U21 Hurlers - BGE Leinster Championship

Eoghan Dunne, Pól Crummey, Cillian Costello and Cian O’Sullivan all hit the net for Dublin’s U21 Hurlers in last night’s Leinster Championship Round 2 clash


Dublin’s U21 hurlers took a massive step in this year’s Leinster Championship, beating Carlow in last night’s Round 2 clash at Netwatch Cullen Park.

The boys in blue now advance to a Quarter Final showdown against Westmeath in Cusack Park, Mullinar next Wednesday night, with the winners to meet Wexford in the competition’s Semi Final stage.

From Johnny McGuirk’s opening point, Carlow had no answer to Dublin’s far superior hurling ability, depending solely on Chris Nolan, who scored all but one of their 0-12.

Paul O’Brien’s Dublin side led 0-12 to 0-6 at half time in last night’s game before scoring four second half goals against Carlow to finish comfortably in a 0-18 margin.

Paul Crummey got Dublin’s first three pointer at the beginning of the second half with Cian O’Sullivan and substitute Cillian Costello adding the next two to see Dublin lead 3-13 to 0-9 on 43 minutes.

And with the game all but over, St. Brigid’s Eoghan Dunne, who bagged 1-03 on the night, scored Dublin’s final goal 2 minutes from time, with an amazing solo run, taking the Dubs to the Quarter Finals.

Between this result and their 4-16 to 1-10 opening round win over Laois, Dublin are registering high scores and will be more than a match against their Quarter Final opponents.

Carlow Scorers:
Chris Nolan 0-11 (7f)
Ciaran Whelan 0-01 (1f)

Dublin Scorers:
Eoghan Dunne 1-03
Pól Crummey 1-02
Colin Currie 0-04 (3f)
Cillian Costello 1-01
Cian O’Sullivan 1-00
Eoghan Conroy 0-02
Johnny McGuirk 0-01
David Keogh 0-01
Ciaran Dowling 0-01
Ronan Hayes 0-01
Conor Burke 0-01
Sean McCaw 0-01

Thomas Dowling
Jamie Wall
Dara Tobin
Dylan Connors
Andrew Casey
Owen Roberts
Eoin Redmond
Niall Lynham
Kevin McDonald
Cathal Tracey
Jon Nolan
Padraig Hynes
Ciaran Whelan
Philip Connors
Chris Nolan

Aaron Amond for Jamie Wall (18)
Alan Whelan for Cathal Tracey (36)
Liam Galway for Niall Lynham (50)

Dara Perry
Cian Hendricken
Shane Howard
Patrick Smyth
Eoghan Conroy
Conor Burke
Daire Gray
Johnny McGuirk
David Keogh
Ciaran Dowling
Eoghan Dunne
Ronan Hayes
Colin Currie
Cian O’Sullivan
Pól Crummey

Jack McVeigh for Patrick Smyth (27)
Cillian Costello for Ciaran Dowling (H/T)
Sean McCaw for David Keogh (37)
Oisin Lanigan for Johnny McGuirk (42)