Guiden goal makes a point


A GOAL by the recently recalled Niall Guiden three minutes into the second half proved decisive in a deserved Dublin win over Leinster in a football challenge played in atrocious conditions at Erin's Isle on Saturday.

An experimental Leinster side, playing with the driving wind and rain at their backs, led 0-4 to 0-1 at" half time thanks to three points from Carlow's Colm, Hayden and one by Wexford's Scott Doran. Dublin's point came from a Ciaran O'Hare free.

At the start of the second half Guiden slammed the ball to the roof of the net from close range after a good run by centre forward Robbie O'Boyle.

A fine point by corner back Ger Regan two minutes later gave Dublin the lead for the first time and further points by Vinnie Murphy, Eamonn Heery and O'Boyle sealed victory for a makeshift Dublin side.

Afterwards Dublin manager Mickey Whelan declared himself happy with a good performance in very difficult conditions. He singled out full back David Martin and O'Boyle and Guiden for particular praise.