Sigerson Cup: The Ranch downs NUIG in free shoot out

January 16, 2019

St Marys' Stephen McConville.

This year’s Sigerson Cup competition got underway at Dangan today and there was drama aplenty as St Mary’s University College, Belfast edged out NUIG in a free-kick competition.

Normal time and extra-time failed to produce a winner and the Ranch subsequently won on free kicks by 4-2.

The teams finished level on 1-8 and 1-11 apiece at the end of normal time and extra-time respectively.

Daniel McKinless sent over an equalising point in normal time for St Mary’s while Stephen McConville did likewise at the end of extra-time.

Liam Rafferty sealed the win for Gavin McGilly’s charges when converting their fourth free in the shoot-out.

St Mary’s University College, Belfast - M Reid; C McKinney, R McCusker, M Rooney (0-1); C Byrne, A Boyle (1-0pen), L Rafferty (0-3); J Og Burns (0-1), L Devlin; R McSherry, S McGuigan (0-2, 1f), S McConville (0-3f); N Toner, R Coleman, A Duffy. Subs: D McKinless (0-1) for L Devlin, J Hannigan for A Duffy, T O’Kane for C Byrne, L Devlin for T O’Kane, C McAllister for M Rooney, T O’Kane for J Hannigan.

NUIG - A Brady; S Brennan, S Mulkerrin, K McDonnell (0-2); K Molloy (0-1), R Greene, P O’Donnell; P Cooke, C Darcy; N Mullen (1-0), M Daly (0-1f), E Tierney (0-2, 1f); R Finnerty (0-3f), J Robinson (0-2, 1f), O Gallagher. Subs: B Donovan for O Gallagher, C Marren for C Darcy, G Canavan for R Finnerty, J Maher for S Brennan, K Quinn for J Robinson (BC), E McGrath for M Daly (BC).

Referee - B Healy.


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