Tuesday 19 March 2019

Conroy brace gets NUIG home

NUIG 2-13 DCU 1-15

NUIG eked out a narrow victory in the All-Ireland Freshers FC Final. Stock photo: Sportsfile
NUIG eked out a narrow victory in the All-Ireland Freshers FC Final. Stock photo: Sportsfile

Tommy Conroy inspired NUIG to victory over DCU in Tubberclair yesterday.

The Mayo native flashed home a goal in the first minute but DCU worked their way back to level terms.

Conroy found the net again in the 21st minute and, while DCU responded with a goal from Mark Barry, NUIG eked out a narrow victory.

Scorers - NUIG: T Conroy 2-1; C Heneghan 0-6 (3f); R Walzer 0-3 (1f); G Durkan, E O'Brien (1f) and S McUidlin 0-1 each. DCU: M Barry 1-6 (4f); O Gallen 0-3 (1f); J Doran and D Kirwan 0-2 each; J Hagan and P Gillooly 0-1 each.

NUIG - C Lankford; D Buckley, M Barrett, J Cooke; G Burke, C Campbell, J McSharry; E O'Brien, G Durkan; D Brophy, R Walzer, L Burke; C Heneghan, D Kelly, T Conroy. Subs: L Molloy for L Burke (39), S McUidlin for O'Brien (48), R Cunningham for Kelly (50), E O'Brien for Durkan (BC, 58) J Sugrue for Walzer (59), M Barrett for Buckley (BC, 60).

DCU - D O'Hanlon; D Corcoran, M Moran, C Doyle; O Doogan, N Matthews, PJ Masterson; S Lacey, D Kirwan; J Hagan, J Doran, L Molloy; O Gallen, D Lacey, M Barry. Subs: H Ladd for Molloy (h-t), F Potts for Moran (34), P Gillooly for Lacey (39), B Diver for Hagan (50), M Culhane for Gallen (58), A Mulvany for Doyle (60).

Ref - B O'Leary (Wexford).

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