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Prolific Brogan not enough to shock Dublin

A late surge from Pat Gilroy's experimental Dubs saw them claim victory in the second clash on the rain-soaked Navan Road last night.

A superb effort from half-back Stephen O'Shaughnessy and another from Mark Shutte saw them home as they came back from three points down. Bernard Brogan was the main man for the graduates of the Cabra school, scoring 0-8 in total, as they looked the stronger team for much of the game.

Scorers -- Dublin: A Kerin, M Shutte 0-3 each, L Og O hEineachain 0-2, D Carrigan, S O'Shaughnessy, P Whelan, N O'Connor 0-1 each St Declan's: B Brogan 0-8 (6f), G Smith, Mark Cahill 0-1 each.

DUBLIN -- C Reilly; N O'Connor, S Murphy, S O'Shaughnessy; D Murray, P Collins, D Nelson; R McConnell, D Carrigan; P Whelan, L Og Ó hEineachain, M Shutte; D Watson, C Daly, A Kerin. Subs used: C Guckian, D Kelly, G Dungan, E Fennell, C McCormack.

ST DECLANS -- Philip Brogan; S McGuinness, Martin Cahill, I McDonnell; G Norton, L Fleming, J Brogan; J McGuirk, C Dunleavy; K Bonner, G Smith, C Walsh; S Connell, B Brogan, Mark Cahill. Subs used: Paul Brogan, J Caffrey, R Glynn, W Tyrrell, C Walsh.

Ref -- P McAnaney (Monahan).

Irish Independent