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DkIT GAA Freshers in All Ireland Division 2 League Success

18 January 2023

DkIT freshers team picked up the All Ireland Higher Education Div 2 Cup on Wednesday 7th of December when they overcame Ulster University (UUJ) on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0-9. The match was played in front of a large crowd and those in attendance were treated to a great battle between two equally matched teams.

The first half was extremely tight with both defences on top but DkIT went in leading by 0-4 to 0-2 with Sean Reynolds, Dara Mc Donnell, Daniel Ehichoya, and Harry Butterly all contributing a point each.

DkIT were dealt a massive blow at the start of the second half when reduced to 14 players following a sending-off. However, the team showed huge character to stay in control of the match. Despite a couple of late scares, the team managed to prevail on a final score of 0-10 to 0-9.

The Captain of the team Ryan Duffy was outstanding on the night and accepted the cup on behalf of the team. The Health and Physical Activity student followed in the footsteps of his brother Kieran (Monaghan Senior player) who captained DkIT to victory in the 2015 and 2017 Trench Cup victories.

The team is now preparing to enter the Div 1 championship starting this month and has been drawn in a group with UUJ, Queens and St Marys.

The All Ireland Division 2 League Champions panel: 

  1. Daire O'Shea
  2. Fionn Tipping
  3. Liam Martin
  4. Ciaran Sheilds
  5. Keefer Carolan
  6. Dylan Byrne
  7. Andrew Mc Caughey
  8. Cillian Mc Gahon
  9. Dara Mc Donnell (0-2)
  10. Alex Carolan
  11. Harry Butterly (0-2)
  12. Daniel Ehichoya (0-1)
  13. Hughie Corcoran (0-1)
  14. Dylan Mc Connell (0-1)
  15. Ryan Duffy (Captain) (0-1)
  16. Ryan Walsh
  17. Conn O'Donoghue
  18. Sean Reynolds (0-2)
  19. Joe Mc Cann
  20. James Rogers
  21. Matthew Marron
  22. Mark Burns
  23. Jack Cassidy
  24. Jack Carolan
  25. Lee Grifferty
  26. Ciaran Mc Eneany
  27. Johnny Mc Gee
  28. Daniel Clinton
  29. Oisin Lynch
  30. Aaron Smith
  31. Fionn Cumiskey

If you are interested in joining the DkIT GAA team, or an other team or society, contact the Sports and Societies team

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