CULLEN remain in the hunt for a place in the Ducon Cup semi finals after emerging worthy winners over Kilbrin.
The outcome was a fair reflection of the industry and purpose that Cullen brought to the proceedings. Generating good ball from the workrate of William O'keeffe, Adrian Lynch and Denis Hickey, Cullen dictated the fare with the energetic Alan O'regan bagging a goal.
Kilbrin contributed to a fine contest and a Thomas O'reilly goal left his side trailing 1-6 to 1-1 at the break. Though Cullen continued to control key aspects, Kilbrin never relented, rewarded on a second goal by Stephen O'reilly while Cullen 'keeper Billy O'connor earned his spurs with competent saves.
Dromtariffe 0-16 Kilbrin 1-6
DROMTARIFFE'S greater scoring power performed the business to out smart Kilbrin in the Ducon Cup.
Apart from a late Kilbrin surge, Dromtariffe offered the finer aspects to the game. Dictating the proceedings from an early stage, Dromtariffe set about their task with confident play from Pat Dennehy, Cormac Galvin and Luke Mccabe.
Pushing forward yielded a spree of points to Gearóid Murphy, Niall O'sullivan and Daniel O'keeffe for Dromtariffe enjoy a clear 0-11 to 03 advantage at the break.
Kilbrin improved considerably upon the restart and gathered a return from points to Kieran Sheahan and a penalty converted by John Lynch.
Dromtariffe didn't panic and always held enough in reserve to hold onto their lead and maintain an interest towards reaching the knockout stages.
Rockchapel 2-10 Millstreet 0-5
ROCKCHAPEL vindicated their position as front runners in the preliminary stage of the Ducon Cup after a comfortable win away to a weakened Millstreet combination on Tuesday evening.
A sharper and incisive performance from the victors was in sharp contrast to a laboured showing from the hosts.
Prompted by the assertive play of Patrick Stack, Conor Murphy, Batt Curtin and John O'callaghan, Rockchapel controlled matters in the opening half and a Seamus Hickey goal helped secure a 1-5 to 0-1 interval advantage.
Millstreet improved on the switch over and benefited from points to Tadgh Collins and Jamie Kelleher. Still Rockchapel worked diligently and a Tony Collins goal had the issue settled long before the long whistle.