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Pat Gilroy happy with 'competitive' match as Stars rise to beat Dubs

DUBS STARS….1-24

DUBLIN…………0-21

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Dublin manager Pat Gilroy during the Annual Dub Stars Hurling Challenge match between Dublin and Dub Stars at St Vincent's GAA Club in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Dublin manager Pat Gilroy during the Annual Dub Stars Hurling Challenge match between Dublin and Dub Stars at St Vincent's GAA Club in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Dublin manager Pat Gilroy during the Annual Dub Stars Hurling Challenge match between Dublin and Dub Stars at St Vincent's GAA Club in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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.

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23 December 2017; Kevin Hetherton of Dub Stars in action against Robbie Mahon of Dublin during the Annual Dub Stars Hurling Challenge match between Dublin and Dub Stars at St Vincent's GAA Club in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

23 December 2017; Kevin Hetherton of Dub Stars in action against Robbie Mahon of Dublin during the Annual Dub Stars Hurling Challenge match between Dublin and Dub Stars at St Vincent's GAA Club in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

23 December 2017; Kevin Hetherton of Dub Stars in action against Robbie Mahon of Dublin during the Annual Dub Stars Hurling Challenge match between Dublin and Dub Stars at St Vincent's GAA Club in Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

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. 

SCORERS

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)

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