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SFC: Strong start secures poignant win for Dunboyne

05 May 2010

Dunboyne's Nigel Crawford gains possession ahead of Simonstown's Mark McCabe during the Meath SFC clash at Skryne.
Dunboyne 2-13
Simonstown Gaels 1-11

Colm Brennan's second minute goal set Dunboyne on their way to a second win in this year's Meath Farm Machinery SFC.

Before the game, a minute's silence was observed in memory of the late Frank O'Connor of Dunboyne. Thereafter, those in black in black jerseys with amber trim delivered a performance that was a fitting tribute to the late father of former Meath player, Tommy.

After Brennan's 'major', points flowed courtesy of Ger Barry, Sean McGarrell, Ger Robinson, Michael Reilly and David Clarke as a lead of 1-07 to 0-05 was opened by half time, with Shane O'Rourke and Wayne McCarthy providing the only response for Sean Barry's side.

A point free from Robinson immediately on the resumption embellished Dunboyne's position still further before Reilly got on the end of a great passing move to finish to the net and effectively end the contest at 2-09 to 0-07. However, while further points followed from Brennan, McGarrell, Clarke and skipper Conor O'Donoghue, the manner in which Simonstown managed to whittle the deficit down to five by the end will be something for Robbie Brennan and his charges to work on before the third round encounter with Trim.

Dunboyne: J. O'Connor; S. McKenna, David Gallagher, G. Watters; C. Brennan (1-1), Denis Gallagher, G. Barry (0-1); G. Gallagher, S. McGarrell (0-2); G. Robinson (0-5), N. Crawford, M. Reilly (1-1); S. Moran (0-1), D. Clarke (0-2), C. O'Donoghue (0-1). Sub; S. Hogan for Denis Gallagher.

Referee: B. Darby (Ballinabrackey)