ST VINCENT’S 0-11 KILMACUD CROKES 1-5
A strong close to the opening half which was maintained on the restart was the key for Vincent’s in this Evening Herald Dublin SHC ‘A’ Group B tie at Silver Park on Sunday morning.
Thomas Connolly hit three first half points to help his side to a 0-6 to 0-3 half-time lead before points from Connolly, Stephen Loughlin, Pádraig Fleury and Tomás McGrane gave the Marino side an advantage they were never likely to surrender.
SCORERS – St Vincent’s: T Connolly 0-5 (0-4f, 0-1 65), P Fleury, S Loughlin, T McGrane 0-2 each. Kilmacud Crokes: B O’Rorke 1-0, S McGrath 0-2 (0-1f), C Clinton, A de Paor (0-1f), K O’Loughlin 0-1 each.
ST VINCENT’S – T Carroll; R Pocock, D Qualter, M Kirwan; R Trainor, R Fallon, W Lowry; D Russell, D Connolly; C McBride, P Fleury, S Loughlin; T McGrane, K Connolly, T Connolly. Subs: S O’Neill for K Connolly (47); R Drumgoole for T Connolly (58); C Billings for McBride (62).
KILMACUD CROKES – R Sweetman; S O’Rorke, Rory O’Carroll, A Grogan; R Walsh, R O’Loughlin, J Doughan; N Corcoran, C Clinton; A de Paor, S McGrath, J Burke; K O’Loughlin, D McGovern, B O’Rorke. Subs: Ross O’Carroll for O’Carroll (inj, ht); G McMorrow for Walsh (37); N O Riordain for McGovern (52); N Lillis for O’Loughlin (55).
REF – J C Ryan (St Mark’s)