Dromina put end to Har­bour’s ti­tle hopes

Irish Examiner - County - - News - Pat Ryan

HAR­BOUR ROVERS, cham­pi­ons for the past two years, made their exit in But­te­vant when they were beaten by Dromina in the Hiber­nian Ho­tel JAHC quar­ter-fi­nal re­play.

The win­ners were the bet­ter team all through, be­ing well ahead at half-time.

The open­ing stages saw Rovers start at a blis­ter­ing pace and, helped by a Shane O’Rior­dan goal, they moved into a 1-1 to no score lead by the fifth minute.

Dromina quickly im­proved, with Paddy Burke, David Jones, Kevin Hayes, and the Buck­ley broth­ers fea­tur­ing strongly. They were level 1-2 to 0-5 by the 14th minute.

Michael Naughton and Stephen Con­don swapped points and Con­don gave his side the lead with a free.

The re­main­der of the half be­longed to Dromina, David Jones scored a great goal.

They piled on the pres­sure and by the 28th minute, they moved 1-12 to 1-6 clear.

Jones breached the Rovers back­line for his sec­ond goal and fol­lowed up with a point as the win­ners led 2-13 to 1-6 at the break.

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