Wednesday 11 December 2019

Cork duo on fire as UCC romp to Fitzgibbon Cup win

Maynooth Uni 0-10 UCC 4-18

Rob O'Shea in action for Cork
Rob O'Shea in action for Cork

CORK duo Rob O'Shea and Alan Cadogan hit 2-15 between them as UCC spanked Maynooth University by 20 points to revive their Fitzgibbon Cup hopes.

After losing their opening fixture to UCD, Ger Cunningham's UCC bounced back to form in style.

Cadogan, Waterford's Tom Devine and O'Shea scored the first half goals as UCC led by 3-9 to 0-6 at half-time - before Clare's Shane O'Donnell added a fourth late on.

With Group A beautifully poised, UCC now face a must-win clash with table-toppers Limerick IT.

Scorers – Maynooth: B Molloy 0-4 (3f), P Winters 0-3 (1f), P Kinsella 0-2f, N Kenny 0-1. UCC:  R O’Shea 1-9 (0-6f, 0-2 65s), A Cadogan 1-6, T Devine 1-1, S O’Donnell 1-0, J Barron & N McCarthy 0-1 each.

Maynooth – R Fitzgerald; C Breen, E McLoughlin, C Forde, D Hennessy, P Deegan, J White; E Kenny, R Donohoe; P Winters, A Gleeson, N Kenny; B Molloy, D Burke, P Kinsella. Sub: T Stafford for Forde (27).

UCC – K Hogan; C Gleeson, D Morrissey, S Roche; R Cahalane, M Breen, N Cashman; J Barron, C Walsh; R O'Shea, T Devine, J Power; A Cadogan, DJ Foran. S O'Donnell. Subs: N McCarthy for Walsh (h.t.), B Lawton for Foran (41), G O'Brien for Cashman (47), M Howard for Power (50), M O'Connor for O'Donnell (54)

Ref - J McGrath (Westmeath).

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