Led by the inspiring play of Jimmy Gelston, GMIT claimed the Kehoe Cup yesterday with a performance that was too strong for their opponents St. Pats of Drumcondra.
Despite playing in the more familiar surroundings of the NaFianna club Pats were no match for the travelling students who rolled to victory by 2-18 to 1-13.
As in the semi final victory over Trinity, where he notched 12 points, Gelston’s unerring accuracy proved decisive for the Galway –Mayo side as he added a goal to his tally of nine points.
It was those two first half goals from Gelston and Clareman James Liddy that left the Dubliners with far too much to do as they trailed 2-10 to 8 points.
They made a valiant effort and a goal from Tom Breen gave them some hope of mounting an improbable comeback.
However Gelston who landed half his sides scores extinguished any chance of this with a couple of frees that allowed Wayne McNamara to lift the trophy for GMIT.