Webster goal puts Larriers on road to final
O’TOOLE’S 1-17 ST BRIGID’S 0-15
O’Toole’s qualified for their first Dublin SHC ‘A’ final since 2002 when they overcame Brigid’s with a strong second half showing in Wednesday night’s opening semi-final at Parnell Park.
The game turned the Larriers way either side of the half-time break. Firstly, Brigid’s spurned a goal-scoring opportunity and then with the last puck of the opening half Danny Webster cracked home the only goal of the game following good approach play by Peadar Carton.
It was a winning momentum that O’Toole’s maintained after the break with Andy Morris and Liam Ryan on target.
Brigid’s battled bravely to the end with John O’Loughlin firing over two points but there was to be no stopping O’Toole’s for whom Michael Carton impressed at midfield and Ger O’Meara excelled in the second half.
O’Toole’s finished the game with 14 men when Michael Cunningham was dismissed with just over ten minutes to play.
SCORERS – O’Toole’s: A Morris 0-7 (6f), D Webster 1-2 (0-1f), G Morris 0-3, L Ryan 0-2, Paddy Carton , Peadar Carton, M Carton (f) 0-1 each. St Brigid’s: P McAvinue 0-7 (6f), J O’Loughlin 0-4, C Doyle, K Kellett, S Callinan, C O’Mahony 0-1 each.
O’TOOLE’S – B McLoughlin; G O’Meara, M Cunningham, C Mulligan; J Bastow, K Ryan, R Walker; M Carton, G Morris; Peadar Carton, A Morris, D Webster; P O’Donoghue, L Ryan, Paddy Carton. Subs: S O’Keeffe for O’Donoghue (51).
ST BRIGID’S – A Nolan; M Cussen, C Kenny, S Brady; C Ryan, A McEnerney, A O’Leary; C Doyle, D Plunkett; P McAvinue, J O’Loughlin, B McEnerney; J Winters, S Callinan, K Kellett. Subs: C Morris for Brady (ht), C O’Mahony for Callinan (48), P Rohan for Kellett (49), W Tyrell for O’Leary (59), D O’Mahony for Winters (61).
REF – G McGrath (Setanta).