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Report – Boys Gaelic Football Finals – Wednesday 7th October, 2009

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Boys Gaelic Football Finals

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

By Louise Browne

Whitehall VEC grounds paid host to this year’s Gaelic Football Boys Finals with Plunket College, Colaiste Dhulaigh and Larkin Community College all competing for the honours in the Minor, Junior and Intermediate finals.

Larkin, playing in all three finals and having dominated the competition in previous years went into the finals as firm favourites but Colaiste Dhulaigh and Plunket’s weren’t just there to make up the numbers.

In an entertaining minor final Larkin got off to the perfect start in their attempt at another clean sweep getting the better of Plunket’s by 10-8 to 8-3.

Fine performances from Larkin’s midfielder Cian Dunne and centre back Jordan Lee Murphy helped seal the win despite a gusty display by their Whitehall opponents led by Jamie Daly and Daniel Balfe.

However in the junior final Coolock’s Colaiste Dhulaigh pulled the plug on Larkin’s clean sweep ambitions by beating the north inner city school by the narrowest of victories with an extra time goal courtesy of Richie McDonagh to claim a one point win by 3-10 to 5-3.

Dhulaigh’s Kieran Joyce and Glen McCabe and Larkin’s Brian Taaffe and Peter Hopkins where at the fore for their relevant teams with hard working displays throughout the game.

But Larkin responded with their intermediate team getting revenge over Dhulaigh in the intermediate final with David Dunne’s crucial goal proving the all important deciding factor to claim their second win of the day by 3-7 to 3-6.

The Champions Avenue school where in control of the game in the first half before their Coolock opponents clawed their way back into the game after the interval but Larkin’s back lines dug deep to hold off Dhulaigh’s late challenge.

RESULTS:

MINOR

Larkin Community College 10-8 (38) Plunket College 8-3 (27)

JUNIOR

Colaiste Dhulaigh 3-10 (19) Larkin Community College 5-3 (18)

INTERMEDIATE

Larkin Community College 3-7 (16) Colaiste Dhulaigh 3-6 (15)

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