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Majestic Emmett's just too good again

PUBLISHED: 12:08 29 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:23 24 August 2010

By Larry Cooney ROBERT Emmett s underlined their growing stature by retaining their hurling title with a comprehensive 2-13 to 0-7 victory over Sean Treacy s at Ruislip on Sunday. In wet conditions this was an outstanding performance from the former All-

By Larry Cooney

ROBERT Emmett's underlined their growing stature by retaining their hurling title with a comprehensive 2-13 to 0-7 victory over Sean Treacy's at Ruislip on Sunday.

In wet conditions this was an outstanding performance from the former All-Ireland club champions.

Man of the match Kevin Downes collected his second county medal in consecutive weeks, having starred in last Sunday's football final for Tir Chonaill Gaels.

Robert Emmett's dominated from the moment corner forward and captain Kevin McMullen gave them an early lead with a point from a free following a foul on Seanie Quinn.

Treacy's nightmare continued until the 27th minute when David Kennedy pointed, but by then the holders led 3-0 through scores from McCusker and Quinn before two further points had the Treacy's facing embarrassment.

When Downes floated another speculative free into the Treacy's defence, corner forward Mark Trainor was on hand to score the opening goal in first half added time.

Two late David Kennedy frees put some respectability on the scoreboard but the encounter was rapidly running out of steam as the half ended.

Downes and Sean Maguire traded points in the opening minutes of the second half, but the holders hit three unanswered points through McMullen and Downes.

Alan Kennedy had Treacy's second point after 48 minutes, but that score was cancelled out within a minute by Quinn before points from Alan Kennedy and a David Kennedy free ended an abysmal Treacy's display with seven minutes remaining.

Robert Emmett's finished with substitute Billy Hennebury adding a second goal just before the final whistle after Quinn, Downes and McMullen picked off three late points.

FR Murphy's ladies footballers cruised to a deserved 1-8 to 0-2 victory over Tara at Ruislip on Saturday.

In a disappointing match, Tara never looked like closing the gap despite scoring a first-half goal through Lorraine Moran.

By then Murphy's had amassed five points through Shauna Keogh, Natalie O'Connor, Anne Marie O'Dwyer and Shauna McMenamin and Clare Towey closed the scoring just on half-time.

An O'Dwyer goal four minutes after the restart sealed the win for the holders after O'Connor had added a seventh point for the Murphy's a minute previously.

Much of the second half lacked quality and by the time Croke Park hat-trick hero Linda Lodge scored a second goal it was too late for Tara.


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