'Comer survive late scare
Castlecomer CS 1-17
Dublin South 2-10
CASTLECOMER CS opened their campaign in fine style yesterday despite a late surge from Dublin South.
The winners, driven on by Stephen Daly, jumped five points clear by the 21st minute (0-7 to 0-2). Daly then snatched a goal with the boot to propel his side to a 1-11 to 0-6 half-time lead.
South Dublin, inspired by a fine solo goal by Naoise Green, bounced back, with Niko Salvino slamming a loose ball to the net in the 52nd minute.
But 'Comer dug deep and a late point from Charles Dwyer eased them through.
Scorers -- Castlecomer CS: S Daly 1-5 (0-1f), C Dwyer 0-6 (0-1f), A Carron, E Bergin 0-3 each. Dublin South: T Devlin 0-5 (0-4f, 0-1 '65'), N Green 1-2, N Salvino 1-0, S Harrington, K Russell, C Davis 0-1 each.
Castlecomer CS -- P Delaney; K Delaney, D Moran, R Healy; R Kinsella, B Cahill, D Dunne; P Keating, E Carroll; R Moran, E Bergin, A Carron; S Daly, C Dwyer, S McDermott. Subs: L Maher, D Shortall.
Dublin South -- P Macken; D Byrne, F O'Donoghue, J Barnes; D Butler, T Devlin, A Darby; C Davis, R McGowan; S Harrington, K McMahon, K Russell; N Green, C Kavanagh, A Termyn. Subs: E McLoughlin, N Salvino, G Whelan.
Ref -- E Mansfield (Kilkenny).