ST JUDE'S 1-15 CLONTARF 1-3
St Jude's brushed aside the challenge of Clontarf by 12-points in this mostly one-sided Dublin SFC second round at Parnell Park on Saturday afternoon.
The Tymon North team were the superior side throughout and in fact should have won by a larger margin.
Jude's owned the ball in the opening half and 1-5 to 0-1 at the break but also kicked nine wides.
Declan Donnelly hit the goal in first half injury-time from the penalty spot after he had been fouled himself.
Clontarf's sole score of the opening half came from a Maitias Mac Donncha free in the 21st minute while Ross O'Brien (two), Kevin McManamon (two) and Niall Coakley were on target for Jude's.
The second half continued in a similar vein with Jude's getting the first five points with Coakley (free), O'Brien, Coakley again, Declan Donnelly and sub Diarmuid McLaughlin splitting the posts.
Clontarf did raise their game in the final quarter with Brian Forde finding the net from close range in the 57th minute but at that stage Jude's eyes were on the next round.
SCORERS - St Jude's: N Coakley 0-4 (0-2f), D Donnelly 1-1 (1-0 pen), R O'Brien 0-3, K McManamon, D McLaughlin 0-2 each, C Murphy, R Joyce, B Lynskey 0-1 each. Clontarf: B Forde 1-0, M Mac Donncha 0-2 (0-1f), R McCullagh, 0-1.
ST JUDE'S: P Copeland; R Martina, P Cunningham, R Finnegan; M Sweeney, C Guckian, B Sheehan; C Murphy, S Ryan; T Lahiff, R O’Brien, K Doherty; D Donnelly, N Coakley, K McManamon. Subs: P Courtney for Sweeney (42), D McLoughlin for Lahiff (44), B Lynskey for O’Brien (48), R Joyce for Donnelly (50), E Dalton for McManamon (58).
CLONTARF: R O’Hanlon; S Coen, A O’Halloran, D Monaghan; P Breen, J McCaffrey, S Russell; A Foley, K McGrath; P Mohan, M Mac Donncha, C Cronin; M Dufficy, G Johnson, F Dodd. Subs: K Lillis for Dufficy (27), M Walsh for McGrath (33), B Forde for Mohan (43), C McConnell for O’Halloran and R McCullagh for Johnson (48).
REFEREE: D Harrington (St Sylvester’s).