Jamie Murphy wins Mooney Cup for Doolan's Cow in extra time cracker with UCC United

Finbarr Buckley rounds up the Business League action
Jamie Murphy wins Mooney Cup for Doolan's Cow in extra time cracker with UCC United

The Doolan's Cow squad who won the 67th Mooney Cup final with a 2-1 triumph over UCC Utd at Turner's Cross. Picture: Finbarr Buckley

Doolan’s Cow 2 UCC United 1 (after extra time)

DOOLAN’S COW retained the Mooney Cup following a thrilling extra-time win over UCC United at Turner’s Cross.

UCC, appearing in their first decider, created the first opening through the pacey Ali Ahmidat whose run and cross picked out Adam Lannon. 

The striker pulled his shot wide of Eddie Scanlon before a break by James Cotter at the other end led to his cross beings touched off the toe of Jamie Murphy by Kevin Foley. 

Messina and Montgomery were next to threaten for United before Murphy slipped two challenges only for his goal-bound shot to come back off the foot of the post.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 26th minute by Cotter who flicked on Aaron Hennessy’s corner past a host of defenders at the near post. 

UCC were dominant in the early stages of the second half and deservedly equalised in the 67th minute through the wily Eric Montgomery whose neat control and devastating strike left Scanlon stranded.

With both teams pushing for the winner, extra time was needed before the irrepressible Jamie Murphy popped up with the winner in added time in the first period, his swerving shot spilling out of the reach of the unfortunate Galvin who was one of the stars for the College on the day.

DOOLAN’S: Scanlon: Buckley, Ian McCarthy; Harris, Keegan; Stephen McCarthy (O’Leary), Hennessy, O’Donoghue; O’Reilly (c, (Keith McCarthy), Cotter, Murphy.

UCC: Galvin: Ellis, Foley; Messina (c), Normoyle; Gunnigle, El Shouky, Dumlupinar; Montgomery, Lannon (Pinel), Ahmidat (O’Hanlon) (Zahorodniuk).

Referee: Mossie Coughlan. Assistants: Sumate Virak and Bryan Forde. Fourth Official: Denis Cronin.

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In League 1, Crookstown and ASH shared twelve goals with the visitors coming out on top, 7-5. ASH raced into a four-goal lead by the 39th minute through Corey Ryan, Scott McCarthy, Conor Hickey and Josh McAuliffe.

After Tomás Óg Twohig and Laurence Asling netted either side of half-time for the hosts, three goals in eight minutes from Hickey, David O’Neill and Derek Morrissey stretched the lead to 7-2 only for James Kelleher (2) and Kevin Barrett to complete the scoring for United.

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In the Premier, Doolan’s Cow racked up their 14th consecutive league win with goals from Jamie Murphy (3) and Dylan O’Donoghue in their 4-2 win over Satellite Taxis. UCC Utd were comfortable winners over Brew Boys with Mo El Shouky (3) and Gokhan Dumlupinar contributing the goals.

Martin Harvey Solicitors moved up to third with a 2-1 win over OBS. Ciarán Taylor and Darren O’Connor registered the goals for the winners.

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