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Horan free saves Offaly's blushes

A point from a free by Diarmuid Horan two minutes into injury-time gave Offaly a hard-earned victory over DIT at Rath yesterday.

An experimental Offaly side was pushed all the way by the Dublin college and just when it seemed like the game was heading for extra-time, Horan slotted over the winning point.

Scorers -- Offaly: O Kealey 0-8 (0-6fs), C Parlon 1-1, D Horan 0-4 (0-3fs), G Healion 0-3, K Brady, F Daly and S Kelly 0-1 each. DIT: P Ryan 0-9 (4fs), H Kehoe 1-2, J Clarke, M Moloney (1f) 0-2 each, P Lynch (f), P Kelly and P Hartley 0-1 each.

OFFALY -- E Kelly; S Egan, E Murphy, S Wynne; D Morkan, J Bergin, D Horan; G Oakley, K Brady; S Kelly, J Brady, F Daly; C Parlon, G Healion, O Kealey. Subs: J Rigney for Kealey (50), D Mooney for Daly (57), C Mahon for Kelly (63).

DIT -- F McGarry; C O'Shaughnessy, T Brady, E Costello; F Cullen, P Schutte, P Lynch; P Phelan, J Clarke; P Kelly, P Hartley, D O'Dwyer; P Ryan, H Kehoe, P Morris. Subs: W O'Dwyer for O'Dwyer (41), M Moloney for Cullen (46), D Treacy for Morris (60), N Kelly for Kelly (66).

REF -- D Hughes (Carlow).

Irish Independent