Sport Gaelic Football

Wednesday 13 December 2017

O'Driscoll's superb extra-time goal sets up Galway encounter for UCC

UCC 1-10
DIT 0-7
(After extra-time)

Sub Barry O'Driscoll hit a superb goal to clinch victory for UCC at the Mardyke.

O'Driscoll struck after a fine solo run on 75 minutes to put his team 1-9 to 0-7 ahead, while another sub Daithi Casey converted a late free to seal a second-round clash with NUI Galway next Wednesday.

The Cork lads will, however, have to improve on this showing -- they shot 20 wides -- if they are to make further progress.

The teams were locked together at 0-3 apiece at the interval. In the second half, UCC forged ahead, but DIT battled back and Martin Reilly's equaliser brought the game into extra-time.

Scorers --UCC: B O'Driscoll 1-1, D O'Callaghan 0-4 (4f), D Goold 0-2 (0-2f), D Kearney, J Buckley, D Casey (f) 0-1 each. DIT: M Reilly, D Connolly (2f) 0-2 each, P Cunningham, J McGrath, D Graham 0-1 each

UCC -- K O'Halloran; E Cotter, E Hegarty, S Enright; D Limrick, A Greaney, P Corrigan; M Shields, J Buckley; D O'Callaghan, D Goold, S Kiely; D Kearney, S Hayes, P Honohan. Subs: D Casey for Kiely (37), M Collins for Hayes (37), B O'Driscoll for Honohan (56), S Hayes for Kearney (72), P Crowley for Corrigan (75).

DIT -- E Somerville; J Gallagher, K Diffley, E Naughton; D Hughes, R Glavin, D Graham; J Coughlan, P Cunningham; K McLoughlin, E O'Reilly, D Connolly; C Mackey, J McGrath, M Reilly. Subs: A McLoughlin for Cunningham (52), R Tierney for Naughton (54), N Coughlan for McGrath (54), A Nestor for Mackey (58), S Bergin for McLoughlin (70), D Flynn for N Coughlan (75).

Ref -- Michael Collins (Cork)

Irish Independent

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