MINOR HURLING LEAGUE DIVISION 1 FINAL – WEDNESDAY 24TH JULY, O’TOOLE PARK.
CUALA 4 -17; ST. VINCENTS 2-4
A scintillating 3 goal salvo in the 3rd quarter saw the Minor ‘A’ team overcome a gallant St. Vincents team in O’Toole Park, Crumlin on Wednesday 24th July. Cuala retain the Cup for another year and now look forward with confidence to the start of the Minor Championship in September.
This was an outstanding performance from a very talented team. Despite fielding without a number of key regulars, Cuala had enough ammunition up front to cause problems for a physically stronger St. Vincent’s team who had beaten Ballyboden and Crokes to make the Final. Teamwork, hard-work and a ‘never-say-die’ determination all over the pitch gave Cuala the edge on the day.
Next up: Cuala now prepare for the first round of the Minor Hurling Championship scheduled for 1st September.
Team: Seán O’Bráináin, Daithí O’Murchú, Jake Malone, Ciarán McDermott, Seán Drummand, Seán Dowling, Jack Behan, Donal Lane (0-1), Dara Twomey (0-2), Luc O’Giolláin (1-1), Andrew Murphy (1-1), Shane Murphy (0-1), Con O’Callaghan (1-3), Conor O’Sullivan, Seán Treacy (1-8, 3 frees, 1 ‘65).
Substitutes: Karl Schutte for Daithí O’Murchú (50 minutes), David Ryan for Con O’Callaghan (55 mins), David Ryan for Mattie Higgins for Conor O’Sullivan (50 mins).
Wides: Cuala had 4 in first half (1 free, 1 ’65), 3 in second half (1 free); St. Vincents had 5 in first half (3 frees) and 8 in the second half (2 frees, 1 ’65).