OTOOLES 0-12 KILMACUD CROKES 1-6
A scoring burst approaching half-time provided O’Toole’s with the winning platform in this Evening Herald Dublin SHC ‘A’ quarter-final at Parnell Park on Friday night.
A Ronan Walsh goal in the 11th minute had Crokes in front but the Ayrfield men closed out the half in impressive style with Michael Carton, Andrew Morris and Peadar Carton scoring five unanswered points between them to give their side a 0-9 to 1-3 interval advantage.
Crokes moved Dublin senior Ryan O’Dwyer closer to goal in the second half in the hope of unlocking the O’Toole’s defence but in this low-scoring duel the Larriers rearguard stood strong when they had to before Liam Ryan’s late point ensured victory.
SCORERS – OTooles: M Carton 0-4 (2f), Peadar Carton 0-3, A Morris 0-2 (1f), D Farrelly, L Ryan, C Carton 0-1 each. Kilmacud Crokes: R Walsh 1-1, R ODwyer 0-3, K OLoughlin 0-2 (1f).
OTOOLES – B McLoughlin; R Walker, M Cunningham, P Brennan; J Bastow, K Ryan, G OMeara; M Carton, A Morris; Peadar Carton, G Morris, C Mulligan; D Farrelly, L Ryan, Paddy Carton. Subs: C Carton for Mulligan (25); P ODonoghue for Farrelly (51); D Concar for G Morris (55).
KILMACUD CROKES – M Collins; N Corcoran, Rory OCarroll, A Grogan; J Doughan, R OLoughlin, G McMorrow; R Walsh, R ODwyer; J Sweeney, Ross OCarroll, B ORorke; J Burke, S McGrath, K OLoughlin. Subs: A de Paor for McGrath (inj, 17); B OCarroll for McMorrow (46); B Mulligan for Doughan (63).
REF – D Harrington (St Sylvesters).