Cluxton lines out at centre-back in Parnells defeat

April 13, 2018

Dublin's Stephen Cluxton celebrates.
©INPHO/James Crombie.

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton took up an unfamiliar role for his club Parnells in their senior football championship opener against St Sylvester's tonight.

The five-time All-Ireland winner lined-out at centre half-back in Balgriffin as Parnells went down 0-19 to 0-6 to a Sylvester's outfit which had mounted a commanding eight-point lead at the half.

In Garristown, St Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Ruadh missed the injured Bernard Brogan's influence as they went down to the Brian Fenton-led Raheny by 3-8 to 0-14 in their Group 1 opener.

Tomorrow sees two double-headers taking place in the capital, with last year's beaten finalists Ballymun Kickhams opening their campaign against St Brigid's at Parnell Park:

Kilmacud Crokes v Ballyboden St Enda's (Group 1) in Parnell Park at 5.45pm

Ballymun Kickhams v St Brigid's (Group 4) in Parnell Park at 4.00pm

St Judes v Ballinteer St John's (Group 3) in O'Toole Park at 4.00pm

Castleknock v Clontarf (Group 4) in O'Toole Park at 5.45pm

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