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Na Fianna capture AFL Division 1 title

Na Fianna capture AFL Division 1 title

Sat, 15th November 2014


Na Fianna produced a strong second half to come from behind at the interval to defeat their opponents from Rush and capture the Dublin AFL Division 1 title in Friday night's decider at Russell Park.

Pillar Caffrey's men trailed 0-4 to 0-3 at the break but a scoring flurry before the midpoint of the second half with points from Adam Caffrey, Conor McHugh and Senan Coughlan put the St Mobhi Road outfit firmly in the driving seat in this well-contested final.

Late on a Jack McCaffrey free and point from play from sub Odhran O Maoileidigh secured the title for Na Fianna.

In an opening half that was played at a frenetic pace Maur's had the greater amount of possession but some wayward shooting ensured they could not open up any sort of a lead.

A Vinny Whelan 40-metre free opened Maur's account and two points from Conor McGuire (one free) had his side 0-3 to 0-0 early on.

However, Na Fianna reeled off three points in succession themselves to draw level by the 26th minute after David McGrath, David Quinn and McHugh all found their range.

Just before the interval Chris Carthy's point gave Maur's a 0-4 to 0-3 half-time lead,

SCORERS - Na Fianna: C McHugh 0-3, A Caffrey (0-1f), D McGrath 0-2each,S Coughlan,J Caffrey (0-1f), D Quinn, O O Maoileidigh 0-1 each.Naomh Maur: C McGuire 0-4 (0-3f),C Carthy0-2, V Whelan 0-1(0-1f).
NA FIANNA: R O’Flaherty; A Farrell, N Cooper, J Kelly; S Coughlan,T Brady,E Mullan; P Quinn, C O’Connor; J Caffrey, A Caffrey, D Quinn; D McGrath, C McHugh, N Flannery.Subs: E Connolly for J Caffrey; JJ Martin for D Quinn; E Neville for McGrath;O OMaoileidigh for McHugh.
NAOMH MAUR: M Butterly; P Butterly, S McGuinness, K Sweetman; E Fletcher, N Walsh, L Fletcher; M O’Reilly,C Redmond; D McGuinness, C Sweetman, D O’Donnell; C Carthy, C McGuire, V Whelan. Subs: K Watson for C Sweetman; J Burke for O’Donnell.

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