Men’s Leinster Division Two
After two nines and an eight-goal haul, Clontarf broke double-figures on Saturday with a 10-0 win over Corinthian II to complete their league season in style.
Tom Noonan grabbed four, too, to close out their season with 36 points, setting a benchmark which Monkstown or Three Rock can catch but will need to get four and six points, respectively, from their remaining games to do so.
Monkstown II remain in the box seat after they emerged from the weekend with four more points to their name.
St Andrew’s schoolboys Rory Nichols, Patrick Temperley and Andrew Fogarty all scored in their 3-1 win on Saturday against Kilkenny. Their three-game winning run ended, though, at ALSAA when doubles from Shane Dempsey and Nichols cancelled each other out.
It means Town need four points from their remaining two games, facing Corinthian II on Saturday before facing Railway Union II a week later.
Railway moved up to eighth place with a 9-3 win over YMCA II with James Dick making it three goals for the afternoon with his treble after scoring one for the 1sts earlier in the day. They had seven different scorers on the board to move level with YM on 13 points.
Pembroke II’s outside hopes of the title were mathematically ended despite a 3-1 win over Fingal on Saturday with Nick Burns, Keith Crawford and Craig Wilson on the mark.
Saturday results: Pembroke 3 (K Crawford, N Burns, C Wilson) Fingal 1 (C Neville); Monkstown 3 (R Nichols, P Temperley, A Fogarty) Kilkenny 1; Clontarf 10 (K Mullins 4, T Noonan 4, R Forrest, G Borland) Corinthian 0; Railway Union 9 (J Dick 2, K Chapple 2, N Wilmshofer, P Baron, R Gonzalez, S Pearson, P Yates) YMCA 3 (K Hensburg, W Daking, S Walker)
Sunday: Fingal 2 (S Dempsey 2) Monkstown II 2 (R Nichols)
Irish Junior Cup quarter-final: Annadale 4 Cookstown 1
Irish Hockey Challenge, semi-final: Armagh 6 Portrane 2 (S Stone, S Neville)