Saturday 10 December 2016

John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer sees red as CIT advance to Independent.ie Fitzgibbon Cup quarter finals

CORK IT 1-18 UUJ 1-14

Published 04/02/2016 | 19:05

John O'Dwyer, CIT, takes a free
John O'Dwyer, CIT, takes a free

Tipperary’s John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer will miss Cork IT’s Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-final after receiving a straight red card in today's win over Jordanstown.

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O’Dwyer was sent off in the 45th minute for striking Niall Devlin in a closely-fought Group D tie at UUJ.

Cork led 0-10 to 0-9 at the break before Pa White’s goal early in the second half put them in control.

They led by 1-16 to 0-12 after 50 minutes with James Connolly grabbing a late consolation goal for the home side.

scorers – UUJ: N McKeague 0-5 (3f, 1 ’65), J Connolly 1-1, S McAfee 0-2, G Walsh 0-2 (2f), D McKernan, T O Ciaran, J McGreevy, J O’Connell 0-1 each. CIT:  J O’Dwyer 0-8 (3f, 2 ‘65s’), P White 1-0, A Coffey, M Kearney, J Cronin 0-2 each, C Hammersley, D Noonan, N McNamara 0-1 each, J Cashman 0-1 (f).

UUJ – R Courtney; N Devlin, S Rooney, R Brannigan; G Walsh, T Mannion, T O Ciaran; D McKernan, M Dudley; J McGreevy, S McAfee, A Kelly; J Connolly, J O’Connell, N McKeague. Subs: A Dooey for Dudley (23), J O’Dwyer for McKeague (53), M Dudley for Devlin (51), M McCartin for Kelly (59), A Curtin for O’Connell (59).

CIT – G Minehan; S Murphy, M Russell, C Hammersley; D Noonan, R Barry, A Coffey; B Cooper, B Reddan; M Kearney, J Cronin, R Hannelly; N McNamara, J O’Dwyer, P White. Subs: J Cashman for Reddan (h-t), K O’Neill for Hannelly (h-t), A Dorgan for White (53), S Manning for Noonan (58).

Ref – B Brady (Louth)

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