DIT cruise into Sigerson last four as Tralee miss the injured David Clifford
DIT 3-17 IT Tralee 1-7
A two-goal salvo before half-time from Enda Flanagan ended this one sided Sigerson Cup quarter-final clash at a damp Austin Stack Park, allowing DIT to advance to the next week's semi-finals.
IT Tralee were rudderless without star man David Clifford, who was having treatment on his injured hamstring.
They missed two goal chances in the opening 20 minutes before DIT took a 2-7 to 0-3 interval lead.
DIT ran riot in the second half with Shane Dempsey kicking five points and Andrew McGowan scoring a third goal as Tralee's Daniel O'Keeffe got a late consolation goal.
Scorers: DIT – E Flanagan 2-1, S Dempsey 0-5, A McGowan 1-1, S Hurley 0-3, (2f), G O’Reilly and C O’Reilly 0-2 each, C Howley, T Corcoran and C Loftus 0-1 each. IT Tralee: D O’Keeffe 1-1, C O’Driscoll 0-4 (3 f), P Clarke 0-1, D Spillane 0-1
DIT – L Stacey; R Shanahan, B Power, A McGowan; D McAllister, R O'Brien, B Maher; T Corcoran, S Hurley; E Flanagan, C Loftus, C Howley; G O'Reilly, S Dempsey, C O'Reilly. Subs: C Pearson for D McAllister (h-t), K O'Gara for G O'Reilly (42), L Hughes for T Corcoran (50), C Madden for C O'Reilly (54), G O'Reilly for B Maher (60).
IT Tralee – C Hurley; E Marah, C Kearney, B Fitzgerald; J Morgan, G Crowley, D Spillane; S Cronin, G Bastible; A McCarthy, C Lowney, C O'Driscoll; S Cournane, P Clarke, D Kennedy. Subs: D O'Keeffe for G Crowley (h-t), D O'Keeffe for Crowley (h-t), C Lynch for Kennedy (36), D Maher for Marah (43), C Smith for McCarthy (49), M Quigley for Cronin (49).
REF – J Molloy (Galway)