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Galway minor Conroy puts GMIT on course for double

THE footballers of GMIT followed their hurlers' example and booked a place in the semi- finals of the Higher Education Championship -- the Sigerson Cup.

Tomorrow the GMIT hurlers play champions LIT in the Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final in Cork.

And as a result of yesterday's six-point success at Limerick's Gaelic Grounds, their footballers are now off to Carlow next week for their final four clash.

With Kerry senior David Moran on target, UL were 0-3 to 0-1 ahead after 16 minutes, but were to score just two more points for the remainder of the game.

Having led by 0-6 to 0-4 at the break, GMIT cruised home in the second half with Galway's All-Ireland minor winner Paul Conroy to the fore.

Scorers -- GMIT: P Conroy 0-4 (2f), S Griffin, M Conroy 0-2 each, J Hayes, K Conroy, A Campbell 0-1 each. UL: E Varley 0-3 (3f), D Moran (45), F Lynch (f) 0-1 each.

UL -- D Dineen; C O'Mahony, S Twomey, K Harrington; S Lonergan, M Moloney, G Sunderland; G Brennan, D Moran; F Lynch, C Keane, D Geaney; E Varley, A O'Sullivan, P Byrne. Subs: S O'Shea for Brennan (20), C McGowan for Byrne (45), D Bracken for Geaney (45), P Larkin for Varley (53).

GMIT -- R Cullen; D Vaughan, S Walsh, R McTiernan; S Ryder, T Cunniffe, N Darby; J Kilcullen, K Conroy; J Hayes, P McGinley; P Conroy; S Griffin, E Concannon, M Conroy. Subs: M Martin for McGinley (44), A Campbell for Concannon (47), T Hughes for Kilcullen (61), C Garvey for Hayes (61).

Ref -- M McGann (Clare).

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