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15th May 2017

WATCH: Mossy Quinn’s pass to set up Diarmuid Connolly goal is a little bit special

1-4 from play for Connolly

Conan Doherty

It’s fair to say that Jim Gavin has plenty of options.

Round 2 of the Dublin senior football championship has passed and some of the country’s biggest names have been running riot yet again.

Just eight teams remain in the club reckoning in the capital but it will probably be October before they play again.

Regardless, the week just past threw up some ridiculous individual tallies.

  • Dean Rock (Ballymun) – 2-7 (1-0 pen, 0-4f)
  • Con O’Callaghan (Cuala) – 2-4 (0-1f)
  • Diarmuid Connolly (Vincent’s) – 1-4
  • Conor McHugh (Na Fianna) – 0-6 (0-2f)
  • Ciaran Kilkenny (Castleknock) – 1-2
  • Alan Brogan (Plunkett’s) – 1-2

Most counties would do whatever it took if they could be guaranteed a forward line with those six names on it.

Brogan, Connolly, Kilkenny – imagine those legs, that pace, that wit and ingenuity on the 45′.

Rock, O’Callaghan, McHugh inside – one man who has single-handedly made what is almost a mockery of the challenge of set pieces and two of the county’s brightest young talents beside him.

Another man who lit the place up was one of the old guard, Mr Tomás Quinn.

The former Dublin corner forward hit a goal during St. Vincent’s five-point win over Na Fianna at Parnell Park but it was his assist for the side’s second goal that stood out in glorious, defence-splitting fashion.

With a beautiful 35-metre pass, Quinn picked out Connolly over the top of the entire opposition backline and, naturally, the rest was taken care of with typical composure.

It was even better because the play initially started with a long kick pass from the half back line.

Kick, kick, goal. Football at its scintillating best.

Watch all the highlights below courtesy of Dubs TV. Connolly chips in with another four scorcher points from play.

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