CRAOBH CHIARÁIN 1-16 ST BRIGID’S 2-9
Craobh had to hold off a late St Brigid’s rally before emerging with a well merited victory in this Evening Herald Dublin SHC ‘A’ Group A clash at Russell Park on Wednesday night.
A purple patch in the first half paved the way for the Donnycarney side’s victory with a James Ryan goal and flurry of points with Ryan, Alan McCrabbe, and Ger Ennis on target gave them a 1-9 to 0-7 lead. It was an advantage they had stretched to nine points following excellent scores from Peter O’Boyle and Ennis before a brace of Cian O’Mahony goals gave the home side renewed hope in the dying minutes.
SCORERS – Craobh Chiaráin: J Ryan 1-2, G Ennis, A McCrabbe (0-3f) 0-4 each, P O’Boyle 0-2, K Warren, K Ryan, S Ennis, D Kelly 0-1 each. St Brigid’s: C O’Mahony 2-1, J Winters 0-3 (0-3f), C Kellett, B McEnerney 0-2 (0-1f) each, D Plunkett 0-1.
CRAOBH CHIARÁIN – S Chester; K Elliot, E Farrell, D Kirwan; J Finnegan, Derek O’Reilly, D Kelly; S McDonnell, A McCrabbe; K Warren, G Ennis, P O’Boyle; J Ryan, P Purtell, K Ryan. Subs: S Ennis for K Ryan (50).
ST BRIGID’S – A Nolan; C Doyle, T O’Donnell, M Cussen; A O’Leary, C Morris, J Winters; B Smith, C Woodgate; T Cleere, C Ryan, D Plunkett; B McEnerney, C O’Mahony, C Kellett. Subs: J O’Callaghan for Winters (48), P Rohan for Ryan (48), W Tyrell for O’Donnell (57).
REF – F McGreevy (St Oliver Plunketts/ER)