McConville's crew advance in convincing style
DKIT 1-18 Trinity College 0-10
DKIT progressed to the first round of the Sigerson Cup with a convincing preliminary phase victory over Trinity College at Santry Avenue last night.
The Dundalk side were always a step ahead of their Dublin counterparts, and will now face four-time champions DCU next Wednesday.
Points by Donal Meegan, Gerry McSorley and Conor Doherty helped DKIT to establish an early three-point advantage (0-4 to 0-1). James McGuinness and Dylan Brady briefly narrowed the gap for Trinity, before David McGivney flicked a Shea Hoey sideline to the net at the end of a strong purple patch.
Additional contributions from Colm Meegan, Tadhg McEnaney (two) and McSorley subsequently ensured that Oisín McConville's charges held a commanding 1-13 to 0-4 interval lead.
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Trinity - who will host this year's decider - did make a bright start to the second period, when McGuinness converted a tricky 30-metre free.
However, thanks to a 0-2 salvo from McEnaney, DKIT remained in control of their own destiny. Trinity's woes were compounded by the 52nd-minute dismissal of Eoin O'Neill, and thanks to late points from David McLoughlin and Kevin Traynor, DKIT advanced in fine style.
Scorers - Trinity College: T McEnaney 0-6 (3f), D McGivney 1-1, G McSorley 0-4 (1 '45'), C Doherty 0-2, C Meegan, S Hoey, D Meegan, K Traynor, D McLoughlin 0-1 each. Trinity College: J Guinness 0-5 (3f), D Brady 0-4 (1f), N Doran 0-1.
DKIT - J O'Donoghue; C Meegan, C Lenihan, H Osbourne; E Walsh, C Daly, I Connor; N Kearns, C Bellew; G McSorley, C Doherty, D McGivney; T McEnaney, S Hoey, D Meegan. Subs: D Maguire for D Meegan (37), K Trainer for Bellew (45), D McLoughlin for Hoey (49), C McElwain for Osbourne, S Marry for McSorley (both 57), D Duke for McGivney (59).
Trinity College - M Shiel; T McGahern, C Murray, M Shortall; N Hickey, K Beirne, D Toal; D O'Shea, P Kelly; P Lambert, E O'Neill, L Tynan; J Guinness, B Magee, D Brady. Subs: K Archbold for Toal, N Doran for McGahern (both 26), C Browne for Hickey (50).
Ref - P Toolan (Down)