DIT 0-17 UCC 0-4
Paul Galvin was in attendance as his new DIT team-mates showed their Sigerson Cup credentials with a powerful display against UCC in the Ryan Cup final at Ballykelly last night.
Galvin will join the Dublin college’s panel for the third level championship when he returns from injury and on this latest showing they look to be amongst the favourites for the Sigerson.
Diarmuid Connolly kicked eight points, five of which came in the first-half, midfielder Gearoid McKiernan contributed three from play, giving DIT a 0-10 to 0-1 at half time in a game they totally dominated. The second half was a mere formality as they added a further 0-7 to UCC’s 0-3
DIT: D Lyons (Meath); C Walshe (Monaghan), P Domnican (Roscommon), T Cunniffe (Mayo); K McLoughlin (Mayo), D Hughes (Monaghan), K Martin (Westmeath) 0-1; D Reilly (Dublin), G McKiernan (Cavan) 0-3; M Reilly (Cavan) 0-2, A O’Shea (Mayo), J McGrath (Wicklow); B Allen (Offaly) 0-1, A Freeman (Mayo) 0-1, D Connolly (Dublin) 0-8 (3fs, 1 45).
Subs: G Bradshaw (Galway) 0-1 for McGrath (35); P Cunninham (Wicklow) for Allen (50); G Guilfoyle (Offaly) for Martin (50); S O’Brien (Meath) 0-1 for Freeman (55); C McHugh (Roscomon) for Reilly (57)
UCC: K O’Halloran (Cork); L Jennings (Cork), E O’Mahony (Cork), J O’Sullivan (Cork); P Crowley (Kerry), A Greaney (Kerry), M Hickey (Cork); J Fitzpatrick (Cork), K O’Driscoll (Cork); M Collins (Cork) 0-2(1f), S Kiely (Cork), S Beston (Cork); S O’Brien (Kerry), JB Spillane (Kerry), M Griffin (Kerry) 0-1(f).
Subs: P Honohan (Cork) for Beston (ht); C O’Connor (Kerry) 0-1 for O’Brien (45); M Mennis (Cork) for Griffin (50)
Referee: M Deegan (Laois)