CRAOBH CHIARAIN 4-17 DUBLIN NORTH WEST 0-8
Early goals from David Keane and Francis Usanga put Craobh on their way to a facile Evening Herald Dublin SHC A Group B victory at Parnell Park on Thursday night.
Inside the opening quarter the Donnycarney men were already 2-6 to 0-0 clear and the game was as good as over as a contest. However, the regional team rallied towards the close of the half with Ciarán OConnor, Stephen Walsh and Aidan Baird all on target to leave it 2-9 to 0-6 at the break.
That was as good as it got for Dublin North West as second half goals from sub Johnny McGuirk when his long delivery found the net and Kevin Warren, at the end of a fine move put a more convincing look to the Craobh tally.
SCORERS – Craobh Chiaráin: D Keane 1-3, F Usanga, K Warren 1-2, P O’Boyle (0-3f), K Ryan 0-3 each, J McGuirk 1-0, R Mahon 0-2, D Shanley, S McDonald 0-1. Dublin North West: S Mullen (0-1f), C O’Connor 0 2 each, R Whelan, S Walsh, D Breathnach, A Baird 0-1 each.
CRAOBH CHIARÁIN – S Chester; Damian O’Reilly, E Farrell, D Shanley; G Kelly, Derek O’Reilly, D Kelly; K Elliott, S McDonald; K Warren, P O’Boyle, K English; K Ryan, F Usanga, D Keane. Subs: R Mahon for English (40), J McGuirk for McDonald (43), J Finnegan for G Kelly (52), C McGuirk for Warren (58).
DUBLIN NORTH WEST – L Sweetman (Nh Fionnbarra); G Kearney (Setanta), C Breathnach (Setanta), E Fallon (Setanta); S McDermott (Setanta), S Scallon (Whitehall), R Whelan (Setanta); K Sexton (St Oliver Plunkett’s/ER), S Walsh (Whitehall);C O’Connor (Whitehall), D De Búrca (Setanta), D Breathnach (Setanta); S Mullen (St Oliver Plunkett’s/ER), F Dunleavy (St Oliver Plunkett’s/ER), A Baird (St Oliver Plunkett’s/ER). Subs: B Goodwin (St Peregrine’s) for Breathnach (37), J Buckley (Setanta) for De Búrca (45), S Fallon (Setanta) for Dunleavy (47), K Robinson (Erin’s Isle) for O’Connor (51).
REF – Tony Lambe (St Vincent’s).