Monday 18 December 2017

Minogue takes the plaudits in DIT cup victory

Purcell cup final

There were four points between the sides when Lyons hit the target three times to get that down to the minimum, making it 1-3 to 0-4 at half-time. Stock photo: Sportsfile
There were four points between the sides when Lyons hit the target three times to get that down to the minimum, making it 1-3 to 0-4 at half-time. Stock photo: Sportsfile

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DIT were made to dig deep before emerging victorious in a tight Purcell Cup Final at Abbotstown.

DIT 1-8 Maynooth Univ 1-6

Melissa Lyons was excellent here for Maynooth, but was edged by player of the match, Aoife Minogue.

Points were traded before Minogue got a goal from a free and followed up with a point from a '45.

There were four points between the sides when Lyons hit the target three times to get that down to the minimum, making it 1-3 to 0-4 at half-time. And the Kildare star wasn't done, slotting an equaliser after the break before smashing the sliotar to the DIT net.

Maynooth were unable to deny Minogue though and she shot some remarkable points to reel in the deficit and edge DIT to the win.

SCORERS - DIT: A Minogue 1-6 (1-4fs, 1 45); M Thynne 0-2. Maynooth University: M Lyons 1-6 (4fs)

DIT - M Randall; M Walsh, C Foley, S Lyons; S O'Leary, S Nagle, C Rigney; O Beagan, E McGovern; A Twomey, C Carolan, L O'Mahony; M Thynne, A Minogue.

MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY - N Doyle; K Dobson, K Lillis, S Fahy; K Nolan, E Burke, T Lacey; C O'Brien, A Whitty; D Byrne, A Ryan, F O'Brien; M Lyons, A Ruschitzko, C Donoghue.

REF - G Donegan (Dublin)

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