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Sigerson Cup final – UCD 0-10 DCU 2-2

Dr Harty Cup final – Ardscoil Rís 0-11 Our Lady’s Templemore 0-8


First up it’s the meeting of Ardscoil Rís and Our Lady’s Templemore in Nenagh at 2pm in the Dr Harty Cup final.

Then at 2.30pm, the Sigerson Cup decider will be contested by DCU and UCD in Belfast.

Afternoon all. We’re building up to the showdowns in Nenagh and Jordanstown today as the Dr Harty Cup and Sigerson Cup finals take place.

This is the Ardscoil Rís team that was selected but there’s been four late changes.

Sean Mullane in for Eoghan Foley in goal, Foley has a broken thumb. Ronan Connolly comes in for Jack Delahunty at right corner back. While in attack, it’s Darragh Carroll for Darragh Cunningham and David Fitzgerald for Cian Moriarty.

Ardscoil Rís 0-1 Our Lady’s Templemore 0-0
1 mins – Brian Ryan gets the Limerick school off the mark.

Ardscoil Rís 0-1 Our Lady’s Templemore 0-1
Brian McGrath brings Our Lady’s level in Nenagh.

Our Lady’s 0-3 Ardscoil Rís 0-2
12 mins – Second point of the day for Brian McGrath and Our Lady’s extend their lead but Ardscoil hit back through Brian Ryan.

Our Lady’s Templemore 0-2 Ardscoil Rís 0-1
Jamie Bergin knocks over a free and Our Lady’s hit the front.

Former DCU and UCD players sending out their support before today’s showdown.

Ardscoil Rís 0-3 Our Lady’s Templemore 0-3
14 mins – All square now in Nenagh after the first quarter.

Na Piarsaigh club man Peter Casey with the latest point for Ardscoil.

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Our Lady’s Templemore 0-5 Ardscoil Rís 0-3
19 mins – Drom-Inch club man Jamie Bergin converts a free to edge Our Lady’s into the lead and that’s followed up by a point from Lyndon Fairbrother.

Our Lady’s 0-5 Ardscoil Rís 0-4
20 mins – Paul O’Brien with a pointed free as Ardscoil cut the deficit they face.

Really good news for UCD with Jack McCaffrey passed fit to play.

Our Lady’s Templemore 0-6 Ardscoil Rís 0-5
David Fitzgerald cuts the deficit Ardscoil face.

Our Lady’s Templemore 0-6 Ardscoil Rís 0-4
Brian McGrath extends Our Lady’s advantage.

Our Lady’s Templemore 0-7 Ardscoil Rís 0-5
Kevin Hassett extends Our Lady’s advantage.

Still scoreless in Belfast in the Sigerson decider.

UCD 0-1 DCU 0-0
5 mins – John Heslin knocks over a close-range free as UCD hit the front.

UCD 0-1 DCU 0-1
6 mins – Fine score by Laois man Stephen Attride brings DCU level.

Shane Carey has been in terrific scoring form for DCU his point attempt from a free there tails wide.

UCD 0-3 DCU 0-1
14 mins – Super point from a free by Paul Mannion for UCD after Heslin was fouled on the wing.

UCD 0-2 DCU 0-1
12 mins – Good swift attack by UCD and it culminates in Heslin popping one over from play.

UCD 0-4 DCU 0-1
18 mins – Monaghan’s Conor McCarthy clips over a fine point for UCD to stretch their lead.

Bad miss by Tom Hayes with a good scoring chance for UCD.

17 mins – Big loss to UCD as Mannion goes off injured with Cavan’s Tom Hayes coming on.

Yellow card for DCU’s Michael Quinn.

Our Lady’s Templemore 0-7 Ardscoil Rís 0-6
31 mins – First blood early in the second-half of the Dr Harty Cup final with Paul O’Brien pointing for the Limerick school.

Ardscoil Rís 0-7 Our Lady’s Templemore 0-7
O’Brien swings over another free and now Ardscoil Rís have drawn level.

Black card for Niall Kelly in the Sigerson final, big loss to UCD.

DCU 1-1 UCD 0-4
31 mins – And huge boost for DCU as they draw level. Great work by Enda Smith to cut through the UCD defence and he placed O’Brien who finished to the net from close range under pressure.

Ardscoil Rís 0-9 Our Lady’s Templemore 0-7
Points from Darragh Carroll and Paul O’Brien edge Ardscoil Rís ahead by two.

DCU 1-2 UCD 0-4
33 mins – Shane Carey finds his range to point a free for DCU.

All the early running in the first-half was made by UCD yet DCU’s late blast of 1-1 puts the reigning champions in front at the interval. Tough day for football with conditions really difficult for both teams.

Ardscoil Rís 0-10 Our Lady’s Templemore 0-7
A three-point lead now for the Limerick school thanks to a Peter Casey point.

Ardscoil Rís 0-11 Our Lady’s Templemore 0-8
David Fitzgerald puts Ardscoil Rís ahead by four but Jamie Bergin replies to end a run of conceding six successive points by Templemore.

Second-half back underway in the Sigerson Cup final.

DCU 1-2 UCD 0-5
32 mins – And it’s all square now with John Heslin pointing a free.

Ardscoil Rís 0-11 Our Lady’s Templemore 0-8
57 mins – Time running out in Nenagh and Ardscoil Rís still in the driving seat.

UCD 0-6 DCU 1-2
39 mins – Heslin swings over another free and UCD hit the front.

UCD 0-7 DCU 1-2
43 mins – Heslin sends UCD ahead by two, DCU yet to score in the second-half.

Subs on both sides, Stephen Coen in for UCD while Dessie Ward comes on for DCU for Killian Daly.

UCD 0-8 DCU 1-2
45 mins – Hard to see UCD having a better chance of ending their long wait for a Sigerson Cup title. Conor McCarthy clips over a lovely point and UCD go three in front.

Sub - Cian Breheny is on for DCU for Shane Carey.

Penalty for DCU as Conor McGraynor is fouled!

Great work by Conor McHugh in the build-up to create that opening.

DCU 2-2 UCD 0-8
52 mins – Suddenly DCU are level and it’s all thanks to superb composure from Conor Moynagh as he despatches the penalty.

Point chance for DCU’s Kevin Feely under pressure but his kick under hit and the ball drops short into the goalkeeper’s hands.

58 mins – Heslin with a chance from another free but his kick drops short and the gap remains at a single point.

Black card for UCD’s Conor McCarthy.

UCD 0-9 DCU 2-2
56 mins – Magnificent point off his left by John Heslin at a stage when UCD really needed a score to steady themselves.

UCD 0-10 DCU 2-2
61 mins – Huge point for UCD from sub Stephen Coen!

UCD finally end their long wait for a Sigerson Cup title, John Heslin gets the man-of-the-match award. A richly deserved success for UCD with DCU only managing a single score in the second-half.

So that’s it from this afternoon’s coverage with Ardscoil Rís crowned Dr Harty Cup champions while UCD are the Sigerson Cup kingpins. We’ll be back later with Allianz hurling league coverage as Cork host Waterford while Dublin entertain Galway.

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