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3 Raheny Minor footballers play in Croke Park March 20th

posted Jun 22, 2011, 2:42 PM by Kevin Brassil
27th March 2011

Dublin Minors had a good run out v Laois in Croke Park today before the Dub v Mayo senior match.

Raheny had 3 representatives on the starting 15 in Rutherson Real, Patrick O'Higgins and Gavin Ivory. Well done lads and great for all involved to play in Croke Park.


Dublin gave the most polished display of the Leinster MFL campaign in Croke Park on Sunday when outclassing Laois to conclude their regulation games with three wins from three starts.
After playing with wind advantage for the opening half Dublin led 1-9 to 0-3 at the break. But there was to be no Laois fightback in the second half as Dublin emptied their bench and the new faces like Scott Fulham, Jack McCaffrey, Cormac Costello and Ciarán Kilkenny has influential second periods as Dessie Farrell’s side ran out comprehensive victors.
Dublin’s first goal came from the penalty spot in the ninth minute when Niall Scully slotted home confidently after impressive full-forward David Campbell had been fouled in the act of shooting.
With Gavin Ivory (RAHENY) pulling the strings cleverly from the middle of the park the Dublin forwards got a constand supply of possession and were good value for the nine-point interval advantage.
There was no let up in the Dublin performance in the second half as the score rate quickened with Costello, Ivory (‘45’), Jack McCaffrey, Fulham all on target to stretch the lead.
Laois went 25 minutes between the 17th minute of the first half and 12 minutes into the second half without scoring as Dublin moved out of sight.
In the 43rd minute a powerful run from Kilkenny opened the way for the first of Fulham’s goal and seven minutes from time he grabbed his second when finished a rebound from a Costello goal effort to the net.
While the Dublin defence were not over-exerted the likes of Robert McDaid and John Small provided a solid spine to the defence to add this victory over Laois to their earlier successes against Louth and Wexford.

SCORERS - Dublin: S Fulham 2-2, N Scully 1-4 (1-0 pen, 0-2f), C Costello 0-5, G Ivory (0-2 ‘45’, 0-1f) 0-3, D Campbell 0-2, K Kindlon, C O’Hara, J McCaffrey, G Whelan, N Flannery 0-1 each.

DUBLIN - R O’Hanlon; G Hannigan, R McDaid, R Real (Raheny); C Pike, J Small, A Waters; P O’Higgins (Raheny), G Ivory (Raheny); C Meaney, K Kindlon, M Mac Donncha; C O’Hara, D Campbell, N Scully. Subs used: L Stacey, J McCaffrey, E Archibold, E Boyne, C Kilkenny, E Lowndes, R Mullins, C Costello, S Fulham, N Flannery, G Whelan, E O Conghaile.