Crokes punish 14-man St Vincent's
Kilmacud Crokes proved too strong for 14-man St Vincent's, prevailing by 2-15 to 0-12 in the second instalment of the Dublin SHC quarter-final double-header at Parnell Park last night.
In a tight opening, points by Tomás McGrane, Alan Moore and the impressive John Hetherton left St Vincent's 0-5 to 0-2 ahead by the 15th minute but three unanswered points by Seán McGrath saw Crokes restore parity six minutes later.
Trailing by 0-7 to 0-6 at the break, McGrane missed a great goal chance in the 38th minute, scooping over from close range and after Davy Garland was dismissed a minute later, Crokes assumed control through Ryan O'Dwyer's 42nd minute goal and Ross O'Carroll sealed Vinnies' fate seven minutes from time.
Scorers - Kilmacud Crokes: S McGrath 0-6 (5f), R O'Dwyer 1-3, Ross O'Carroll 1-0, C Conway 0-2, D Mulligan, D Kelly, B O'Rorke, O O'Rorke 0-1 each. St Vincent's: T McGrane 0-7 (5f, 1 '65'), J Hetherton 0-2 (0-1pen), C McBride, A Moore D Connolly 0-1 each
Kilmacud Crokes: M Collins; N Corcoran, Rory O'Carroll, J Clinton; C Mac Gabhann, J Doughan, B O'Carroll; D Mulligan, D Kelly; C Conway, R O'Dwyer, Ross O'Carroll; O O'Rorke, S McGrath, B O'Rorke. Subs: R O'Loughlin for Rory O'Carroll (45), J Sweeney for Mulligan (52), J Burke for B O'Rorke (54).
St Vincent's: P Clarkin; C Harney, C Billings, R Trainor; F Power, J Hetherton, D Garland; C McBride, I McLoughlin; K McMahon, T Connolly, S McBride; A Moore, D Connolly, T McGrane. Subs: R McBride for McLoughlin (35), M Chawke for McMahon (43), S Donnelly for S McBride (52).
REF: James Brennan (Faughs)