Blistering Start Sees Senior Hurlers defeat Cuala in AHL 1 2012-07-19 15:21:00

St Brigids 3-15 Cuala 1-10

Our Senior Hurlers claimed 2 vital points in their battle to maintain their AHL 1 status on Wednesday evening as they produced a sterling performance to defeat high flying Cuala 3-15 to 1-10 in Russell Park. A blistering opening 10 minutes set the tone for the evening as goals from Dara Doyle and Cian O Mahony gave Ger Ryans men a dream start. Further points from Pat Rohan and Doyle stretched the Brigids lead to eight at half time, 2-09 to 0-08.

Cuala, lying second in the Division 1 table, inevitably fought back after the break reducing the deficit to four point?s midway through the half but committed defending from Aidan O Leary and Conor Ryan ensured that Cuala would not get any closer. Two excellent points from Ciaran Kellet restored Brigids superiority and when Dublin Minor Paul Winters outpaced his marker to fire to the net Cuala knew their race was run.

While the win was crucial, it does not guarantee the lads their AHL 1 status as they must travel to Portmarnock on Saturday evening to take on a dodged Naomh Mearnog, a side also looking to retain their place in AHL 1 for next season. The game throws in at 6.15. All support for the lads is greatly appreciated.

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