Victory for Senior A's in Senior Hurling Championship
4 point victory against 14 man Vincent's
Crokes started the brighter, registering four points to Vincent's 2, before the northsiders went ahead courtesy of a goal by Tom Connolly after 12 minutes. However, it didn't take Crokes long to bounce back with a well taken goal by Fergal Whitely five minutes later. Crokes held the lead from then until the final whistle, leading by 3 points at half time, 1-10 to 1-07.
Although Vincent's upped the ante at the beginning of the second half they failed to close the gap. Indeed they might well have drawn level were it not for a brilliant goal-line block by Niall Corcoran. Their cause was not helped when they were reduced to 14 men - Cathal Billings sent off with 10 minutes left. Crokes did particularly well in scores from play on the night, with a tally of 1-11.
With Cuala beating Ballinteer St. Johns well in the other group match, this leaves Crokes sitting just behind their Dalkey rivals going into the final group match.
To read the Gazette's (Dun Laoghaire edition) match report click HERE.
Photos by Diarmuid Ó Gallchobhair
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