DCU slaughtered the once great Queen's University in the Sigerson Cup in Belfast this afternoon. 3-10 to 0-3 is an ugly scoreline.
The 2015 champs boasted Diarmuid O'Connor and Enda Smith in the forward ranks, the latter nabbing the third goal. Ryan Burns (Louth) and Niall Murphy (Sligo) scored the other goals.
0-6 to 0-2 ahead at half-time, DCU sped away to victory in the second half. But the awarding of the first goal was bitterly contested by the Queen's defence.
DCU fist-passed the ball up the pitch, largely unharrassed by the Queen's defence. Ryan Burns got in behind the full-back line, but was probably fouled as he got his shot away. His skittery attempt slid under the goalkeeper's arm but was cleared away before it rolled into the net.
A couple of DCU attackers appealed for a goal and the umpire was quick to raise the green flag. The Queen's defenders contested it vigorously.
After a brief consultation, referee Barry Cassidy opted to trust his umpires and awarded the score.
Have a look. Regrettably, there aren't cameras galore at Sigerson or Fitzgibbon games.