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McEnaney stars as Dundalk IT record memorable win on Sigerson Cup return

24 January 2018

Oisin McConville’s DKIT side advanced to face DCU in the second round of the Sigerson Cup, a 1-18 to 0-10 victory over a below-par Trinity College outfit, in what was a very good performance the Louth-based college.

Tadhg McEneaney, who was outstanding for DKIT throughout the game, opened the scoring for DKIT with a free in the opening minute, which was immediately cancelled out by Dylan Brady’s effort.

DKIT would go on to score the next three points of the game courtesy of Donal Meegan, Gerard McSorley and Conor Doherty to give themselves a three point advantage.

Longford star David McGivney got the games only goal after 17 minutes, when he fisted to the net from Shea Hoey’s sideline effort.

DKIT would go on to score the final four points of the half, including one fabulous score from McEneaney on the stroke of half time, to lead on a scoreline of  1-13 to 0-4 at the interval.

James Guinness opened the second half scoring with a free, but another point from McEneaney restored his sides twelve point advantage.

Further points from Dylan Brady and Guinness reduced the deficit to ten, but that was as good as it got for Conor Laverty’s charges, with Kevin Treanor’s 60th minute point the final action, as his side cruised to victory.

DKIT now face DCU in the next round, in what will no doubt be a much tougher contest, but if McConville’s side can replicate this performance, they will have every chance of overcoming the Dublin powerhouse.

Trinity College Dublin: Michael Shiel; Tadhg McGahern, Cian Murray, Matthew Shortall; Niall Hickey, Keelan Beirne, Darragh Toal; Dara O’Shea, Paul Kelly; Paul Lambert, Eoin O’Neill, Luke Tynan; James Guinness (0-5 0-3 frees), Bryan Magee, Dylan Brady (0-4, 0-1 free).

Subs used: Karl Archibold for Toal (25), Nathan Doran (0-1) for McGahern (25), Conal Browne for Hickey (50).

DKIT: Joe O’Donoghue; Colm Meegan, Conor Lenihan, Hugh Osbourne (0-1); Eanan Walsh, Cormac Daly, Ian Connor; Niall Kearns, Ciaran Bellew; Gerard McSorley (0-4, one “45”), Conor Doherty (0-2), David McGivney (1-1); Tadhg McEneaney (0-6, 0-3 frees), Shea Hoey (0-1), Donal Meegan (0-1).

Subs used: Dean Maguire for Donal Meegan (37), Kevin Traynor (0-1) for Bellew (44), David McLoughlin (0-1) for Hoey (48), Sean Marry for McSorley (57), Caolan McElwain for Osbourne (57), Emmet Kirk for McGivney (58). Referee: Paul Faloon (Down).

Report by: Conor McKenna,

Team photo by: Darren Rafferty/Dundalk Democrat