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Sunday 23 September 2018

Olaf's find a hero in Keane

NAOMH OLAF were deservedly crowned Dublin Under-15 'B' Football Championship winners following their 5-14 to 4-11 victory over a gallant O'Toole's at Blakestown Road last Sunday afternoon.

In a physical contest that showcased the talent evident at this level, Tom Keane proved Naomh Olaf's scoring hero with the full-forward amassing a wonderful personal tally of 4-5 over the hour.

At the opposite end of the field, Adam O'Callaghan made four superb saves in maintaining his side's lead with Daragh Coleman, Tom McGuirk and Ted O'Donoghue others to impress.

It wasn't one-way traffic by any means, with Karl Fox adorning an excellent display by scoring 1-2 from wing-forward while Adam McDonald and Adam Kinnear were the pick of the Larriers defence.

O'Toole's were also indebted to midfielder and Man of the Match Ciarán Walsh.

"We have had a great couple of weeks," said Olaf mentor Debbie McDaid. "There are big things on the horizon for us, I hope. Also, O'Toole's deserve great credit for putting in such a great display."

 

PERRY BRACE FIRES ANNE'S PAST SCOIL

St Anne's delivered an impressive display when overcoming a brave Scoil Uí Chonaill by 2-14 to 1-8 in their Dublin U15 'C' Football Championship Final at Blakestown Road last Sunday lunchtime.

Grant Perry's first-half goal gave the winners some much-needed impetus and they were also indebted to both Matthew Wilson and Seán Delappe as they seized the initiative from the outset.

The placed-ball prowess of Gordon Robinson ensured their score kept ticking over while Shane Robinson was another to feature on the scoreboard in addition to producing a fine second-half display, while at midfield, Eoin Ó Fannasa was awarded the official Man of the Match.

Éanna Mac Domhnaill's goal helped kick-start a Scoil comeback before four Robert Kennedy points.

However, Scoil fell short as Perry's second goal of the day in addition to insurance scores from Caoilte Teague and Seán Gordon confirmed a satisfying day for team manager Colm Corcoran. He said: "We are thrilled. The team was put together at a late stage and they have exceeded our expectations."

 

'TARF DOUBLE UP WITH 'KNOCK WIN

Clontarf 'B' withstood a courageous second-half comeback from Castleknock when deservedly claiming the Dublin U15 'D' Football Championship title after their 2-13 to 2-8 victory at Blakestown Road last Sunday morning.

The win secured a famous double for Clontarf following their 'A' success over St Brigid's at Parnell Park later in the day and team manager Noel Jackson was delighted with the success of his charges. "It is brilliant for the 'B' team to win a championship like this given the losses they have taken down the years," he said.

Central to their success was the influence of centre-back Ciarán Coyne, while Cathal Ryan bagged both Clontarf's goals either side of the break, at which stage they lead by 10 points.

Gavin Keane and Seán Ryan got the goals for Castleknock, whose manager, Michael Feehily, said: "We left ourselves with too much to do in the second half. Some of our moves just didn't pay off."

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