Video: capturing delight of St Mary's coach Paddy Tally after Sigerson triumph
The emotional final whistle scenes as St Mary's Belfast win the Sigerson Cup for the first time since 1989.
Long-serving manager Paddy Tally sank to his knees and says it is '`a fantastic feeling'' to finally win the coveted trophy after defeating champions UCD 0-13 to 2-6 in Ballyhaunis, county Mayo.
Tally was thrilled for the St Mary’s players, after they repeated their heroics from the semi-finals, when UCC also scored two early goals, and he knew they could do it all along.
“They are a credit, the way they played, the way they dug down very deep. A lot of teams would have packed it in with the start we had but they done this yesterday as well,” said Tally.
“They probably knew, right we got back yesterday, we get back today if we keep our heads and we play our football and they did.”
St Mary’s: Reid; Mooney, McKay, Mallon; Byrne, Mac Iomhar, Meyler (0-1); McCann (0-2), O’Neill (0-4, 0-3 frees); Corrigan (0-1), McGeary (0-2, 0-1 frees), McConville; McKernan, Fitzpatrick, McShane (0-2)
Subs: Quinn (0-1) for McConville (45 mins), Hannigan for Mallon (63 mins)
Yellow cards: McKay (9mins), McKernan (28mins), Mooney (40mins), Quinn (49mins)
Black cards: none
UCD: Honan; Fitzsimons, McDaid, Murchan; Mullally, Coen, McCaffrey; O’Sullivan, Barry; McCarthy (0-2, 0-1 frees), McDonnell, Wallace (0-1); Mannion (0-1), Basquel (2-1), McGinn (0-1)
Subs: Casey for McDonnell (30 mins), Hayes for Mannion (56 mins), Moran for O’Sullivan (58 mins, black)
Yellow cards: McCaffrey (22mins), Wallace (27mins), Basquel (38mins), Fitzsimons (53mins), Mannion (55mins)
Black cards: O’Sullivan (57mins)
Referee: Conor Lane (Cork)
Video by Jerome Quinn Media for Higher Education GAA.