Sigerson Cup: DCU romp to title
25 February 2012
DCU celebrate winning the Irish Daily Mail 2012 Sigerson Cup at Pearse Stadium ©INPHO/Mike Shaughnessy
DCU beat NUI Maynooth by 2-17 to 0-7 in the Sigerson Cup final at Pearse Stadium.
Dublin's Paul Flynn and Sligo's David Kelly hit the winners' goals in the second half. Flynn and his Dublin colleagues Dean Rock and Eoghan O'Gara were instrumental in DCU's third Sigerson success in seven years, bagging 1-11 between them.
Maynooth must have been happy with their first-half efforts as they trailed by just 0-6 to 0-4 at the break but Flynn netted four minutes after the restart and it was all over long before substitute Kelly added the second three-pointer in the 47th minute, 2-14 to 0-6.
Donegal's Michael Murphy also announced his return from injury with a 20-minute appearance in the second half, notching a point. Westmeath's Kieran Gavin accepted the silverware after the final whistle, with Flynn taking the Man of the Match award.
DCU: M Boyle; P McMahon, K Gavin, E Culligan; N Collins, J Cooper, J McCarthy; F O'Shea, C Begley (0-1); P Flynn (1-3), D Rock (0-4, 0-1f), D Keenan (0-2); J Brady, E O'Gara (0-4), A McFadden. Subs: D Kelly (1-1) for Brady (31 mins), M Murphy (0-1) for Keenan (40), G Sweeney (0-1) for Rock (48), R Hennelly for Boyle (54), F O'Curraoin for O'Gara (57).
NUI Maynooth: S Connolly; K O'Brien, K Lynch, D Dalton (0-1); T Moolick (0-1), J McDermott, S Denvir; C Berrigan (0-1), C Brophy; P Cahillane (0-1), S Hurley, C Mullins; M Newman (0-2, 0-1f), D Quinn (0-1), J Califf. Subs: S Fahey for Califf (34 mins), T Johnson for Denvir (38), D Quinn for Berrigan (45), W Ryan for Lynch (49), P Og O'Griofa for Mullins (54).