Brothers Pearse 6-08
Sean Treacys 1-13
by Damian Dolan
Brothers Pearse picked up their second win of this year’s championship and after Sunday’s ten-point win over Sean Treacy’s last year’s runners up have looked as good as anyone so far in the title race after three rounds.
Key to their impressive startthis year has been their forward line. To the fore on Sunday at Ruislip was Danny Connolly of Killmacow, Kilkenny, who smashed a hat-trick, but the threat wasn’t isolated to just him.
As against Robert Emmetts, Paddy Kelly (Bruree, Limerick), Dean Bruen (Liam Mellows, Galway) and Peter Furlong all carried the points scoring load. In midfield, Paul Unicke (Kilconieron, Galway) and veteran Mike Noonan complemented each other well, but it was arguably their backs that won this game for Pearse’s with Treacys’sdangermen – Kevin O’Loughlin and Philip Cocoman- nullified to a great extent. O’Loughlin’s early free had given Treacys the lead, but just moments later Bruen set up Furling to goal.
The south Londoners, looking to follow up their win over Fr Murphy’s, responded well and just two points separated the sides at the end of the first quarter.
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