DUBLIN 4-24 CARLOW 0-3
Dublin’s minor hurlers bounced back from their disappointing defeat to Wexford seven days earlier when totally outclassing Carlow in Saturday’s Leinster MHC quarter-final at Dr Cullen Park.
The Dubs were in a different league from first whistle til last and progress to meet Kilkenny in the provincial semi-final Saturday, June 24 – Wexford and Laois will meet in the other semi-final.
Cian Boland grabbed two of Dublin’s goals with Paul Winters and Oisin O’Rorke hitting the others in this one-sided clash.
Dublin were quickley into their stride with a string of early points and when O’Rorke scored the first of the four goals in the 15th minute the visitors moved 1-6 to 0-0 clear.
Five minutes later James Roche played Boland through on goal and the St Oliver Plunkett’s/Eoghan Ruadh man took his opportunity with aplomb to help the Dubs to a 2-11 to 0-2 lead.
The procession continued in the second half with Winters and Boland raising further green flags as Carlow failed to score from play over the hour.
SCORERS – Dublin: P Winters 1-7 (0-5f), C Boland 2-3, O ORorke 1-1, J Roche, AJ Murphy, E Ó Conghaile 0-3, C Costello 0-2, C McHugh, K OFlynn 0-1 each. Carlow: M Kavanagh 0-3 (0-3f).
DUBLIN – C Mac Gabhann; S Barrett, C OCallaghan, R Tierney; T Devlin, R Murphy, S McClelland; C Costello, K OFlynn; P Winters, C Conway, C McHugh; O ORorke, C Boland, J Roche. Subs: E ODonnell for Devlin (17), C Bennett for Conway (22), AJ Murphy for ORorke (34), E Ó Conghaile for Boland (44), E Smith for Costello (52).
CARLOW – J Barron; P Doran, J Cox, M Malone; B Nolan, D Byrne, M OGrady; C Fenlon, D Wall; M Kavanagh, P Shaw, J Doyle; M Walsh, A Gleeson, J Kavanagh. Subs: J Murphy for Walsh (ht), J Shinnors for Shaw (39), J Byrne for Wall (44), E OHara for Doran (50), J Whelan for J Kavanagh (56).
REF – E Kinsella (Laois).