DkIT's Sigerson Cup team. (Pic: Darran Rafferty)
Trinity College 0-10 DkIT 1-18
Óisín McConville’s DkIT side advanced to face DCU in the second round of the Sigerson Cup, after a 1-18 to 0-10 victory over a below-par Trinity College outfit in Santry last night.
Tadhg McEnaney, who was outstanding for DkIT, opened the scoring for the Dundalk side with a free in the opening minute, which was immediately cancelled out by Dylan Brady’s effort.
DkIT would go on to score the next three-points of the game courtesy of Donal Meegan, Gerard McSorley and Conor Doherty to give themselves a comfortab advantage.
Longford star David McGivney got the game's only goal after 17-minutes, when he fisted to the net from Shea Hoey’s sideline effort and DkIT would go on to score the final four-points of the half, including one fabulous effort from McEnaney on the stroke of half-time, to lead on a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-4 at the interval.
James Guinness opened the second-half scoring with a free, but another point from McEnaney restored his sides 12-point advantage.
Further points from Dylan Brady and Guinness reduced the deficit to 10, but that was as good as it got for Conor Laverty’s charges, with Kevin Treanor’s 60th minute point the final action, as his side cruised to victory.
DkIT now face DCU in the next round in what will no doubt be a much tougher contest, but if McConville’s side can replicate this performance, they will have every chance of overcoming the Dublin powerhouse.
Trinity College Dublin: Michael Shiel; Tadhg McGahern, Cian Murray, Matthew Shortall; Niall Hickey, Keelan Beirne, Darragh Toal; Dara O’Shea, Paul Kelly; Paul Lambert, Eoin O’Neill, Luke Tynan; James Guinness (0-5, three frees), Bryan Magee, Dylan Brady (0-4, one free)
Subs: Karl Archibold for Toal (25), Nathan Doran (0-1) for McGahern (25), Conal Browne for Hickey (50)
DkIT: Joe O’Donoghue; Colm Meegan, Conor Lenihan, Hugh Osbourne (0-1); Eunan Walsh, Cormac Daly, Ian Connor; Niall Kearns, Ciarán Bellew; Gerard McSorley (0-4, one 45), Conor Doherty (0-2), David McGivney (1-1); Tadhg McEnaney (0-6, three frees), Shea Hoey (0-1), Donal Meegan (0-1)
Subs: Dean Maguire for Donal Meegan (37), Kevin Traynor (0-1) for Bellew (44), David McLoughlin (0-1) for Hoey (48), Seán Marry for McSorley (57), Caolan McElwain for Osbourne (57), Emmet Kirk for McGivney (58)
Referee: Paul Faloon (Down)