LETTERKENNY Institute of Technology are through to the semi-finals of the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup following an impressive win away to IT Sligo.
IT Sligo 1-8 Letterkenny Institute of Technology 1-14
LyIT managed by Donegal captain Michael Murphy, are contesting their first ever Sigerson Cup, having beaten Athlone IT in round 1 last weekend.
Here, they begin impressively, establishing a 1-5 to 0-2 lead with Donegal player Michael Langan scoring the goal.
IT Sligo gradually got to grip with proceedings and a goal from corner back Tiernan McSkean (Monaghan) brought them back into the contest.
LyIT finished the half strongly, adding a couple of fine points from play to lead by 1-9 to 1-4.
And they kept their opponents at arms length in the second half hour – with Michael Langan and Eoin McGettigan very influential.
IT Sligo had Donegal natives Nathan Boyle, Kevin McBrearty, Andrew McClean and Timmy Goverov in their XV.
IT Sligo did create a number of goal chances in the second half but they were unable to convert any of them – and their frustration was compounded in the closing moments when Luke Molloy received a red card.
Scorers: Letterkenny IT – Michael Langan (1f) 1-2, Eoghan McGettigan (1f) 0-4, Darragh Black 0-3, Peadar Mogan 0-3f, Liam Jackson, John Campbell 0-1 each.
IT Sligo – Sean Carrabine (4f) 0-5, Tiernan McSkean 1-0, Cillian McGloin 0-2, Lee Jones 0-1
Letterkenny IT: Michael Lynch, Aaron Gillooly, Mark McAteer, Ultan Doherty, Oisin Langan, Christian Bonner, Michael Langan, Caomhin Marley, Ryan McFadden, Peadar Mogan, Paddy Dolan, Darragh Black, Jordan O’Dowd, Eoghan McGettigan. Subs: John Campbell for O’Dowd, Liam Jackson for Bonner, Matthew Duffy for R McFadden, Mark McAteer for Black, Joe McGill for Dolan.