryan needing a blood substitution on for a head injury just before the goal.

SCORERS -- O'Toole's: P Carton 1-3, M Carton (4f) 0-5, D Farrelly, K Horgan 0-3 each, M Cunningham 0-2, G Morris, P O'Donoghue 0-1 each. Faughs: F Heavey (7f) 0-8, P Ryan 1-0, C McCann 0-3, C Ahern ('65) 0-1.

O'TOOLE'S: B McLaughlin; P Brennan, K Wilson, C Mulligan; G O'Meara, L Ryan, J Bastow; M Carton, C White; P Carton, M Cunningham, P Bradshaw; P O'Donoghue, D Farrelly, K Horgan. Subs: B Carton for Brennan (8), G Morris for Bradshaw (h-t), A Morris for Horgan (58), D Webster for Mulligan (58).

FAUGHS: M Ryan; M Devaney, D Burke, C Heavey; S White, M O'Brien, M Connolly; C Ahern, K O'Brien; E Toomey, C McCann, P O'Donoghue; F Heavey, P Ryan, C Brennan. Subs: C Crowley for O'Donoghue (40), R Crowley for Brennan (51), E Roche for Toomey (58).

REF: F McGreavy (St Oliver Plunkett's/ER).