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Cool Campbell strike sparks Brigid's blitz

OF the 16 fixtures due to take place between AFL3 and AFL4, only six went ahead due to the adverse weather conditions making a host of pitches unplayable – but there was still plenty of excitement.

A superb second-half fight back saw ST BRIGID'S turnaround a six-point deficit to beat rivals ST OLIVER PLUNKETT'S/ER at Russell Park in AFL4 on Saturday.

Trailing 0-7 to 0-2 at the interval, the gap was extended by another point on the start of the second period. But a goal from James Campbell reignited Brigid's challenge.

Campbell was in super form, scoring a personal tally of 1-6.

Substitutes Stephen Moore, Cathal Doyle and David Buckley also made crucial contributions upon their introduction.

Indeed, Buckley slotted an important point, while Paul Whitty also got in on the scoring act to help the Dublin 15 men to a 1-9 to 0-8 win.

GARRISTOWN got their first win of the campaign as they gained a measure of revenge over BALLYMUN KICKHAMS, who beat them in a cup clash the week before.

A first-half goal from David Dowd gave them the kick-start they needed and terrific second-half performances from Niall McLoughlin, Dowd and wing-back Darragh Shanahan secured the points, 1-7 to 0-8.

ST JUDE'S enjoyed a 0-9 to 0-6 victory over MAN O' WAR in Tymon Park, while table-toppers RAHENY made it two wins from two thanks to a 1-8 to 0-8 win away to ST MARGARET'S.

In AFL3 CLONTARF were unable to follow up their impressive opening day victory over Clanna Gael as ST BRIGID'S held them to a home draw, 2-9 apiece.

CASTLEKNOCK, however, continued their fine form as they saw off a well-drilled ST MONICA'S 1-10 to 0-9 at Somerton Park.

AFL3: Clontarf 2-9 St Brigid's 2-9; Castleknock 1-10 St Monica's 0-9.

AFL4: St Brigid's 1-9 St Oliver Plunkett's/ER 0-8; St Jude's 0-9 Man O' War 0-6; Raheny 1-8 St Margaret's 0-8; Garristown 1-7 Ballymun Kickhams 0-8.


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