Hurlers Get Championship Back on Track with Win
St. Brigids 1-9
Erin Go Bragh 3-18
Erin go Bragh and St. Brigids met on a sunny afternoon for round 4 of the junior D hurling championship on Sunday. It was a must win game for both sides. The host St. Brigids had yet to pick up a win and needed to do so to keep their hopes alive of progressing to the quarter finals and avoid the relegation play offs. Erin Go Bragh were eager to get their challenge for a quarter final spot back on track having won in round 2 before loosing narrowly to Commercials and well beaten by Thomas Davis.
Brigids opened the scoring with a well worked point in Russell Park but Erin Go Bragh were to dominate for the remainder of the half hitting 3-10 without reply. The hosts found themselves down to fourteen men midway through the half as one of their half backs picked up a second yellow. Brigids eventually scored in the closing stages of the half from two frees with the score at half time reading 3-10 to 0-3.
The home side won the second half and were more dominant in the half forward and backs as well as the midfield but couldn’t recover from the damage done in the first half. The hosts had several frees close to goal which they attempted to convert into goals to close the gap but the Erin Go Bragh defence stood firm to clear their lines. The Braghs continued themselves to keep the score board ticking over and despite a late goal from St. Brigids it is Erin Go Bragh who went home with the Dublin 15 bragging rights and their chance of making the quarter finals alive.
Team: G Dalton, C Dolan, M Duffy, J Monaghan (J Cullen), D McDermott (K Scanlon), K Larkin (0-4), J Harding, K Kenny, L Kenny (0-1), E Walsh (N Chaplain), C Gaughan (0-1), D O’Donoghue (0-5), T Reddan (0-1), P Kirby (1-4), R Watson (2-2) sub not used: P Callaghan