Johnny Doyle's Maynooth side just edged out by 14-man UL after extra-time thriller
Maynooth University, managed by former Kildare star Johnny Doyle, were pipped in a Sigerson Cup thriller after extra-time in UL.
The hero for UL was former All-Ireland minor winner Jack Goulding from Kerry who landed the winner in the second period of extra-time. UL finished with 14 men after Ian Burke was shown a straight red card for a late tackle on Aiden Brennan.
Two goals from Joey Wallace and one from Ryan O’Rourke saw Maynooth lead by nine early in the second half but UL hauled them back with goals from Gearoid Hegarty and Kerry’s Michael Geaney in the dying moments.
Restarting tied at 4-10 to 2-16, Maynooth again pulled away but Shane Ryan palmed to the net for UL while points from Ryan, Niall McDermott and Goulding’s winner sealed their passage.
SCORERS – UL: N McDermott 0-7 (4f, 0-1 pen), S Ryan and M Geaney 1-2 each; G Hegarty 1-0; F Boland 0-3, D Daly, I Burke (f), J Naughton (f), B O’Keeffe (s-l) and J Goulding 0-1 each. Maynooth: J Wallace 2-2, D Flynn 1-1, R O’Rourke 1-0, H Walsh (3f) and P Cribben 0-3 each, C O’Reilly 0-2 (1f), T Hanifan, P Fogarty (f), C Sheridan and B Dardis 0-1 each.
UL – B Redmond; C Long, J Mullins, S Courtney; P White, D Quinn, F Boland; G Hegarty, C Sheehan; C O’Dea, D Daly, M Geaney; J Naughton, S Ryan, N McDermott. Subs: D Brosnan for Courtney (h-t), P Lillis for White (h-t), I Burke for Daly (36), B O’Keeffe for O’Dea (42 BC).
Maynooth – E McDonagh; A Brennan, M Hyland, J Mooney; E Moloney, T Hanifan, S McDonagh; P Cribben, C Gillespie; D Flynn, P Fogarty, B Dardis; R O’Rourke, J Wallace, H Walsh. Subs: C Cannon for Gillepsie (17), D Mimnagh for Cannon (30), C O’Reilly for Fogarty (38), C Murphy for Mimnagh (45), C Sheridan for Dardis (60 BC), K O’Callaghan for Flynn (60+2), P Fogarty for Walsh (78).
Ref – D O’Mahoney (Tipperary)