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UCD YOUNG GUNS DEPLOY RAPID FIRE

UCD YOUNG GUNS USE RAPID FIRE UCD started their quest to regain the Harding Cup with an impressive 4-2 victory over a strong NUI Galway team in the first round of the 2010 Freshers Intervarsity competition. UCD raced into an early lead scoring three goals in 5 first half minutes to give the Dublin university a commanding 3-0 lead after fifteen minutes. Neat finishes from Samir Belhout and Tyrone McNeills were quickly added to when Danny Fallon rose to head a Paul Corry free kick past the despairing dive of the helpless Galway net minder. This commanding lead was short lived as the Galway team came back strongly to score tow goals that their attacking play deserved. The turning point in the game arrived just before half time when a reckless challenge on UCD's Paul Corry left him in agony with a nasty shin injury. This resulted in Corry playing no further part in the game and is a serious doubt for tomorrow's game against UCC, NUIG were reduced to 10 men as a result of the incident as the referee brandished a straight red card. In the second half UCD regained a stronger grip on the game and began to assert themselves in a game that became more and more physical as the 90 minutes drew to a close. The introduction of Michael Whelan and Brian O'Brolchain gave UCD the fresh legs to power on and score the defining goal that effectively killed the game. Cormac O'Brolchain rose to head the ball into the net and with it came a feeling of relief as UCD began to think of round 2 and the clash against old rivals UCC. UCD meet UCC in the second round of the Harding Cup at 2pm on Saturday the 6th February in Salthill. Ger Barron, David Gahan, David Ward, David O'Connor, Cormac O' Brochlain, Barry McCabe, Stephen Doyle, Paul Corry, Danny Fallon Tyrone McNeills, Samir Belhout Subs: Mark O'Callaghan for Paul Corry 40, Michael Whelan for Stephen Doyle 80, Brian O'Brolchain for Samir Belhout 85