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Na Fianna crush struggling Crumlin



Eoghan McHugh. Picture credit: Ashleigh Fox / SPORTSFILE

Eoghan McHugh. Picture credit: Ashleigh Fox / SPORTSFILE

Eoghan McHugh. Picture credit: Ashleigh Fox / SPORTSFILE

Na Fianna confirmed their position in the top half of the Dublin Adult Hurling League Division 1 table following their comfortable 3-31 to 1-12 victory against Crumlin at St Mobhi Road last night.

The visitors have struggled all year, losing all five games prior to last night, and their troubles continued as Na Fianna's attack scored at will against their porous opposition.

A Ciarán Murphy goal helped the hosts to an unassailable 1-16 to 0-6 interval lead and Na Fianna continued to dominate upon the resumption as they added goals through AJ Murphy and Eoghan McHugh.

Murphy was in scintillating form as he added eight points from play to his goal and the Glasnevin outfit cruised home, thanks to five points from play by Seán Currie and three points apiece from Fergal Breathnach and Odhran Ó Maoiléidigh.

Meanwhile, at Russell Park, Ballyboden St Enda's continued their unbeaten run as they edged St Brigid's by 0-14 to 0-11, with the hosts particularly wasteful on the night as they amassed 20 wides over the hour.

There was a thrilling conclusion to the contest in Shankill as Cuala scored a late goal to pip Craobh Chiaráin on the line by 1-22 to 0-23.

In AHL2, Faughs preserved their perfect start as they defeated Setanta by 0-19 to 0-15 in Poppintree.

They remain two points ahead of O'Toole's, who were also successful on their travels as they beat Erin's Isle by 1-22 to 2-9 in Finglas.

AHL1: Lucan Sarsfields 2-14 St Jude's 2-14; Cuala 1-22 Craobh Chiaráin 0-23; Na Fianna 3-31 Crumlin 1-12; St Vincent's 1-17 Whitehall Colmcille 1-8; Ballinteer St John's 1-17 Kilmacud Crokes 2-16; St Brigid's 0-11 Ballyboden St Enda's 0-14.

AHL2: Setanta 0-15 Faughs 0-19; Erin's Isle 2-9 O'Toole's 1-22; Naomh Barróg 1-18 Raheny 2-14; St Sylvester's 3-11 Naomh Fionnbarra 1-15; Scoil Uí Chonaill 3-13 Naomh Olaf 4-13; St Oliver Plunkett's/ER 2-15 Thomas Davis 3-8.