Trumera 2-7 Erins Isle (Dublin) 2-11
Leinster Club JHC
Trumera’s interest in the the Leinster junior championship came to an end in O’Toole Park in Dublin today as they were defeated by Erins Isle by four points.
Trumera caused somewhat of a surprise by beating Rathdowney-Errill in the Laois intermediate final a couple of weeks ago, getting their hands on that title for the second time in three years.
They were due to take on the Dublin side last week but Storm Brian forced its cancellation meaning they headed up the M7 today to take part in their latest Leinster campaign.
Dylan Lalor helped himself to 2-3 with Joey Coogan, Damien Lalor and Niall Sinnott also on target but the red-carding of goal-keeper Ronan Kavanagh – resulting in Fint Callaghan coming on and going in goals and Shane Murphy being withdrawn – was a blow.
The Dublin side, who had earlier beaten Kildare intermediate champions Maynooth, now go forward to a semi-final while Trumera’s season ends. They will make a return to the Senior ‘A’ ranks in 2018.
SCORERS – Trumera: Dylan Lalor 2-3, Joey Coogan 0-2, Damien Lalor and Niall Sinnott 0-1
TRUMERA: Ronan Kavanagh; Donnacha Dowling, John O’Connor, James Kirwan; Niall Sinnott, Paddy Callaghan, Paul McSpadden; Dylan Lalor, Cathal Brophy; Damien Lalor, Joey Coogan, Eddie O’Connor; Rhys Murphy, Conor Mason, Keith Cullen. Subs: Shane Murphy for Conor Mason, Keith Cullen for R Murphy, Fint Callaghan for S Murphy