BALLYBODEN ST ENDA’S 2-23 KILMACUD CROKES 1-15
Reigning champions, Ballyboden St Endas, responded to their opening night defeat (to OTooles) which a strong display when seeing off Kilmacud Crokes in this Evening Herald Dublin SHC A Group 2 at Páirc Uí Mhurchú on Wednesday night.
Boden settled quickly and with Paul Ryan, Simon Lambert and Shane Durkin showing good accuracy led 0-14 to 0-5 at half-time.
Fourteen minutes into the second half a goal from Conor McCormack after a good run from Niall McMorrow ended hopes of a Crokes comeback.
Fergal Armstrong did goal for the visitors direct from a 20-metre free but Ryan had the last say with a late goal from Ryan to bring his personal tally to 1-8.
SCORERS – Ballyboden St Enda’s: P Ryan 1-8 (0-5f, 0-2 ‘65’), C McCormack 1-2, S Durkin 0-4, S Lambert, D Curtin 0-3, J Doody, S Hiney, N McMorrow 0-1 each. Kilmacud Crokes: F Armstrong 1-3 (1-1f, 1 ‘65’), C Clinton, D McGovern, K O’Loughlin (2 ‘65’), Rory O’Carroll 0-2, B O’Rorke, A Cleary, S McGrath, J Doughan 0-1 apiece.
BALLYBODEN ST ENDA’S – G Maguire; P Buckeridge, B Treacy, M O’Sullivan; S Hiney, M Travers, D Curran; S Durkin, D Curtin; N McMorrow, C McCormack, D O’Connor; J Doody, S Lambert, P Ryan. Subs: D Sweeney for O’Connor (42), T Sweeney for Hiney (50), S Perkins for McMorrow (50), S Nolan for Curran (50), D Spain for O’Sullivan (54).
KILMACUD CROKE – M Ó hÓgáin; N Corcoran, A de Paor, A Grogan; R Walsh, Rory O’Carroll, G McMorrow; C Clinton, A Cleary; B O’Rorke, S Gillen, J Burke; F Armstrong, D McGovern, S McGrath. Subs: K O’Loughlin for Gillen (38), N Lillis for O’Rorke (42), J Doughan for O’Loughlin (54), H Gannon for Clinton (58).
REF – D Ryan (St Pat’s, Palmerstown).