Classy Jordanstown signal intent with 15-point hammering of CIT

CORK IT claimed just one second-half point, and rued seven first half wides as a more clinical UUJ secured an Ulster Bank Sigerson Cup quarter-final berth at Newcastle yesterday.

The 2009 champions were firmly put to the sword by an eager Jordanstown who failed to let up to produce the only round one victory for an Ulster side.

Tyrone’s Matthew Donnelly bagged six points for the Belfast side who now face a last eight encounter with IT Carlow on March 3rd at Belfield.

In truth Cork IT failed to give up, with the likes of All-Ireland Senior football medal winners Aidan Walsh and Ciarán Sheehan battling bravely throughout, but it was a fruitless pursuit against far superior opposition.

A lone goal from Monaghan’s Conor McManus inside 20 seconds of the second-half killed off any hope of a firm Cork IT rally, with UUJ quickly building up a 1-15 to 0-3 advantage.

CIT offered little response as they failed to score between the 21st and 52nd minutes, just registering one second-half point in the process.

Adrian McGuckin’s charges were in strong form throughout, with seven players on target in this 15-point victory.

UUJ led by 0-9 to 0-3 at half-time, with Cork duo Sheehan and Donal Og Hodnett along with Kerry’s Barry John Walsh claiming CIT’s scores.

Indeed CIT were fortunate not to be further in arrears at the break, with a 12th minute goal effort from Jason McAnulla ruled out after Derry’s Caolan O’Boyle was adjudged to be in the square.

McManus flicked the ball to the net, after a speculative effort from Matthew Donnelly to maintain UUJ’s confidence.

UUJ held firm dominance in the midfield sector with some fine fielding by the likes of Colm Murney.

The Jordanstown outfit claimed a 15 point lead with 11 minutes remaining, as Donnelly, Murney, Diarmuid McNulty of Tyrone and McManus picked off scores.

CIT battled hard late on but the only second half score for Keith Ricken’s charges came from substitute Noel Galvin eight minutes from time.

This game ended 30 seconds short of 60 minutes owing to a clash of heads between CIT’s Aidan Downes and UUJ’s Niall Holly, but UUJ were firm winners with no late flourish likely from the Cork IT side.

Scorers for UUJ: M Donnelly 0-6 (0-4f); C McManus 1-2; P Hughes 0-3; C McGinley 0-2; N Holly, C Murney, D McNulty 0-1 each.

Scorers for Cork IT: D Óg Hodnett, C Sheehan, BJ Walsh, N Galvin 0-1 each.

UUJ: G Kelly (Tyrone); D Mone (Monaghan), B Donaghy (Armagh), C Galligan (Monaghan); K Dyas (Armagh), D Morgan (Monaghan), C McGinley (Tyrone); C Murney (Down), N Holly (Derry); D McNulty (Tyrone), C O’Boyle (Derry), P Hughes (Tyrone); J McAnulla (Tyrone), C McManus (Monaghan), M Donnelly (Tyrone). Subs: K Anderson (Down) for Hughes (52); G McCartan (Down) for Mone (52); J O’Neill (Armagh) for McNulty (55); R Pickering (Tyrone) for Dyas (57).

CORK IT (Cork unless stated): B Walsh; R Power, S O’Donoghue, B O’Regan; A Downes (Dublin), C O’Driscoll, B Maguire (Kerry); A Walsh, S O’Hare (Waterford); C Sheehan, H Curran, P Daly; BJ Walsh (Kerry), A O’Brien, D Og Hodnett. Subs: N Galvin for O’Brien (39), W O’Mahony for Curran (39), M Griffin (Kerry) for O’Hare (47), S Kelleher for A Walsh (57).

Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan)

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