Trinity led 0-5 to 0-4 at the break, but Barry O’Rorke’s opportunist goal two minutes after the restart put the Dublin side four clear. Darragh Daly’s initial shot was blocked in a crowded goalmouth, but O’Rorke reacted swiftly to rattle the Liverpool net.
Liverpool Hope were under severe pressure from that stage as Trinity led by five points, 1-9 to 0-7, entering the final 10 minutes.
Points from Cathal McHugh and Tomas Corrigan extended Trinity’s advantage before Leo Turley blasted a late insurance goal.
Scorers for Trinity College: L Turley (1-2, 2fs), B O’Rorke (1-1), T Corrigan (0-4, 3fs), D Daly (0-1), P McPadden (0-1), C McHugh (0-1), M O’Sullivan (0-1).
Scorers for Liverpool Hope: F Cassidy (0-4, 4fs), F Hegarty (0-1), F O’Dubhghaill (0-1), M Higgins (0-1)
TRINITY COLLEGE: D Byrne; M Boyle, K Fitzgerald, J McPadden; C O’Donoghue, S Murray, S Gaughan; D Daly, P O’Higgins; P McPadden, M O’Sullivan, B O’Rorke; L Turley, T Corrigan, A Hurley.
Subs: C McHugh for Boyle (25), T English for Daly (41), S Higgins for Gaughan (53), E O’Siochru for O’Sullivan (55).
LIVERPOOL HOPE: M O’Maonaigh; A Brannigan, P McGurk, A McPherson; C O’Tedore, M Higgins, M Hughes; F Hegarty, R O’Slegend; M McCartan, F Cassidy, D McEntee; F O’Dubhghaill, C Harper, C McLeod.
Subs: J Hughes for O’Slegend (47), C Lynch for Cassidy (58).
Referee: M Duffy (Sligo).