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Gray points way as North outclass their South rivals

DUBLIN NORTH are through to a clash with Good Counsel in the Leinster Colleges Senior 'A' competition after emerging from their group courtesy of a commanding 5-19 to 3-6 win over Dublin South in Alfie Byrne Park yesterday.

Two goals from Eoin O Conghaile - younger brother of Dublin senior footballer, Emmett O Conghaile - in the first half and another from Eoghan Smith helped the Northsiders into an unsurmountable lead, charging eight points ahead after just 10 minutes and wracking up a 17-point (3-12 to 0-4) differential by the break.

Whitehall Colmcille's Seán Gray helped himself to an impressive 1-8 (0-6f, 0-1 '65) over the hour, with the Northsiders at one stage building a 27-point margin, while Dublin minor Cian Boland also bagged 0-6 from play to cap a fine individual performance.

SCORERS - Dublin North: S Gray 1-8 (0-6f, 0-1 '65'), E ó Conghaile 2-0, C Boland 0-6, E Smith, S Murphy 1-1, M Kavanagh, S Ryan, AJ Murphy 0-1 each.

Dublin South: J Roche 1-4 (1-2f), T Walsh, M O'Loughlin 1-0 each, D O'Shea, M Geraghty 0-1 each.

DUBLIN NORTH - J Tracey; J Bellew, S Barrett, P O'Dea; M Kavanagh, E O'Donnell, P Burke; S Murphy, K O'Flynn; S Gray, S Ryan, E Smith; E ó Conghaile, C Boland, AJ Murphy. Subs: E McHugh for Burke (ht), R ó Broin for S Murphy (41), L Richardson for Bellew (45), P Spellacy for AJ Murphy (51), C Heaney for O'Donnell (51), Burke for Ryan (57), O'Donnell for Boland (57) (last two blood subs).

DUBLIN SOUTH - K Robinson; J Behan, H Devine, K Wigglesworth; D O'Shea, G Quinnlivan, C Bergin; M Geraghty, B McEntee; A Murphy, S Gibbons, S Treacy; D Byrne, K Ward, J Roche. Subs: D McLoughlin for Byrne (ht), M O'Loughlin for Ward (ht), K Treacy for Wigglesworth (ht), T Walsh for Murphy (43), R Cannon for McEntee (45).

REF - P Behan (Trinity Gaels).