Victory keeps Eire Óg in the race for the ti­tle

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only goal of the match from top scorer Anto Byrne and string of points from Johnny Barry , Dar­ren Hay­den James Leonard and Anto Byrne which gave the win­ners a com­mand­ing lead.

While Ash­ford replied replied with four points through full for­ward Bren­dan Man­ning ( 2) and one each from Paddy Shan­non and Paddy Downey, which saw Eire Óg Grey­stones lead­ing 1-8 to 0-4 at the break.

The sec­ond half saw the North Wick­low side con­tinue to dom­i­nate and they went on to add a fur­ther eight points to their half time tally while Ash­ford’s sec­ond half scores were all sin­gle points from Paddy Shan­non, Sean Doyle, Paddy Downey, Mick Tay­lor, and sub­sti­tute Brian Shan­non,

The end re­sult saw ex­pe­ri­ence tell as Eire Óg Grey­stones were bet­ter bal­anced team.

Mean­while, the men in black and am­ber were field­ing a very young side which in­cluded 11 play­ers un­der 23

The last round matches in this group will see Eire Óg Grey­stones and Val­ley­mount go head to head in a straight knock and the win­ners will have wait to see the re­sult of the Avon­dale Ash­ford game find out who goes through with Aughrim to the semi-fi­nals.

Both th­ese games will be played on on Sun­day Septem­ber 27 at the same time one in Ark­low and the other in Laragh.

Ash­ford now find them­selves in a rel­e­ga­tion bat­tle with Kil­bride Kil­te­gan and Bray Em­mets.

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