BALLYBODEN ST ENDA’S 3-14 KILMACUD CROKES 2-13
Two goals from Paul Ryan saw Ballyboden St Enda’s topple last year’s champions, Kilmacud Crokes, in this Dublin SHC ‘A’ quarter-final in O’Toole Park on Sunday.
His second came in injury time as the Firhouse Road side did just enough to edge out their southside rivals.
Crokes had battled back from six points in arrears at the interval to lead heading into the last quarter.
Boden led 2-5 to 0-5at half-time – their goals provided by Conal Keaney and Ryan.
However, Crokes took control on the restart with Dillon Mulligan, Seán McGrath and Ross O’Carroll hitting points while it was O’Carroll’s goal that put his side in front as the half progressed.
But it was not to be for Crokes as Boden finished the better with the accuracy and pocher’s instinct of Ryan central to their victory.
SCORERS – Ballyboden St Enda’s: P Ryan 2-6 (1-2f, 0-2 ‘65’); C Keaney 1-1; C McCormack 0-3; M Nagle 0-2; N McMorrow, G Corrigan 0-1 each. Kilmacud Crokes: S McGrath 0-7 (7f); Ross O’Carroll 1-1; Rory O’Carroll 1-0; J Sweeney 0-2; O Ó Ruairc, C Mac Gabhann, D Mulligan 0-1 each.
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA’S: G Maguire; S O’Connor, D Curran, M Travers; C Robinson, S Hiney, S Durkin; P Buckeridge, N McMorrow; C McCormack, D Curtin, C Keaney; G Corrigan, J Doody, P Ryan. Subs: M Nagle for Curtin (16), F McGarry for Doody (44), D Sweeney for Buckeridge (54).
KILMACUD CROKES: M Collins; J Doughan, Rory O’Carroll, R O’Loughlin; B O’Carroll, R Murphy, C Mac Gabhann; D Mulligan,D Kelly; RossO’Carroll, R O’Dwyer, J Sweeney; O Ó Ruairc, S McGrath, C Conway. Subs: T McAllister for Rory O’Carroll (29), O’Carroll for Ó Ruairc(52), B Ó Ruairc for Conway (55).
REF: D O’Donovan (St Mark’s).