Dunlavin get back on track in style with mag­nif­i­cent seven

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DUNLAVIN hit back with a com­pre­hen­sive dis­play against a weak Aughrim out­fit in Balt­in­glass last Fri­day evening in this Darcy Sands In­ter­me­di­ate Foot­ball Group 2 en­counter.

Man­ager Tom Har­ney needed a big dis­play from his team to get their cham­pi­onship cre­den­tials back on track, af­ter a de­feat by Rath­new last time out.

Dunlavin hit the ground run­ning and had four points on the board be­fore Robert Lam­bert added a brace of frees af­ter some good foot­ball by Shane McGuickan as Aughrim got on the board. Dunlavin were first to ev­ery ball as Aughrim could not live with their pace and move­ment any­where on the field.

Gary Allen, back af­ter in­jury, racked up 2-04 in the open­ing half along with lively cor­ner-for­ward Cian O’Sul­li­van, who was also back af­ter in­jury.

Dunlavin re­ally missed the cal­i­bre off this pair against Rath­new last time out. Robert Lam­bert tagged on an­other brace of frees for Aughrim.

Dunlavin fin­ished out the half and game as a con­test lead­ing 3-11 to 0-04 as John Whyte’s half-time whis­tle sounded.

To­mas Har­ney emp­tied the Dunlavin bench for the restart. Mark Rigley made his in­ter­me­di­ate de­but and landed 1-05 to give Har­ney an­other op­tion. Aughrim added their only score of the half when full-for­ward John Keenan was fouled. Robert Lam­bert pointed the re­sul­tant free to com­plete Aughrim’s tally.

Daniel Daw­son and Marty Caplis each chipped in with goals as they didn’t ease up one bit. Eoin Murtagh and Mark Rigley added a goal each as they laid siege to the Aughrim goal to close out the third quar­ter.

Barry Mi­ley hit Dunlavin’s sev­enth ma­jor as the game came to clo­sure. Aughrim will face Bal­li­na­cor in a lo­cal derby next, while Dunlavin have a must win match against Kil­mac, who sur­prised Dunlavin in the cham­pi­onship last year in Val­ley­mount, how­ever af­ter this an­ni­hi­la­tion only a fool would write them off.

Dunlavin scor­ers: Garry Allen 2-04, Mark Rigley 1-05, Barry Mi­ley 1-00, Daniel Daw­son 1-00, Eoin Murtagh 1-00, Shane Carthy 0-05, Marty Caplis 1-01, James Walsh 0-02 , Cian O’Sul­li­van 0-01, Fionn Dee­gan 0-01, Tom McGuirk 0-01.

Aughrim scor­ers: Robert Lam­bert 0-05.

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