UCC ride their luck to frustrate St Michael's
Published 09/06/2014 | 02:30
UCC and St Michael's will have to do it all over again after playing out a draw at The Farm, Cork.
UCC 0 St Michael's 0
Despite missing Andrew Neville and Josh O'Shea, UCC held their own throughout a contest which was always competitive but rarely produced chances.
It was only in the last six minutes that the FAI Junior Cup holders began to exploit the tiring students.
A long ball produced their best chance, with Pa Quinn's flick-on finding Jimmy Carr, whose delicate lob took to the wind and was carried just over the bar.
Carr wasn't done there and forced Michael Dorgan to tip a low drive around an upright, while James Walsh's header across goal somehow evaded a decisive touch.
Still UCC had a chance to steal it at the death, but Jason Abbott miscued within sight of goal.
UCC started in an error-strewn manner and Dorgan saved from David Slattery after an early defensive lapse.
St Michael's were full of smart touches around the box, but failed to produce the brainwave that would outwit the students.
UCC played into the gale in the second period and were rarely troubled until the very end.
UCC – Dorgan; Lucy, O'Shea, Mahon, Barry; Henry, Abbott, O'Donovan, Kennedy; Lordan; Holland (O'Callaghan 85).
ST MICHAEL'S – Wall; Higgins, Breen, Walsh, Buckley; Bargary (O'Brien 77), Fahey, Ryan, Carr; Slattery (Quirke 66), Quinn (Lynch 87).
REF – D Keeler (Cork).