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Bernard Brogan leads Plunkett’s to victory over Boden: SFC round-up (Thursday)

Bernard Brogan leads Plunkett’s to victory over Boden: SFC round-up (Thursday)

Fri, 21st April 2017

Bernard Brogan inspired St Oliver Plunkett's/Eoghan Ruadh to a 2-10 to 0-13 Dublin SFC first round victory over Ballyboden St Enda's at Parnell Park on Thursday night.

The Dublin forward kicked three points from play as well as converting three frees but also had a hand in both their goals as they held the 2016 All-Ireland club champions scoreless for the concluding 23 minutes of this excellent duel.

However, it was Boden who settled first with the opening four points of the game with Darragh Nelson, Donagh McCabe and Ryan Basquel on target.

But Plunkett's responded with a Leigh Herron goal after being set-up by Brogan.

Back came the southsiders again and by the break their held a 0-10 to 1-4 advantage but had lost defender Shane Clayton to injury, he was replaced by fellow Dublin under-21 footballer Colm Basquel.

Three minutes into the second half Plunkett's, for whom former Kerry star Paul Galvin made his Dublin club championship debut, were awarded a penalty which Gareth 'Nesty' Smith put away following a foul on Brogan.

And it was Plunkett's who finished the stronger to progress to the second round while Boden will now compete in this year's Dublin SFC 'B' competition.

In the curtain-raiser at the Donnycarney venue St Jude's had no problem when overcoming Nh Mearnog 1-20 to 0-6 in their Dublin SFC opener.

The Tymon North men opened with intent and a fifth minute penalty by Ross O'Brien had them 1-2 to 0-0 to the good.

By the break Jude's led 1-8 to 0-2 with Declan Donnelly, who was introduced as a sub in the 45th minute, shooting four points from play to cruise to victory.

Four points from play and a converted free by former Dublin senior panelist, Blaine Kelly, saw St Mary's of Saggart defeat Whitehall Colmcille 1-15 to 1-7 at 12th Lock.

Cormac Costello did not line out owing to his on-going hamstring injury and in his absence Whitehall struggled to score from play, 1-3 of the total coming from deadball.

Kilmacud Crokes could not have had it easier when outclassing Erin's Isle 10-12 to 0-7 at O'Toole Park.

Former Dublin senior Mark Vaughan with 3-4 (0-3f), current Dublin senior Paul Mannion (3-2) and Dublin U21 Callum Pearson with 3-0 did the damage for Crokes.

Stephen Duffy was the hero for Parnell's as the Coolock men defeated Fingal Ravens 1-13 to 0-10 in Balgriffin.

Duffy scored 1-5 from play as well as one free in their Dublin SFC first round success.

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