Letterkenny IT left it late as they made it through to the next round of the Sigerson Cup with a 1-13 to 1-11 win over IT Carlow in Meath.
Substitute Keelan McGroddys goal with 2 minutes to go proved to be the vital score as LyIT looked doomed when 4 points down with 56 minutes on the clock at the Meath Centre of Excellence, Dunganny.
Jason McGee of Cloughaneely and Liam Gaughan scored 4 points each while Jack McSharry, Rory O’Donnell, Ryan McFadden scored a point each and Conor O’Donnell got 2 points as Maxi Curran’s side progressed.
The win means LYIT are just the 4th college to win 3 of their first 4 Sigerson Cup matches.
LYIT will face tough opposition in University of Limerick in the second round, who defeated IT Sligo 4-15 to 0-07, with David Clifford scoring 1-04.
LYIT: Emmet Maguire (Termon); Kieran Tobin (St Eunan’s), Seán Doherty (Buncrana), Jack Gallagher (Glenswilly); Conor O’Donnell (Carndonagh, 0-2), OisinLangan (St Michael’s), Jack McSharry (Killybegs, 0-1); Rory O’Donnell (Milford, 0-1), Ryan McFadden (Termon, 0-1); Kealan Dunleavy (Glenswilly), Peadar Mogan (St Naul’s), Jason McGee (Cloughaneely, 0-4, 2f, 45); Mark McAteer (Gaeil Fhánada), Sean Neary (Bonniconlon, Mayo), Joel Bradley Walsh (Sean MacCumhaills). Subs: Liam Gaughan (Tourlestrane, Sligo, 0-4, 4f) for McAteer, (20); Eoin Dowling (St Eunan’s) for Neary, (half-time); Keelan McGroody (Downings, 1-0) for Walsh, (50); Dylan Dorrian (Milford) for Dunleavy, (50).