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Monday 5 December 2016

Skelly's saves sink Kilmacud

ROUND-UP: DUBLIN MHL1

Na FIANNA overtook leaders Kilmacud Crokes at the summit of the Dublin MHL1 table following their 1-17 to 1-13 victory at Silver Park last Sunday.

The foundation for their victory lay in an excellent defensive display in which goalkeeper Eoin Skelly produced two stunning saves to keep his side in the ascendancy.

Full-back Donal Ryan was another to shine for the visitors with Pádraig Buggy and Hugh Fenlon typifying the solidity of the Glasnevin outfit, who benefited from an early goal by Ciarán Casserly.

Gavin King and Matthew Oliver combined well at midfield with the latter in fine form from open play and frees while Donal Burke chipped in with five points from play after his match-winning contribution for Dublin against Westmeath 24 hours earlier.

In Lawless Park, Cian Murray hit two goals as Ballyboden St Enda's defeated a battling Fingallians by 3-23 to 0-17.

Murray's tally was added to by 1-7 from Michael Boland and seven points from play by the excellent Aidan Mellett while Karl Weldon, Luke Corcoran and Neil Hestor impressed defensively for the visitors while Karl Daly, Dylan Myles, Donagh Williams, James Comiskey, Seán Hickey, TJ Howard and Derek Rodgers showed well for Fins.

The remaining fixture saw Mark Hayes, Dara McCarthy, Seán Nibbs, Paul Kelly and Jack Rowe impress for Craobh Chiaráin in their 0-18 to 1-15 draw with Cuala.

MHL1: Kilamcud Crokes 1-13 Na Fianna 1-17; Fingallians 0-17 Ballyboden St Enda's 3-23; Craobh Chiaráin 0-18 Cuala 1-15.

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