GAA: St Pat’s Maghera hopes dashed in Hogan final

St.Patricks Maghera. semi-final of Hogan Cup.
St.Patricks Maghera. semi-final of Hogan Cup.

The red card for Conor Glass and two late goals were the dominant headlines as St Patrick’s College Maghera lost the Hogan Cup final against St Brendan’s Killarney.

It all looked very promising for the MacRory Cup champions as they led 2-5 to 0-7 early in the second half.

But the game appeared to turn, when Glass was sent to the line for an off-the-ball incident.

The sides were level with two minutes left but two David Clifford goals sealed Brendan’s third Hogan title.

It was three points from the outstanding Clifford that helped St Brendan’s level by the 55th minute before they edged ahead a minute later.

St Brendan’s were also reduced to 14 players after the dismissal of Dan O’Brien.

Jack Doherty brought Maghera level in the 57th minute but after another of their attacks was broken up, St Brendan’s charged downfield to net as Clifford dived to palm to the net.

Clifford helped himself to another goal in injury-time as he blasted in an unstoppable shot.