It is not easy to straighten in the oak the crook that grew in the sapling – Gaelic proverb
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St Vincent’s came out on top in a thrilling cup encounter with Trinity Donaghmede on a blustery night at St Benildus College. The team put a disappointing first half behind them to produce an outstanding come-from-behind win over strong opposition. Goals came courtesy of Aidan McGrath, Mark Dwyer, John Cosgrove and a brace from Fionn Nally. The win means Vincent’s progress to the last 16 of the Tom Carroll Cup, representing the best chance of silverware this season.
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A spirited comeback effort was not enough to get a result in a hard-fought encounter with Dundrum FC. St Vincent’s went two goals behind and pulled a late goal back when Coilin Smyth scored direct from a corner. Despite their best efforts, the equalising goal never materialised and the game finished 1-2.
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St Vincent’s suffered an away defeat at the hands of Lucan United. Lucan opened and closed the scoring. Rory Durand smashed in a leveller that ultimately proved to be in vain. A tight affair, Vincent’s were left to rue a number of squandered chances that should have changed the outcome.
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Vincent’s were quickly given the opportunity to exert revenge on a Kilnamanagh outfit who had come back from two goals down to win 4-2 at Benildus the previous week but the contest never truly caught fire — in cold, windy conditions, the home side were too strong and never looked in danger of dropping points, easing into a two-goal lead in a one-sided game. It was an afternoon to forget for the visitors, as Kilnamanagh continued to soar towards the upper reaches of the league table.
St Vincent’s picked up their first league win since August at St Benildus, thanks to a first-half strike from Aidan McGrath.
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