Do­henys a facile win over Pa­trick’s

Irish Examiner - County - - Sport - Derry Farr Do­henys

JUST as pre­dicted last Saturday’s Clóna Milk-spon­sored Car­bery U21B Hurl­ing Cham­pi­onship fi­nal, at Bal­li­nacar­riga turned out to be a damp squib.

A to­tally un­pre­pared los­ing team, an amal­ga­ma­tion of clubs, with very lim­ited prac­tice time to­gether proved no match for Do­henys, whose only real test came in their penul­ti­mate round joust with Bal­li­nascarthy. Here the Dun­man­way lads eked out a thrilling one-point ex­tra time vic­tory and now have this Di­vi­sional hurl­ing cham­pi­onship to add to their Car­bery U-21 AFC ti­tle won ear­lier in the sea­son. Con­tain­ing many of this squad Do­henys com­pleted the dou­ble, de­spite be­ing with­out the ser­vices of key play­ers Mark Buck­ley and Fionn Her­lihy. Their re­place­ments filled in more than ad­e­quately against St Pa­tricks whose score, a well taken Kevin Mini­hane strike from far out, was in the 20th minute.

Prior to that alert Do­heny cor­ner for­ward Ai­dan O’Dono­van, pounced on a re­bound from a Cathal O’Dono­van shot that Alan Crow­ley did well to save, to reg­is­ter the win­ner’s open­ing goal of a game where a trio of Johnny Kelly points added to by Bill Mur­phy, Cathal O’Dono­van, Seán Daly, Jamie Car­roll and the in-form Kevin O’Ma­hony had Do­henys eight points clear in­side the first eight min­utes of play.

De­spite some ster­ling play from the saints they couldn’t pre­vent Do­henys from con­tin­u­ing to dic­tate the trend in a con­test where a well-taken Kevin O’Ma­hony goal ap­proach­ing the break made it 216 to 0-1 at the change-over.

The pro­ces­sion of scores con­tin­ued un­abated af­ter the re­sump­tion when Do­henys brought on the re­place­ments and still ruled the roost. Two goals from Cathal O’Dono­van, a sec­ond from Kevin O’Ma­hony, added to ma­jors reg­is­tered by Seán Daly, Jamie Car­roll and a splen­did late strike by Ai­dan O’Dono­van com­pleted the win­ner’s goals tally. Do­henys now ad­vance to a joust with the Muskerry cham­pi­ons in the next round.

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