A hat-trick from Tooban man Georgie Kelly sank Finn Harps to defeat last night in Dublin.
UCD 3 Finn Harps 2
On a night when all the goals were netted by Inishowen men, Kelly’s treble proved the key as the Students prevailed.
Harps led 2-1 at the break with Sam Todd and Mark Coyle on target, but Kelly proved to be their undoing.
Kelly bagged his first when he headed home in the 16th minute.
Harps netted twice in the closing minutes of the first half.
Todd blasted home after Ciaran O’Connor was denied to draw Harps level.
And Ollie Horgan’s men led in style when Coyle turned home Jesse Devers’ cross.
On 67 minutes Kelly clipped past Ciaran Gallagher and UCD were on an even keel again.
15 minutes from the end, Kelly netted when the ball rebounded off him after his header was saved.