Jude's atone in style
ST JUDE'S gained a modicum of revenge for their 2011 first round defeat to St Anne's with a resounding 12-point win on the slippery, wind-swept Kiltipper artificial turf last night.
St Jude's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
St Anne's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
A blistering early start was kicked into gear by Joey Donnelly who cleared the bar after just 18 seconds. He departed moments later with a hamstring twinge but Jude's were four points to the good after six minutes.
Scott Fulham's penalty reduced the gap but Darren Gallagher scored four points for a 0-11 to 1-1 at half-time lead.
Anne's brief momentum after the restart was stunted when Niall Bergin was shown a second yellow before comeback hopes were dashed when Longford man Enda Dalton's effort dropped in with 15 minutes left.
Scorers -- St Judes's: D Gallagher 0-7 (0-4 frees), E Dalton 1-1, D Donnelly, P Cunningham 0-2 each; J Donnelly, B McManamon, C Murphy, R Joyce; St Anne's: S Fulham 1-1 (0-1 free), N Bergin, P Robinson, D Watson
St Jude's: P Copeland; C McBride, G Roche, F O'Brien; N Cronin, C Guckian, S Ryan; C Murphy, P Cunningham; P Maguire, D Gallagher, R Joyce; J Donnelly, E Dalton, B McManamon
Subs: D Donnelly for J Donnelly (3); S Gallagher for McBride (46); O Manning for Ryan (52); C Galvin for Maguire (57); T McKeown for Guckian (57)
St Anne's: D Wright; D Fulham, S Murray, B Seery; B Connolly, A Shanahan, T Dunne; D Watson, S Cashin; J Nolan, S Fulham, L O'Brien; S Stewart, N Bergin, P Robinson
Subs: B Kealy for Robinson (30); P West for Connolly (48)
Ref: Sean Rutherford (Ballyboden St Enda's)