Gerry Reilly Cup: Dublin advance after thriller

August 04, 2019

Dublin's Robert O'Shea with Jamie Cahill Down during the Gerry Reilly Cup semi final clash at Millbrook.

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. To view photos from this game click here

The sides were level at the break awith 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 MccKernan, Callum Rogers, James Cahill, & Aaron Murdock (0-1) each


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