BALLYBODEN ST ENDA’S finished their league campaign on a high after recording a 10-26 to 5-10 win over ST VINCENT’S in their Dublin Adult Hurling League Division 1 encounter at Páirc Uí Mhurchú last Saturday evening.
The contest marked former Dublin captain David Sweeney’s final appearance for the club before his impending emigration to Australia with Paul Ryan hitting five goals for the county champions.
Dublin minor James Roche added 2-2 when introduced for the second-half and there were further goals from Gavin Corrigan, Stephen Hiney and Adam Jermyn as ‘Boden cruised to victory.
In Shankill, Oisin Gough’s performance from centre-back was pivotal in CUALA’S 1-14 to 0-11 success over O’TOOLE’S.
Gough was well backed up by Adam Hudson and Shane Kiely in defence and with Barry Connolly hitting 1-8 over the hour, the hosts claimed the two points with minor Jack Phelan marking his senior debut with a late score for the winners.
CRUMLIN eased their relegation concerns as goalkeeper Bill McCormack inspired them to a 1-16 to 0-16 win over BALLINTEER ST JOHN’S in Marley Park.
McCormack pulled off a string of high quality saves and John Lennon impressed throughout from full-back for the visitors, who pulled through thanks to Conor Murphy’s goal and ten points from Wesley O’Brien.
CRAOBH CHIARAIN proved far too strong for a depleted FAUGHS outfit with Alan McCrabbe, Derek O’Reilly, Gary Kelly and Alan Brophy all impressing in their 4-18 to 0-12 win in Clonshaugh.
David Keane nabbed 2-2 for the hosts while five points by Robbie Mahon and further goals from Eoin Conroy and Ger Ennis were instrumental in Craobh’s 18-point win.
The remaining two fixtures in Division 1 saw St Jude’s and St Brigid’s record important away wins over Kilmacud Crokes and Naomh Mearnóg respectively.
DUBLIN – AHL1: Nh Mearnóg 1-9 St Brigid’s 1-18; Cuala 1-14 O’Toole’s 0-11; Kilmacud Crokes 0-14 St Jude’s 1-14; Craobh Chiaráin 4-18 Faughs 0-12; Ballinteer St John’s 0-16 Crumlin 1-16; Ballyboden St Enda’s 10-26 St Vincent’s 5-10.
AHL2: St Oliver Plunkett’s/ER 2-7 Nh Fionnbarra 3-14; Setanta OFF St Patrick’s Palmerstown; Ballyboden St Enda’s 1-13 Kilmacud Crokes 1-13; Clan na Gael Fontenoy 2-11 Na Fianna 2-11; Nh Barróg 1-14 Raheny 0-17.
– Ronan Mac Lochlainn – Evening Herald