Munster club JHC final: O'Sullivan double inspires Dripsey
December 15, 2008
Cork side Dripsey were crowned Munster club junior hurling champions for the first time in their short history when they powered to a comfortable victory over Kerry's Kilgarvan at Mallow.
The victory brought the curtain down on a fairytale season for Dripsey, who only came into existence four years ago. They never looked in any danger after wing forward Mark O'Sullivan crashed home a brace of goals in the opening quarter.
His first goal came after just 40 seconds and his second arrived 13 minutes later. That left the Cork side 2-3 to 0-2 in front, with Kilgarvan's two points coming from Mickie Foley frees.
Dripsey went on to lead by 2-6 to 0-2 at the interval, but their advantage would have been far greater had they not racked up 13 wides. Kilgarvan's hopes all but evaporated five minutes after the restart when they were reduced to 14 players after corner forward Kieran O'Sullivan received a second yellow card.
With David O'Sullivan in excellent form, Dripsey extended their lead before Flor O'Brien scored a consolation goal for the losers eight minutes from the end.
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