Thursday 14 December 2017

Heraghty's brace helps Summerhill stun Jarlath's

Summerhill College 3-2
St Jarlaths Tuam 0-7
Connacht Cols SFC Quarter-final

A hat-trick of second-half goals saw Summerhill College shock St Jarlath's of Tuam at Kilcoyne Park in Tubbercurry yesterday.

The Sligo school -- marking their return to the 'A' championship this year -- were four points behind the Connacht kingpins at the break, 0-5 to 0-1, but stormed back after the restart to claim a deserved victory.

Paul Logan managed the Sligo side's only score of the opening half, while Niall Quinn and Gearoid Armstrong both pointed two frees for the visitors after Paul Varley had opened their account.

It would have been worse for Summerhill had goalkeeper Vinny Cadden not deflected Quinn's goal-bound shot away from goal.

Don McCormack was also called into action to deny Cian McNamara a goal with a good block at the start of the second half.

But the introduction of Niall Collery and Sean Peyton spurred Summerhill, who got their first goal when Paddy Heraghty fired home.

The second arrived five minutes later when Peyton directed a high ball to the net. And man-of-the-match Heraghty sealed the win with four minutes remaining, fisting home from in front of the posts.

Scorers -- Summerhill: P Heraghty 2-0, S Peyton 1-0, P Logan, N Murphy (0-1f) 0-1 each, St Jarlath's: N Quinn, G Armstrong (0-2f) 0-2 each, P Varley, C McNamara, D Mannion 0-1 each.

Summerhill -- V Cadden; E Flanagan, D Burke, D McCormack; D Brady, K Sweeney, G Feeney; B Monaghan, J McGowan; C Doherty, D McConnan, M O'Hehir; P Heraghty, N Murphy, P Logan. Subs : S Peyton for Doherty (h-t), N Collery for McConnan (35), N McManus for O'Hehir (49), A Kelly for McCormack (55), G Kelly for Feeney (59).

St Jarlath's -- T Healy; A Nolan, C Kelly, E Fleming; D Mannion, P Varley, E Donnellan; R Kelly, Cian McNamara; O Mannion, I Burke, G Armstrong; Conor McNamara, N Quinn, A Varley. Subs: S Silke for O Mannion (h-t), P Glynn for Fleming (38), D Collins for Donnellan (43), S Burke for I Burke (45), P Shaughnessy for Conor McNamara (53).

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