DUBLIN 3-16 DUBS STARS 1-11
First half goals from David Curtin and Kevin Flynn put Dublin on the road to victory in this Evening Herald/Dublin Bus Dubs Stars hurling challenge at Fingallians on Sunday afternoon.
The Dubs Stars started well but the Dublin defence with Tomás Brady, Oisín Gough and Niall Corcoran to the fore were not long in establishing superiority on the game.
At midfield Joey Boland toiled impressively for the Dubs while up front Kevin Flynn looked very lively and finished the day as the top-scorer with 1-6.
Dublin led 2-8 to 0-7 at half-time and were never really in trouble in the second half despite a Kevin OLoughlin goaled free.
Maurice OBrien finished the afternoon in style for Dublin with a thunderbolt to the net from almost 30 metres in the final minutes.
SCORERS – Dublin: K Flynn 1-6 (1-3f), D Curtin 1-3, M OBrien 1-0, P Carton 0-3, J Kelly 0-2, J Boland, S Ryan 0-1 each. Dubs Stars: K OLoughlin 1-2 (1-1f), A McCrabbe (2f), L Rushe 0-3 each, P Ryan 0-2 (1f), J McCaffrey 0-1.
DUBLIN – A Nolan (St Brigids); R Trainor (St Vincents), T Brady (Na Fianna), O Gough (Cuala); S Hiney (Ballyboden St Endas), T Sweeney (Ballyboden St Endas), N Corcoran (Kilmacud Crokes); J Boland (Na Fianna), S Lambert (Ballyboden St Endas); D Curtin (Ballyboden St Endas), S Ryan (Naomh Mearnóg), J Kelly (St Marks); K Flynn (OTooles), D Treacy (Cuala), P Carton (OTooles). Subs: F McGarry (Ballyboden St Endas) for Nolan (ht); M OBrien (Faughs) for Treacy (ht); G OMeara (OTooles) for Hiney (ht); D Byrne (Naomh Mearnóg) for Sweeney (ht); M May (Lucan Sarsfields) for Gough (ht); T Sweeney for Lambert (inj, 47).
DUBS STARS – G Maguire (Ballyboden St Endas); J Duffy (Ballyboden St Endas), C Hennebry (Crumlin), P Brennan (OTooles); M Travers (Ballyboden St Endas), Derek OReilly (Craobh Chiaráin), D Spain (Ballyboden St Endas); S Durkin (Ballyboden St Endas), A McCrabbe (Craobh Chiaráin); D Sweeney (Ballyboden St Endas), L Rushe (St Patrick,(P)), P Kelly (Lucan Sarsfields); K OLoughlin (Kilmacud Crokes), P Ryan (Balyboden St Endas), K Warren (Craobh Chiaráin). Subs: J McCaffrey (Lucan Sarsfields) for Brennan (24); B McLoughlin (OTooles) for Maguire (ht); S OSullivan (St Brigids) for Duffy (35).
REF – E Mullarkey (Lucan).