Fourteen-man Brigids battle past Crumlin in Dublin SHC Tie 2012-05-15 11:59:00


Fourteen-man St Brigids battled past Crumlin in this Dublin SHC A Group B tie at Parnell Park on Friday night.
The Russell Park side were reduced to 14 men following the dismissal of Daire Doyle in the 21st minute but his team-mates knuckled down to hang on in a tight finish.
Brigids had made a great start when Doyle and Paddy McAvinue pointed in the early minutes before Kieran Kellett kicked home their goal.
By the break the Dublin 15 side led 1-7 to 1-4 with Crumlins goal coming from Shane Martin and the accuracy of Wesley O Brien keeping his side very much in touch.
Crumlin were level within seconds of the restart when Shane Ryan fired to the Brigids net but Brigids responded with four points in-a-row which were crucial in their victory.

SCORERS - St Brigids: K Kellett 1-3, P McAvinue 0-5 (0-4f), D Plunkett, P Rohan 0-2, D Doyle, D Smyth, A McEnerney 0-1 each. Crumlin: W O Brien 0-7 (0-5f), S Martin, S Ryan 1-0, R Elliott, P Elliott 0-1 each.

ST BRIGIDS - A Nolan; S Brady, C Kenny, C Woodgate; C Ryan, M Cussen, A O Leary; A McEnerney, C Doyle; P McAvinue, P Rohan, K Kellett; D Doyle, D Smyth, D Plunkett.

CRUMLIN - A MGreal; C Martin, C Hennebry, S Dunne; P Devlin, C Murphy, S Hyland; W O Brien, P O Brien; R Elliott, K Byrne, S Ryan; P Elliott, S Martin, S Cullen. Subs: S Stafford for R Elliott (51).

REF -  D ODonovan (St Marks).

St Brigids GAA Club,
Russell Park, Navan Road, Dublin 15