Sunday 21 January 2018

NUI Galway seek Sigerson improvement despite putting Trinity to the sword

NUIG 4-12 Trinity College 1-7

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NUI Galway manager Maurice Sheridan says his side must learn from their preliminary-round victory at Dangan.

An early ten-minute blitz which produced goals from Sean Kelly and Adam Gallagher saw NUIG lead by 2-6 to 0-4 at half-time, and second-half strikes from substitutes Colm Kelly and Matt McClean sealed their victory.

“We are reasonably happy. The lads played well but still it wasn’t a great performance,” said former Mayo star Sheridan.

“The wind made it hard for both teams but a win is a win.

James Guinness’ 52nd-minute strike was unable to revive Trinity as NUIG again took over to book their place in the next round.

“When it comes to that level the quality matters and we didn’t have it,” said Trinity College manager Conor Laverty.

Scorers – NUIG:  A Gallagher 1-4 (1-0 pen, 0-2fs), S Kelly 1-2, M McClean 1-1 (0-1f), C Kelly 1-0, D Come, S Conroy, K McDonnell, E Tierney, M Daly 0-1 each. Trinity: J Guinness 1-1, D Brady 0-2, B Magee (f), R McCullagh, C O’Donoghue, J Bell 0-1 each.

NUIG– T O’ Malley; S Brennan, E O’ Donoghue, A O’ Connor; S Kelly, K McDonnell, L Burke; E Tierney, P Cooke; S Conroy, M Daly, A Gallagher; R Greene, D Comer, O Gallagher. Subs: G O’ Kelly Lynch for O’Connor (30), C Kelly for McDonnell (30), M McClean for O Gallagher (49), R Forde for S Kelly (53), K Quinn for Comer (58), C Bonner for A Gallagher (58).

TRINITY COLLEGE – L Brady; M Shorthall, K Beirne, J Bell; D Quinn, T McGahern, J Guinness; P Kelly, D Bootham; S Ward, C O’Driscoll, C O’Donoghue; D Brady, B Magee, R McCullagh. Subs: M Shiel for L Brady (30), S Owens for O’Driscoll (35), J Cox for Shorthall (45), J Byrne for Kelly (45).

Ref – Marty Duffy (Sligo)

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