Monday, July 23, 2007

Dublin - Leinster U21 Hurling Champions, 2007


Oh what a night! Dublin's dominance of Leinster underage hurling continued with a well deserved 6 point win over Offaly. And yet the Dubs put their fans through the mill leading at one stage by 9 then in the 2nd half trailing by 3. And how great it was to see Supporters Club Minor Player of the Year John McCaffrey overcome his run of injuries to make such an impact. ANd what a finish with Peadar Carton running like Carl Lewis and burying the ball in the roof of the net with the flourish of a Michael Jordan. Oh what a night!

DUBLIN - P Curtin; R Drumgoole, P Callaghan, D Webster; K Dunne, T Brady (0-01), M McGarry; J Boland, A McCrabbe (0-09); E Moran (S Durkin (35) (0-01)), D Connolly (0-01), S Lehane (0-01) (John McCaffrey (34) (0-02)); P Carton (1-02), D O'Dwyer (0-01), R O'Carroll (1-00).

OFFALY - M Mulrooney; C Hernon, P Cleary, C Coughlan (M Verney (25)); D Kenny, B Leonard (K Grogan (50)), B Watkins; S Ryan (0-01), C Mahon; C Slevin (0-03), D Molloy (1-00), D Horan (0-02); S Dooley (0-02), J Bergin (1-01), A Egan (1-00).

For anyone interested Sportsfile have pictures of this fantastic occasion available for sale.

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