Thursday 26 April 2018

Griffin on mark in UCC romp

UCC 5-25 St Pat's/Mater Dei 1-6

Shane O'Donnell (R) scored a goal for UCC
Shane O'Donnell (R) scored a goal for UCC

UCC will be at home to UCD in the quarter-finals after ending their group campaign with a 100pc record when crushing St Patrick's/Mater Dei at the Mardyke.

UCC breezed into an early 2-2 to 0-0 lead, Shane O'Donnell and Willie Griffin getting the goals, as the visitors suffered the loss of full-back James Kelly to a red card.

Griffin and Jack Ahern were both heavily among the points as the lead stretched further and Rob O'Shea added a third goal to leave the half-time score at 3-14 to 0-2, both of the St Pat's scores coming from Jack McGrath.

The highlight of the second half was provided by Patrick O'Sullivan's outstanding individual goal.

Scorers - UCC: W Griffin 2-10 (5fs), J Ahern 0-6, R O'Shea 1-1, P O'Sullivan, S O'Donnell 1-0 each, B Murray 0-2, P Deasy, T Butler, M Sugrue, J Barron, B Lawton, C Murphy 0-1 each. St Pat's/Mater Dei: J McGrath 0-6 (4fs), E O'Neill 1-0.

UCC – D McCarthy; D Lester, D Glynn, P O'Sullivan; P Prendergast, C Spillane, C Murphy; B Murray, J Barron; D Roche, B Lawton, R O'Shea; W Griffin, S O'Donnell, J Ahern. Subs: S Roche for Murray, M Sugrue for Lawton, T Butler for Barron, P Deasy for O'Shea (all h-t), T Wallace for McCarthy (42).

ST PAT'S/MATER DEI – S Russell; R O'Hanrahan, J Kelly, C Fennessy; D Flaherty, P Butler, C Wafer; N Maguire, E O'Neil; K Ryan, R Peacock, J McGrath; P Walshe, D Martin-Carroll, E Morrissey. Subs: C Joyce for Peacock, E McIntyre for Walshe (both 38).

Ref – F Horgan (Tipperary)

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