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Sunday 21 July 2019

Murphy knocks out Dubs

Bord Gais Energy Leinster U-20HC: Offaly 1-29 Dublin 2-25

John Murphy, left, celebrates with team-mate Brian Duignan. Photo: Sportsfile
John Murphy, left, celebrates with team-mate Brian Duignan. Photo: Sportsfile
Sean Currie of Dublin is tackled by Ciaran Burrke of Offaly. Photo: Sportsfile
Dublin's Kevin Desmond in action against Conor Butler of Offaly . Photo: Sportsfile

Dublin crashed out in the quarter-finals after falling to a Cathal Kiely-inspired Offaly by the bare minimum after extra-time in Parnell Park.

Billy Ryan fired home the first goal for the Dubs after Eamonn Cleary blocked a Diarmuid Ó Floinn attempt.

Dublin's advantage was down to just two points by the break (1-11 to 0-12) with Kiely's excellence manifesting itself in nine first-half points.

A Cian Derwin free in injury-time ensured a 1-21 to 0-24 stalemate at full-time. Goals from Conor Quinn and Matthew Dunne cancelled each other out before John Murphy's decisive score.

Scorers - Offaly: C Kiely 0-20 (15f, 2 '65), C Langton 0-4, C Quinn 1-0 J Murphy (1f) 0-2, R Hogan, K Sampson, D Nally 0-1 each. Dublin: C Derwin 0-16 (13f), B Ryan 1-2, M Dunne 1-0, K Desmond 0-2, K Burke, I Ó hEithir, D Ó Floinn, L McDwyer, L Murphy 0-1 each.

OFFALY - E Cleary; D Maher, C Burke, C Butler; R Hogan, R Ravenhill, K Sampson; D Nally, J Keenaghan; C Kiely, B Kealey, B Duignan; J Murphy, C Ryan, C Langton. Subs: C Quinn for Ryan (52), L Kavanagh for Nally (75), C Brady for Duignan (80).

DUBLIN - C O'Donoghue; A Dunphy, T Kinnane, J Fagan; K Burke, L Gannon, I Ó hEithir; M Conroy, D Keogh; C Derwin, L McDwyer, D Ó Floinn; K Desmond, S Currie, B Ryan. Subs: E Carney for Fagan (h-t), P Christie for Conroy (42), L Murphy for Desmond (53), A O'Neill for Ó hEithir (58), M Dunne for Currie (62), C Hogan for McDwyer (69). J O'Connell for Ryan (78).

REF - J Heffernan (Wexford)

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