Thursday 22 February 2018

Duggan scoring spree ignites LIT

LIT 3-18 Garda College 1-8

Free-scoring Peter Duggan played a big part in LIT's victory over Garda College (stock picture)
Free-scoring Peter Duggan played a big part in LIT's victory over Garda College (stock picture)

Clare star Peter Duggan went on a scoring spree to guide Davy Fitzgerald's LIT through to quarter-final meeting with DJ Carey's IT Carlow.

LIT were rarely in difficulty at Templetuohy, although ten first-half wides meant they only led by 0-7 to 1-2 at the end of the opening half.

Garda College got an early goal from Stephen Murray but never looked like carving out the win which would have sent them through.

Duggan struck for first goal after 36 minutes and they quickly strung on points to lead by 1-13 to 1-3 after 43 minutes. Duggan's Clare team-mate David Reidy got their second goal with 13 minutes remaining and they continued to pick off points at will.

Duggan completed the rout when he got his second goal in the closing minutes of a disappointing contest.

Scorers - LIT: P Duggan 2-10 (6f, 1 '65), D Reidy 1-1; D Conroy, D O'Connor 0-2 each; O Kelly, S Gleeson, W Connors 0-1 each. Garda College: S Murray 1-2; E Sheehan, D O'Connor 0-2 each; N Cleere, B Murphy 0-1 each.

LIT - B O'Loughlin; D Moran, J McCarthy, J Quigley; A La Touche Cosgrave, S Ryan, J Quaid; D Conroy, W Connors; S Gleeson, D Reidy, D Byrnes; R Murphy, O Kelly, P Duggan. Subs: D O'Connell for Murphy (24), B O'Connor for Gleeson (46), R Byrnes for Conroy (55), M O'Keeffe for Kelly (57), E Quilty for Reidy (57).

Garda College - S Murphy; E Grant, C Wallace, K Histon; M Heffernan, B Murphy, L Varley; D Donoghue, K Russell; M J Carroll, K Tarrant, N Cleere; E Sheehan, D O Connor, S Murray. Subs: B McSweeney for Varley (48), D Sheehy for Histon (56).

Ref - R McGann (Clare)

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