Rea on fire for Carlow
SIMON Rea bagged 3-3 as Luke Dempsey's Carlow ran out deserving winners over DIT at Dr Cullen Park yesterday.
He blasted home his first goal on five minutes and he found the net again when his 40-metre free was deflected into the net, to leave the half-time score at 2-1 to 0-4. Rea added his third goal from the penalty spot to seal victory.
Scorers -- Carlow: S Rea 3-3 (1-2f, 1-0 p), J Kavanagh, A Curran, S Gannon, A Kelly 0-1 each. DIT: D Connolly 0-5 (0-4f, 0-1 '45'), D Flynn, K McLoughlin, J McGrath, E O'Reilly, K Dias 0-1 each.
Carlow -- J Clarke; T Bolger, M Nolan, S Daly; A Curran, J Hayden, D Dowling; S Gannon, J Murphy; J Doyle, S Rea, M Carpenter; E O'Toole, W Minchin, J Kavanagh. Subs: A Kelly for Doyle (32), K Doyle for Minchin (h/t), B Kavanagh for Daly (h/t), M Davis for O'Toole (55).
DIT -- I McDonald; J Gallagher, K Diffley, S Bergin; E Naughton, R Glavin, D Graham; J Coughlan, D Flynn; C Gordon, K McLoughlin, E O'Reilly; J McGrath, G Walsh, D Connolly. Subs: K Dias for Gordon (h/t), D Walsh for Naughton (h/t), D Alfred for McDonald (h/t), E Naughton for O'Reilly (52), A McLoughlin for Walsh (65).
Ref -- J Curley (Heath).