Wednesday 26 July 2017

O'Carroll injury taints Dubs stroll

Dublin 5-15 Antrim 0-22

ROSS O'Carroll became Dublin's latest injury victim when the full-back limped off after 23 minutes of Dublin's challenge game with Antrim last night.

O'Carroll came off holding his right leg, with Ross McConnell coming on to take his place in defence.

The Dubs rattled the net five times to dispose of the Saffrons' challenge. Pat Burke was the best of the forwards on show as he netted 2-2 and had a hand in another goal.

Dublin started with Barry Cahill and Denis Bastick in midfield, and their half-forward line excelled, with Michael MacAuley catching a lot of ball.

For Antrim, Micheal McCann played the majority of the game at full-forward, but little came his way; Ger O'Boyle did well at corner-forward, while CJ McGourty made an impact off the bench, scoring five points.

Dublin's first goal came in the second minute from Burke, then Eoin O'Gara added the second, Burke got the third, O'Gara the fourth, with Cahill adding the fifth.

Scorers -- Dublin: P Burke, E O'Gara 2-2 each, C Keaney 0-6 (0-1f), T Quinn 0-4, B Cahill 1-0, D Connolly 0-1 Antrim: CJ McGourty 0-5 (0-1f), AM McCann 0-4 (0-1f 1'45), C Close, P Cunningham (0-2f), G O'Boyle 0-3 each,Healy, T Scullion, A Gallagher, C Brady 0-1 each.

Dublin -- M Savage; P Conlon, R O'Carroll, M Fitzsimons; P Brogan, G Brennan, B Sexton; D Bastick, B Cahill; M MacAuley, P Burke, D Connolly; C Keaney, E O'Gara, T Quinn. Subs: R McConnell for R O'Carroll (23), S Cluxton for McAuley (64).

Antrim -- S McGreevy; A Douglas, A McClean, K O'Boyle; T Scullion, J Crozier, S Kelly; P Doherty, A Gallagher; C Close, J Loughrey, A Healy; P Cunningham, M McCann, G O'Boyle. Subs: C Brady for K O'Boyle (h-t), CJ McGourty for C Close (46), D McCann for P Doherty (60), T O'Neill for J Loughrey (62), C Murry for A McClean (63).

Irish Independent

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