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Brogan's late point earns Dublin a draw on his return


Paddy Andrews of Dublin

Paddy Andrews of Dublin


Paddy Andrews of Dublin

Alan Brogan made his return to action as Skerries Harps opened their new clubhouse yesterday.

The 33-year-old marked his first start of 2015 with four points, including a late equaliser, ensuring a share of the spoils after a very competitive encounter.

Dublin claimed to a 0-6 to 0-3 lead after 19 minutes, with home club hero Harry Dawson firing two early scores.

Paddy Andrews, Brogan and Emmet O Conghaile were also on target in those opening stages, but a 21st-minute Shane Walsh goal brought Galway back into contention.

Galway were strongest in the second quarter, with man-of-the-match Danny Cummins, Ian Burke and Paul Conroy on target as they led by 1-7 to 0-9 at half-time.

Galway moved three points clear on the restart, but Dublin scored five of the next six points.

A trio of Michael Martin scores, coupled with points from Michael Lundy and Paddy Naughton, pushed Galway 1-16 to 0-14 ahead with five minutes remaining.

Dublin dug deep with substitute Philly Ryan netting a 66th-minute goal, before late points from St Vincent's Shane Carthy and Brogan ensured a share of the spoils.

There will be some concerns for Galway manager Kevin Walsh ahead of their Connacht Championship opener in a fortnight against New York.

SCORERS - Dublin: E O Conghaile 0-1, A Brogan 0-4, H Dawson 0-5 (2f), C Reddin, P Andrews 0-3, P Ryan 1-2, S Carthy 0-1. Galway: P Naughton 0-1, P Conroy 0-2 (2f),S Walsh 1-2, M Lundy 0-1, I Burke 0-2, D Cummins 0-4, M Martin 0-4.

DUBLIN - S Currie; M Fitzsimons, K Nolan, E Culligan; N Devereux, D Daly, D Byrne; C O'Sullivan, T Brady; E Ó Conghaile, A Brogan, B Fenton; H Dawson, C Reddin, P Andrews. Subs: G Hannigan for O'Sullivan (21); P Ryan for Byrne (HT); H Gill for Culligan (HT); S Carthy for Fenton (43); J Curley for Daly (53); A Cullinan for Currie (53); E Culligan for Nolan (61).

GALWAY - B O'Donoghue; P Naughton, F Hanley, C Sweeney; S Denvir, J Duane, L Silke; P Conroy, F O Curraoin; G Sice, S Walsh, M Lundy; I Burke, P Sweeney, D Cummins. Subs: G O'Donnell for Duane (9); P Varley for Flynn, M Martin for P Sweeney, A Varley for Hanley, E Hoare for O Curraoin (all HT); T Healy for O'Donoghue (41); C Healy for Sice (54); D Kyne for Conroy (57).

REF - C Reilly (Meath).

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