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Parnells put to the sword after late Trinity rally

Five points in the final four minutes gave Trinity Gaels side a shock victory over Parnells in this Evening Herald Dublin SFC tussle on Sunday morning, writes Diarmuid Geraghty.

Both teams finished with 14 men. The Coolock men lost their captain, Darren Rooney, to a second booking midway through the second half while Graham Dillon was shown a straight red after 20 minutes.

'Nells, playing with the wind in the first half, held a 0-9 to 0-3 half-time lead. Laois star MJ Tierney was prominent with four points from play in that period.

But the Gaels' favourite son, Brendan O'Brien, kept his side in touch until that late scoring burst which ended with Joseph McCann grabbing the all-important winner in injury time.

SCORERS - Trinity Gaels: B O'Brien 0-7 (4f), E Mcinerney 0-3, J McCann, M Forde, R Sheridan 0-1 each.

Parnells: MJ Tierney 0-6 (1f), J Peyton 0-3 (1f), C Begley, N Collins, P Hogan 0-1 each.

TRINITY GAELS: C Reilly; B McCann, D Sheridan, G Forde; G Trimble, P Coyne, S Concannon; D McCormack, C O'Keefe; G Dillon, B O'Brien, E McInerney; M Forde, D Kelly, J McCann. Subs: R Sheridan for Kelly (h-t), D Mongey for Forde (55).

PARNELLS: S Cluxton; G George, D Meyler, M Keenan; E Delahunt, D Rooney, P Hogan; P Keogh, C Talty; N Collins, J Collins, C Begley; MJ Tierney, J Peyton, C Parkinson. Subs: K McGuckian for J Collins (51), B Byrne for Meyler (53), M Whelan for Peyton (53).

REFEREE: K Roche (Whitehall Colmcille).

Farrell double sees off 'Tarf

Fingallians ............................2-16

Clontarf ................................0-3

Centre forward Donal Farrell hit two first-half goals for the Swords outfit as Clontarf were held scoreless from the 19th minute in Saturday's one-sided clash at the Naul, writes Rory Kerr.

Damien Mullins (nephew of 70s and 80s Dublin star Brian) fired 'Tarf ahead from a free before Dublin's Paul Flynn set up Farrell for Fins' opening goal on six minutes. Fingallians had opened up a lead of seven when Farrell netted his second in first-half injury time to leave it 2-7 to 0-3. David Killeen led the scoring after the break as Fins dominated the second half.

Scorers - Fingallians: D Farrell 2-1, D Killeen 0-5 (2f), C McLoughlin 0-3 (2f), P Flynn 0-3, D Keane 0-2, P Murtagh, B Clarke 0-1 each. Clontarf - D Mullins 0-2 (1f), C Morrison 0-1.

Fingallians: R Kelliher; D Fagan, D Clarke, S Hannigan; A Hanley, G Donnelly, P Murtagh; P Flynn, E Sweeney; D Keane D Farrell, B Clarke; D Killeen, C McLoughlin, G Lewis. Subs: E Collins for Farrell (45), C Costello for Hanley (53) C McCallion for B Clarke (58).

Clontarf: R O'Brien; C Delargy, D Fennelly, A O'Halloran; E Cronin, B Stokes, J Maguire; K Devine, G Devine; G Johnson, C Morrison, C Cronin; C Johnston, D Mullins, M McNamee. Subs: F Graham for Maguire (17), P Curran for Morrison (45), G Carey for Johnson (h-t), R Stokes for Cronin (55).

Referee: M Bissett (Whitehall Colmcille).