Donnelly Goal Key as Minor Hurlers Edge Past Ballinteer 2014-11-05 18:47:00

Minor Hurling Championship Semi Final

St Brigids 1-16 Ballinteer 1-13

St Brigids Minor A Hurlers booked their place in the Minor B hurling final after a hard fought win over Ballinteer in Marley Park on Sunday morning. Ballinteer got off to a better start going a few points ahead before the visitors got back into the game with some excellent scores from Kevin Callaghan and a couple of frees from Cian O Sullivan. Brigids were on top until they conceded a goal late in the half, despite an initial brilliant save from Michael Courtney, leaving Brigids trailing 1-06 to 0-08.

Brigids started started the second half better with scores from O Sullivan and Luke Purtill. The turning point in the game came midway through the second half when the Russell Pk men were awarded a penalty after a fine Luke Purtill run. O Sullivan stuck it over the bar and straight from the restart Brigids attacked and got a goal through Mark Donnelly. The lead was now five before Ballinteer battled back hard, bringing the scores back to a single point. Not to be outdone, Brigids pulled away with three late points, the pick of which came from Kevin Callaghan, who claimed a sublime point from an acute angle at the death.

The lads now progress to the final in two weeks where they will meet Thomas Davis. All support is needed.

St Brigids: M. Courtney, C. Breslin, O. Finnerty, J O. Neill, D. McKenna, D. Fraine, T. O Shea, S. O Malley, M. Donnelly (1-00), D. Ryan, L. Purtill (0-03), C. O Sullivan (0-07), R. O Connor, K. Callaghan (0-04), J. McGuirk (0-02).

Subs used: T. McGlynn for R. O Connor, J. Connolly for D. McKenna

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