Late goals earn silverware for CIT

TWO late goals ensured Cork IT claimed the Freshers Football League Division 1 title at UUJ’s expense in Newcastle, Co. Dublin yesterday.

Cian Fleming and Stephen O’Dwyer bagged the vital scores for Pat Spratt’s charges.

UUJ were dealt a major blow late on with the dismissal of Tyrone’s Shea McGuigan, brother of Senior star Brian, following a second yellow card. Indeed the Ulster outfit were dealt bad luck leading up to this game with a litiny of injuries.

CIT held a comfortable 1-8 to 0-5 interval lead, with O’Dwyer claiming a 10th minute goal.

Despite UUJ launching a determined second-half challenge, with Barry Reilly and Ross McGarry to the fore in cutting the deficit to the minimum with 10 minutes remaining, CIT’s late goal brace ensured silverware.

CORK IT (Cork unless stated): D Hickey; P Kilkenny (Kerry), R Hodnett, C Davis (Kerry); J Walsh (Kerry) (0-1), R O’Callaghan (Kerry), J Cronin; R O’Sullivan, C O’Sullivan (0-1); D Leahy (Tipperary), N O’Doherty (0-1), C Fleming (0-1-5, 4f); K Hallissey (0-2, 1f), S O’Dwyer (Kerry) (2-0), D Drake (0-1).

Subs (Kerry unless stated): Alan O’Dwyer for Davis; C Davis for A O’Dwyer; P O’Connor for Drake; D Daly for O’Connor; J Goggin (Cork) for O’Doherty.

UUJ: D Mulholland (Armagh); R McAleenan (Down), R McNamee (Tyrone), A O’Donnell (Tyrone); T Martin (Derry), C McClean (Down), C Magee (Down); P McNulty (Tyrone), C Dougan; S McGuigan (Tyrone) (0-1), C Clarke (Down), C McAliskey (Tyrone); R McGarry (Down) (0-2), B Reilly (Cavan) (0-5, 3f), D McKenna (Monaghan) (0-5, 2f).

Subs: J McCullough (Armagh) for Mulholland (49)

Referee: Paul Finnegan (Louth).

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