Saturday 21 April 2018

Tyrone brothers shine as Ulster University book place in Sigerson semi-finals

UU 4-6 UL 0-11

Lee Brennan of Tyrone
Lee Brennan of Tyrone

Tyrone brothers Lee and Rory Brennan hit 2-3 between them as Ulster University advanced to the Sigerson Cup semi-finals with a good bit to spare over 13-man UL at Jordanstown.

Monaghan's Ryan McAnespie scored the opener with Lee Brennan's tidy finish making it 2-2 to 0-2 after 15 minutes. Rory Brennan's fine finish, cutting in from the left onto his right foot, helped the home side to a 3-4 to 0-2 interval lead.

UL's Pearse Lillis received a straight red card after five minutes for striking and they failed to score from play in the first half. Keelan Sexton picked up a second yellow card late on, though UL hit the last five unanswered points, including three frees from Denis Daly.

scorers – UU: R Brennan 1-2 (1f), L Brennan 1-1, R McAnespie, R McNamee 1-0 each, D Tallon 0-2, E McHugh 0-1. UL:  D Daly 0-4 (3f), J Naughton 0-3 (2f), N McDermott 0-2 (2f), K Sexton, N Rabbit 0-1 each.

UU – S Fox; M Magee, M McKernan, M McEvoy; R Brennan, J Munroe, G McKinless; R McNamee, T O’Brien; R McAnespie, M Bradley, E McHugh; L Brennan, N Madine, D Gallagher. Subs: D Tallon for Madine (21), C Burke for McNamee (47), C McCann  for Bradley (50), L Harvey for L Brennan (53), O Murray for Magee (55).

UL – B Redmond; S Courtney, L Boland, D Quinn; S Okunbor, P Lillis, C O’Dea; F ó Cunaigh, G Hegarty; J Naughton, D Daly, E O’Connor; N McDermott, K Sexton, B O’Keeffe. Subs: D Bohannon for Okunbor (26), N Rabbit for McDermott (47), F McDonagh for O’Keeffe (55).

Ref – N Mooney (Cavan)

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