Long time in replaying to this Cuala v Maurs question, but here goes...
Con O'Callaghan was superb in the first half. Maurs were the better team in the half, and should have been further ahead at half time. Reddin scored a fantastic goal and was giving Fitz the run around. But Con OC got a brilliant 1-3 from play, and then another tap-in to an empty net after a defensive howler from Maurs. Cuala keeper made a very good save right on the HT whistle too. So Maurs only ended up 2 ahead at the break.
Con was quieter in the 2nd half, but the third quarter was the key to the game. Mark Schutte (in particular) and Luke Keating were just outstanding and we couldnt deal with them. The 3rd quarter score must have been something like 1-6 to 0-1 for Cuala, and the bulk of that was down to Schutte and Keating (after neither had excelled in the first half)
Maurs got on top in the last quarter, but couldn't get enough scores, probably started going for goals too early instead of nipping away with the points (should have been awarded a goal very late on when the umpire was asleep, but it was too late anway). Overall Cuala were full value for their win and should give a good account of themselves in the QF.