KILMACUD CROKES 3-11 CUALA 0-6
Kevin OLoughlin maintained his impressive scoring return for Crokes as they eased past an understrength Cuala in this Evening Herald Dublin SHC A Group B encounter at OToole Park on Sunday.
Crokes led 1-4 to 0-3 at half-time, the goal coming in the 28th minute finished to the net following good work from Fergal Armstrong.
However, in the second half Kilmacud were totally on top.
Three minutes into the second half O’Loughlin cracked home to the net and Ronan Walsh added a third in the 47th minute to open up a 3-9 to 0-4 lead.
With five minutes left Cuala full-forward Eoghan Dunne red-carded.
SCORERS – Kilmacud Crokes: K O’Loughlin 1-6 (0-4f), R Walsh 1-1, J Burke 1-0, Ross O’Carroll 0-2, S Gillan, A Cleary 0-1 each. Cuala: S O’Brien, S Murphy (0-1f), L Hand, D Treacy, O Ryan, C Sheanon 0-1 each.
KILMACUD CROKES – R Sweetman; N Corcoran, N Lillis, G McMorrow; D Byrne, A de Paor, A Grogan; A Cleary, S Gillan; J Burke, H Gannon, F Armstrong; K O’Loughlin, R O’Carroll, R Walsh. Subs: W Ryan for McMorrow (58); B O Leoidhin for Armstrong (60); P Clinton for Walsh (60).
CUALA – F O’Brien; R Reid, S O’Brien, S Timlin; D Holden, A Browne, D Cunningham; B Browne, S Kiely; S Murphy, L Hand, D Treacy; O Ryan, E Dunne, C Sheanon. Subs: R Doyle for Ryan (39); R Cole for Hand (49); E Cronin for Cole (inj, 54).
REF – Pat Denieffe (Round Tower, Clondalkin).