Friday 13 December 2019

Duggan stars as LIT finish with a flourish to oust UCC

Limerick IT 2-15 UCC 1-14

Limerick IT's Alan Dempsey in action. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / Sportsfile
Limerick IT's Alan Dempsey in action. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / Sportsfile
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UCC exited at the group stage for the second successive year as they succumbed at the Mardyke.

Having lost to UCD in their opening game, the hosts needed to win by two points to have any hope of reaching the quarter-finals.

However, though they hit the front when Alan Cadogan scored a 52nd-minute goal to put them 1-13 to 1-12 ahead, they were undone by another LIT surge.

Peter Duggan finished with 1-4 for Davy Fitzgerald's side and it was his point which levelled before David Dempsey took advantage of David Reidy's pass to fire to the net and put them back in front.

Barry Lawton had a goal effort tipped over by Eibhear Quilligan, but that was the closest UCC came to salvaging something as Duggan and Alan Dempsey rounded off the win for LIT.

With the wind in the first half, UCC had led for long periods, Rob O'Shea converting frees and Cormac Murphy had two points from distance from play.

While their shooting was far from perfect, LIT didn't leave them out of their sight and were level by half-time at 0-7 each and Duggan's goal soon put them ahead. Cadogan's goal looked to have swung things, but it was LIT's day.

SCORERS - Limerick IT: P Duggan 1-4 (0-2f), D Dempsey 1-2, D Byrnes 0-3fs, M O'Malley, A Dempsey 0-2 each, C Barrett, D Reidy (f) 0-1 each. UCC: R O'Shea 0-7fs, A Cadogan 1-0, C Murphy, B Lawton 0-2 each, N McCarthy, J Power, T Devine 0-1 each.

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LIMERICK IT - E Quilligan; N O'Connor, K Bennett, O O'Brien; C Nolan, W Ryan, D Byrnes; J Campion, C Barrett; J Shanahan, M O'Malley, D Dempsey; N Maher, P Duggan, D Reidy. Subs: A Dempsey for Campion (36), W Connors for Nolan (46), S Gleeson for Maher (58).

UCC - K Hogan; C Gleeson, M Breen, S Roche; R Cahalane, D Morrissey, G O'Brien; J Barron, C Murphy; T Devine, N McCarthy, R O'Shea; A Cadogan, S O'Donnell, J Power. Subs: B Lawton for Cahalane (39), DJ Foran for Devine (48, injured), E Finn for Power (58).

REF - F Horgan (Tipperary)

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