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Johnson and Mortimer on fire in battle of former champions

DCU 0-15 IT Sligo 0-9

Published 05/02/2009 | 00:00

Cavan's Seanie Johnson and Mayo's Conor Mortimer hit 10 points between them as DCU saw off IT Sligo at Ballinode yesterday.

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Five of the DCU forwards were on the scoresheet by half-time, as the visitors led 0-6 to 0-3 at the break.

Alan Costello was IT Sligo's only first-half scorer, though two points from Kenneth Sweeney and a fine effort from Tom Parsons saw the home side stay in contention after the restart. But Mortimer and Johnson punished IT Sligo's indiscipline to keep their side in front -- claiming five of DCU's nine second-half points through frees.

Monaghan's Martin McElroy also brought his contribution for the day to three points as the 2006 winners eliminated the 2005 champions.

Scorers -- DCU : S Johnson 0-6 (4f), C Mortimer 0-4 (3f), M McElroy 0-3, C Cregg, B Sheridan 0-1 each. IT Sligo : A Costello 0-5 (4f), K Sweeney 0-2, T Parsons, E Kenny 0-1 each.

DCU -- M Boyle; P Andrews, C Gavin, K Nolan; D Sheridan, R Flannagan, B Watters; R Cullivan, K Reilly; D Keenan, M McElroy, C Cregg; C Mortimer, B Sheridan, S Johnson. Subs: N McAdam for Watters (30), D Kelly for Keenan (54), R Maguire for Cregg (54).

IT Sligo -- L McFadden; D Caffrey, P Gleeson, E Hegarty; R Dooner, D Macken, G Reynolds; D Givney, T Parsons; E Keating, E Kenny, A Freeman; A Costello, S Ryder, K Sweeney. Subs: S Kelly for Ryder (28), P Kelly for Hegarty (42), C Flynn for Givney (55), D Gallagher for Dooner (57).

Ref -- D Hunt (Roscommon).

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