Dublin edged out Down in the Cup Semi-Final

Dublin 5-8 Down 3-13

We were treated to a cracker of a game in this Briody Sponsored Gerry Reilly Leinster U16 Cup Semifinal played in Millbrook, Oldcastle this afternoon. 

The sides were level at the break with Dublin’s 1-3 to Down’s 0-6.

Dublin had raced into a 9 point lead early in the second half. But then Down got back to within a point before Dublin pulled away again after Eoin Wilde goaled from the rebound of his penalty attempt.

Down then took the lead by a point (which included  scores from  James Duggan – a goal ad Zach Murdock – a point). It looked very like extra time and even a penalty shoot out for a result, but it was Dublin that got the last 2 points just to edge it in the end.

Dublin’s Eoin Wilde was presented with the ‘Man of the match’ award by David Briody (Briody Bedding – sponsors of the tournament).

Dublin now play either Meath or Cill Dara in the Cup Final on Sunday evening, 18 August.

Scorers for Dublin: Eoin Wilde (3-1), Daire O’Rourke (1-1), David Keane (1-0), Michael McDonald & Davy Keogh (0-2) each, Luke Breathnach & Timmy Akinleye (0-1) each

Scorers for Down: Oisin Savage (0-8,7f), Zach Murdock (2-0), James Duggan (1-1), Eoin McKernan, Callum Rogers, James Cahill, & Aaron Murdock (0-1) each

Dublin: Sean Downey St Sylvesters, Sean O’Driscoll Nh Olaf, James Cotter St Sylvesters, Robert O’Shea Castleknock, Sean O’Brien St Annes, Alex Gavin Ballyboden St Endas, Barra O’Donoghue KIlmacud Crokes, Lewis Nugent Byrne Fingallians,  Michael McDonald B’boden St Endas, Davy Keogh Ballyboden St Endas, Matthew Lynch Ballinter St Johns, Eoin Wilde Skerries Harps, David Keane  Ballyboden St Endas, Dara Dempsey Kilmacud Crokes, Luke Breathnach Ballinter St Johns

Subs:  Rob Kenny KIlmacud Crokes, Timmy Akinleye Erins Isles, Johnny Quirke Ballinter St Johns, Daire O’Rourke Fingal Ravens, Jack Crennan St Judes, Harry Hughes Ballymun Kickhams, Ben Kelly KIlmacud Crokes, Kalem O’Brien Trinity Gaels,  Luke Whelan Skerries Harps , Oisin O’Grady Ballinter St Johns

Down: Oisin Treacy Bredagh,  Sean Downey Burren, Patrick McCarthy Burren, Fiochra McEvoy Saval, Ryan Magill Burren,  Jack Howlett CPN,  Eoin McKernan Burren, Michael McNeill Dromara, Odhran Murdock Burren, Callum Rogers Kilcoo, Oran Cunningham RGU, Oran Magee Bredagh, Oisin Savage Loughinislan,  Jason Morgan Kilcoo, Jamie Cahill Mayobridge            

Subs: Callum Grant Burren, Cormac Greene Ballymartin, Ryan Tumilty Drumgath, Eoin Killen An Riocht, Finn Oglesby Bredagh, Oran McCrickard Laitroim, Fionn Lyons Carryduff, Aaron Cole Burren, Aaron Murdock Burren, James Duggan Burren,  Patrick Donaldson Bredagh, Tiarnan Ryan Burren, Ronan McLoughlin Glenn, Lee Murphy Bright,  Zach Murdock Burren, Conor Madden CPN

Ref: Peter Skelly (Meath)