Con O’Callaghan didn’t have much time to sit back and reflect on his crowning as Young Footballer Of The Year on Friday night at the All-Star awards as he was back in hurling action with his club today.
Cuala took on Kilkenny champions Dicksboro in Parnell Park at the quarter-final stage of the Leinster club hurling championship and kept the defence of their All-Ireland title on track. Having clinched their third Dublin SHC crown in-a-row last week, the Dublin side were brimming with confidence.
Dicksboro came through a tough Kilkenny championship and a thrilling county final last week when they overcame their local rivals James Stephens.
In truth, Cuala were in control from the outset, never leaving Dicksboro within touching distance, winning out on a 2-20 to 1-16 scoreline.
Darragh O’Connell in the middle of the park was outstanding and was deservedly awarded TG4 Man of The Match. Up front David Tracey pointed the way from frees with Colm Cronin in fine form and Con O’Callaghan producing his typical brilliance.
Accomplished dual star O’Callaghan created the opening goal for his side and finished off the second. In total he notched 1-03 for himself in a fine afternoon’s work.
The Dalkey outfit now march forward to the semi-final stage of the provincial championship and will fear nobody.
Check out the second goal which really put the game out of sight for the Kilkenny club champions.
— Spórt TG4 (@SportTG4) November 5, 2017