Loughlin hits the the net as Ulster University book final spot

Sigerson Cup semi-final

Ulster University 1-13 Maynooth University 0-11

A GOAL from Niall Loughlin helped Ulster University into next week’s Sigerson Cup final after a battling performance to see off Maynooth on Thursday night in Inniskeen.

The Derry man hit the net to help UU into a 1-5 to 0-7 interval lead.

Points from Oisin McCann and Ben McCarron pushed Barry Dillon’s side further in front early in the second half.

Two missed goal chances and some wayward shooting gave Maynooth a lifeline and while they came back into the game, they could never get level.

It took points from Charlie Diamond and Darragh Canavan to set up a final meeting with UCD.

Monaghan ace David Garland hit 1-3 for UCD in their narrow in over UL.

FARNEY MAN…David Garland scored 1-3 for UCDAll Posts

The Dublin side also included Ulster players Donncha Gilmore (Derry) and Daragh McElearney (Monaghan)

Ulster: R McGeehin; R Boyle, S Donaghy; P Óg McCartan (0-1), R Magill, J Largo Ellis; C Diamond (0-1); O McCann (0-2), B McCarron (0-2, 1f), C Daly, R McCaffrey, C Cush (0-1); D Canavan (0-2), N Loughlin (1-0), R Canavan (0-2, 1f)
Subs: D Fullerton (0-1) for C Daly (53), E Magee P McCartan (54), E Brown (0-1) for R Canavan (60)

Maynooth: C Burke; T Moran (0-1), T McPhillips, R Burke; P McDermott, S Greene, D Scahill; L Killian (0-1), C Walsh (0-1); K O’Sullivan (0-1), S O’Sullivan (0-2), S Leech; K O’Neill, E Frayne (0-2, 1f), R Kinsella (0-2)
Subs: J Fitzpatrick for K O’Neill (HT), B O’Halloran for D Scahill (HT), A Brazil for R Burke (39), R Teehan for K O;Sullivan (53), J Fitzpatrick (0-1) for S Leech (59)

Referee: P Faloon (Down)


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