Thursday 22 March 2018

Canning fails to deny UL

UL 3-22
LIT 2-18
(After extra-time)

A spectacular goal by Joe Canning with the last puck of the game brought this exciting Waterford Crystal Cup tie to extra-time at the LIT Grounds.

However UL recovered from that late Canning blow and -- following a goal by substitute Michael Gleeson -- led by 3-16 to 2-17 at the end of the first half of extra-time, with two points from Brian Carroll clinching the victory.

Scorers -- UL: W Ryan, 0-10 (0-4f), A Quinn, M Gleeson 1-1 each, T Connor 1-0, B Carroll 0-4, S Dooley 0-3, N O'Murchadha 0-2, R O'Dwyer 0-1 LIT: J Canning 2-10 (0-5f), S Callinan 0-3 (0-2f), S Tobin, B Gleeson 0-2 each, T Dalton 0-1.

UL -- T Lowry; P Stapleton, M Malone, C Fogarty; K Joyce, J Devane, D Hayden; S Hickey, B Carroll, R O'Dwyer, S Dooley, T Connors; W Ryan, P Murphy, M Ruth. Subs: M Gleeson for Murphy, N O'Murchadha for Dooley, M Walsh for Joyce, A Quinn for Ruth, B Fox for Hayden.

LIT -- M Ryan; J Gunning, C Cooney, E Glynn; J O'Keeffe, N O'Connell, R Sherlock; P O'Brien, C Chapman; N Quinn, S Callinan, S Collins, S Tobin, J Canning, B Gaffney. Subs: G McInerney for Glynn, T Dalton for Gaffney, M Ryan for Chaplain.

Ref -- N Cosgrave (Tipperary).

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