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Wednesday 13 December 2017

McGrath hits a brace as Limerick hold onto Bishop Farquhar Cup

UNIV OF LIMERICK.................................................................... 3

QUEENS UNIV.......................................................................... 1

University of Limerick retained the Bishop Farquhar Cup with the help of two late goals in an exciting decider against Queens University.

Dave McGrath had the holders in front on the half hour but Alan Coleman saved well from Ryan Murphy to help them hold on to their advantage at the interval.

Queens levelled when Jay Gardiner got on the end of a Conor Mulholland cross to strike home the equaliser early after the break.

But Limerick proved the stronger side in the last quarter and McGrath and David Njuki grabbed the vital goals to keep the trophy on Shannonside.

Univ of Limerick:Alan Coleman, Gavin Roche, Dan Goggin, Nigel Stanley, Pa Durkan, Brendan Daly, Cian Doyle, Alan Quill, David McGrath, Dan Clinton, Jamie Richardson.Subs: Rob Phelan (for Richardson 55),David Njuki (for Clinton 65), Ed Gallagher (for Roche 80),Eoghan Burke ( for Durkin 80), Tom Barrett (for Doyle 85), Niall Prendergast, Brian Cleary.

Queens Univ: Peter Mallett, David Fulton, Philip Prenter, DJ Canavan, Richard McAleese, Jay Gardiner, Paddy Donnelly, Ryan Murphy, Tony Tumelty, Charlie McKay, David Magee.Subs: Conor Mulholland (for Murphy ht), Conor Simpson (for Fulton 86), Eamon Black, Odhran Lenaghan. Referee: Dick Tucker (Derry).

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