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Foley frustrates CIT

Holders Waterford are through to the semi-finals after an unconvincing four-point victory over Cork Institute of Technology at Walsh Park yesterday. The hero for Davy Fitzgerald's men was centre-forward Richie Foley who finished with a personal tally of 1-8.

It was a mostly unrecognisable Waterford team that took the field and the students took advantage in the first half.

With Ryan Clifford proving a reliable free-taker, CIT led by 0-5 to 0-1 early on but the home side improved dramatically after the break and Foley's goal from a 21-yard free in the 44th minute proved to be the game's decisive score.

SCORERS -- Waterford: R Foley 1-8 (1-7f), M Shanahan (f), S Prendergast, G Crotty, B O'Halloran 0-1 each. CIT: R Clifford 0-5f, P O'Connor 0-3, T Murphy 0-2, L McLoughlin 0-1.

Waterford -- C Hennessy: J Maher, L Lawlor, C Ryan; D Fives, M Walsh, J Nagle; S Molumphy, B O'Halloran; S Prendergast, R Foley, M Shanahan; G Crotty, S Walsh, S Casey. Subs: F McGrath for C Ryan, P Mahony for G Crotty, E Murphy for S Casey

CIT -- T Quaid; S Kearney, J O'Callaghan, J Herlihy; S McDonald, R Cashman, C Leahy; L McLoughlin, S White; P O'Connor, C Casey, M Bowles; T Murphy, M O'Sullivan, R Clifford. Subs: S O'Brien for M Bowles, N Kelly for L McLoughlin, S Corcoran for C Casey. Ref -- T Ryan (Tipperary)

Irish Independent