Clinical Kehoe fires UCC into quarter-finals
UCC 2-21 UCD 1-13
Tipperary's Mark Kehoe scored 1-4 in the second half as UCC qualified for the Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-finals with victory over UCD at the Mardyke.
Leading by 0-11 to 0-6 at half-time, the home side extended that lead with points from Shane Kingston and Shane Conway on the resumption before Kehoe fired past Brian Hogan to leave 10 points between the teams.
That advantage had extended to 1-16 to 0-8 just after the three-quarter mark when UCD gained some hope as goalkeeper Hogan netted from a free and points from him and David Fitzgerald had the margin down to six.
UCC weren't shaken though and Kehoe (three), Mark Coleman and Conor Browne scored points as they made the game safe, sub Neil Montgomery getting a second goal at the death.
In the first half, Cork star Kingston was excellent as he hit four points and only for great Hogan saves from Ross Donohoe and the excellent Coleman, they would have been further ahead.
Frees from Ronan Hayes helped UCD stay in touch, however UCC were stronger in the second half.
Scorers - UCC: M Kehoe 1-4; S Kingston 0-5; S Conway 0-4 (3f); M Coleman 0-3; N Montgomery 1-0; C O'Leary (1 65), C Browne 0-2 each; D Griffin 0-1. UCD: R Hayes 0-6 (4f, 1 65); B Hogan 1-1 (1-1f); D Fitzgerald 0-2; S Flanagan, S Carey, M Purcell, R Purcell 0-1 each.
UCC - S Hurley; D Lynch, E Gunning, N O'Leary; C O'Leary, P O'Loughlin, D Griffin; E Murphy, M Coleman; R Donohoe, C Browne, M O'Halloran; S Conway, M Kehoe, S Kingston. Subs: N Montgomery for O'Halloran (41), D Lowney for Lynch (41), K Dwyer for N O'Leary (49, injured), P Cadell for Conway (57), A Casey for Kehoe (59).
UCD - B Hogan; I O'Shea, R Lennon, H Lalor; M Cody, D Fitzgerald, M Purcell; C Mac Gabhann, J Malone; E Callaghan, R Hayes, P Guinan; P Crummey, S Flanagan, S Carey. Subs: C McGuckian for Callaghan (half-time), G Molloy for O'Shea (37), S Quirke for Crummey (47), R Purcell for Malone (53, injured).
Ref - T Walsh (Waterford).