Leinster MHC: Murphy points way to final
June 22, 2013
Alan Murphy top scored with nine points as Kilkenny reached the Leinster MHC final at the expense of Dublin at Parnell Park.
The young Cats overturned a half-time deficit of 0-7 to 2-4 with the assistance of a strong wind.
Kilkenny restored parity by the 40th minute courtesy of points from Jason Stanley, Murphy and Ciaran Ryan.
The hosts struggled against the breeze and could only manage two second half points.
In comparison the winners finished the contest strongly with Murphy, Kevin Kenny and Liam Blanchfield raising white flags.
Kilkenny - D Brennan; J Tyrrell, D Joyce, E Cody; J Stanley (0-1), J Maher, C Wallace; N Mullins, C Ryan (0-2); G Kelly (0-1), L Blanchfield (0-1), V Teehan; K Kenny (0-1), D O'Connor (0-1), A Murphy (0-9, 8f, 1'65). Subs: J Walsh for Teehan, M Kenny (0-1) for Kelly, E Kenny for O'Connor, S Farrell for K Kenny.
Dublin - J Treacy (1-1, 1-0 pen, 1f); J Malone, C Mac Gabhann, J Bellew; M Kavanagh, S Barrett, F Ó Riain Broin; R McBride, A Jamieson Murphy; C Boland, S Treacy (0-4, 3f), E Conroy; C Bennett (1-2), S Ryan, C O'Callaghan. Subs: E McHugh for Ryan, S Gray for Conroy.
Referee - P O'Dwyer.
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