Tuesday 23 May 2017

Cummins hits Sligo clincher

IT Sligo 1-15
Garda College 0-12

IT Sligo edged out Garda College at Templemore yesterday after a bruising encounter which was marred by two red cards, five yellows and a melee.

After Garda's Michael Milner was yellow-carded for a second time in the opening period, Sligo duly finished the half strongly to lead 0-8 to 0-6 at the break.

The second half began in explosive fashion when the winners' Ken Sweeney was upended and Steve Coen coolly slotted home the resultant penalty. Sligo's Alan Costello then received a straight red card, enabling Garda to rally strongly in the final 10 minutes.

However, a brilliant Danny Cummins point sealed victory for the Sligo outfit.

Scorers -- Sligo: D Cummins, K Sweeney 0-4 each, S Coen 1-1 (1-0pen, 0-1f), A Freeman 0-3 (0-3f), S Kelly, A Costello, J Davey 0-1 each. Garda: J Kavanagh 0-6 (0-6f), D O'Donovan 0-5 (0-2 f), J Greene 0-1.

IT SLIGO -- A Faherty; K Cawley, D Reynolds, S Boyle; J Davey, G Reynolds, C Greene; D Givney, E Keating; S Kelly, A Freeman, A. Costello; S Coen, K Sweeney, D Cummins. Subs: G Gaughan for Keating (50).

GARDA -- S Nallen; S Breheny, O Hodnett, C Boyle; S Mulligan, R McTiernan, R Ryan; G Brady, M Milner; J Greene, D O'Donovan, N Lydon; C Hanley, J Kavanagh, G O'Connell. Subs: J Miskella for O'Connell (55).

Ref -- D O'Mahoney (Tipperary).

Irish Independent

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