O’Brien leads UUJ comeback

McGurk Cup Quarter-Final

UUJ 1-21 Fermanagh2-15

Photographs: Bert Trowlen

Aodhan O’Brien was very much to the fore as he led an excellent UUJ comeback in this Conor McGurk quarter-final win over Fermanagh at the Dub on Saturday.

Fermanagh looked on their way to victory when they led UUJ by 9 points at half time thanks to goals from Brian Teehan and  Caolan Duffy and were good value for their 2-11 to 0-8 interval lead.

However the University side staged a strong wind assisted second half revival to dominate the second 30 minutes and run out winners by three point with a scrambled goal from substitute, Fearghal McManus proving the vital score in the end.

The Ernsiders were the much more productive side during the opening half with Sean Corrigan firing over five points and Ryan Bogue, Ultan O’Reilly, Daniel Teague and Teehan all on target.

Aodhan O’Brien (0-3) and Luca McCusker (0-5) kept Jorganstown in touch as the fought to repel the Fermanagh push during the opening half but they looked to have a lot to do in the second half as referee James Connor sounded the half time whistle.

The students made a bright start to the second half as they attempted to reel in their opponents, hitting 1-2 before Fermanagh opened their second half account with their goal coming from substitute McManus.

Aodhan O’Brien led the UUJ comeback, hitting 0-4 in a man of the match performance with John Kennedy, Ciaran Magill, Luca McCusker, Dannan McGeogh and Fearghal McKiernan all weighing in with important points to see Jordanstown through to the semi-final.

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