DIT caused a big shock in the first of the 2013 Sigerson Cup semi-finals, when knocking the holders DCU out of the competition this afternoon. The winners were the better side on the day, and were fully deserving of their success.
The defending champions hit the ground running and were in front after only a minute, thanks to a fine score from Michael Murphy. DIT hit back to level and soon went two ahead thanks to some accurate free taking from Givney. Murphy replied for DCU, but two further DIT frees from Doherty increased their lead to 0-5 to 0-3. Sheridan and Murphy traded scores, before the Donegal man added another to leave it a two point game. Doherty had the final say however, and two further points from his boot left DIT leading 0-8 to 0-4 at the interval.
Murphy was keeping his side in the tie, and he scored an incredible point from a free shortly after the restart. Kerry star Darran O’Sullivan did likewise, to leave it as you were with nine minutes played. Dean Rock and Murphy then pointed to leave just two between the teams and a DCU comeback looked on the cards. However, a point from Doherty, and the crucial goal from Allen, effectively ended the comeback and proved enough for DIT to progress to tomorrows final.
Despite further scores from Michael Murphy, it was too little too late for DCU and they relinquished their hold on the title for this season. The winners will now prove a tough nut to crack and will be favourites going into Saturday’s decider.
DIT 1-11 DCU 0-9