Dublin footballers play in front of 35 fans in London

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Updated: May 16, 2011

Dublin footballers enjoyed an effortless 6-12 to 0-01 victory over local club,Parnells,in Ruislip on Sunday. The visitors were always well in control and led by 2-5 to 0-0 at the half-time break.

Unfortunately the game attracted little interest in the English capital, with less than 35 people understood to have turned out for the tie. Dublin used the game to try out their squad and all 30 players on the panel got a game.

Eamonn Fennell played for Parnells in the opening half and then lined out with the Dubs in the second half. Cahill and Bastick were in midfield for the first period but were replaced by McConnell and Fennell after the break. Bernard and Alan Brogan and Mossy Quinn all played well up front and got amongst the scores at will. Diamuid Connolly also showed up well at times.

Paul Flynn switched to the Parnells side in the second half. Henry, O’Gara, McConnell, Fennell, Murray, Casey stood out for the Dubs after the restart as they changed their side around and tried out another fifteen. In truth, Dublin learned very little from this match and will have much tougher tests ahead.

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