Dublin AFL1-4 Round-up
St Jude’s moved into second place in Division 1 of the Dublin Adult Football League after edging St Maur’s by 1-17 to 1-13 at Tymon Park on Saturday evening.
Colm Murphy set the tone at midfield for the winners, adding a point from play into the bargain, while Alex Hassett delivered an exceptional performance from corner-back.
Niall Coakley top scored with 1-3, while Liam Connerton and Darragh Rooney added three points apiece to help keep the hosts on the front foot.
In total, eight players contributed on the scoreboard with Seamus Ryan, David Sheehy, Simon Murphy and Darragh Kavanagh also on target in their four point win.
Ballymun Kickhams moved themselves towards safety when edging bottom placed St Brigid’s by 0-13 to 1-8 at Páirc Ciceam.
AFL1: St Vincent’s 0-11 Kilmacud Crokes 0-11; Ballinteer St John’s v Ballyboden St Enda’s OFF; Skerries Harps 3-10 Naomh Mearnóg 2-10; Castleknock v Lucan Sarsfields OFF; Cuala v Clontarf OFF; Ballymun Kickhams 0-13 St Brigid’s 1-8; St Jude’s 1-17 St Maur’s 1-13; Thomas Davis v Na Fianna OFF.
The race for promotion from AFL2 took a decisive turn as St Sylvester’s clinched their place in the top flight when overcoming Fingallians by 1-15 to 0-9 at Broomfield on Saturday night.
Dan Brennan pounced for the game’s solitary goal while Sean Guiden and Mark Hazley kept the home scoreboard ticking over with four points apiece.
Nathan Geraghty added a brace of points to keep his side on the front foot as the Malahide outfit pulled away thanks to further scores by Sean Gibson, Glen Hazley, Jamie Kennedy, Jack Hazley and Karl Archibald.
Elsewhere, Na Fianna look destined for a relegation play-off as they suffered a 1-15 to 2-9 reverse away to Round Towers Lusk.
AFL2: St Sylvester’s 1-15 Fingallians 0-9; Templeogue Synge Street 3-8 Round Towers Clondalkin 3-11; Ballyboughal v Naomh Olaf OFF; Fingal Ravens 1-9 Kilmacud Crokes 2-6; Naomh Barróg 1-12 Scoil Uí Chonaill 1-15; St Anne’s v Whitehall Colmcille OFF; Round Towers Lusk 1-15 Na Fianna 2-9.
The log jam at the summit of the Dublin Adult Football League Division 3 table shows no signs of abating with all of the top four clubs securing precious wins on Saturday evening.
The pressure was on the leading pack to deliver and they duly did with Parnells maintaining their perfect record when easing past St Patrick’s Palmerstown by 8-15 to 1-9 at Chanel.
Seán Quinn was in inspired form for the hosts, finishing the game with 3-4 to his name, as the Coolock outfit dominated matters thanks to excellent individual displays from Craig Nolan, Cian Byrne, Harry Gardner and Adam Doyle.
Tom Davis added 2-1 with the other goals coming through Alex Hutton, Nathan Burke and Killian Hunt.
St Pat’s Donabate enjoyed a 1-11 to 0-9 win at Erin’s Isle while St Margaret’s beat Ballyboden St Enda’s by 3-15 to 3-11.
AFL3: St Jude’s 3-9 Naomh Fionnbarra 1-15; Clanna Gael Fontenoy 0-13 Trinity Gaels 1-11; St Brigid’s 0-11 St Finian’s Newcastle 2-11; Good Counsel/Liffey Gaels 3-12 St Peregrine’s 1-9; Parnells 8-15 St Patrick’s Palmerstown 1-9; Erin’s Isle 0-9 St Patrick’s Donabate 1-11; St Margaret’s 3-15 Ballyboden St Enda’s 3-11; St Mary’s Saggart w/o O’Toole’s scr.
In AFL4, St Mark’s registered a crucial win towards the bottom end of the table when beating Ballinteer St John’s by 3-10 to 0-15 at McGee Park.
The hosts enjoyed a narrow two point lead at the break thanks largely to goals from Mark O’Meara and Pajo Murphy with David Kearns keeping the scoreboard ticking over with some superb points.
St John’s battled back well after the break, kicking four points on the bounce, but they struggled to create goal chances thanks to the strong defensive play of Gary Kett, Danny McCann and Dean Kavanagh.
The contest was effectively settled when Aaron Doyle netted a crucial third goal for St Mark’s.
AFL4: Kilmacud Crokes 2-13 St Vincent’s 1-5; Clann Mhuire 1-16 Raheny 1-13; St Sylvester’s 1-13 Ballymun Kickhams 0-4; Clontarf 1-7 Cuala 1-9; Lucan Sarsfields 2-11 Castleknock 2-11; St Mark’s 3-10 Ballinteer St John’s 0-15.