maynooth out gun ul to take title

01 March 2017

Three second half goals without reply saw the Maynooth University 'D' side crowned Colleges and Universities Division Three champions after they over came University of Limerick 'B' in the final at Abbotstown.

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK'B' 0 MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY 'D' 3

Maynooth were clearly the stronger side in a scoreless opening half although Limerick had come into the game in the latter stages.

But the loss of winger Gordon McKevitt who was sent off by referee John Thornton on the hour mark after a tackle on defender Connor Hynes proved to be a major set back for the Limerick side.

The ten men struggled after that and ten minutes later they found themselves behind to a Danny Willis goal set up by good work from Joseph McKinney.

A fine finish by Joe McIntyre after he burst through the Limerick defence doubled the score on 80 minutes.

The win was sealed by Ryan Harris in the closing stages after he had replaced McIntyre minutes earlier.

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK'B': Com Murray; Darren McNamara, Sean Brosnan, Sean Ryan, Fergal Flanagan; Tom Foody, Liam Mulligan; Darragh Bermingham, Evan Patterson, Gordon McKevitt; Jerome Glavin.
SUBS: Sam Van Dam (for Brosnan 40 mins), Simon Collins (for Bermingham (62 mins), Ori Dickson (for McNamara 75 mins).Josh Quinn, Jamie Philpott, Adam Sullivan.

MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY 'D': Cian Flynn; Connor Hynes, Malachy Tobin, Mark O'Brien, Ciaran O'Regan; Cian Li. Killian Zambra; Joseph McKinney, Dion Agbonze, Joe McIntyre; Darren Beattie.
SUBS: Daniel Willis (for Beattie 38 mins), Jack Somers (for McKinney 58 mins), Taslim Agbontaen (for Agbonze 80 mins), Ryan Harris (for McIntyre 81 mins), Colm Matthews (for O'Regan 85 mins), Yomade Thompson, Partick Sullivan.

REFEREE: John Thornton Assistants: Andy Byrne, Adam Conroy.

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