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Tuesday 21 February 2017

Barry's eye for line helps Monkstown overcome Castleknock resistance


Published 07/02/2013 | 04:00

The sharp finishing of left winger Cillian Barry was all that separated these two fine sides at Templeville Road.

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The winners took the lead against the run of play in the 16th minute when a twisting, cross-field kick from centre Dan Casey was picked up on the hop by Barry for a try.

In a classic encounter the northsiders reduced the arrears in the 34th minute when Boucher kicked a penalty after centre Sean Gibbons sparked a counter-attack with a superb side-door delivery out of contact.

Casey could not quite match Boucher, pulling his shot at goal left from 35 metres for a push off the ball. However, he didn't miss from closer to home in the 38th minute.

Then, Barry got away on the outside from Casey's pass three minutes into injury-time for the clincher.

CBC Monkstown – T Kelly; D Porter (K Shaw 56), D Casey, P Rodgers, C Barry; J Blennerhassett, R Jordan; J Stafford, A Holmes, E Clarke, J McAteer (capt), A Byrne, R Doyle (C Madden 56), T O'Callaghan, W Fay.

Castleknock – G Balfe; N Eastmond (A Hobson 59), M Boucher, S Gibbons, R O'Meara; P Murtagh, J O'Neill (L Salmon 59); C Stinson, S Pardy (J Gibney 52), G Murray, J Watson (D Duggan 44), K Keogh (d treacy 50), C Birmingham, R Boueguerra, S Donnelly (capt).

Ref – T Townend (Leinster Branch).

Irish Independent

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