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Starr brace sinks Gaels

Goals in either half from Cillian Starr helped Dicksboro to a convincing victory over Kilburn Gaels in this All-Ireland IHC club quarter-final at Ruislip.

Corner-forward Starr (18) struck inside seven minutes to get the Leinster champions off to a flier, and he bagged his second late on to put the game beyond the battling Londoners.

Scorers -- Dicksboro: E O'Donoghue 0-7 (4f, 2 '65), C Starr 2-1, O Walsh, P O'Flynn 0-2 each, M Gaffney 0-1. Kilburn Gaels: M O'Dwyer 1-2 (1-2f), J Reddan 1-1, S Olden 0-1 (1f).

Dicksboro -- S Morrissey; D Glynn, C Cuddihy, P Hogan; M Fagan, D Kenny, E Malone; E O'Donoghue, D O'Gorman; P O'Flynn, M Gaffney, O Walsh; C Starr, S Maher, A Stapleton. Subs: C O'Loughlin for Stapleton (42), K Nolan for Maher (47).

Kilburn Gaels -- JJ Burke; Cathal Forde, L Quigley, B Forde; P Fennessy, Colm Forde, K Kennedy; N Forde, E Morrissey; D Kinsella, J Reddan, S Olden; A Power, M O'Dwyer, M Lenihan. Subs: B McGovern for Power (47).

Ref -- D Copps (Corcaigh).

Irish Independent