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Monday 25 March 2019

O'Rorke strike hands Dublin a major boost

Dublin 1-20 Dubs Stars 0-8

Ronan Hayes of Dublin in action against Conor Kelly and Ryan O’Dwyer, right, of Dubs Stars during the Annual Dubs Stars Hurling Challenge. Photo:PiarasÓMídheach/Sportsfile
Ronan Hayes of Dublin in action against Conor Kelly and Ryan O’Dwyer, right, of Dubs Stars during the Annual Dubs Stars Hurling Challenge. Photo:PiarasÓMídheach/Sportsfile
Dublin captain Caolan Conway with the cup after the Annual Dubs Stars Hurling Challenge match against Dubs Stars at Naomh Barróg. Photo:PiarasÓMídheach/Sportsfile

Oisin O'Rorke got the only goal of the game as Dublin defeated the Dubs Stars by 15 points in the Dublin Bus/Herald Dubs Stars hurling challenge at Páirc Barróg, Kilbarrack.

The Kilmacud Crokes man rattled the net in the 12th minute after good work by Glenn Whelan and with Davy Keogh and Daire Gray impressing for Mattie Kenny's men they led 1-9 to 0-5 at half-time.

Dublin threatened to score a second goal 10 minutes after the interval to open up a more comfortable cushion, but Billy Ryan's effort was brilliantly saved by Dare De Poire. Nevertheless, they continued to pile on the points as the Stars side struggled in attack.

SCORERS: Dublin - O O'Rorke 1-4 (0-2f), D Gray 0-3, D Keogh, C Conway, G Whelan, R Hayes (0-2f), B Ryan 0-2 each, C Ryan, D Ó Floinn, L Gannon 0-1 each; Dubs Stars - S Gray 0-4 (0-2f), N Ryan 0-2, C Dowling, F Whitely 0-1 each.

DUBLIN: J Treacy; L Walsh, L Corcoran, D Ryan; D Keogh, D Kelly, D Gray; C Ryan, R Smith; D Ó Floinn, C Conway, G Whelan; R Hayes, O O Rorke, B Ryan. Subs used: C O'Donoghue, L Gannon, R McBride, K Burke, M Murphy.

DUBS STARS: M Collins; D O'Connor, C Mac Gabhann, C Kelly; R O'Carroll, R O'Dwyer, S O'Connor; N McMorrow, C Dowling; N Ryan, F Whitely, M O'Keeffe; A Mellett, S Gray, C Currie. Subs used: D de Poire, M Conroy, D Butler, T Aherne, C Derwin.

REF: C Mooney (St Patrick's Palmerstown)

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