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Dubin edge plucky students to secure last four spot


Dublin`s Niall Scully wrestles DCU`s Shane Carey for the ball. Image  Donall Farmer/INPHO.


Dublin are through to the last four of the Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup. As Con O’Callaghan got 1-2, top scoring for Dublin to help holders record 1-16 to 1-12 victory over DCU at Parnell Park

Dublin still experimenting with a range of different players. Didn`t give the usual top quality performance we are accustomed to seeing from them, but they did enough to secure a semi final spot .

O’Callaghan got Dublin’s only goal in the 19th minute, the goal put them into a lead they wouldn’t lose. While the ever reliable Dean Rock got himself six points to add to the dubs score.

Dublin led 1-7 to 0-6 at half-time, O’Callaghans 19th minute goal was the only thing putting a distance between the two teams. The goal was a classy finish after a delightful  Tomas Brady ball in which Cormac Costello set the ball up nicely for O`Callaghan to finish.

Dublin maintained control of the second-half, and ensured they kept in control of the game as Paddy Andrews, O’Callaghan, Rock and Jason Whelan got points for the dubs as Dublin took the game away from DCU.

DCU`s Michael Quinn was outstanding for the students, Shane Carey and  Enda Smith also impressed as they got three first-half points each as the students pushed the dubs all the way.

Carey ended up with seven points while Smith finished with  1-3 following the late DCU goal.

But the goal couldn`t give the students the momentum to salvage something from the game but can hold their heads high after their battling display.

DCU go out of the cup while Dublin will play Longford in the semi final of the O`Byrne cup  at Pearse Park on the 17th January with the throw in time scheduled for 2pm.

Scorers for Dublin: Con O’Callaghan 1-2, Dean Rock 0-6 (0-3f), Cormac Costello 0-3, Shane Carthy and Paddy Andrews 0-2 each, Jason Whelan 0-1.

Scorers for DCU: Shane Carey 0-7 (0-3f), Enda Smith 1-3, Michael Quinn and David Byrne 0-1 each.


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