DCU set up Dubs showdown

DCU 2-15 Westmeath 2-9
Referee Cormac Reilly issued two black cards — one to each team — as DCU maintained their 100% record in the O’Byrne Cup with a deserved six-point win over Westmeath at St Loman’s Lakepoint Park, Mullingar last night.

Goals from Conor McGreanor (ninth minute) and Paddy Fox (33rd) helped the students to a 2-6 to 0-7 interval lead.

Paul Sharry (42nd minute) and substitute Dessie Dolan (53rd) found the net to bring Westmeath back into contention. However, the college side had more firepower in attack, with Conor McHugh always prominent in the full forward line. They now face Dublin in a winner-takes-all clash next Sunday.

Scorers for DCU: C McGreanor 1-3 (0-1f), C McHugh 0-6 (4f), P Fox 1-2, E Murray, B Donnelly, D Byrne and G Kelly 0-1 each.

Westmeath: Dessie Dolan 1-1 (0-1f), P Sharry 1-0, C McCormack 0-3, A Giles 0-2 (2f), J Gonoud, J Egan and T McDaniel 0-1 each.

DCU: J Farrelly; W Lowry, C Dunleavy, C Cafferky; F O’Shea, J Smith, P Dooney; E O’Connor, B Donnelly; E Murray, P Fox, D Byrne; C McHugh, C McGreanor, D Wrynn.

Subs: M Quinn for O’Shea (h-t), G Kelly for Wrynn (black card, 40), S Oates for Smith (inj, 46), T Flynn for McGreanor (61).

WESTMEATH: D Quinn; S Gilmore, S Flynn, Damien Dolan; J Gonoud, J Gilligan, J Egan; D Duffy, D Corroon; P Sharry, G Hoey, L Smyth; A Giles, C McCormack, T McDaniel.

Subs: D McNicholas for Duffy (black card, 29), Dessie Dolan for McDaniel (h-t), K Daly for Smyth (h-t), K Maguire for Flynn (h-t), D Lynch for Egan (40), S Daly for Sharry (50).

Referee: C Reilly (Meath)


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