ST VINCENTS 3-18 CUALA 2-8
Diarmuid Connolly and John Hetherton were the scorers-in-chief as St Vincent’s impressively overcame the challenge of Cuala in this Dublin SHC ‘A’ Group C clash at Parnell Park on Wednesday night.
Hetherton charged down an attempted clearance by Cuala keeper, Fintan O’Brien, in the tenth minute to raised the first green flag and before the break the influential Connolly showed great reflexes to bat the sliotar home after his original effort cannoned off the upright.
With Hetherton firing over a couple of superb first half points and midfield Cian McBride a driving force the Marino men led 2-11 to 0-5 after a wind-assisted opening 30 minutes.
Vins continued to hold the upperhand with Ruairi Trainor, Cathal Billings and Ciaran Harney keeping their Dalkey opponents at bay.
However, both Dublin U21 All-Ireland winning footballer, Mark Schutte and Barry Connolly, did breach the Vins defence to scores goals but it was really a case of too little too late.