CRUMLIN 1-20 ST PAT’S, PALMERSTOWN 0-14
A powerful second half saw Crumlin collect the points in this Dublin SHC ‘A’ Group 4 encounter at Parnell Park on Wednesday night.
Alex Quinn, his twin Ben and Adam McGreal were the shooting stars for Crumlin with this trio amassing a combined tally of 1-13, ball bar one point from play.
Crumlin led 0-12 to 0-8 at the interval but upped their game in the second period to run out convincing nine-point victors.
Alex Quinn struck four points from play in the opening half with brother Ben adding a brace.
Eight minutes into the second half McGreal struck for his goal to seal Crumlin’s third win of Group 4.
SCORERS – Crumlin: A Quinn 0-8, A McGreal 1-2 (0-1f), B Quinn 0-3, C Murphy 0-2, P Elliott, L Coleman, C Foley, S Cullen, C Gough 0-1 each. St Patrick’s Palmerstown: S Stapleton 0-7 (0-6f), L Dunne, D O’Hanlon 0-2 each, K Ward, L Rushe, C Dolan 01 each. CRUMLIN: J Maher; D Kellett, J Cullen, A Byrne; C Murphy, P Elliott, L Kinsella; L Coleman, B Quinn; C Foley, S Cullen, C Gough; A Quinn, D Murphy, A McGreal. Subs: B O’Reilly for Gough (49), J Perry for McGreal (52), G Joyce for S Cullen (55), L Blood for Kinsella (58). ST PATRICK’S, PALMERSTOWN: C Leahy; G Kelly, D Gallagher, D Connelly; N Sweeney, L Rushe, B Gilbert; B O’Hanlon, C Whelan; L Dunne, D O’Hanlon, K Ward; J Walker, S Stapleton, C Dolan. Subs: A Glennon for Dolan (38), G Dunne for Whelan (48), S O’Brien for B O’Hanlon (59). REF: Danny Harrington (St Sylvester’s).
ST JUDE’S 2-13 ST BRIGID’S 1-10
Two second half goals for St Jude’s saw them overcome St Brigid’s by six points in Wednesday night’s Dublin SHC ‘A’ Group 4 game at Parnell Park.
The Tymon North team led 0-11 to 0-6 after a well contested opening but Jude’s made the ideal restart two minutes into the second half when John Ryan finished to an unguarded net after Brigid’s keeper originally came off his line to make a block tackle.
Eleven minutes form time Danny Sutcliffe showed his class to effectively kill of the contest when he outfielded his marker from behind before driving through on goal, shacking off a couple of tacklers, before firing to the net to make it 2-12 to 0-9.
However, failed to raise the white flag and there youthful team minus the talents of Daire Plunkett and John O’Loughlin, and containing five minors, battled to the finish and were rewarded with something of a freakish goal by keeper Nolan in the 54th minute when his 90-metre free was parried to the net by his opposite number Martin Hartnett.
The Russell Park men finished the game with 14 men when Jack O’Neill was red-carded four minutes from time.
In the opening half Jude’s established an early lead with points from Diarmuid McLoughlin, the influential Donie Fox, the lively Ronan Joyce and a free from Fox to lead 0-4 to 0-1.
The freetaking of Aodhán McEnerney kept the scoreboard ticking for Brigid’s while Dublin minor Cian O’Sullivan was clever and unselfish in possession in the lead up to one of the points of the half, a long-range effort from centre-back Mark Kavanagh.
Two minutes earlier another Dublin minor Johnny McGuirk struck and excellent point from the right-wing but overall Jude’s were the more powerful and cohesive unit with Sutcliffe providing some moments of skill and poise to help his side to their five-point half-time lead.
SCORERS – St Jude’s: D Sutcliffe 1-2, D Fox 0-5 (0-4f), J Ryan 1-1 (0-1f), R Joyce 0-3, D McLoughlin 0-2. St Brigid’s: A McEnerney 0-7 (0-6f), A Nolan 1-0 (1-0f), M Kavanagh 0-2, J McGuirk 0-1.
ST JUDE’S: M Hartnett; E McLoughlin, G McManus, C Mangan; T Devlin, A O’Beirne, R Hardy; N Mangan, D Fox; C Maher, P Maguire, D Sutcliffe; R Joyce, J Ryan, D McLoughlin. Subs: D Dwyer for E McLoughlin (24), J McManus for Ryan (44), L Sexton for D McLoughlin (54), J Kennedy for N Mangan (59).
ST BRIGID’S: A Nolan; S Brady, N Scanlon, D Ryan; J O’Neill, B McEnerney, E McKeigue; M Kavanagh, C Morris; R Dunbar, A McEnerney, S Dunphy; J McGuirk, C Sullivan, C O’Sullivan. Subs: D Fraine for Dunphy (ht), C Kellett for Sullivan (46), B Smyth for B McEnerney (46), D Doyle for Dunbar (54).
REF: J Brennan (Thomas Davis).