Laois duo help UCD to Sigerson Cup final after double extra time

first_img Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Previous articleThe best places for Laois people to get the shift back in the dayNext articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, February 15, 2018 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Community Evan O’Carroll and Eoin Lowry were on fire as UCD claimed the Sigerson Cup University College Dublin 0-18 University Ulster Jordanstown 1-13 (After double extra time)Higher Education Sigerson Cup Semi FinalIt took over 90 minutes in the pouring rain in Monaghan tonight, but two Laois men will play in the Sigerson Cup final this weekend after UCD defeated UUJ by two points.Killeshin’s Eoin Lowry and Crettyard’s Evan O’Carroll were both on the scoreboard as this game went the full distance.In what was a slow burner, the sides were level at half time, full time and at the end of two ten minute periods of extra time.The third period of extra time, which was five minutes, produced no score and it was the fourth period that saw UCD pull away.The first half ended 0-3 each with Lowry tapping over a free and O’Carroll landing a 45 from considerable distance.Lowry was replaced midway through the second half but O’Carroll stayed on and slotted two more frees but UUJ landed late points from Gareth McKinless and Lee Brennan to leave it 0-12 apiece at the end of normal time.UCD were dealt a blow at the start of extra time when Tyrone forward Mark Bradley slammed home the game’s only goal but two points from Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan cut the deficit to one – 1-12 to 0-14 at half time in extra time.Conor McCarthy kicked UCD level and it looked like O’Carroll had won it for his side when he slotted his second 45 of the evening to move them one ahead with a minute to play.But UUJ refused to go away and Rory Brennan popped up to leave it 1-13 to 0-16 and mean that two more five minute periods of extra time would be required.And after the first of those passed without a score, Con O’Callaghan was UCD’s hero as he notched the all important scores to see them over the line.UCD will now face NUIG in Saturday’s decider after the Galway team got the better of DIT.They won by 2-12 to 0-15 against a DIT outfit that are managed by new Laois U-20 manager Billy O’Loughlin.The final will take place on Saturday in Santry at 3.30pm.SEE ALSO – The best places for Laois people to get the shift back in the day Facebook By Alan Hartnett – 14th February 2018 Pinterest Rugby Facebook Twitter Home Sport GAA Laois duo help UCD to Sigerson Cup final after double extra time SportGAAGaelic Football Community RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Laois duo help UCD to Sigerson Cup final after double extra time TAGSBilly O’LoughlinDITSigerson CupUCD Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Twitter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’last_img

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