KILMACUD CROKES 0-14 FAUGHS 1-10
Jude Sweeney was the supersub for Kilmacud Crokes as his injury-time points gave them victory in this Evening Herald Dublin SHC ‘A’ Group 1 round-robin clash at Tymon North on Thursday night.
Crokes did it the hard way as they came with a scoring flurry in the concluding 15 minutes to dramatically snatch victory.
The Stillorgan side trailed by six points entering the last quarter but seven unanswered points culminating with Sweeney’s injury-time saw them capture both league points.
The hosts were the economical in the opening half with the freekaking of Mikey Ryan helping them to a 0-6 to 0-4 interval lead.
Ciarán Brennan’s second half goal looked to have done enough for Faughs until Crokes, with Dublin footballer Rory O’Carroll immense at centre-back, came with that winning scoring blitz.
SCORERS – Kilmacud Crokes: S McGrath 0-5 (0-4f), K O’Loughlin 0-4 (0-3f), J Burke, J Doughan, R O’Dwyer, B O’Rorke, J Sweeney 0-1 each. Faughs: M Ryan 0-9 (0-9f), C Brennan 1-0; J Kelly 0-1.
KILMACUD CROKES – M Collins; S O’Rorke, N Corcoran, A Grogan; G McMorrow, Rory O’Carroll, J Doughan; N Ó Riordáin, R Walsh; S McGrath, R O’Dwyer, B O’Rorke; K O’Loughlin, J Burke, B Mulligan. Subs: J Sweeney for Burke (41), R O’Loughlin for K O’Loughlin (45).
FAUGHS – T Donohue; J Robinson, P Robinson, L Heavey; S White, M O’Brien, D Burke; K O’Brien, C Aherne; B Dillon, P Donohue, J Kelly; C Brennan, M Ryan, F Heavey. Subs: E McKenna for Burke (51), C McCann for P Donohue (53).
REF – G McGrath (Setanta).