GAELIC GAMES: DUBLIN SCHOOLS SENIOR ‘B’ HC
Nure boys are best in derby test
TERENURE College kick-started their Dublin Senior ‘B’ Hurling Championship campaign in style last Thursday afternoon, as they claimed a comprehensive 3-18 to 1-14 triumph over St Colmcille’s CS.
‘Nure were winners of this competition as recently as 2015, and it was Colmcille’s they overcame in the final on that occasion.
Indeed, they continue to be familiar opponents, with the vast majority of players from both sides playing their club hurling for Ballyboden St Enda’s.
However, it was a first-half goal by dynamic Faughs attacker Conor Gilmour that helped Terenure to develop a 1-9 to 0-8 interval lead.
Seamus Noone of St Jude’s also posed a significant threat to the Colmcille’s defence, but thanks to the dead-ball accuracy of Conor O’Donoghue, the Scholarstown Road boys remained in touch for much of the contest.
He finished with a personal tally of 0-10, but with county minor star Luke McDwyer matching that for their rivals, they couldn’t quite establish a consistent foothold in the play.
Noone’s 0-4 salvo was crucial for Terenure, and with points from Kevin Desmond and Cillian Kirwan being supplemented by second period goals courtesy of Ciaran Reilly and Gilmour, they came away with a well-deserved win.
Terenure will now move forward to a second Roinn One encounter with Castleknock CC at St Brigid’s GAA (Russell Park) later today, knowing that another victory will guarantee them automatic passage to the semi-final stage.