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Curry proves too hot to handle for St Andrew's

A storming second half from Ballinabrackey saw them win a highly entertaining clash at Dr Cullen Park, Carlow, yesterday.

The Bagenalstown side deservedly led 0-5 to 0-3 at half time but Ballinabrackey dominated the second half -- with Danny Quinn and Seamus Curry outstanding in attack -- and closed out the tie despite John Miley's 42nd-minute goal.

Scorers -- Ballinabrackey: D Quinn, S Curry (1f) 0-3 each, A Munnelly, D Carroll (2f) 0-2 each, F Bannon 0-1. St Andrew's: J Miley 1-0, C Doyle, P Doyle (2f) 0-2 each, B Murphy 0-1.

Ballinabrackey -- J Curry; N Judge, P Kenny, K Darby; N Brazil, R Kearney, D Flynn; T Bannon, F Bannon; D Quinn, S Curry, P Loftus; D Carroll, C O'Connor, A Munnelly. Sub: A Flynn for F Bannon (58).

St Andrew's -- P Cody; M Cummins, D Somers, J Corcoran; A Corcoran, B Lambe, D Cormack; J Doyle, P Kavanagh; M Cody, T Nolan, B Murphy; C Doyle, P Doyle, J Miley. Subs: D Miley for Kavanagh (44); D Barcoe for Cody (47); P Kavanagh for Somers (54); M Drea for J Corcoran (54); D Darcy for Murphy (59).

Ref -- D Maher (Westmeath)

Irish Independent