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Saturday 23 August 2014

Feeney's monster score saves GMIT

NUIG 2-13 GMIT 2-13

Published 08/02/2013 | 04:00

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Kenny Feeney snatched a dramatic draw for GMIT with the last puck of the game from 90 yards in a fired-up contest at Dangan.

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GMIT, who will host the concluding stages of the competition early next month, kept their faint hopes of being involved alive, while NUIG's prospects also hang in the balance after a second draw.

Joseph Cooney – who had salvaged a draw for NUIG with two late points against Mary Immaculate – carried on where he left off last week, taking just 27 seconds to blast home a goal.

GMIT replied through Conor O'Donnell and Shane Lawless goals, and they trailed by 1-7 to 2-3 at the break, having played against the wind.

GMIT seized the initiative on the resumption with a flurry of points, but NUIG hit back with a goal from Niall Burke, and even when Cormac Diviney was dismissed, Burke landed a brace of points as they led by two in the dying seconds.

But Tadgh Haran's free reduced the gap and Feeney stepped up at the death.

SCORERS – NUIG: N Burke 1-10 (7f, 1 '65'), J Cooney 1-1, B Lane, D Burke 0-1 each. GMIT: T Haran 0-7 (6f, 1 '65'), C O'Donnell, S Lawless 1-1 each, J Kilkenny 0-2, A Lynch, K Feeney 0-1 each.

NUIG – D Tuohy; D Magner, K Moynihan, C Diviney; S McCormack, B Flaherty, E Glynn; L Markham, D Burke; D Higgins, N Burke, B Lane; J Cooney, K Downes, G Donoghue. Sub: B Daly for Magner (30).

GMIT – J Keane; B Hunt, S Coughlan, G O'Halloran; M Donoghue, P Hooban, B Mulrooney; G Brennan, K Feeney; K Lane, A Lynch, J Kilkenny; C O'Donnell, S Lawless, T Haran. Sub: D Cooney for Lane (57).

REF – C McAllister (Cork)

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