Waterford Crystal Cup S-Final – UCC v UL

UCC defeated UL by 4-16 to 2-14 after extra time in the Waterford Crystal Cup Semi-Final on Saturday in Buttevant.

Honan goals flatten UL

By MARIE CROWE for the Sunday Independent newspaper

Sunday January 31 2010

EXTRA-TIME goals proved to be the difference as UCC qualified for the final of the Waterford Crystal Cup after they overcame UL yesterday in Buttevant by 4-16 to 2-14.

The reigning Fitzgibbon Cup holders, UCC were within five minutes of being beaten as they trailed by 2-9 to 0-10 after 55 minutes. UL upped their game in the second half, substitute David Burke sent over some fine dead balls and Michael Gleeson added a second goal to the one he scored in the first half. That was before a late UCC scoring burst, including a goal by Eoghan Murphy, to force the extra 20 minutes. The sides were level, 1-13 to 2-10, at the full-time whistle.

In extra-time, UL had no answer as Murphy and Darach Honan struck for first-period goals to give themselves a cushion, and Honan wrapped up the win in injury-time with his second goal.