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Peregrine's push on past Davis men

St Peregrine's produced a lively attacking performance when overcoming Thomas Davis by 4-16 to 3-8 in their Dublin Under 21 'B' Hurling Championship preliminary round clash on the Blakestown Road last Saturday afternoon.

Christian O'Hara proved their scorer-in-chief adding six points to a well-taken goal while centre-forward Mick Duda impressed throughout in addition to accruing four points from play for St Peregrine's.

The foundation for their success lay in the key contribution of team captain Andy Larkin from centre-back while Kevin Cox was another player to shine in the home defence.

Sean Coady added a pivotal score for the hosts in the second-half while the return of dual player Eric Lowndes was rewarded with the talented Dublin panellist chipping in with a brace of goals from full-forward.

"We are delighted to have Eric back," said Peregrine's manager Ciarán Conneely.

"A lot of our panel are in their last year of being eligible and they have taken it upon themselves to drive the team forward and I think that showed in the way we finished the game well in the second-half," he added.

It proved far tighter at St Anne's Park with St Sylvester's requiring extra-time to eventually get the better of Clontarf by 2-14 to 1-15.

A Stephen Keogh goal helped the visitors to a deserved 1-6 to 0-4 interval lead with the Syls defence coping well through the combined efforts of goalkeeper David Kennedy, Thomas Colclough, Brendan Flood and Alan Kavanagh.

The hosts responded impressively after the break and despite Eoin Kennedy netting in the second-half for the Malahide outfit, extra-time was required with the pivotal performance provided by Conor Meaney, who hit four points from play for Syls in total.

There was another away win in The Bogies as St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh accounted for near neighbours Naomh Fionnbarra by 4-16 to 1-4.

Luke O'Doherty, Conor McDonnell, Mikey May and Mikey Walsh were hugely influential for the visitors throughout while Cian Boland and Eimhin Walsh shared 2-13 of their side's tally.

The remaining tie between St David's and Faughs was called off.

U21 'B' HC: St Peregrine's 4-16 Thomas Davis 3-8; Clontarf 1-15 St Sylvester's 2-14; Naomh Fionnbarra 1-4 St Oliver Plunkett's/ER 4-16; St David's v Faughs OFF.


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