Monday 20 November 2017

Carlow show Maynooth no mercy as they get back on track

IT Carlow 9-24 Maynooth Univ 1-3: Fitzgibbon Cup

Corner-forward Chris Bolger from Kilkenny helped himself to a hat-trick in IT Carlow's victory over Maynooth
Corner-forward Chris Bolger from Kilkenny helped himself to a hat-trick in IT Carlow's victory over Maynooth
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IT Carlow showed Maynooth no mercy as they got their Fitzgibbon Cup campaign back on track.

Although the 45-point winning margin won't be enough to progress from the group if they fail to beat Mary I in their final group game next Tuesday.

Their rout started early with four points from Kilkenny's Aidan Fogarty helping them to 0-17 to 0-1 lead at half-time. The goals then came thick and fast.

Corner-forward Chris Bolger from Kilkenny helped himself to a hat-trick, captain Ian Byrne netted twice in the third quarter as Carlow led by 4-19 to 1-2 at the three-quarter stage. Jack Fagan added 1-6 from play as Stephen Maher, Kevin Kelly and Martin Kavanagh all found the net.

Scorers - IT Carlow: C Bolger 3-1; J Fagan 1-6; I Byrne 2-1 (1-1fs); S Maher 1-4 (3fs, 1 65); K Kelly 1-3; A Fogarty 0-4 (1f, 1 65); M Kavanagh 1-0; J Doyle 0-3; C Doughan 0-2 (1f); Maynooth: C Fenlon 1-0; J Maher 0-2 (1f); C Chan 0-1f.

IT Carlow - C Clancy; C Doyle, M Ryan, J Gannon; D Palmer, C Doughan, W Young; I Byrne, A Fogarty; M Kavanagh, M Harney, S Maher; K Kelly, J Fagan (Meath), C Bolger . Subs: B Staunton for Young, HT; J Doyle for Maher, 38; K Hannafin for Ryan, 45; E Prendergast for Fogarty, 53; G Keegan for Fagan, 56.

Maynooth - S Nolan; C Breen, M Campion (Tipperary), S Ryan; R Fennell, E McLoughlin, S O'Connor; K Sheridan, D Burke; A Gleeson, C Fenlon, T Stafford; J Maher, C Chan, S Farrelly. Subs: E O'Hara for McLoughlin (inj), 40; J Murphy for Maher, 51.

Ref - A Kelly (Galway).

Irish Independent

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