Garda College and IT Sligo advance in the Sigerson Cup
Garda call a halt to Cork IT’s hopes as Sligo prove too strong for outgunned GMIT
Limerick’s Séamus O’Carroll helped Garda to an 0-8 to 0-3 victory over Cork IT at Templemore. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho
Garda College braved the elements in icy Templemore to score a 0-8 to 0-3 victory over a disappointing CIT.
Ahead by 0-3 to 0-1 at half-time, and having played against the elements, Garda had a match-winning platform and they did more than enough after the break to seal a repeat of last year’s corresponding fixture with Ulster University.
Limerick’s Séamus O’Carroll, Clare’s Eoin Cleary and Westmeath’s Thomas McDaniel scored a brace of points each and it was a forgettable afternoon for CIT, who registered 13 wides and lost Jason Lonergan and Dan Daly to early black cards.
Garda finished with 14 players when Teddy Doyle was dismissed for a second bookable offence but progress was secured nonetheless.
IT Sligo’s reward for defeating GMIT is a daunting clash with holders UCD. James Shaughnessy , Bryan Walsh and Jamie Brennan found the net for IT Sligo as they claimed a 3-13 to 2-7 victory.