Sunday 17 December 2017

Gaelic Games: Dublin SF B Final: Eanna use wind advantage to make comeback count


A STUNNING second-half fightback paid dividends for Coláiste Eanna last Friday afternoon at O'Toole Park, where the Ballyroan side secured the Dublin Schools' SF 'B' crown at the expense of St Declan's College, Cabra.

Playing with the aid of a strong breeze during the opening period, Declan's (who included former Dublin footballer Senan Connell in their management team) played with plenty of purpose, and despite conceding a 23rd-minute goal to Eanna's Conor Leigh, a six-point haul from corner-forward Sean Caffrey helped them to build a 0-11 to 1-2 interval cushion.

However, Eanna eventually made the elements count upon the resumption, and even though full-forward Brian McDonnell found the net for Declan's on 44 minutes, the southsiders responded with an impressive 2-5 without reply (including goals from Darragh Langan and Barra McGarry) in the closing-quarter to seal a 3-10 to 1-11 success.

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