Brennan leads GMIT past Pat's
Damien Brennan hit 1-6 as GMIT eased to victory in Drumcondra against a Pat's side making their debut at this level.
Brennan fired five first-half points as the visitors led by 0-6 to 0-4 at the break, with Shane Dempsey keeping the hosts in touch. GMIT, who only registered one wide in the opening half, held Dublin star Ciaran Kilkenny - the Pat's player-manager - scoreless.
The visitors kicked on with four unanswered points, with Andy Glennon, Joe Donnellan and Brennan on target before Brennan goaled in the 48th minute as GMIT proved too strong.
Scorers - GMIT: D Brennan 1-6 (0-3fs); J Donnellan, A Glennon 0-2 each; M Farragher, P Prendergast (45) 0-1 each. St Pat's: S Dempsey 0-7fs, B Greenan, D Reilly 0-1 each.
GMIT - C Nolan; C Reilly, A Farrell, E McGrath, J Downes, P Holloway, J Keenan; R Steede, D Brennan; C Nally, M Farragher, A Glennon; A Molloy, M Farragher, J Donnellan. Subs: P Prendergast for Kinahan (HT); W McCauley for Molloy (BC) (50); M Shaughnessy for Donnellan (58).
ST PAT'S DRUMCONDRA - D Curry; N Friel, N O'Donnell, A Quinn; S Melia, E Somerville, R Daly; B Greenan, H McFadden; D McHale, G Gibbons, C Kilkenny; A Varley, S Dempsey, F McMahon. Subs: P Cody for O'Donnell (39); A McGinley for Friel (58).
REF - N McKenna
St Pat's Drumcondra 0-9