The 2018 Dublin U21 Hurling Manager is Paul O Brien (Crumlin), assisted by his selectors; Eoin Roche (Faughs), Fintan Clandillon (Lucan Sarsfields), Ger Ryan (Craobh Chiarain) & Gar O Driscoll (Naomh Mearnóg).
Our U21 Hurlers will cruised to victory over Laois in their opening round, winning with a comprehensive 15-point victory (Match Report). Following this, the Dubs recorded an emphatic victory over Carlow in round 2 (Match Report). Unfortunately, the lads were defeated in the Leinster semi-final by a strong Wexford opposition (Match Report), which drew their season to a disappointing end. We would like to extend our thanks to the players, Paul O’Brien & his management team for their efforts & dedication this year.
- Laois 4-16 Dublin 1-10 - Leinster U21 HC Round 1
- Carlow 0-12 Dublin 4-18 - Leinster U21 HC Round 2
- Westmeath 1-13 Dublin 2-13 - Leinster U21 HC Quarter-Final
- Dublin 3-12 Wexford 3-15 - Leinster U21 HC Semi-Final
DUBLIN 4-16 LAOIS 1-10
Dublin’s under-21 hurlers made a winning start to their summer campaign with this comprehensive 15-point victory in Saturday’s opening round encounter at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise.
SCORERS – Dublin: S Currie 3-2, C Dowling (0-1f) C Currie (0-2f, 0-1 ‘65’) 0-4 each, C Burke, J McGuirk, F Whitley, L Gannon, C Ryan, C Costello 0-1 each, own goal 1-0 (F Flanagan). Laois: C Comerford 0-7 (0-4f), J Cranny 1-0, B Corby, S Downey, M Kavanagh 0-1 each.
DUBLIN: D Perry; D Ryan, P Smyth, C Hendricken; E Conroy, C Burke, D Gray; F Whitely, J McGuirk; C Dowling, L Gannon, P Crummey; C Currie, R Hayes, S Currie. Subs: C Costello for Whitely (38), C Ryan for McGuirk (38), C O’Sullivan for Hendricken (53).
LAOIS: S Kelly; F Fennell, F Flanagan, L Cleere; J Creagh, E Killeen, P Delaney; J Cranny, B Corby; C Comerford, E Lyons, S Downey; P McCane, M Dowling, M Kavanagh. Subs: S Dunphy for Dowling (45), C Phelan for Cranny (48), A Bergin for McCane (54), J Walsh for Corby (54), Liam Senior for Downey (57).
REF: P Burke (Kilkenny).
DUBLIN 4-18 CARLOW 0-12
Dublin’s under-21 hurlers comprehensively defeated Carlow in Wednesday night’s Bord Gáis Energy Leinster U21HC Round 2 clash at Netwatch Cullen Park.
SCORERS - Dublin: E Dunne 1-3, P Crummey 1-2, C Currie 0-4 (0-3f), C Costello 1-1, C O’Sullivan 1-0, E Conroy 0-2, J McGuirk, D Keogh, C Dowling, R Hayes, C Burke, S McCaw 0-1 each. Carlow: C Nolan 0-11 (0-7f), C Whelan 0-1 (f).
DUBLIN: D Perry; C Hendricken, S Howard, P Smyth; E Conroy, C Burke, D Gray; J McGuirk, D Keogh; C Dowling, E Dunne, R Hayes; C Currie, C O’Sullivan, P Crummey. Subs: J McVeigh for Smyth (27), C Costello for Dowling (ht), S McCaw for Keogh (37), O Lanigan for McGuirk (42).
CARLOW: T Dowling; J Wall, D Tobin, D Connors; A Casey, O Roberts, E Redmond; N Lynham, K McDonald; C Tracey, J Nolan, P Hynes; C Whelan, P Connors, C Nolan. Subs: A Amond for Wall (18), A Whelan for Tracey (36), N Galway for Lynham (50).
REF: B Redmond (Wexford).
Dublin 2-13 Westmeath 1-13
DUBLIN ADVANCED TO the Leinster U21 hurling championship semi-final this evening, after a fully deserved three-point win over Westmeath despite the away side hitting 19 wides.
Scorers for Westmeath: Killian Doyle 1-7 (7f), Ciaran Doyle 0-6 (1f)
Scorers for Dublin: Donal Burke 2-3 (1f), Ciaran Dowling 0-4, Ronan Hayes (2f, 1 “65”) and Fergal Whitely 0-2 each, Colin Currie and Eoghan Conroy 0-1 each.
Brian McHugh (Raharney)
Naoise McKenna (Castletown-Geoghegan)
Kevin Regan (Cullion)
Sean Lancaster (Castlepollard)
Joe Rabbitte (Castlepollard)
Conor Kane (Castletown-Geoghegan)
Darragh Reilly (Castlepollard)
Plunkett Maxwell (Castletown-Geoghegan)
Conor McCrossan (Lough Lene Gaels)
Eoin Keyes (Raharney)
Killian Doyle (Raharney)
Ciaran Doyle (Raharney)
Jimmy Goonery (Raharney)
Niall Mitchell (Clonkill)
Fiachra Heeney (Castletown-Geoghegan).
- Paddy Doody (Castletown-Geoghegan) for Heeney (7)
- Eoghan Ahearn (Raharney) for Doody (42)
- John McCarthy (Castlepollard) for Keyes (42).
Dara Perry (St. Vincent’s)
Donnacha Ryan (St. Brigid’s)
Paddy Smyth (Clontarf)
Shane Howard (Fingallians)
Eoghan Conroy (St. Maur’s)
Conor Burke (St. Vincent’s)
Daire Gray (Whitehall Colmcille)
Fergal Whitely (Kilmacud Crokes)
Lee Gannon (Whitehall Colmcille)
Ciaran Dowling (Lucan Sarsfields)
Eoghan Dunne (St. Brigid’s)
Ronan Hayes (Kilmacud Crokes)
Cian O’Sullivan (St. Brigid’s)
Donal Burke (Na Fianna)
Paul Crummey (Lucan Sarsfields).
- Conor Ryan (Craobh Chiarain) for Gannon (23)
- Colin Currie (Na Fianna) for Dunne (HT)
- Cillian Costello (Naomh Barrog) for O’Sullivan (47)
- Jack McVeigh (Faughs) for Howard (59)
- Aidan Mellett (Ballyboden St. Enda’s) for Dowling (63).
Referee: Justin Heffernan (Wexford).
WEXFORD 3-15 DUBLIN 3-12
Dublin’s dream of Leinster U21HC glory were extinguished on Wednesday night in their provincial semi-final at Parnell Park when the Slaneysiders put in a strong second half to run out three-point victors.
SCORERS - Wexford: S Casey 0-8 (0-7f), J O’Connor 1-4, M Dwyer 2-0, S O’Gorman, A Maddock, R Higgins 0-1 each. Dublin: C Currie 2-6 (0-4f), D Burke 0-3, E Dunne 1-0, C O’Sullivan, E Conroy, D Gray (0-1 ‘65’) 0-1 each.
WEXFORD: J Henebery; S Barden, D Byrne, S Reck; A Maddock, I Carthy, R White; J O’Connor, D Reck; C Firman, O Foley, L Stafford; R O O’Connor, S O’Gorman, S Casey. Subs: G Molloy for Firman (21), R Higgins for Barden (29), M Dwyer for Foley (44), E Kelly for Stafford (62).
DUBLIN: D Perry; S Howard, P Smyth, D Ryan; D Gray, C Burke, E Conroy; F Whitely, C Ryan; C Dowling, P Crummey, R Hayes; C O’Sullivan, D Burke, C Currie. Subs: C Costello for O’Sullivan (36), L Gannon for Dowling (46), C Hendrick for Howard (50), S Currie for Whitely (54), E Dunne for Hayes (57).
REF: D Hickey (Carlow).