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Donegal's McBrearty hits 1-6 to inspire UUJ to Sigerson success while St Mary's see off DIT

Mayo’s Evan Regan struck Jordanstown’s second goal.

Patrick McBrearty was on fire today for Jordanstown.
Patrick McBrearty was on fire today for Jordanstown.
Image: Presseye/Stephen Hamilton/INPHO

UUJ 2-14
Garda College 0-11

Orla Bannon reports from Jordanstown

A SENSATIONAL FIRST 10 minutes by Donegal star Paddy McBrearty helped 14-man Jordanstown ease past Garda College into the quarter-finals of the Sigerson Cup.

McBrearty bagged 1-4 of his 1-6 total in a prolific start, including a low left-footed finish to the far corner of the net after six minutes and helped the home side lead by 1-7 to 0-5 at the break.

Both sides finished with 14 players. Tyrone star Rory Brennan received a straight red card from Padraig Hughes for striking Philip Smith after 24 minutes.

Carlow’s Brendan Murphy went late on for Garda College after picking up a black card to add to his earlier yellow.

Roscommon’s Colin Compton kicked three points from play for Garda, who had defeated Cork IT last week, but struggled with Jordanstown’s superior firepower.

Armagh’s Ethan Rafferty had a fine second half and kicked three of his tally of 0-4 after the break. Seven minutes after the restart, Tyrone goalkeeper Sean Fox dived to his left to save a penalty from Garda’s Daithi Shannon after Compton was fouled by Stephen Sheridan.

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Mayo’s Evan Regan was denied a certain goal after a brilliant flying block by Gearoid Farren early in the second half, but raised a green flag late on, flicking home a 57th minute for the 2016 Sigerson Cup hosts.

Scorers for UUJ: P McBrearty 1-6 (5f), E Rafferty 0-4 (1f, 1 ’45′), E Regan 1-0, K Clarke, M Argue, C Grugan 0-1 each, R McHugh 0-1 (f).

Scorers for Garda College: D Shannon 0-4 (4f), C Compton 0-3, P McGee, C Shields, B Murphy 0-1 each, G Haran 0-1 (f)


Sean Fox (Killyclogher, Tyrone)

Ricky Johnston (Creggan, Antrim)
Killian Clarke (Shercock, Cavan)
Rory Brennan (Trillick, Tyrone)

Ryan McHugh (Kilcar, Donegal)
Ronan McNamee (Aghayaran, Tyrone)
Stephen Sheridan (Forkhill, Armagh)

Niall McKeever (Portglenone, Antrim)
Michael Argue (Baileborough, Cavan)

Conan Grugan (Omagh, Tyrone)
Ethan Rafferty (Grange, Armagh)
Danny Savage (Bryansford, Down)

Evan Regan (Ballina, Mayo)
Ryan McAnespie (Emyvale, Monaghan)
Patrick McBrearty (Kilcar, Donegal)

Frank Burns (Pomeroy, Tyrone) for Savage (40)
Chris Clarke (Bryansford, Down) for Rafferty (58)
Shay McArdle (Burren, Down) for Argue (59)

Garda College

Ciaran Kenrick (Moyle Rovers, Tipperary)
Gary Farren (Malin, Donegal)
Graham Petit (Roscommon)
Paul Smith (Castlerahan, Cavan)

Brian Devlin (Termonfeckin, Louth)
Shane O’Malley (Michael Glavey’s, Roscommon)
BJ Molloy (Rathvilly, Carlow)

Peter McGee (Gweedore,Donegal)
Conor Shields (Clonguish, Longford)

Peter Morris (Arvagh, Cavan)
Brendan Murphy (Rathvilly, Carlow)
Barry O’Hare (Roche Emmets, Louth)

Colin Compton (Strokestown, Roscommon)
David Shannon (O’Donovan Rossa, Cork)
Gerard Haran (Crossmolina, Mayo)

Michael Holland (St Croan’s, Roscommon) for McCarthy (HT)
John Kerrigan (Kilconly, Galway) for O’Hare (40)
Pat Fallon (St Dominic’s, Roscommon) for Devlin (53)
Joe Kearney (Claregalway, Galway) for Molloy (58)

Referee: Padraig Hughes (Armagh)


In today’s other Sigerson game in Ulster, St Mary’s saw off Dublin IT by 1-11 to 2-6 after extra-time in a match played at the Tyrone GAA centre in Garvaghy.

DIT got off to a strong start and were 2-2 to 0-4 ahead at the interval but St Mary’s rallied to force a draw at 2-5 to 1-8 at the end of full-time.

In extra-time the Belfast college made the decisive burst for the line to triumph by two points.

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