Brilliant Butler to the Fore as Inter Hurlers Remain Top 2013-07-23 15:41:00

AHL 5 - St Maurs 1-09 St Brigids 1-13

A brilliant all round team performance, led by a stunning individual performance by Macdara Butler, saw St Brigids Inter Hurlers claim a vital win over St Maurs in their quest for league honours on Sunday morning in Rush. In what was a first versus second encounter, the visitors begin the brighter of the two sides with Brendan Lyng scoring two fine points inside the opening 10 minutes. The sides traded scores before a beautifully weighted handpass from Keith Morris sent corner forward Eoin O Brien through on goal who gleefully hammered the sliotar to the bag of the net.

O Briens score saw Brigids take the lead, one they would not relinquish for the remainder of the game. Further points from Karl Rogers and Butler saw the visitors in the ascendancy 1-08 to 0-04 at the break.

The inevitable Maurs revival came in the second half and when they goaled with 10 minutes remaining the gap was down to three points. Not to be outdone, Brigids replied in style as points from Eoin Thynne, Lyng and an outrageous Butler point on the run from the sideline gave Brigids their insurance point. With goalkeeper Kieran Cahill and centre back Damien Fitzsimmons playing like men possessed, Brigids held firm to claim two vital league points and now remain top of AHL5.

The lads now have a break until the end of August, when they will face O Tooles at home.

St Brigids; Kieran Cahill, John Hanley, Glen Markey, Phil Daly, Brian Mulcahy, Damien Fitzsimmons, Willie Tyrell, Macdara Butler (0-07), Stephen Moore, Karl Rogers (0-01), Seamus Lynam, JP Costigan (0-01), Eoin O Brien (1-01), Keith Morris, Brendan Lyng (0-03).

Subs: David Greville for Phil Daly, Eoin Thynne (0-01) for Eoin O Brien.

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