6 mins: GOAL! After a number of misses from both sides Eslin found a breakthrough with the game’s opening goal. Tomas Beirne, John O’Flynn, Emmet Higgins and Eamon Stenson were heavily involved and when the ball fell to Shane Beirne he applied a composed finish.
12 mins: With Dromahair struggling to threaten, Eslin extended their lead with a Conor Beirne free.
17 mins: Christy McGowan’s effort was saved by Enda Turbitt shortly after Conor Kelly shot wide from a tight angle.
18 mins: A point from one of Eslin’s star performers Brian Higgins opened up a five point lead.
23 mins: Conor Beirne extended Eslin’s lead when he converted a free.
27 mins: Dromahair registered their first score of the game when Cian Clinton converted a free.
30 mins: The first half scoring was completed by Eslin with Conor Beirne converting a free.
Half time: Eslin 1-4,
35 mins: Another Conor Beirne free extended Eslin’s lead to seven points.
37 mins: Conor Kelly scored Dromahair’s second point from a free which was awarded after a Paul Kilcrann foul.
38 mins: Dromahair’s first point from play saw Conor Farrell score after John Evans’ pass.
41 mins: Dromahair reduced the deficit to four points when Conor Kelly converted a free.
43 mins: Having been under considerable pressure Eslin replied with a Conor Beirne pointed free.
46 mins: Another Conor Kelly free kept Dromahair in touch.
49 mins: Stephen Smyth and Niall Beirne both went close to finding the goal for their respective sides in quick succession.
57 mins: Conor Kelly and Christy McGowan pointed to leave two points between the sides.
58 mins: Conor Beirne converted his sixth free of the game.
60 mins: Victory was secured when Niall Beirne scored his side’s second goal.
60 mins: Christy McGowan’s late point proves to be no more than a consolation.
Eslin: Enda Turbitt, Padraic McNulty, Ronan Reynolds, Barry Bohan, Paul Kilcrann, Declan Ward, Tomas Beirne, Brian Higgins (0-1), Emmet Higgins, John O’Flynn, Joseph Stenson, Shane Beirne (1-0), Niall Beirne (1-0), Conor Beirne (0-6), Eamon Stenson. Subs: Barry McLoughlin for Bohan (45 mins).
Dromahair: Kieran Meehan, Fergus Meehan, Stephen Keegan, Barry Loughlin, Stephen Smyth, Conor Farrell (0-1), Jamie Conlon, John Evans, Adrian Fowley, Cian Clinton (0-1), Brian Feeney, Declan Fowley, Fergal McMorrow, Christy McGowan (0-2), Conor Kelly (0-4). Subs: Rory Kelly for Clinton (36 mins), Gerard Kelly for Feeney (51 mins), Camillus McMorrow for F. McMorrow (60 mins).
Referee: Brendan Sammon.
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