St Patrick’s (P) 0-14
KEVIN FLYNN is still Lord of the Larriers. The crack Dublin forward was the chief teller in last night’s Evening Herald Dublin SHC quarter-final win in Parnell Park. The dublin web designers two first-half goals set O’Toole’s on their way. They led at the break 2-10 to 0-6 against last year’s Senior B champs.
The Blunden Boys set off on the perfect note — a blistering point from right half-back Patrick Carton inside the opening 30 seconds. Patrick is a cousin of the two Carton brothers, Michael and Peadar, and Peadar’s second-half solo was one of the highlights.
Another feature was the point from Liam Rushe in the 52nd minute. He climbed into the clouds to fetch a clearance from keeper Paul Faughnan. And the finish was poetry. The Palmerstown side got little joy in attack. The Ayrfield defence was just too solid. Still, Aidan Glennon showed his quality.
Flynn’s first goal came in the 22nd minute after a long punt from Andy Morris. His second, four minutes later, was a belter — Pat’s weren’t sharp enough in clearing patrick Carton’s delivery. O’Toole’s third goal in the 56th minute was the best of the evening as Liam Ryan applied the polish to a sideline pass from the left by Conor White.
Scorers – O’Toole’s: K Flynn 2-7 (0-2f, 0-1 65), L Ryan 1-0, Patrick Carton, A Morris (1f),P O’Donoghue 0-2 each, P Brennan, P Carton, G Morris 0-1 each. St Patrick’s (P): L Rushe 0-6, A Glennon, S Stapleton (3f) 0-3 each, D O’Hanlon, R Carson 0-1 each.
O’Toole’s: B McLoughlin; P Brennan, M Cunningham, C Mulligan; Patrick Carton, M Carton, D Webster; C White, D Farrelly; Peadar Carton, L Ryan, A Morris; P O’Donoghue, G Morris, K Flynn. Subs: L O’Donoghue for G Morris (48); K Gettings for P O’Donoghue (56); M Healy for Ryan (60); P Bradshaw for A Morris (61).
St Patrick’s (P): P Faughnan; G Dunne, D Byrne, G Kelly; G Commane, K Ward, C Dolan; D Connolly, J McGauley; B O’Hanlon, D O’Hanlon, L Rushe; R Carson, A Glennon, S Stapleton. Subs: D Farren for McGauley (29); A Kennedy for Dunne (38); R Mullins for Carson (44); R O Finneadha for Connolly (56).
Referee: T Carton (Naomh Fionnbarra)
– Niall Scully