GAELIC GAMES – DUBLIN JH D1 FINAL: OLD BAWN 5-8 MOYLE PK COLL 3-4
Dawn have measure of Moyle Park
OLD Bawn Community School produced a powerful second-half display to get the better of Moyle Park College at the National Games Development Centre in Abbotstown yesterday afternoon.
Despite finding themselves on level terms at the midway point in the proceedings (1-3 apiece), the Tallaght side pushed on when the action resumed to claim the silverware in spectacular style.
Throughout the course of the hour, captain Fionn Murray led by example at centre-back. His early goal helped Old Bawn to settle, before Moyle Park registered unanswered haul of 1-3 to turn the table of their southside rivals.
However, with Ciaran Kavanagh offering an assured presence as the last line of defence, they had cancelled out the Moyle Park advantage in time for the break. This was the cue for midfielder Sam Stewart to come into his own, though he was ably-assisted by the likes of Karl McGill (who finished with 1-1 to his name), Stuart Barrett and wing-back Ciaran Lynch.
The dynamic Stewart was the main source of scores in a frantic and contributed an outstanding personal tally of 3-6. While Moyle Park pose an attacking edge in possession, Old Bawn (the alma mater of Leitrim senior hurler Zak Moradi) recorded a convincing 5-8 to 3-4 win at the end of a compelling encounter.