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Cuala cruise to victory over Ballinteer in SHC

Cuala cruise to victory over Ballinteer in SHC

Sun, 8th September 2019



Cuala totally outclassed Ballinteer St John's when cruising to a 30-point victory in this Dublin SHC 'A' Group 2 clash at O'Toole Park on Saturday evening.

The Dalkey men now face the runners-up in Group 1, Kilmacud Crokes, in their quarter-final is promises to be a great contest.

The only goal of the game came in injury-time when sub Nicky Kenny brought his tally to 1-4.

Cuala dominated all over the park with Seán Treacy and Darragh O'Connell giving them a strong midfield platform with O'Connell also scoring four points from play.

The Willie Maher-managed side led 0-15 to 0-4 at half-time with James Gilligan and Aodhán Clabby (three) getting the St John's scores.

Cuala maintained their control in the second period with Colm Cronin impressing for the winners as Ballinteer went 17 minutes on the restart without scoring.

SCORERS – Cuala: D Treacy 0-9 (0-7f, 0-1 ’65'), N Kenny 1-4, D O’Connell 0-4, C Cronin 0-3, J Sheanon, L Murphy, N Waldron, S Treacy 0-2 each, P Schutte, D O’Flynn, C Waldron, C Sheanon 0-1 each. Ballinteer St John’s: A Clabby 0-4 (0-3f), James Gilligan, P O’Reilly 0-1 each.

CUALA: S Brennan; S Timlin, C O’Callaghan, J Sheanon; C Waldron, P Schutte, D Ó Floinn; D O’Connell, S Treacy; J Malone, C Cronin, C Sheanon; N Waldron, D Treacy, L Murphy. Subs: N Kenny for Murphy (ht), T Ryan for Schutte (40), Murphy for O’Callaghan (55).

BALLINTEER ST JOHN'S: S Lane; F Clabby, C O’Brien, Jack Gilligan; B Smith, G Whelan, R Kennedy; James Gilligan, Brian Mannion; E Coffey, A Clabby, R Aherne; J Kelly, D Byrne, T Aherne. Subs: J Sweeney for Aherne (24), Barry Mannion for Brian Mannion (39), C Barry for Kelly (39), P O’Reilly for Kennedy (51), D McCarthy for Lane (58).

REF: S Stack (Parnell’s).

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