In brief: Martin goal lights up DIT triumph
DIT etched their name on the Higher Education Freshers Trophy for 2010 after overcoming Cork IT by 2-14 to 2-8 in an entertaining contest at the Garda Training College in Templemore yesterday.
The opening few minutes saw a brace of points from Bernard Allen for DIT being cancelled out by ones from John Dineen and Damien Kelly for CIT.
However, the Dubs then took a firm grip on proceedings and over the next 20 minutes scored 2-3 without reply and this propelled them to a 2-7 to 1-4 half-time lead.
DIT's second goal, scored by Ciaran Martin, was the highlight of the game.
The Dublin college added a flurry of points early in the second half to put the game beyond doubt.
SCORERS -- DIT: A Tormey 1-4 (0-1f), B Allen 0-5, C Martin 1-0, C Reddin (0-1f), G Guilfoyle 0-2 each, Ian Coffey 0-1f. CIT: S O'Brien 1-1, D Og Hodnett 1-0 (f), C Sheehan 0-3 (0-2f), J Dineen, D Kelly (0-2 each.
DIT -- P Collum; S Swords, P McLoughlin, S McGivey; C Walsh, C Martin, D Nelson; C Reddin, C Walsh; P McKeever, A O'Shea, G Guilfoyle; B Allen, I Coffey, A Tormey. Subs: M Kenny for McKeever, J Cafferty for Guilfoyle, C Deveraux for Tormey, J Mahon for Swords, B Hamilton for Coffey.
CIT -- A O'Donoghue; D Moyihan, M Griffin, P O' Connor; W O'Mahony, P Minihane, C Kilcoyne; S Kelleher, C Brosnan; C Sheehan, D Kelly, S O' Brien; A Sweeney, D Og Hodnett, J Dineen. Subs: D Collins for Sweeney, P Joy for Kilcoyne, C Cotter for O'Mahoney.
Ref -- A O'Mahoney (Tipperary).
An Post Sean Kelly team member Paidi O'Brien faces two months out after a scan revealed a knee injury to be more serious than first feared.
O'Brien picked up the injury three weeks ago and was initially told to rest.
however, further investigation found he would have to undergo an operation to remove loose cartilage around his right knee. The operation takes place today in Belgium.
Meanwhile the An Post team had an eventful day's racing at the Grand Prix Pino Cerami yesterday.
Pieter Ghyllebert was part of a breakaway group which was caught five kilometres from the finish and, as a result, he finished back down the field.
Fellow An Post team members Matt Brammeier and Niko Eeckout were involved in a major collision halfway through the race, with the lattter's helmet smashed into four pieces.
Eeckout suffered cuts and bruises and was taken to hospital for tests.
DANIEL KEARNS marked his first start for Ireland with a goal which gave his side a 1-0 victory in the U-19 international against Poland at Tolka Park last night.
The 18-year-old West Ham winger controversially opted to switch from Northern Ireland last month and the IFA have appealed his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Belfast-born Kearns bagged the crucial goal in the 58th minute, finishing off an excellent move which included a defence-splitting pass by Conor Henderson and a neat lay-off by Aaron Doran.
Ireland -- Hanley; Ormsby, Kiernan (Bolger 75), Gunning, Timmins (S McEleney 84); Doran, Keohane (Henderson 46), Hourihane (McBride 64), Kearns (Burke 64); Adam (Brennan 75), Collins (Murray 46).