Department 2 Round-Up
By Daire Walsh Following their 2-21 to 0-16 success versus Naomh Fionnbarra at St Anne’s Park last Wednesday evening, Raheny presently lead the way at the summit of the Go Ahead Grownup Hurling League Division 2 North table.
After getting rid of O’Toole’s and also Scoil Uí Chonaill in the opening 2 rounds of the division, the two-time Intermediate Hurling Championship champions– that additionally won the Dublin Senior citizen ‘B’ Tossing Championship in 2017– were intending to proceed their excellent beginning to 2021.
Against a Fionnbarra side that delighted in an impressive victory over O’Toole’s at ‘The Bogies’ on July 3, they handled to do so with substantial aplomb.
Next up for Raheny is a top-of-the-table clash with St Sylvester’s at Broomfield on Wednesday week (July 28).
Their forthcoming challengers from Malahide functioned versus O’Toole’s at Blunden Drive last Thursday and looked readied to sign up with Raheny on six points after creating a 3-10 to 0-13 pillow on the third-quarter mark.
Nevertheless, O’Toole’s rallied in the closing mins as well as landed a stoppage-time objective to bring themselves on degree terms in one of the most significant of fashions. The teams proceeded to trade scores in an agitated finale– which guaranteed there was a sharing of the spoils in the Ayrfield place; O’Toole’s 2-17, St Sylvester’s 3-14.
In a subtle opening, Syl’s assaulter Seanie Graham rattled the opposition internet to give his side a 1-2 to 0-4 padding at the initial half water break. This significant proven vital for the visitors as they ultimately held a 1-8 to 0-9 barrier throughout the period.
Graham had the midas touch before goal and he finished his hat-trick with one more support of green flag initiatives on the resumption. This placed Sylvester’s accessible of a 3rd successive win– having actually currently made up Scoil Ui Chonaill as well as Erin’s Island– till O’Toole’s dug deep to safeguard a hard-earned draw.
On Wednesday night, the abovementioned Scoil invited Erin’s Island to their Clontarf Roadway base hoping to record their initial success of the campaign.
They were perilously near to coming out on the best side of the result, however ultimately fell to a 0-21 to 2-13 turnaround.
This victory puts Isles degree on factors with Fionnbarra, who currently inhabit third place in the Division 2 North standings on rating distinction.
In AHL Department 2 South, St Oliver Plunkett’s/ Eoghan Ruadh as well as St Jude’s are neck-and-neck on top after coming via last Wednesday night’s round of components with flying colours.
At Silver Park, Plunkett’s had 13 indicate spare (2-22 to 0-15) over Kilmacud Crokes ‘B’.
It was a high-scoring affair in Sancta Maria College, but it was Jude’s that arised victorious versus near neighbours Ballyboden St Enda’s ‘B’ on a final margin of 1-29 to 4-11.
In Pearse Park, Crumlin recuperated from recent beats to Crokes as well as Plunkett’s by edging past Thomas Davis.
In an exhilarating competition, the hosts pressed with against their Tallaght equivalents with the bare minimum to extra (1-18 to 1-17).