Tuesday, May 27, 2008

SHC - Dublin 3-21 Westmeath 0-11

Dublin hammered Westmeath to book a place in the Leinster SHC semi-final on a windswept Portlaoise Sunday. Playing into a 1st half gale Dublin struggled & actually trailed by a point 8-7 on the whistle. However it was a completely different story in the 2nd period as the Dubs ran riot scoring 3-14 in this period. Dotsy O'Callaghan showed his hurling prowess banging home 1-06 over the 70 minutes & showing how much the hurlers had missed him over the past few years.

And now onto Wexford in the semi-final & the Dubs looking to avenge last year's 1 point defeat. Much done & a lot more to do but the hurling revolution is underway & let's see how the hurlers perform in comparison to their football brothers.

Dublin - Gary Maguire; N Corcoran, Stephen Hiney, Tomas Brady; Michael Carton (0-01), Ronan Fallon (0-03), Joey Boland; John McCaffrey(0-01) (G Bennett (65)) , S Lambert (0-02) (P O'Driscoll (65)); J Burke (1-01), Declan Qualter (Ross O'Carroll (30) (0-03) (S Mullen (65))), Kevin Flynn (0-02); David O'Callaghan (1-05), John Kelly (1-01), Peadar Carton (0-01) (David Curtin (45) (0-01)).

WESTMEATH - M Briody; G Gavin, P Greville, A Price; D Curley, D McCormack, C Jordan (B Smith (65)); B Connaughton (B Murtagh (20) (0-03)), E Loughlin; A Mitchell (0-04) (J Clarke (60)), L Smith (E Price (50)), P Clarke (0-02); J Shaw, P Dowdall, D McNicholas (0-02).

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