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Thursday 20 September 2018

Nolan edges Peregrine's past Whitehall

A dramatic last-minute point from Alan Nolan saw St Peregrine's narrowly overcome Whitehall Colmcille by 3-5 to 0-13 in their Dublin Under 21 'B' Football Championship first-round encounter at Blakestown Road last Saturday afternoon.

A brace of goals by Christian O'Hara and another by Mark Sweeney ensured the hosts stayed in touch against the visitors and the defensive excellence of Eoghan Lynch and Michael Lynch proved pivotal as Peregrine's advanced to the quarter-finals.

They will be joined in the last eight by Templeogue Synge Street as Niall Scully's late penalty ensured an impressive 1-17 to 1-11 victory against Naomh Mearnóg in Portmarnock.

Niall O'Sullivan at midfield and centre-back Ross Byrne were influential for the visitors and with Scully in fine form from open play and placed balls, Synger advanced through further scores from Mark Hiney, Cillian O'Gara and Jack Swaine.

There was another away win in Clondalkin as St Oliver Plunkett's/ Eoghan Ruadh dominated from the opening whistle when overcoming Round Tower by 2-11 to 1-5.

Niall Walsh, Sean Moran and Cian Dowdall all impressed for the visitors and an outstanding contribution from midfield by Fiachra Ó Maoiligáin, who scored three points, ensured a deserved win for Plunkett's.

The remaining tie on Saturday saw Clontarf account for Naomh Fionnbarra by 1-14 to 1-6.

With Ballymun Kickhams and Erin's Isle having received byes in the original draw, the remaining quarter-finalists were decided as St Anne's and Raheny received walkovers against Fingal Ravens and O'Dwyer's respectively.

U21 'B' FC: Round Tower, Clondalkin 1-5 St Oliver Plunkett's/ER 2-11; Nh Mearnóg 1-11 Templeogue Synge Street 1-17; Clontarf 1-14 Nh Fionnbarra 1-6; St Peregrine's 3-5 Whitehall Colmcille 0-13.

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