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Dublin: 2°C Wednesday 20 January 2021

Ciaran Kilkenny and St Pat's lose by 23 points to dominant UCC

The Spillane brothers, nephews of Pat, ran riot for UCC, scoring 3-5 between them.

Image: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

UCC 3-24
DCU St. Patrick’s 0-10

- Ciaran Gallagher reports from the DCU Sportsground

UCC HAMMERED DCU-St Patrick’s by a whopping 23 points at the DCU Sportsgrounds in the first round of Sigerson Cup action on Tuesday afternoon.

Spillane brothers Adrian and Killian, sons of Kerry legend Tom, kicked 3-5 between them, while Dingle’s Cathal Bambury contributed five points as the Cork college eased to a handy win.

St Pat’s trailed by 14 points at the break, but the game was over as a contest within 10 minutes of the opening half as UCC took a 1-7 to no score lead.

Galway’s Adrian Varley – who put in a determined display throughout, despite his side’s struggles – finally opened St Pat’s account in the 11th minute, but Spillane bagged a second goal just one minute later.

Dublin stars Ciarán Kilkenny and Cormac Costello helped Pat’s settle in the final 10 minutes of the half to kick three points in that period to leave them trailing by 2-14 to 0-6 at half-time.

The home side’s efforts were mainly thwarted by some extremely loose marking around in defence and middle third and with little good ball heading into their forwards, Pat’s struggled to put any respectability on the scoreline in the second half despite Varley’s efforts.

Killian Spillane finally found the net for UCC’s third goal early on in the second half, while St Finbarr’s Stephen Sherlock capped an impressive substitute cameo with three points in the final quarter.

UCC will now face IT Carlow in the quarter-finals, after the latter enjoyed a 1-8 to 0-9 win over IT Tralee.

Scorers for UCC - Adrian Spillane 2-3, Killian Spillane 1-2, Cathal Bambury 0-5, Cian Dorgan 0-4 (2f), Shane Sherlock 0-3 (1f), Jack Kennedy 0-2, Tom O’Sullivan 0-1, Ronan Buckley 0-1, Kevin Crowley 0-1, Michael O’Donnell 0-1, Ronan O’Toole 0-1.

Scorers for DCU-St Pat’s - Adrian Varley 0-4, Cormac Costello 0-2 (1f), Ciaran Kilkenny 0-1, J Stewart 0-1, Ronan Daly 0-1, G McDermott 0-1.


Micheal Martin (Nemo Rangers, Cork)

Lawrence Bastible (John Mitchels, Kerry)
Jack McGuire (Listowel Emmets, Kerry)
Jason Foley (Ballydonoghue, Kerry)

Kevin Crowley (Millstreet, Cork)
Stephen Cronin (Nemo Rangers, Cork)
Tom O’Sullivan (Dingle, Kerry)

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Ian Maguire (St Finbarr’s Cork)
Ronan O’Toole (Éire Óg, Cork)

Ronan Buckley (Listry, Kerry)
Adrian Spillane (Templenoe, Kerry)
Jack Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials, Tipperary)

Cian Dorgan (Ballincollig, Cork)
Killian Spillane (Templenoe, Kerry)
Cathal Bambury (Dingle, Kerry)

Kevin Flahive (Douglas, Cork) for K Crowley 36
Cian Kiely (Ballincollig, Cork) for I Maguire 36
Stephen Sherlock (St Finbarr’s, Cork) for K Spillane 39
Killian Ryan (Mungret, Limerick) for C Dorgan 45
Michael O’Donnell (Austin Stacks, Kerry) for J Kennedy 45
Brian Looby (Ballinacourty, Waterford) for T O’Sullivan 45

DCU-St Pat’s

Paddy Byrne (Naomh Columba, Donegal)

Niall O’Donnell (Whitehall Colmcille, Dublin)
Kevin Loughran (Monaghan Harps, Monaghan)
Proinnsias Ó Gallochoir (Gaoth Dobhair, Donegal)

James Stewart (Dundalk Gaels, Louth)
Eoin Sommerville (Ramor United, Cavan)
Ronan Daly (Padraig Pearses, Roscommon)

Aaron Elliot (Ballymun Kickhams, Dublin)
Niall Loughman (Carrickmacross Emmets, Monaghan)

Alastair Fitzgerald (Na Fianna, Dublin)
Ciaran Kilkenny (Castleknock, Dublin)
John McGarvey (Cloughaneely, Donegal)

Cormac Costello (Whitehall Colmcille, Dublin)
Hubert Darcy (Padraig Pearses, Roscommon)
Adrian Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks, Galway)

Shane Treanor (Truagh Gaels, Monaghan) for N O’Donnell 31
Brian Kelly (Roscommon Gaels, Roscommon) for J McGarvey 40
Ryan Gillespie (Naomh Columba, Donegal) for A Fitzgerald 45
Niall Lowry (Tinryland, Carlow) for K Loughran 45
Gearoid McDermottrow (Ballinameen, Roscommon) for H Darcy 45

Referee: N McKenna (Monaghan)

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