dbs overcome the challenge

05 March 2019

A first half injury time penalty coolly converted by skipper Ciaran Mackey gave Dublin Business School a narrow victory over Galway Technical Institute in the Colleges FAI Challenge Cup Final at TU Dublin Grangegorman.

The win is the Dublin side's third cup success in successive season after they had captured the Eustace Cup in the two previous years.

Mackey struck home what turned out to be the decisive score after Stephen Dunne was taken down by full back Daniel Brennan as he powered his way into the Galway box.

The goal came after Galway had dominated most of the first half and should have lead at the interval by at least a couple of goals.
Wilson Wawuru saw his effort beat goalkeeper Louis Rouge but strike the far post. While Josh Quinlivan was denied by Rouge's fine save and later the Galway man fired wide from a close range free.

Galway continued to press without any luck as first Mark Wynne hit the post and later Alex Schmidt blazed his shot well over.

The game then turned in favour of DBS when in a rare attack Dunne was fouled and Mackey beat goalkeeper Gary Martyn to put them in front.

Dogged defending by the Dubliners with centre backs James Hogan and Andrew Shah in the thick of the action managed to keep Galway at bay after the break.

Johnny Glynn's side did come close to an equaliser when Conor O'Neill crashed a fierce drive off the cross bar and later Wynne tested Rouge but DBS guided by the experienced Adam Crowther, a half time substitute, held out for a famous win much to the delight of their large contingent of fans.

Man of the Match: James Hogan (DBS)

GALWAY TECHNICAL COLLEGE: Gary Martyn; Daniel Brennan, Jack Sheridan, Conor O'Neill (Louis Garvan 73), Gary Mathews; Alex Schmidt (Mirsad Zejnullahu 58), James Bolger, Tiernan Collins, Wilson Wawuru; Mark Wynne, Josh Quinlivan.
Subs not used: Calum Neil, Matheus Cabrai, Dean Greally.

DUBLIN BUSINESS SCHOOL: Louis Rouge; Aaron Byrne (Adam Crowther h-t), Andrew Shah, James Hogan, Paul Barbosa; John Murphy, Gavin Maher, Adam Brosved (Dylan McMahon 88), Ciaran Mackey, Stephen Callan (Coleman Enocks 89), Stephen Dunne (Matthew Cassidy 83).
Sub not used: Jarrah Aibakheet.

Referee: Ciaran Redmond Assistants: Martin Browne, Michael Hughes

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