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Kilduff claims fine hat-trick in Bray rout

CIARAN KILDUFF bagged a hat-trick as UCD recorded their third league win, a 4-0 routing of Bray, as both sides finished with 10 men.

Kilduff bizarrely prevented Paul O'Connor from opening the scoring in the 51st minute when he got in the way of a blistering strike from his colleague, but made amends when finishing a rebound from Brian Kane's save.

Kilduff made it 2-0 three minutes later when he beat the goalkeeper in the area to an Evan McMillan cross and poked into an empty net.

Kilduff bagged his hat-trick in the 71st minute when he ran on to a through ball by Robbie Creevy and blasted home.

Substitute Greg Bolger scored a fourth, but his night ended in disappointment as he and Chris Shields were sent off over a late flare-up.

Tomorrow's games


Dundalk v St PatRICK's ATHLETIC (Oriel Park, 7.0)

p Team news: Peter Cherrie got a thorough workout in Bulgaria, but Dundalk are still without skipper Liam Burns and manager Ian Foster has indicated he will shuffle his pack. Pete Mahon's charges are without the suspended Garreth O'Connor and injured Gareth Coughlan (leg).

Galway v Shamrock Rovers (Terryland Park, 8.05)

pTeam news: Galway must do without the services of Anto Flood and Cian McBrien, who have left the club. Dessie Baker (Achilles) and Pat Sullivan (knee) are out of action for the Hoops.