OTOOLES 2-11 ST JUDES 1-11
Two goals in quick succession at a crucial juncture in the second half saw OTooles secure their second win out of two starts in the Evening Herald Dublin SHC A Group C at Parnell Park on Thursday night.
Ten minutes from time former Dublin goalkeeper Brendan McLoughlin brilliantly dispatched a penalty high to the net and before Judes had recovered from that body blow OTooles struck for a second when sub Liam ODonoghue won a ball on the edge of the small square and set up Paul Bradshaw for their second goal.
This was a lively competitive tussle with neither side enjoying any prolonged periods of dominance. At the break OTooles led 0-5 to 0-4.
SCORERS – O’Toole’s: K Flynn 0-6 (0-4f 0-1 65), B McLoughlin (1-0 pen), P Bradshaw 1-0 each, M Cunningham 0-2, G O’Meara, Peadar Carton 0-1 each. St Jude’s: S OConnor 0-6 (0-5f), S Lehane 1-0, J Ryan, R Joyce 0-2, R O’Brien 0-1.
O’TOOLE’S – B McLoughlin; C Mulligan, K Ryan, P Brennan; G O’Meara, K Wilson, D Webster; C White, D Farrelly; A Morris, M Cunningham, Peadar Carton; P Bradshaw, G Morris, K Flynn. Subs: L ODonoghue for G Morris (41 mins), J Bastow for Farrelly (45), Paddy Carton for Cunningham (54).
ST JUDE’S – W Gibbons; S McLoughlin, C Coone, B Farrell; V Walsh, R O’Brien, S Larkin; J Ryan, N Mangan; K Neilan, T Lee, D Sutcliffe; R Joyce, S Lehane, S O’Connor. Subs: B Quinn for Lee (16 mins), C McNamara for Quinn (54).
REF – D Harrington (Naomh Mearnóg).