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

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

BY Raf Diallo 17:54 Friday 17 February 2017, 17:54 17 Feb 2017

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.


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