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Saturday 17 November 2018

DKIT put Trinity to the sword in Sigerson Cup

DKIT 1-18 Trinity College 0-10

DKIT had 11 points to spare in the end
DKIT had 11 points to spare in the end Newsdesk Newsdesk

DKIT progressed to the first round of the Sigerson Cup with a convincing preliminary phase victory over Trinity College at Santry Avenue tonight.

The Dundalk side were always a step ahead of their Dublin counterparts, and will now face four-time champions DCU next Wednesday.

Points by Donal Meegan, Gerry McSorley and Conor Doherty helped DKIT to establish an early three-point advantage (0-4 to 0-1). James McGuinness and Dylan Brady briefly narrowed the gap for Trinity, before David McGivney flicked a Shea Hoey sideline to the net at the end of a strong purple patch.

Additional contributions from Colm Meegan, Tadhg McEnaney (two) and McSorley subsequently ensured that Oisin McConville's charges held a commanding 1-13 to 0-4 interval lead. Trinity - who will host this year’s decider - did make a bright start to the second period, when Guinness converted a tricky 30-metre free.

However, thanks to a 0-2 salvo from McEnaney, DKIT remained in control of their own destiny. Trinity’s woes were compounded by the 52nd-minute dismissal of Eoin O’Neill, and thanks to late points from David McLoughlin and Kevin Traynor, DKIT advanced in fine style.

Scorers – DKIT: T McEnaney 0-6 (3f), D McGivney 1-1, G McSorley 0-4 (1 ’45’), C Doherty 0-2, C Meegan, S Hoey, D Meegan, K Traynor, D McLoughlin 0-1 each. .  Trinity College: J Guinness 0-5 (3f), D Brady 0-4 (1f), N Doran 0-1.

DKIT – J O’Donoghue; C Meegan, C Lenihan, H Osbourne; E Walsh, C Daly, I Connor; N Kearns, C Bellew; G McSorley, C Doherty, D McGivney; T McEnaney, S Hoey, D Meegan.. Reps: D Maguire for D Meegan (37), K Trainer for Bellew (45), D McLoughlin for Hoey (49), C McElwain for Osbourne, S Marry for McSorley (both 57), D Duke for McGivney (59).

Trinity College – M Shiel; T McGahern, C Murray, M Shortall; N Hickey, K Beirne, D Toal; D O’Shea, P Kelly; P Lambert, E O’Neill, L Tynan; J Guinness, B Magee, D Brady.. Reps: K Archbold for Toal, N Doran for McGahern (both 26), C Browne for Hickey (50).

ref – P Toolan (Down).

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