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Gaels take Junior B Championship

posted 12 Oct 2012, 05:49 by St. James Gaels   [ updated 12 Oct 2012, 07:33 ]
St. James Gaels 1-10 St Maurs 0-6

St. James Gaels are the Dublin Junior B football champions after a powerful first half performance proved decisive against St. Maurs at Parnell Park last Sunday.

The winners scored all but one point of their total in that opening half with a direct style of football that Maurs struggled to deal with. 

Central to their game plan was their deadly inside duo of Darragh Kenny and Dean Gibbons, who between them accounted for all of Gael's scores.

The positioning of Sean Wilton in front of the full back line proved a very effective move from the Gaels manager Lar Quinn. Wilton intercepted endless amounts of ball and used it intelligently, setting up attack after attack. 

It was Kenny who emerged as the top scorer bagging the decisive goal early in the first half coupled with some excellent free-taking keeping Gaels in front. Kenny ended up with a total of 1-7 (0-6 from dead balls)

Maurs threw everything at the Gaels defence in the second half but the goal their challenge so desperately required never materialised with excellent defending by Paddy O'Neill, Tom King, Eugene Donnelly and Ross Mulvany

Man of the match was Sean Wilton 

report adapted from report by Diarmuid Geraghty in Evening Herald

Above pictures by Kyran O'Brien - Evening Herald

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