LUCAN SARSFIELDS 2-18 CUALA 2-14
Lucan had to pull out all the stops to come from behind before securing victory in this Evening Herald Dublin SHC A Group 1 contest at Shankill on Wednesday night.
Cuala led by five points with ten minutes remaining on the clock but Sarsfields finished in a sprint finish to claim both points in this round-robin clash.
Aidan Roche ignited the finishing flourish with a point with further scores from Mick May, Alan Whyte before May cracked home the vital goal in the 57th minute.
Lucan did not stop there with Peter Kelly, who tallied 0-6 on the night, grabbing two points and Kevin Fitzgerald adding another in a thrilling finish.
Cuala had led at the half-time interval, 2-8 to 1-7, with Eoghan Dunne grabbing both goals – the first direct from a free in the 28th minute and the second just before the break. The home side extended their advantage on the restart with the opening two scores from Bobby Browne and Shane Kiely.
SCORERS – Lucan Sarsfields: P Kelly 0-6, A Roche, M May 1-1 each, A Whyte 0-4 (0-2f), R Lambert 0-2, B Aird, T Somers (0-1f), P Carroll, K Fitzgerald 0-1 each. Cuala: E Dunne 2-2 (1-2f), S Kiely 0-4 (0-1f, 0-1 65), B Browne, C Waldron, O Ryan 0-2 each, S O’Brien, C O’Farrell 0-1.
LUCAN SARSFIELDS – D Cunningham; C Dooley, P O’Callaghan, P Tansey; M May, P O’Driscoll, G Coleman; J McCaffrey, B Aird; P Kelly, P Carroll, T Somers; A Roche, A Whyte, R Lambert. Subs: K Fitzgerald for Somers (50); J Byrne for Aird (50); T Clandillon for Coleman (50).
CUALA – F O’Brien; S Holden, A Browne, D Holden; C Gough, S Kiely, J Sheanon; O Gough, S O’Brien; B Browne, C O’Farrell, O Ryan; E Dunne, D Cunningham, C Waldron. Subs: C Sheanon for Ryan (57); R Cole for Waldron (60).
REF – D O’Donovan (St Mark’s)