Leinster Men's Division One: Three Rock Rovers 1 (Pierre de Voux) Corinthian 3 (Brian Doherty 2, Lucas Piccioli)
Corinthian took their time but eventually got the goals their pressure deserved to take the derby-day points from Grange Road as Brian Doherty once again showed his prowess at the set-piece. Davy Carson's deft deflection went just wide but Doherty opened the scoring emphatically high past Charlie Henderson - in nets for one last fling with Stephen West on holiday in Barcelona - for 1-0 midway through the half. Henderson was in top form, keeping out four more corner efforts before the break.
Rovers' chances were scarce but of a gilt-edged nature. An excellent reverse-stick cross from Michael Maguire did set Patrick Shanahan through on goal but his tame finish slid past Ross Murray's post. They did level, though, 30 seconds before the break when Pierre de Voux rebounded neatly on his reverse for 1-1.
De Voux missed out on a second, set free by Sven Galjaardt, denied by Murray's speed off his line before the reds took control. The go-ahead goal was a fortunate one; Lucas Piccioli broke brilliantly down the left flank before pulling back from the endline. He found the stick of Garry Ringwood who sent Henderson the wrong way and the ball dribbled into the backboard.
And Doherty - following up an incredible aerial assault with some 60-metre bombs dropped into Rovers' territory - sealed the deal with a low corner late on for 3-1.
Clontarf 0 YMCA 4 (Mikey Fry, Rob Whelan, Simon Mills, Luke Chadwick)
YMCA closed the gap on the top five courtesy of a fine second half performance to put away Clontarf at Mount Temple. The Bulls had the two clearest chances of the first half with both Ben Hewitt and Tom Noonan giving up clear openings in the face of Graeme Woods to leave the score-sheet blank at the break. But the Y stepped up a gear in the second period, hitting the front when Mikey Fry deflected in Cliff Bailey's pin-point pass. Simon Mills netted a low corner, Rob Whelan scored from play before Luke Chadwick's reverse-stick effort completed the scoring.
Railway Union 2 (Mark English, Peter English) UCD 5 (Robbie McFarlane 2, Rob Lynch, John McInroy, Tim Hill)
An incredible four-goal burst in the first half saw UCD pick up their first win of the campaign and raise spirits for the second half of the season as they disposed of Railway Union at Park Avenue. Mark English had given Railway the lead inside five minutes but a blistering spell saw the students 4-1 up in jig-time. Robbie McFarlane struck twice finding an innovative route past Stephen O'Keefe from play and deflecting home a corner. Rob Lynch's squeeze-shot from a tight angle and John McInroy's deflection made up the comfortable half-time margin which Tim Hill augmented in the second half with a third, well-worked corner move of the day. Peter English's drag-flick pulled one back for Railway but the two sides are now level in eighth on four points.
* For more of Deryck Vincent's pictures from Clontarf vs YMCA, click here