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Kent finds his range to help DCU crush Fingal

DCU 2-22 FINGAL 2-10

Published 23/01/2012 | 05:00

Goals in either half from David Reidy and Wes O'Brien, as well as a 0-11 haul from Emmet Kent, proved decisive in Swords yesterday, as DCU easily secured their place in the second round at the expense of an overwhelmed Fingal.

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The students dominated the early stages thanks to points from Kent (two), JJ Lennon and Sean McGrath. Fingal did get a lifeline when centre-forward Martin Ormond's free went all the way to the DCU net 10 minutes in, but Reidy responded with a goal just a minute later, and DCU took a 1-11 to 1-4 lead into the break.

DCU continued to dominate after the restart, and they moved into a 13-point lead following scores from Kent, O'Brien and McGrath, before O'Brien registered his side's second major on 53 minutes.

Ormond did get a second goal from a placed ball three minutes later, which was subsequently added to by points from himself and Dillon, but DCU efforts from Kent (two), Cullen and Gavin Muldoon gave them a big cushion, as Fingal lost Peter Balfe to a late red card.

SCORERS -- DCU: E Kent 0-11 (9f, 1 '65'), W O'Brien 1-3, D Reidy 1-0, J Cullen, C Foley, S McGrath 0-2 each, JJ Lennon, G Muldoon 0-1 each. Fingal: M Ormond 2-4 (2-4f), G Dillon 0-3, C Corcoran, A Crean, R McGarry (f) 0-1 each.

DCU -- B McCormack; C Woodgate, W Eviston, J Ging; A Moran, A Griffith, A Cash; Q Lynch, JJ Lennon; E Kent, W O'Brien, J Cullen; D Reilly, C Foley, S McGrath. Subs: S Griffith for Cash (53), O O MaoileidIgh for Foley (64), G Muldoon for Hattie (69).

FINGAL -- C Harford; A Cullen, D Markey, A Morris; P Balfe, C Corcoran, D Keogh; D Hattie, A Crean; A Richardson, M Ormond, J O'Callaghan; R McGarry, P Daly, G Dillon. Subs: R Mullins for Markey (h-t), M Cussen for Cullen (46), S Boland for Keogh (48), P Coyne for Daly (58).

REF -- J Keenan (Wicklow).

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