WATCH: UCD to defend Sigerson Cup against St Mary's

St Mary's haven't been in the final for 24 years

Ciaran Corrigan, St Mary's, Sigerson Cup, GAA

St. Mary's Ciaran Corrigan celebrates scoring a goal ©INPHO/James Crombie

UCD will defend their Sigerson Cup title against St Mary's in tomorrow afternoon's final at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence.

A second goal from the penalty spot from Dublin forward Paul Mannion proved crucial and helped UCD defeat UL by 1-10 to 0-11 in the second semi final of the day.

UL's Gearoid Hegarty dejected after missing a late goal chance ©INPHO/James Crombie

Earlier St Mary's of Belfast upset the odds to edge out UCC by 2-7 to 2-6 in the other semi to reach their first final since 1993.

Footage by Jerome Quinn for Higher Education GAA: 



St. Mary's Oisin O’Neill and Brian Og McGilligan with Ian Maguire and Ronan O’Toole of UCC ©INPHO/James Crombie

Ciaran Corrigan got the crucial second goal for the Belfast students, palming in at the end of a swift, flowing attack.

All footage from Jerome Quinn for Higher Education GAA: 

St Mary's had to recover from a nightmare start when they conceded two goals in very quick succession.

Footage by Jerome Quinn for Higher Education GAA:

St Mary's still managed to lead at half time despite the early setback, going in 1-6 to 2-2 at the break.