Thursday 23 January 2020

Cup glory for UCC

UCC 2-15 Cork IT 2-14 (After extra time)

An 81st-minute point from Seamus Corry earned Centenary hosts UCC the title at the Mardyke yesterday.

Three points in arrears with six minutes of normal time remaining, UCC bagged late goals from substitutes Brian Hartnett and Dean Brosnan, but CIT forced extra-time through a Jamie Coughlan goal.

UCC looked strongest in the first period of extra-time, and led by 2-13 to 1-12 at the break. However, a Colm Casey goal and Coughlan point tied the game. The sides traded points late on as it looked like further extra-time would be required, but Corry delivered the vital score to send UCC players, management and supporters into raptures.

Scorers -- UCC: Pauric Mahony 0-6f, S Bourke 0-3, B Hartnett, D Brosnan 1-0 each, S Moylan 0-2, S Harnedy, B O'Sullivan, Philip Mahony, S Corry 0-1 each. Cork IT: J Coughlan 1-4 (0-4f), C Casey 1-0, J Cronin, D Drake, A Walsh 0-2 each; T Quaid (1f), P Gould, M O'Sullivan, S White 0-1 each.

UCC: D McCarthy; S Maher, J O'Callaghan, K Murphy; J Barry, D Fives, W Egan; Philip Mahony, B Murray; Pauric Mahony, D McCormack, S Harnedy; S Bourke, S Moylan, B O'Sullivan. Subs: S Corry for Murray (h-t), R White for Harnedy (47), B Hartnett for B O'Sullivan (47), D Brosnan for McCormack (55), M Grace for Maher (75), B Murray for Brosnan (79).

CORK IT: K Roche; B Weathers, S McDonnell, E Keane; S White, L McLoughlin, P O'Connor; J Coughlan, M O'Sullivan; J Cronin, D Drake, P Gould; C Fennelly, P O'Sullivan, T Quaid. Subs: A Walsh for Quaid (28), C Casey for Gould (44), N Kelly for M O'Sullivan (55), S Daniels for Keane (65), P Gould for Drake (66), M O'Sullivan for Cronin (h-t e-t).

Referee: B Gavin (Offaly)

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