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Kevin Ward on song for St Pat’s Palmerstown

Dublin JHC A/B

St Patrick’s Palmerstown seized control from the outset as they eased past Ballinteer St John’s by 2-19 to 1-10 in their Dublin JHC ‘A’ Group 1 encounter at Glenauline Park last Sunday.

Kevin Ward was in sparkling form for the hosts, finishing the contest with 1-10 to his name, while Jim Kelly made sure of his team’s success by adding a second-half goal. 

David O’Hanlon and Graham Kelly chipped in with points at regular intervals while at the opposite end of the field, centre-back Peter Keaney and corner-back Ryan McAuley were the pick of the St Pat’s rearguard. 

At the 12th Lock, Emmet Allen scored two late points as Lucan Sarsfields pipped St Peregrine’s by 0-24 to 2-17.  

JHC ‘A’ Group 1: St Patrick’s Palmerstown 2-19 Ballinteer St John’s 1-10; Lucan Sarsfields 0-24 St Peregrine’s 2-17; St Vincent’s 2-24 Réalt Dearg 1-10.

JHC ‘A’ Group 2: Cuala 1-13 Good Counsel/Liffey Gaels 1-19; Kevins 2-9 Commercials 4-16; St Mark’s 2-12 Skerries Harps 3-8.

Naomh Fionnbarra dig deep

Naomh Fionnbarra bounced back from the disappointment of their opening round defeat to Civil Service as they secured a precious 0-13 to 0-10 win over Raheny in their Dublin JHC ‘B’ Group 2 fixture at St Anne’s Park. 

In a contest low on fluency but high on physicality, the referee’s whistle was a constant indication of the doggedness of the affair with Pierce O’Brien making a vital contribution for the visitors with six frees from midfield.

Seán Lambe impressed in a defensive capacity for Fionnbarra while substitute Chris Maher also impressed when brought in from the bench. 

The other match in the group saw Castleknock finish strongly in beating Civil Service by 1-22 to 2-11 at Somerton Park.     

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JHC ‘B’ Group 1: St Finian’s Swords 4-13 Ballyboden St Enda’s 1-8; Faughs 3-18 St Jude’s 1-11; St Oliver Plunkett’s/ER 3-18 Lucan Sarsfields 2-11. 

JHC ‘B’ Group 2: Castleknock 1-22 Civil Service 2-11; Raheny 0-10 Naomh Fionnbarra 0-13. 


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