Dublin Schools Junior Hurling ‘B’ Quarter-Final: Lucan CBS V Salesian College – The Evening Herald – November 8 2018


Impressive Lucan advance to ‘B’ semis

LUCAN CBS………………………………4-20


Daire Walsh

LUCAN CBS advanced to the last-four of the Dublin Schools Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship courtesy of a convincing 11-point triumph against Salesian College, Celbridge on Monday.

Finalists at this grade two years ago, the Ballydowd boys progressed from a group that included Castleknock CC, St Declan’s College and Maynooth Post-Primary.

Salesians competed in a three-team section alongside Terenure College and St Mac Dara’s CC, which meant they were always guaranteed a spot in the knockout rounds.

While the north Kildare outfit had some moments of joy in the opening period, they often struggled to break down a Lucan defence that was superbly marshalled by Cian Duffy. With Evin Dowling amassing an impressive tally of 1-4, CBS (or Coláiste Phádraig as they are also known) brought a 2-13 to 2-4 lead into the break.

Dowling was a key member of the Lucan side that captured the Juvenile ‘B’ hurling crown in May 2016 and he enhanced his personal haul with a superbly-struck penalty on the resumption.

Salesians persevered with their challenge as the action developed, forcing a series of fine saves out of opposition netminder Justin Meyler.

However, thanks to a terrific three-pointer by substitute Luke O’Neill, Lucan remained in firm control of their own destiny.

Ciaran O’Brien capped an industrious performance with a well-worked point, helping to ease his side into the penultimate stage of the competition.

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