NEW Dublin hurling manager, Pat Gilroy, was well pleased with today’s annual Dublin Bus/Herald offering on his home turf of Pairc Naomh Uinsionn.
“It was a very competitive game for this time of the year,” said Pat following a brisk 70 minutes in the Marino chill.
Alan Moore’s early goal proved vital for the Stars who had Chris Crummey and Paul Winters in impressive mood.
The Stars led 1-11 to 0-13 at the interval. Fionn O Riain Broin struck some neat points for Dublin, while Cillian Costello also landed a pocket of treats.
Dubs Stars: P Winters 0-6 (1f), A Moore 1-2, G King, C McBride 0-3 each, P O’Dea, F Whitely, A Quinn 0-2 each, C Crummey, J Walsh, C Burke, D Keogh 0-1 each.
Dublin: F O Riain Broin 0-6 (1f), C Costello 0-4, R Mahon 0-3, E Smyth 0-2, D Kelly, T Connolly, E Dunne, P Crummey, D Gray, M McCaffrey 0-1 each.
DUBS STARS: G Maguire; N Corcoran, K Hetherton, B Aird; J McCaffrey, C Crummey, P Feeney; G King, P O’Dea; P Winters, F Whitely, A Moore; J Walsh, C Burke, A Quinn. Subs used: G O’Meara, D Keogh, K Connolly, C McBride, C Doyle, J Madden.
DUBLIN: A Nolan; D Kelly, P Smyth, C Hendriken; T Connolly, B O’Carroll, S Barrett; R Smyth, E Dunne; P Crummey, R Mahon, C Costello; F O Riain Broin, J Hetherton, P Kelly. Subs used: S O’Connor, R Curley, S O Riain, D Gray, K Fitzgerald, C Dowling, M McCaffrey, E McKenna, E Smyth.
REF: F Gaffney (Na Fianna)