With Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa steam rolling UCC in their opener 5-0, UL knew that they would have to be top of their game to overcome the Leesiders. Down key players, UL didn’t sulk and Ian O’Sullivan and Mike Mc Carthy’s men attacked the task in hand.
UL launched their league campaign with a hard fought draw against IT Carlow and a win would put the Wolve’s in a great position. Debutante Ian Fletcher opened the scoring for UL after 20 minutes on the clock, with crafty work Aidan McGrath. UL really took control of this match and with 25 minutes remaining.
A booming ball from Ross O’Toole dropped to Garbhan Coughlan who covered more ground than Saint Brigid’s cloak, showing his class, he nonchalantly lobbed the on rushing CSN keeper and secured all three points. It was party football for the remaining 20 plus minutes and UL could even keep everyone happy by emptying the bench.
Team: Andrew Walsh; Barry Hooton, Conor Maguire, Ross O’Toole, AJ O’Connor; Joe Collins (c), Jack Lynch; Ian Fletcher, Aidan McGrath, Adam Collins; Garbhan Coughlan.
Subs: Colm O’Reilly (on for Collins), Killian Hayes (on for Fletcher), Tom Foody (on for McGrath), Fionn Hurley (on for Coughlan)
MOTM: Jack Lynch