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Sean McGrath guides DIT past their city rivals DCU

DIT 0-11 DCU 0-7

Published 12/02/2014 | 02:30

Joe Fortune, DIT manager
Joe Fortune, DIT manager

SEAN McGRATH capped a fine performance by scoring five points from frees as DIT beat DCU at St Claire's.

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McGrath opened the scoring inside five minutes and DIT added two points before DCU got their first score from Mark Aylward.

The long-ball system didn't quite work for DIT, despite playing with the wind, as DCU's full-back Robert Lennon was dominant. However, when Liam Og McGovern added a point DIT still went in at the break with a three-point lead.

The second half was greeted by a snow shower, yet despite playing against the wind, DIT pointed through Kieran Bergin. Cillian Egan kept DCU's hopes alive, but DIT held on, McGrath and McGovern sealing the win.

Scorers – DIT: S McGrath 0-5fs, L Og McGovern 0-3, T Connolly 0-2, K Bergin 0-1. DCU: P Breheny, R Hogan 0-2 each, C Egan, M Aylward, C Curren 0-1 each.

DIT – F McGarry; W Devereux, G McManus, F Power; L Prendergast, L Rushe, D Horan; J Henderson, N McMorrow; K Whelan, K Bergin, T Connolly; S Morris, L Og McGovern, S McGrath. Subs: M Maloney for D Horan, J Hobbs for K Whelan, M O Donoghue for W Devereux, W Devereux for M Donoghue, P McDonagh for S Morris.

DCU – P Burke; G Grace, R Lennon, G Bennett; A Cornican, P Carroll, T French; R Hogan, P Bolger; C Ryan, P Breheny, D Gavin; C Egan, M Aylward, C Curran. Sub: J Divilly for C Egan.

REF – D Hughes (Carlow)

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