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Monday 24 September 2018

Behan on fire as Trinity reach final

A brilliant first-half performance helped Trinity Gaels book their place in the Minor 'B' football decider with a 4-10 to 3-4 victory over Naomh Iosolde at Drumnigh.

The home side blitzed the St Pat's, Palmerstown/ Liffey Gaels amalgamation in that opening 30 minutes and led by 3-7 to 0-1 at the interval.

Central to their success was attacker Seán Behan, who hit 1-4 in the first period and added a further three points after the break.

Further first-half goals from John Murphy and Daniel Guerin added gloss to an already impressive tally. In what was an all-round team performance, midfielder Evan Doyle was impressive throughout, while full-back Adam Ryan also caught the eye.

PRIDE

To their credit, however, Naomh Iosolde rallied in the second period and at least restored some pride. They found the net three times themselves and actually outscored the winners by three points after half-time.

To overcome a 15-point deficit was always going to take something special, though, and when Jamie Coyne found the net for Gaels' fourth goal on 15 minutes, it ended any hopes of an unlikely comeback.

The Donaghmede men now face Naomh Fionnbarra in the decider.

Winning team manager Thomas Behan is under no illusion with regard to the challenge that awaits: "Finbarr's will be a tough side, there's no doubt about that," Behan said.

"But our lads have been doing great and it would be fantastic to win it out. It's been a long time since we won a championship at minor level."

The final will take place this Sunday, with time and venue to be confirmed.

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