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Seán Guiden to the fore for St Sylvester’s as they put Fingallians to the sword

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St Vincent's Tomás Quinn. Photo: Sportsfile

St Vincent's Tomás Quinn. Photo: Sportsfile

St Vincent's Tomás Quinn. Photo: Sportsfile

St Sylvester’s qualified for the last four of the Go Ahead Dublin Senior 2 Football Championship when accounting for Fingallians by 0-14 to 0-7 in Naul on Saturday afternoon.

Seán Guiden accounted for half their scores as Syls restricted their opponents superbly, with James Cotter excelling at the back. 

Stephen Cunningham and Josh Bannon exerted a stranglehold at midfield, providing the platform for Dan Brennan (0-3), Karl Archbold (0-2) and the lively Dan O’Leary and Alex Wright to impress up front. 

In O’Toole Park, goals from the influential Darragh Brogan and Conor Breslin proved key as St Oliver Plunkett’s/Eoghan Ruadh defeated St Mary’s Saggart by 2-13 to 2-7. 

Brogan’s appetite for work stood out throughout in what was an exceptional individual display while Breslin, Michael Meehan and Brian O’Sullivan were others to shine for the winners. Irinel Popa also maintained his impressive recent form as he kicked five points from play for Plunkett’s.

On Sunday afternoon, St Vincent’s took another progressive step towards returning to the top flight as they beat St Patrick’s Donabate by 2-18 to 1-6 in Balgriffin. 

The Vinnies goals arrived in the first-half through Sean Lowry and Sean O’Malley and they pulled away in the second-half with Tomás Quinn kicking seven points, to augment two scores from Bill Costello, with Conor O’Brien impressing at corner-back for the Marino side. 

St Brigid’s complete the quartet of semi-finalists as they eased past St Maur’s by 8-11 to 3-6.  

SFC2 quarter-finals: St Oliver Plunkett’s/Eoghan Ruadh 2-13 St Mary’s Saggart 2-7; St Maur’s 3-6 St Brigid’s 8-11; St Sylvester’s 0-14 Fingallians 0-7; St Vincent’s 2-18 St Patrick’s Donabate 1-6. SFC2 relegation
play-offs:
Parnell’s 1-11 Naomh Olaf 1-15; St Anne’s 2-10 Trinity Gaels 0-13.

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