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DUBLIN HOLD OFF SPIRITED COMEBACK FROM DUB STARS

By December 26, 2017 No Comments
Action Shot From The 2017 Dub Stars Football Game

Action From The 2017 Dub Stars Football Game

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Dub Stars 2-15

St Vincent’s GAA Club was the venue for the annual Dublin Bus/Herald Dub Stars Football and Hurling challenge games.

The footballers got the afternoons action underway and served up an entertaining encounter with Dublin prevailing despite a spirited comeback from the Dub Stars team.

The Dubs Stars settles into the game quickly and by the 18th minute of the first half led by 0-06 to 0-03 with three points from Tomás Quinn with two from frees and the other a nice finish from open play.

Niall Coakley scored a brace and Jason Whelan chipped in with a fine point. The Dublin replies came from a free by Shane Carthy who impressed throughout and a point a piece from Emmett O’Conghaile and Adam Rogers.

But the game was turned on its head in a seven minute spell as Dublin notched an unanswered 2-02 to take control of the game with both goals scored by Aaron Byrne who looks a star in the making.

Action Shot From The 2017 Dub Stars Football Game

Action From The 2017 Dub Stars Football Game

Those goals allowed Dublin take a six point lead into the break with the score 2-08 to 0-08. Halfway through the second half it looked like the young Dublin side were going to cruise to the finish as they hit eight points in a row with no reply coming from the Dubs Stars.

But they dug deep and the comeback started with a goal from Jason Whelan and although Dublin hit the next two points scored by Ryan Deegan and Colin Doyle, the Dub Stars dominated the closing stages and plundered 1-07 in the final ten minutes.

The Dub Stars goal was scored by the ever industrious Pat Burke, but it wasn’t enough and Dublin held on to win by three points.

 

Dubs Stars Scorers:

 

Pat Burke 1-02

Jason Whelan 1-01

Tomas Quinn 0-04 (3f)

Niall Coakley 0-03 (1f)

Mal Tighe 0-02

Kieran Doherty 0-01

Oisin Kelly 0-01

Fearghal Duffy 0-01

 

Dublin Scorers:

 

Aaron Byrne 2-01

Colm Basquel 0-05 (1f)

Adam Rogers 0-04

Colin Doyle 0-02

Gerry Seaver 0-01

Glen O’Reilly 0-01 (1f)

Shane Carthy 0-01 (1f)

Emmett O’Conghaile 0-01

Killian O’Gara 0-01

Ryan Deegan 0-01

Action Shot From The 2017 Dub Stars Football Game

Action From The 2017 Dub Stars Game

 

Dubs Stars Team:

 

1. Michael Savage

2. Craig Wilson

3. Jarlath Curley

22. Michael Fitzsimons

5. Carl Keeley

6. Ger Brennan

7. Oisin Kelly

8. Aaron Elliott

19. Richie Downey

10. Mark Sweeney

11. Jason Whelan

12. Kieran Doherty

13. Pat Burke

14. Niall Coakley

15. Tomas Quinn

 

Dub Stars Substitutes:

 

16. JB Carthy

17. Darragh Kennedy

18. Mal Tighe

20. Fearghal Duffy

21. Eoin O’Connell

4. David McGuinness.

Action Shot From The 2017 Dub Stars Football Game

Action From The 2017 Dub Stars Football Game

 

Dublin Team:

 

1. Andy Bunyan

11. Ross McGowan

12. Sean McMahon

9. Graham Hannigan

7. David Devereux

10. Brian Howard

21. Gerry Seaver

19. Seanie Ryan

5. Shane Carthy

2. Colm Basquel

14. Emmett O Conghaile

4. Kevin Callaghan

3. Aaron Byrne

17. Killian O’Gara

18. Adam Rogers

 

Dublin Substitutes:

 

16. David Downey

6. Ryan Deegan

8. Colin Doyle

13. Eoin O’Brien

20. Chris Sallier

22. Glen O’Reilly

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