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Tower's rise highest

Round Tower Lusk produced a storming second-half display to eventually overcome a brave St Mary's Saggart by 2-16 to 2-5 in their Dublin U16 Football League Division 5 final in Lusk last Saturday afternoon.

It completed a double for the North County club after they defeated the same opponents earlier in the year when claiming the 'C' Championship crown.

The hosts trailed by two points at the break but their superior quality eventually told after the break with Cormac Howley and Killian Healy inspiring the side from midfield.

The outstanding Jack Hussey was especially prominent for Tower's with his late score a deserved reward for his efforts over the hour.

It was a different prospect in the first-half as the visitors took the lead through goals from Oran Allen and Seán O'Toole as St Mary's benefited from the excellent defensive performances of corner-back Austin Kilgallon and centre-back Rhys Butler.

However, despite the best efforts of Jack O'Hara upon the restart, St Mary's began to struggle with the power and movement of the home side with corner-forward Fiachra Cassin especially lively as he accrued 1-3 over the hour.

Rory Harford's goal was vital for the winners in the first-half with manager John O'Neill delighted with the display.

"It's great to win the double," he said. "They're a good bunch of lads."

Round tower Lusk: D Kelly, S Duffy, E Gaffney, D Gorman, D Coady Foy, D Weir, J Hussey, K Healy, C Howley, K Connell, A Duffy, D Gorman, F Cassin, R Harford, A Harford, L Cummins, A Murphy, S McGuinness, J Farrell.

St Mary's: S Flynn, J Quinn, G Kenny, A Kilgallon, L Pouch, R Butler, S Delaney, R Sargesson, D O'Brien, R Fitzsimons, C Lawlor, J Weldon, S O'Toole, J O'Hara, O Allen, C Walsh, J Rigy, A Cullen, A McCave, J Feeney.


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