All Ireland champions win Blue Stars challenge match

A high scoring game finished 3-13 to 4-09

All Ireland champions win Blue Stars challenge match

Dublin's Conor McHugh scores a goal. Image: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Jim Gavin's All-Ireland champions Dublin won the Blue Stars challenge match by a point in a high-scoring 3-13 to 4-09 win over the club side selection.

The back-to-back All Ireland champions are hoping to go three in a row in 2017 and that journey began today.

Conor McHugh starred scoring 2-4 for the winning side although he was outdone by Tomas Quinn who bagged 3-5 for the club selection.

Images: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Dublin face DCU, UCD and Wexford in the 2017 Bord Na Móna O'Byrne Cup and play their first match next weekend.