Blake's strike sends Garda marching on
Last year's Trench Cup winners Garda College made a winning return to the Independent.ie Sigerson Cup at UL yesterday.
The outcome of this game, originally scheduled for Tuesday in CIT and then twice moved, was largely dictated by a dominant first half by Garda, who led by 1-6 to 0-3 at half-time, Justin Blake with a 14th-minute goal.
While Paul O'Sullivan opened the second-half scoring for CIT, six unanswered Garda points more or less settled matters, notwithstanding two goal chances for CIT's Darragh Treacy.
Scorers - Garda College: J Blake 1-2 (2f); G Haran (2f), C Compton 0-3 each; D Shannon 0-2 (1f); P Smith, S O'Malley, B Murphy 0-1 each. CIT: J Lonergan 0-4 (1f); S O'Donovan 0-2f; P O'Sullivan, J Keane 0-1 each.
Garda Col - C Kenerick; G Farren, G Petit, BJ Molloy; P Smith, S O'Malley, B Devlin; P McGee, B Murphy; P Morris, D Shannon, C Shields; G Haran, J Blake, C Compton. Subs: J Kearney for Devlin (h-t), M Holland for Smith (BC, 41), B O'Hare for Shannon (52).
CIT - S Barron; D Quinn, S Cahill, P O'Sullivan; TJ Brosnan, K Fahey, M Taylor; D Treacy, J Collins; D O'Connor, T Sweeney, J Lonergan; C Keating, P Kelleher, S O'Donovan. Subs: M Collins for Taylor (19), J Keane for Sweeney (h-t), C Davies for O'Connor (35), S Fitzmaurice for Quinn (38), D Cahalane for Brosnan (47), C Conneally for Keating (53).
Ref - D O'Mahoney (Tipperary)
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