CRAOBH CHIARAIN 0-15 CUALA 0-9
Alan McCrabbe showed at Clonshaugh on Saturday evening that he is finding form just as the knockout stages of the Evening Herald Dublin SHC ‘A’ appears on the horizon.
The Dublin senior hurler scored 0-11 points (including six placed balls) but it was his all-round dynamism and accuracy which separated the sides.
Cuala had plenty of possession but failed to translate it into scores while at the other end they gave away a few needless frees which McCrabbe was happy to exploit.
SCORERS – Craobh Chiaráin: A McCrabbe 0-11 (0-3 65, 0-3f), G Ennis, P Purtell, F Usanga, R Mahon 0-1 each. Cuala: E Dunne 0-4 (0-3f), M Schutte 0-3, D Cunningham, B Browne 0-1 each.
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: F Usanga for K Ryan (26), D Keane for Ennis (ht), R Mahon for J Ryan (ht), Damien O’Reilly for Finnegan (56).
CUALA – F O’Brien; S Holden, A Browne, R Reid; J Sheanon, O Gough, C Gough; S O’Brien, B Browne; C Waldron, S Kiely, D Cunningham; E Dunne, M Schutte, E Cronin. Subs: D Holden for C Gough (35), C O’Farrell for Cunningham (47), O Ryan for Cronin (57).
REF – E Mullarkey (Lucan Sarsfields)