Tuesday 20 February 2018

Clare's Bobby Duggan and Tipp's John McGrath combine for 1-20 as UL advance unbeaten

UL 4-31 DCU St Pat's 2-14

John McGrath in action today for UL
John McGrath in action today for UL
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

BRIAN Lohan's University of Limerick made it three wins from three outings in Group B of the Independent.ie Fitzgibbon Cup, scoring a 23-point victory over outclassed DCU St Pat's.

Clare's Bobby Duggan and Tipperary All-Star John McGrath combined for 1-20 as UL, who had already qualified as group winners, ran riot in a 'dead rubber' clash on the DCU all-weather pitch.

UL were ahead by double scores at half-time, 2-14 to 1-7, and while St Pat's had Kilkenny duo Billy Ryan and Sean Morrissey in good scoring form, the visitors were impressive.

Tony Kelly, fresh from his club heroics with Ballyea, scored three points for UL.

IT Carlow will travel to UL next week for what could potentially be the pick of the quarter-finals.

SCORERS - UL: B Duggan 0-12 (1f, 1 65), J McGrath 1-8 (0-6f, 0-1 65), L Lyons 1-2, PJ Scully 1-1, M Mullins 1-0, T Kelly 0-3, A Morrissey, J Forde, A McGuane, R Lynch & J.P. Lucey 0-1 each.  DCU St Pat’s: B Ryan 2-7 (1-7f), S Morrissey 0-4, F Curran 0-2, C Breathnach 0-1.

UL - P Maher; L O’Connor, B Troy, G Ryan; J Henley, D Fitzgerald, J Forde; T Kelly, A McGuane; T Morrissey, B Duggan, J.P. Lucey; D Gleeson, M Mullins, J McGrath. Subs: L Lyons for Kelly (h.t.), PJ Scully for Mullins (h.t.) P Ryan for Fitzgerald (h.t.), R Lynch for T Morrissey (h.t.),  A Morrissey (Galway) for McGrath (41).

DCU St Pat’s - K Dunphy; R Tubrid, B McDowell, D O’Shea; G Malone, N Mullins, C Brady; J Barún, R Fitzpatrick; P Spellacy, B Ryan; S Morrissey; C Breathnach, M Óg Storey, F Curran. Subs: T Devlin for Breathnach (41), G Kelly for Curran (41).

REF - G Quilty (Kilkenny)

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