Cuala are the 2016 Dublin Adult Hurling League Division 1 champions after overcoming O’Toole’s 0-18 to 0-14 in Parnell Park on Sunday afternoon.
The Dalkey side laid the platform for their success in the opening half and led by 0-10 to 0-4 at the break.
Cuala’s half-back line of John Sheanon, Paul Schutte and Ross Tierney were prominent while the freetaking of David Treacy kept the scoreboard ticking over.
Dublin senior Treacy finished with a personal tally of 0-7, including six frees, while his intercounty team-mate Darragh O’Connell shot three points from play over the 60 minutes.
The Larriers restarted well though with two pointed Niall Arthur frees and a point from play by Liam Ryan reduced the deficit to three points, 0-10 to 0-7.
However, Colm Cronin drove over two points in quick succession to break O’Toole’s early momentum.
Late on two Ger Arthur scores reduced the deficit to three again but a David Treacy free ensured their was no late slip-up by Cuala.
SCORERS – Cuala: D Treacy 0-7 (0-6f), D O’Connell 0-3, C Cronin, M Schutte 0-2 each, J Sheanon, J Malone, C Waldron, S Treacy 0-1 each. O’Toole’s: N Arthur (0-4f), G Arthur (0-2f) 0-4 each, M Cunningham 0-2, G O’Meara, C Carton, G Morris, L Ryan 0-1 each.
CUALA: S Brennan; O Gough, C O’Callaghan, S Timlin; R Tierney, P Schutte, J Sheanon; J Malone, D O’Connell; C Waldron, D Treacy, C Cronin; S Treacy, M Schutte, N Kenny. Subs: C Sheanon for Waldron (47), B Fitzgerald for Kenny (53), S Stapleton for Malone (55).
O’TOOLE’S: B McLoughlin; C Kimmage, P Brennan, C Gethings; G O’Meara, E Darcy, M Cunningham; C Carton, C Mulligan; G Arthur, M Carton, G Morris; N Arthur, L Ryan, P Carton. Subs: R Walker for Darcy (45), C Wilson for Morris (48), P Bradshaw for Mulligan (50), P Donoghue for N Arthur (54).
REF: T Gleeson (Naomh Fionnbarra).