14-man Garda College produce late surge to beat IT Sligo
Fourteen-man Garda College hit 1-4 in the last eight minutes to see off the challenge of IT Sligo in the Sigerson Cup at Templemore.
Garda led 0-7 to 0-6 after a lively first half and were 0-8 to 0-7 ahead six minutes into the second half when they lost Paul Mannion to a second yellow card.
Sligo struck a crucial blow on 50 minutes Johnny Brennan netted a penalty for a 1-9 to 0-11 lead. However, the Gardaí had points from Jonathan Ryan and Declan Meehan (2) to surge ahead. Ronan Carolan got a clinching goal near the end.
Scorers – Garda: D Masterson 0-5, D Meehan 0-4 (3f), J Ryan 0-3, R Carolan 1-0, P Varley, K Cawley, P Mannion (f) 0-1 each. IT Sligo: J Brennan 1-4 (1-0 pen, 2f); S Carrabine 0-2; P O’Malley (f), K McBrearty, N Boyle, T Govorov 0-1 each.
Garda Col – P Shaw; R O’Connor, S Nerney, K Histon; K Cawley, P Varley, C Russell; T Mullins, T Clarke; D Masterson, C Duggan, G Rodgers; P Mannion, J Ryan, D Meehan; Subs: A Masterson for Mullins (37), R Carolan for Rodgers (41), G Casey for D Masterson (55); K Doherty for Clarke(58).
IT Sligo – P O’Malley; E McGrath, C Reape, J Haran; S McGrath, C McDonagh, N Boyle; D McGovern, J Bermingham; J O’Reilly, J Brennan, A McLean; S Carrabine, K McBrearty, K Cawley. Subs: T Gomorov for McDonagh (41), C Hennelly for S McGrath (48).
Ref – J Hickey (Carlow)