Saturday 18 January 2020

Ryan excels in DIT triumph to give Daly food for thought

DIT 1-14 UCD 0-14

DUBLIN manager Anthony Daly had plenty to digest as he watched DIT beat already-qualified UCD at Mobhi Road to book their place in the quarter-finals.

Ballyboden St Enda's corner-forward Paul Ryan was the most impressive forward on show, scoring 1-8 of DIT's total and displaying some excellent accuracy from frees.

A Liam Rushe free -- one of seven that he converted -- edged the Belfield boys in front at the interval 0-9 to 1-5 after they had recovered from Ryan's opportunistic 12th-minute goal.

But, with Tomas Brady in commanding form at the back and Willie O'Dwyer scoring three fine points, it was DIT who excelled after the break, outscoring their rivals 0-9 to 0-5.

Scorers -- DIT: P Ryan 1-8 (0-6f), W O'Dwyer 0-3, H Keogh, P Kelly, D Treacy 0-1 each. UCD: L Rushe 0-8 (7f), D Kenny, L Ryan, C Lyng, D O'Connor, J Boland, D Lyng (f) 0-1 each.

DIT -- F McGarry; C O'Shaughnessy, J Walsh, P Lynch; P Phelan, T Brady, F Cullen; M Moloney, P Hartley; P Kelly, W O'Dwyer, R Butler; P Ryan, D O'Dwyer, H Keogh. Subs: D Molloy for Atkinson (40), J Clarke for Walsh (45), D Treacy for Butler (45), D Morris for Kelly (55).

UCD -- J Ryan; E O'Shea, D Kenny, O Gough; N Prendergast, D Langton, C Gleeson; R O'Carroll, L Ryan; J Boland, D Lyng, L Rushe; C Lyng, P Atkinson, D O'Connor. Subs: J Foley for C Lyng (51), R O'Loughlin for D Lyng (58).

Ref -- B Kelly (Westmeath).

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