Fitzpatrick hero for Carlow
Carlow IT 1-12
A late goal by Enda Fitzpatrick handed Carlow IT a dramatic victory at Pearse Stadium.
With the game drawing to a close, DCU held a 0-13 to 0-11 advantage until disaster struck when a mistake by goalkeeper Bill McCormack created the opening for the alert Fitzpatrick to find the net.
Substitute John Phelan clipped over a point moments later to seal an unlikely success for Carlow IT.
Carlow IT made all the early headway with Neil Foyle, Fitzpatrick and Shane Kavanagh propelling them into a 0-6 to 0-3 lead after the opening quarter. Yet DCU, inspired by Colm Coughlan and Brian Flaherty, drew level at the break at 0-7 apiece.
DCU maintained their good form into the second half and surged into a 0-13 to 0-11 lead. They looked set for victory until Fitzpatrick's late intervention.
Scorers -- Carlow IT: E Fitzpatrick 1-2, N Foyle 0-4 (0-3f), S Kavanagh 0-3 (0-2f), N Kilcoyne, R Young, J Phelan 0-1 each. DCU: C Coughlan 0-8 (0-7f), E Kent 0-3, J Mulrooney, G Farrell 0-1 each.
CARLOW IT -- PJ Ryan; E Kane, D Shaw, J Culhane; D Kenny, S Kavanagh, D Kehoe; P Kinsella, P Walsh; E Fitzpatrick, N Kilcoyne, M Egan; TJ Lalor, N Foyle, R Young. Subs: J Phelan for Young (half-time), J OCallaghan for Lalor (38), J Morrissey for Walsh (53), P Duggan for Young (56).
DCU -- B McCormack; T Clince, P Rowsome, P McElligott; G Farrell, B Flaherty, A Griffith; C Coughlan, T O hUallachain; J Mulrooney, A Creane, E Kent, D Horan, J Cullen, E O'Mahoney. Subs: JJ Lennon for O hUallachain (52).
Ref -- J Ryan (Tipperary).