Sunday 25 March 2018

Griffin goal sends GMIT on their way

GMIT 1-18
Dundalk IT 0-9

Donegal's Stephen Griffin was a key figure as GMIT advanced with an impressive display at Moycullen.

The Galway side led by 0-8 to 0-5 at the break but, within two minutes, they were out of sight as Pat Regan pointed and then full-forward Griffin blasted home a great goal.

Former Mayo minor captain Aidan Campbell was also in impressive scoring form as all six GMIT forwards found the target. Dundalk failed to score in the third quarter and never looked like building on the first-half promise when Dean Matthews and Barry Flanagan reduced the deficit to a point three minutes from the break.

Griffin's goal then proved the turning point and GMIT ran away with proceedings in a one-sided second-half.

SCORERS -- GMIT: S Griffin 1-4 (0-1f), A Campbell 0-4 (0-1f), M Coady, J Burke 0-2 each, A Thompson, P Conroy, S Kavanagh, C Hands, P Regan, M Martin 0-1 each. Dundalk IT: D Maguire (0-2f), D Byrne (0-2f) 0-2 each, K Rodgers (0-1f), B Flanagan, D Matthews, A Collins, A McDonnell 0-1 each.

GMIT -- D Dowd; P McGrath, D Crawford, J Lacey; D Lee, A Thompson, C Hands; P Conroy, M O'Brien; J Burke, P Regan, S Kavanagh; A Campbell, S Griffin, M Coady. Subs: J Walshe for Regan (36), M Martin for Kavanagh (36), E O'Sullivan for Hands (51), A Deacy for Lacey (56), D McIntyre for Conroy (58).

Dundalk IT -- K Shields; R Carragher, D Reilly, J Clarke; D Luby, D Byrne, A Collins; P O'Rourke, R Cribben; R Gorman, A McDonnell, D Maguire; K Rodgers, B Flanagan, D Matthews. Subs: C Bellew for Luby (6) J Faulkner for O'Rourke (33), M McCabe for Gorman (33), B Lyons for Maguire (52).

Ref -- G Kinneavy (Galway).

Irish Independent

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