DIT Mens Soccer team re-claimed the CFAI Ruslers Perpetual Cup for the first time since 2011 and for the 13th time in their history with a 1-0 win against Athlone IT in Eamonn Deacy Park, Galway on Tuesday 6th March.
Jordi Ebanda was the difference between the two sides with a volleyed finish following a quick corner routine on the 75th minute sealing the win for DIT.
The majority of chances fell to DIT throughout the game with Adam Harney, Rob Duggan and Joe Doyle all going close before Ebanda scored although Jamie Brodericks last ditch challenge to deny Athlone in the first half kept the game scoreless at half time.
Gavin Flemings men held out for the last 15 minutes and had Goalkeeper Lee Steacy to thank after his brilliant point blank save from Athlone striker Reginald John in the dying seconds.
Man of the Match was DIT midfielder Darragh Noone who especially influnced the game in the 2nd half.
1) Lee Steacy (GK)
2) Adam Harney
3) Michael Lynch
4) Jake O'Connor
5) Jamie Broderick
6) Adam Zayed (C)
7) Rob Duggan
8) Aaron Robinson
9) Joe Doyle
10) Darragh Noone
11) Jordi Ebanda (75')
Ryan Kavanagh 68' (Adam Harney)
Gareth Craven 77' (Rob Duggan)
Evander Chatera 85' (Jordi Ebanda)
Peter Walsh 89' (Darragh Noone)