Jordanstown no match for UCC
UCC 1-14 UUJ 0-9:UCC used the strong wind to build up an unassailable 1-13 to 0-2 interval lead at the superb Parnells GAA complex in Coolock to book a place in the quarter-finals.
UUJ, who hit 10 second-half wides, never looked like recovering from the blistering start from the Cork college, who were four points in front after four minutes.
Then wing-back Peter Crowley raced through to blast home a goal which saw UCC open up a 1-6 to 0-0 lead after 12 minutes.
Dan O’Sullivan and Peter Acheson were on top in midfield and the all-Kerry full-forward line of Paul Geaney, Cox (six frees) and Gavin O’Grady picked off some excellent points to help establish a 1-11 to 0-0 lead before Conor McAliskey opened UUJ’s account after 27 minutes. Though Paul Devlin later added three points there was no way back for UUJ.
UCC:S Mellet; J O’Sullivan; E O’Mahony, P Galvin; P Crowley (1-0), N Daly, T Clancy; P Acheson (0-1), D O’Sullivan; K O’Driscoll, B Coughlan (0-2), (C Sweeney 48), JP Spillane; G O’Grady (0-3, three frees), (E Buckley 48), C Cox 0-6 (6f), P Geaney (0-2) (P Murphy 55). UUJ: M McReynolds; Carl McKaigue, D McNally, D Quinn; D Lavery, G McCartan, S Dooney (E Deeney 51); R Donnelly (0-1, 45), Chris McKaigue; M Donnelly, E McGuckian (0-1), P Devlin 0-5 (2f); C McAliskey (0-2, one free), A Devlin, B Reilly (R Corrigan 59). Referee: G McCormack (Dublin).