Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 30 October 2014

Maghera lift Hogan Cup

Gerard Bradley, Neil McNicholl and O'Hara had a combined 12 points for Maghera

St Patrick's Maghera won their fifth Hogan Cup title with a 1-20 to 1-10 win over St Patrick's Navan at Croke Park.

The Ulster side controlled the game from the outset, with early scores from Neil McNicholl, James Kearney and Stephen O'Hara getting them off to a strong start.

Navan pulled back points through Niall Lyons and James McEntee, but Maghera led by by 0-10 to 0-5 at half-time.

Robert Keeleghan gave Navan a lifeline with a goal early in the second half, but the south Derry college hit back with a Danny Tallon goal in the 46th minute.

Gerard Bradley, Neil McNicholl and O'Hara hit a combined total of 12 points as Maghera saw out the game in a controlled and composed fashion, picking off spectacular points in a dominant finish.

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