Egan hit 0-14 from 14 attempts at the posts in an incredible display of marksmanship which was applauded by both sets of fans.
With battle hardened campaigners like Eamonn Corridan, Conor Flaherty, Darran Dineen, Rory Horgan and Egan, St Brendan’s dominated in every sector. They led 0-12 to 0-4 with Egan, firing over seven points, including four magnificent efforts from play. Philip Lucid hit six points from placed balls for Ballyheigue while Roan Kenny added two scores.
But with Egan — and Kieran Fitzgerald — adding on the points, it was all one way traffic to the end.
The draws for the next two rounds of the competition were completed after yesterday’s action. In the loser’s category, Ballyduff were paired with Ballyheigue while Kilmoyley will be short odds to beat the Kenmare/Kilgarvan combo. In the winner’s round, Lixnaw face Abbeydorney for a place in the last four while St Brendan’s meet a fancied Causeway.
Scorers for St Brendan’s: J Egan 0-14 (0-8fs), K Fitzgerald 0-3, T Hannafin 0-2 (0-1f), T Moloney 0-2, D Wallace and D Dineen 0-1.
Scorers for Ballyheigue: P Lucid 0-6 (0-5f, 0-1 65), R Kenny 0-2, D Walshe 0-1.
ST BRENDAN’S: D Delaney, K Orpen, E Corridan, C Flaherty, D Moriarty, D Dineen, R Horgan, H Galvin, S Leen, T Moloney, E McCarthy, T Hannafin, D Wallace, K Fitzgerald, J Egan. Subs: C Hussey for S Leen (48), J Wallace for K Fitzgerald (56).
BALLYHEIGUE: B Dunne, M Dineen, D Casey, P Behan, J Griffin, J Casey, M O’Halloran, T O’Connor, D Walsh, K Reidy, S Colgan, R Kenny, G Galway, T Casey, P Lucid. Subs: J Crean for G Galway (35), K O’Mahony for T Casey (43), P Flahive for R Kenny (47).
Referee: D Copps (Cork).