Tuesday 23 January 2018

Dubs' late goal blitz


An extraordinary late goal blitz proved decisive in ensuring victory for South Dublin in a high-tempo encounter at Sancta Maria College yesterday.

Leading by 3-8 to 2-8 with just five minutes remaining, South Dublin finished much the stronger with a brace of goals from Glen Whelan, and one each from Niko Salvino, Stephen Harrington and Brian McCarty handing them an emphatic win.

South Dublin made the better start with a third-minute goal from Karl Russell, but St Mary's soon settled to register scores from Robbie Farrell (two), Jim White and Paddy O'Leary.

Mary's were given a lifeline on 49 minutes when Sean O'Gorman finished to the net, but the Wexford side were eventually blown away by South Dublin's late rally.

Scorers -- South Dublin: N Greene 2-1, G Whelan 2-0, B McCarty 1-2, K Russell, S Harrington 1-1 each, N Salvino 1-0, K Kelly 0-3 (0-1f), D Butler, C Kavanagh, A Jermyn 0-1 each. St Mary's Enniscorthy: R Farrell 1-4 (1-0 pen, 3f), S O'Gorman 1-0, P O'Leary, B Kearney (0-1f) 0-2 each, J White 0-1.

South Dublin -- E Prendergast; T McGreevey, F O'Donoghue, P Maken; D Butler, T Devlin, J Barnes; B McCarty, G Whelan; R McGowan, K McMahon, K Kelly; N Greene, C Kavanagh, K Russell. Subs: S Harrington for Kavanagh (h-t), N Salvino for Russell (40), A Jermyn (52).

St Mary's, Enniscorthy -- S Murphy; K Foley, M Doyle, B Ronan; A Roche, D Dunne, B O'Neill; P O'Leary, D Cullen; J White, D O'Neill, W Furlong; S O'Gorman, B Kearney, R Farrell. Subs: K Ryan for D O'Neill (36), D Breen for Ronan (36), L Murphy for Foley (45).

Ref -- S Burke.

Irish Independent

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