Friday 14 December 2018

Vinnies cruise into quarters

Moore nets brace as Marino men maul Parnell's

St Vincent's confirmed their place in the quarter-finals of the Dublin Senior Hurling Championship following their emphatic 6-21 to 0-13 victory over Parnell's in Parnell Park last Saturday afternoon.

Much of the damage was inflicted in the opening half as Vinnies enjoyed a 3-9 to 0-9 interval lead and they maintained their supremacy upon the restart to register a 26-point win.

Alan Moore was in inspired form for the winners amassing 2-3, and he received valuable support from Diarmuid Connolly with the dual player producing a highly influential display at both full-forward and centre-forward whilst chipping in with 1-4.

Cian McBride, Tomás Connolly and Tomás McGrane all found the target for the Marino men with John Hetherton, Ciaran Harney and Ruairí Trainor the pick of the St Vincent's defence.

Earlier in Donnycarney, O'Toole's were another team to confirm their last-eight berth as they topped Group 3 following their comfortable 1-27 to 2-15 win over Na Fianna.

The Larriers enjoyed a 0-14 to 0-6 half-time advantage with Andrew Morris, Graeme Morris and Conor Carton adding numerous points to complement the excellent work of Michael Carton and Eoin Darcy.

Na Fianna improved after the break but the contest was effectively settled when Peadar Carton netted for O'Toole's with Andrew Morris finishing the day with seven points from play.

Across the city in O'Toole Park, Faughs landed a minor surprise as they defeated St Brigid's by 1-24 to 2-12 to book a quarter-final clash against their near-neighbours St Jude's.

Ciaran Brennan netted for the winners and with Dublin minor Chris Bennett adding six points from play, the Tymon North club eased to victory thanks to solid contributions by Brian Dillon, Emmet McKenna, Fergal Heavey and full-back Maurice O'Brien.

Cuala were another team to enjoy a facile victory as 1-4 from Colm Cronin helped maintain their perfect record as they overcame Craobh Chiaráin by 2-16 to 1-8 with David Treacy, Oisin Gough and Colm Sheanon impressing throughout for the Dalkey club.

Dublin SHC: O'Toole's 1-27 Na Fianna 2-15; St Vincent's 6-21 Parnell's 0-13; Faughs 1-24 St Brigid's 2-12; Craobh Chiaráin 1-8 Cuala 2-16; St Patrick's Palmerstown 3-10 St Oliver Plunkett's/ER 0-16.

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