Ahead of tomorrow’s AIB Leinster Senior Hurling Quarter Final between Cuala and Kilkenny Champions Dicksboro, why not relive Cuala victory over Kilmacud Crokes to win their third consecutive Dublin Senior Hurling Championship

The only goal of the game was crucial and it arrived in the 19th minute of the opening half when Darragh O’Connell moved into a breaking ball from a high delivery by Colm Cronin before clinically rifling the sliotar to the roof of Eoin Dalton’s net.

Goal chances were few and far between with Mattie Kenny’s side missing a second half penalty, for a foul on Mark Schutte, when Dalton’s parried David Treacy’s strike around the post for a ’65’ which Treacy converted.

Kilmacud put in a powerful performance and were only 0-02 adrift at the break, and started the better in the second half drawing level early before Cuala kicked on. Oisin O’Rorke had the chance to square the ball into the Cuala net at close range be elected to send it over the bar. We could have been looking at a different game had he chosen the former.

But Cuala’s big game experience and power finally stole the game, with David Treacy putting the winning scores over for the Dalkey men’s 3-in-a-row triumph, setting up tomorrow’s tie with the Kilkenny Senior Hurling Champions Dicksboro.

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(video credit: Eir Sport via Official Dublin GAA on YouTube)