NEW Dublin hurling manager, Pat Gilroy, was well pleased with today's annual Dublin Bus/Herald offering on his home turf of Pairc Naomh Uinsionn.
“It was a very competitive game for this time of the year,” said Pat following a brisk 70 minutes in the Marino chill.
Alan Moore’s early goal proved vital for the Stars who had Chris Crummey and Paul Winters in impressive mood.
The Stars led 1-11 to 0-13 at the interval. Fionn O Riain Broin struck some neat points for Dublin, while Cillian Costello also landed a pocket of treats.
Dubs Stars: P Winters 0-6 (1f), A Moore 1-2, G King, C McBride 0-3 each, P O’Dea, F Whitely, A Quinn 0-2 each, C Crummey, J Walsh, C Burke, D Keogh 0-1 each.
Dublin: F O Riain Broin 0-6 (1f), C Costello 0-4, R Mahon 0-3, E Smyth 0-2, D Kelly, T Connolly, E Dunne, P Crummey, D Gray, M McCaffrey 0-1 each.
DUBS STARS: G Maguire; N Corcoran, K Hetherton, B Aird; J McCaffrey, C Crummey, P Feeney; G King, P O’Dea; P Winters, F Whitely, A Moore; J Walsh, C Burke, A Quinn. Subs used: G O’Meara, D Keogh, K Connolly, C McBride, C Doyle, J Madden.
DUBLIN: A Nolan; D Kelly, P Smyth, C Hendriken; T Connolly, B O’Carroll, S Barrett; R Smyth, E Dunne; P Crummey, R Mahon, C Costello; F O Riain Broin, J Hetherton, P Kelly. Subs used: S O’Connor, R Curley, S O Riain, D Gray, K Fitzgerald, C Dowling, M McCaffrey, E McKenna, E Smyth.
REF: F Gaffney (Na Fianna)
Aaron Byrne and Colm Basquel produced impressive displays at St Vincent’s GAA Club on Saturday afternoon, when Jim Gavin’s Dublin secured the spoils in the latest Dublin Bus/Herald Dubs Stars football encounter.