Dublin SHC final: Crokes return to winners' enclosure

October 15, 2012

Kilmacud Crokes' Ross O'Carroll raises the Senior Hurling Championship trophy. INPHO

Kilmacud Crokes celebrated a first Dublin SHC triumph since 1985 at Cuala's expense in Parnell Park yesterday.

Two first half goals from Barry O'Rorke and Ryan O'Dwyer laid the foundations for their seven-point victory.

Crokes went in at the break leading by 2-3 to 0-4 but Cuala fought back in the second half and were just three points in arrears entering the final five minutes.

Jack Doughan settled Kilmacud's nerves with a long range point and they finished the strongest with six points to get their hands on the silverware.

Kilmacud Crokes - M Collins; R Walsh, N Corcoran, J Doughan (0-1); B O'Carroll, Rory O'Carroll, R O'Loughlin; C Clinton, D Mulligan (0-1); Ross O'Carroll (0-2), R O'Dwyer (1-0), J Sweeney; B O'Rorke (1-0), S McGrath (0-3), K O'Loughlin (0-2). Subs: O O'Rorke for K O'Loughlin, D Kelly (0-1) for B O'Rorke, N O'Riordan for Clinton, K O'Loughlin for McGrath.

Cuala - S Brennan; R Reid, P Schutte, S Timlin; C Gough, O Gough, S Moran (0-1); B Browne, C O'Callaghan; B Connolly (0-4), C Cronin (0-1), B Fitzgerald; D Treacy (0-1), C Waldron (0-2), M Schutte. Subs: L Keating for Fitzgerald, S Stapleton for Browne, D Cunningham for O'Callaghan.

Referee - P Behan.

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