Sport Hurling

Wednesday 29 June 2016

EURO 2016 LATEST Visit Euro 2016 Hub

Fri 10th June

Sat 11th June

Sun 12th June

Mon 13th June

Tue 14th June

Wed 15th June

Thu 16th June

Fri 17th June

Sat 18th June

Sun 19th June

Mon 20th June

Sat 25th June

Sun 26th June

Mon 27th June

Thu 30th June

Poland POL

Portugal POR


Fri 01st July

Wales WAL

Belgium BEL


Sat 02nd July

Germany GER

Italy ITA


Sun 03rd July

France FRA

Iceland ISL


Callanan hits heights as Limerick IT outclass DCU


Published 13/02/2013 | 04:00

LIMERICK IT turned on the style to book a place in the quarter-finals as DCU's bid to make the knockout stages never got off the ground.

The game was over as contest by half-time, Davy Fitzgerald's charges having surged into a 1-11 to 0-5 lead.

Tipperary All-Ireland winner Seamus Callanan led the way with a powerful performance at full-forward.

The Drom & Inch clubman was the perfect target-man and fired over frees from a variety of angles and distances.

Callanan, who had been doubtful through injury, hit 1-3 in the opening half, including a goal from a 20-metre free, and added a further 0-6 before he was given a rest.

Limerick IT are not laden with as many stars as in former years, but they won all the major battles throughout the field – only two DCU players, Seanie McGrath and Padraig Brehony, managed to find the target.

In contrast, 11 Limerick players got on the scoresheet with points from all angles, and their margin would have been even bigger had they not shot 12 wides, eight of them in the opening half.

A lucky goal from impressive captain Sean Collins five minutes after the restart killed off any hope of a DCU revival and Jamie Fitzgibbon got Limerick's third major three minutes from time to cap an impressive display.

scorers - Limerick IT: S Callanan 1-9 (1-5f, 2 '65'), S Collins 1-3, J Fitzgibbon 1-1, S O'Brien 0-3, G Guilfoyle (f), C Nelson, C McInerney, A Dempsey, E O'Sullivan, P Hickey, P Dalton 0-1 each. DCU: S McGrath 0-6 (4f), P Breheny 0-4.

LIMERICK IT – A Fahy; A Dempsey, P Begley, C Barrett; P Ahern, P O'Brien, P Flaherty; S Collins, C Nelson; J Fitzgibbon, C McInerney, G Guilfoyle; E O'Sullivan, S Callanan, S O'Brien. Subs: J Guilfoyle for Callanan (52), P Hickey for P O'Brien (52), A Murphy for Fahy (52), P Dalton for Collins (55).

DCU – D Gallagher; J Whelan, W Eviston, A Cash; N Walsh, W Lowry, P Gill; J Bridgeman, D Galway; JJ Lennon, D Breathnach, M Aylward; S McGrath, P Breheny, T Brennan. Subs: J Divilly for Brennan (30), J Ging for Galway (30), P O'Carroll for Breathnach (50), C Egan for Lennon (52), J Corcoran for Walsh (57).

ref – A Kelly (Galway).

Irish Independent

Read More

Promoted articles

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport