Fingallians dispose of disappointing Good Counsel

Ciarán D’Arcy

Good Counsel fail to deliver against superior opponents Fingallians in the quarter final of the intermediate football championships


A two-goal salvo from Dublin star Paul Flynn helped Fingallians to a facile 2-18 to 1-03 win over a lacklustre Good Counsel side in the Intermediate Football Championship quarter-final.

Hopes were high for the Galtymore Road side going into the tie after their sensational victory over hot favourites St. Finian’s in the last round, but the hoops got off to the worst of starts as on-song Flynn rifled in his first goal with just a few minutes on the clock.

Unfazed by the early deficit, Counsel pressed for a reply and were duly rewarded as ex-intercounty footballer John O’Brien smashed a goal past the hapless keeper from the penalty spot.

With just a goal in it at half time for the Northsiders (1-06 to 1-03), Fingallians were keen to emphasise the two-division gulf in class between the sides, and they promptly capitalised on their opponents’defensive frailties on the resumption as Flynn blasted in his fifth goal of this year’s championship after collecting a sumptuous crossfield pass from Gary Donnelly.

Now well and truly in the ascendancy, Division 2 Fingallians showed a ruthless streak as they simply tore Counsel to ribbons, scoring 1-12 to no reply in the second half to book a well-deserved semi-final berth.

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