Edmund Rice College takes the Ennis Cup


rice-538x299Edmund Rice win Goal fest


 Monday, March 4, 2013

Danske Bank Ennis Cup final :

Report from Ulster Colleges site




Edmund Rice College Glengormley 9-19       St Joseph’s Donaghmore 10-9 (AET)


What a goal fest at MUSA in the Danske Bank Ennis Cup final last Monday!

St Joseph’s Donaghmore’s Tiarnan Drain hit the net as early as the third minute – and his team hit a further nine goals and nine points, enough to win a couple of games.  ButSt   Joseph’s still lost this final by 7 points in an extra-time thriller.  Drain went on to accumulate 4-4, some of those scores would have graced any level of football, but Edmund Rice pulled away in extra time to secure the Cup with the excellent Pearse McVarnock almost equalling Drain’s total.  He hit 3-5.

Rory McFadden responded to the early Drain strike with the first of Edmund Rice’s 10 goals in the fifth minute and the teams slugged it out for the opening half, with Donaghmore 5-6 to 5-3 ahead at the break.

Neither team slackened up after the break.  While Edmund Rice picked off some excellent points,St   Joseph’s kept searching for the net with Ronan Versani, Brannan Molloy and Tiarnan Drain a real thorn in the Hightown boys’ side.

After an hour’s football, the sides were tied Edmund Rice 6-14, St Joseph’s 8-8 and extra time was needed.

Although Eoin Kavannagh and Drain found the net for Donaghmore, Edmund Rice moved up a gear and fired home 3-5, their goals coming from Conor McAuley (2) and Cillin Gilmour.

It really was a busy day for reporters.

Edmund Rice : Ethan Fennell, Daniel Keenan, Pearse McFall capt, Oran McKeown, Owen Brophy, Micheal McGreevey 1-0, Lee McGreevey, Dylan Whiteway 1-1, Cillin Gilmour 1-4, Kevin Skelly 0-1, Pearse McVarnock 3-5, Daniel Moore, Conor McAuley 2-2, Rory McFadden 1-4, Jamie McCormick 0-2.

Subs : Mark Bingham for O McKeown, Paul Watson for DMoore.

St Joseph’s : Jack Kane, Conor Ward, Conor McCrystal, Pearce McErlean, Conor Doyle, Darragh McCann, Jamie Donnelly, Ronan Versani 1-2, Conor Woods, Ryan Cush, Brannan Molloy, Dermot McAleer 1-0, Conor Donaghy 1-1, Tiarnan Drain 4-4, Eoin Kavanagh 2-2.

Subs: Joe O’Neill for P McErlean, Patrick McElduff forE Kavannagh.