Leinster Schools Senior Hurling ‘A’ Championship Group Team Round Two: Dublin North V Antrim Schools
Dublin North 0-20 Antrim schools 2-7
A STUNNING second half display saw Dublin North surge clear of Antrim Schools to progress at the DCU Sportsground.
Colin Currie twice fired North into the lead, but Christy McNaughton’s 12th-minute goal stretched Antrim’s lead to four points.
Currie, Matthew Oliver and Donal Burke moved North back into contention, but a 1-2 salvo from McNaughton signalled Antrim’s intent.
Points from Currie and Oliver saw North end the half well, and more by Oliver (0-2), Gavin King and Paul Kelly restored parity on 40 minutes.
The hosts kept the scoreboard ticking, before the reliable McNaughton finally ended this scoring sequence with a majestic 56th minute point.
This only offered temporary respite, however, and points for Kelly, Burke and King set up a crunch showdown with rivals Dublin South.
Scorers – Dublin North: M Oliver 0-7 (2f), D Burke (2f), C Currie (2 ’65′, 1f) 0-4 each, G King, P Kelly 0-2 each, C Sammon 0-1. Antrim Schools: C McNaughton 2-3 (0-1 ’65′, 0-1f), C McClafferty (f), G Walsh, S Duffin, R Delargy 0-1 each.
DUBLIN NORTH – E Skelly; S Hickey, D Grey, C Ryan; O Lanigan, G King, P Buggy; S MacGearailt, C Sammon; D Burke, M Oliver, S McCaw; P Kelly, C Currie, W Moloney. Subs: C Hendricken for MacGearailt (h-t), L Finnegan for Currie (35), M Hayes for McCaw (61).
ANTRIM SCHOOLS- C Butler; M Devine, S McBride, C Carson; F McCambridge, C McMullen, J Maskey; G Walsh, D Murphy; J McNaughton, C McClafferty, S Duffin; C Leech, C McNaughton, R Delargy. Subs: D McLoughlin for Leech (47), C Patterson for McCambridge (52), M Mullin for Devine (65).