SPORT — 18 June 2014

Brothers Pearse 3-13, Robert Emmetts 1-9 By Damian Dolan.

Brothers Pearse produced a powerful second half display to see off Robert Emmetts at Ruislip on Sunday.

The win saw last year’s championship runners up bounce back from their round 1 defeat to Kilburn Gaels, while Emmetts are left still searching for their first championship win of 2014.

A niggly affair saw both sides finish with 14-men – Kevin Reid and Damien Clifford receiving their marching orders – but it was Pearse’s greater speed and potency in the forwards, in the likes of Danny Connolly, Peter Furlong and Paddy Kelly, which proved decisive in the second half.

Emmetts, looking to bounce back from their opening round defeat at the hands of Sean Treacys, couldn’t have asked for a better start. Kevin McMullan forcing the ball home from close range after Philip Hogan dropped a simple ball in. It was an untidy goal in keeping with the scrappy start to the game.

For more see this week’s edition of the Irish World

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