Monday, June 21, 2010

SHC - Dublin 0-12 Kilkenny 4-19

Dublin 0-12 Kilkenny 4-19

Who ever said Kilkenny would be less hungry this year after 4 consecutive All-Ireland titles? It was a very tough day for the Dubs who were put to the sword and worryingly by Kilkenny who never got into top gear. There were some positive signs. The Dubs defence battled hard for a lot of the game and pressure on their opponents did force a number of wides. There were even some great Dublin scores. But Anthony Daly will have a lot of work to do to rebuild morale at the next training session. If there was one consolation it was the pleasure to see the legend that is Henry Shefflin become the highest ever scorer in the hurling championship. Without doubt King Henry.

It was a terrible start for the Dubs as Eddie Brennan goaled inside the 1st minute but the Blues rallied and kept Kilkenny to within one goal score for most of that 1st half and it was only some late scores that saw the Cats lead 1-10 to 0-08. McCrabbe again in fine free scoring form. A special mention for Gary Maguire who pulled off saves of championship to keep the Dubs in it.

When Dublin’s 50th minute penalty was saved you knew it wasn’t going to be our day. And so it proved to be as goals on the day from Brennan, Fogarty & Power confirmed the rout.

On now to the qualifiers. This was a bad day at the office for the Dubs & we know there are much better things to come. Beware the wounded Blues, we will be back.

Dublin: Gary Maguire (Ballyboden St. Endas), Niall Corcoran (Ballyboden St. Endas), Tomas Brady (Na Fianna), Oisin Gough (Cuala), Stephen Hiney (Ballyboden St. Endas), Joey Boland (Na Fianna) (0-01), Maurice O’Brien (Faughs) (0-01) (Michael Carton (O’Tooles) (45)), Johnny McCaffrey (Lucan Sarsfields) (0-01), Shane Durkin (Ballyboden St. Endas) (Declan O’Dwyer (Naomh Olaf) (45)), Liam Rushe (St. Pats), Liam Ryan (O’Tooles) (Kevin Flynn (O’Tooles) (65)), Peter Kelly (Lucan Sarsfields) (0-02), David O’Callaghan (St. Marks) (0-01) (David Treacy (Cuala) (50)), Simon Lambert (Ballyboden St. Endas), (Paul Ryan (Ballyboden St. Endas) (35)) Alan McCrabbe (Craobh Chiairain) (0-06).

Kilkenny: PJ Ryan, John Dalton, Noel Hickey, Jackie Tyrrell, Tommy Walsh, Brian Hogan, JJ Delaney, Michael Rice (0-02), Michael Fennelly, Martin Comerford (0-01), Richie Hogan (0-01) (Eoin Larkin (45)), King Henry Shefflin (0-12), Eddie Brennan (1-01) (Aidan Fogarty (55) (2-00)), TJ Reid (0-02) (J Mulhall (55)), Richie Power (1-00) (Derek Lyng (65)).

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