Donaghmore/Ashbourne player Bryan Menton helped Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) to the Sigerson Cup for the first time with a 3-8 to 0-7 victory over 20-time winners University College Cork (UCC) in today's decider at Athlone IT.
Menton was also nomintaed as the TG4 man of the match to complete a great day for the Donaghmore/Ashbourne man..
UCC were also reduced to 14 men in stoppage time when referee Maurice Deegan issued a red card to second-half substitute Darragh O'Sullivan although that no impact on the result.
First-half goals from Ciaran Reddin and Jason Doherty helped DIT establish a 2-4 to 0-4 interval lead.
DIT dominated after the break and added another goal before the end.
DIT - R Lambert; K O'Brien, B Menton, G O'Hare (0-1); C Walshe, N Devereux, R Sheridan; A O'Shea, D Givney (1-2); M Reilly, D O'Sullivan, C Reddin (1-1); M Collins, T O'Connor (0-1), J Doherty (1-2). Subs - B Allen for Reddin, A Nestor for Sheridan, P Maguire (0-1) for Reilly, S O'Connor for O'Sullivan, J McGrath for O'Connor.
Referee - Maurice Deegan (Laois)
Bryan Menton tweeted afterwards
Thanks a million for all the good luck and well done, tweets, msgs and d lot delighted