Adult Hurling Review of Round One League Fixtures 2012-03-06 12:30:00

St Brigids three adult hurling teams began their AHL 2012 league campaigns with mixed fortunes last Sunday as competitive adult hurling resumed across the capital after the winter break. In AHL 1 our Senior hurlers, under the new management of former Dublin player Ger Ryan, paid the penalty for a slow start as they trailed St Vincent?s in Pairc Na Uinsionn by 0-07 to 0-02 at half time. Despite a rousing second half display with former Dublin Minors Aodhan McEnerney and Aidan O Leary to the fore, the lads left themselves too much to do and lost by 0-12 to 0-09 despite dominating the second half.

In AHL 5, a similar story befell our Inter hurlers against Kilmacud Crokes in Russell Park as an early Crokes penalty saw the Stillorgan men lead 1-07 to 0-02 at half-time. As with our Senior hurlers, the lads fought back superbly and a goal from Cormac O Meara with 6 minutes remaining, left only 2 points between the sides. However, after holding Crokes scoreless for 25 minutes of the second half, the lads couldn?t draw level despite several chances to do so and two late frees saw Crokes edge over the line, 1-09 to 1-05.

It was our Junior hurlers who gave the most complete display of the weekend, with Neil Plunkett scoring two early first half goals to set Tim O Leary?s men on their way against Crumlin in Russell Park. Not to be outdone, midfielder Alan Thynne got in on the goal scoring act, grabbing a further two quick fire goals to end the game as a contest before veteran clubman Noel Kidd rounded off a perfect day for the Junior hurlers as he hammered home a free flowing counter attack in injury time, leaving the final score 5-07 to 1-06 in favour of the Tim O Leary?s men.

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