Dulwich secure third final place

Dulwich secure third final place

Toureen Group JFC Semi-Final

Dulwich Harps 2-07
Tir Chonaill Gaels 0-08

By Fiona O’Brien
At Greenford

Dulwich Harps have booked themselves into their third final of 2017, as they beat Tir Chonaill Gaels junior side by five points in their semi-final.

Paul Coggins men did not play as well as their performances all year have shown they are capable of, but that is at no discredit to Dulwich Harps who controlled the game from the offset.

Ciaran Stone opened the scoring with a quick point on the turn, before the Gaels responded with a pointed free from Liam Cunningham.

Caomhan Cronin would set up Ryan Elliott for the next score but the strong breeze kept the ball in, and it allowed Dulwich to capitalise, with a good run down the field by the always dangerous David Draper.

He passed off to Darren White who dummied Jack Elliott to gain more ground and passed it back to Stone to take his second pass.

Ryan Brolly would set up Michael Clarke for the next score, before Stone would get the opening goal after doing well to get on the end of a diagonal ball in to the left of the square and he slotted it straight in past Eoin Higgins.

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DULWICH HARPS: Niall Russell, Dara Walsh, Daniel Lynch, Damian Fitzpatrick, Aaron Higgins, Damian Rogers, Timithy Russell (0- 1), Ronan Devlin (0-1), Michael Clarke (0-1), David Draper, Ryan Brolly (1-0), James McDermott, Ciaran Stone (1-4, 1f), Darren White, Enda Tuohy SUBS: S Lavery, M Malone, D O’Donohue J O’Sullivan, R McAnearney, A Arkins.

TIR CHONAILL GAELS: Eoin Higgins, Patrick O’Connor, David Kennedy, Jack Elliott, Oliver Hands, Rory Jennings (0-3, 2fs), Ryan Kearney, Conor McCarthy, Patrick Flynn, Kieran Clarke, Caomhan Cronin (0-2), Liam Cunningham (0-1, 1f), Kieran Cunningham, Ryan Elliott (0-2), Ryan Hegarty.

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