Whis­tles and wind rule as spoils are shared

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - RESULTS / ROUND-UP -

FERMANAGH and the Univer­sity of Ul­ster shared the spoils 1-9 to 0-12 in a game which fully lived up to the dreary con­di­tions in Der­ry­gonnelly.

Both teams strug­gled to come to grips with the new play­ing rules as Joe Mc­Quil­lan blew 38 frees.

Fermanagh had the wind in the first half and Dar­ragh McGurn made good use of the of­fen­sive mark as he ran up a five-point personal tally. Mean­while, Ty­rone star Lee Bren­nan was Ul­ster Univer­sity’s best at­tack­ing out­let, his four points keep­ing his side in touch as they turned around with Fermanagh lead­ing 0-8 to 0-5.

The sec­ond half opened with Con­all Jones bundling the ball into the net from a long de­liv­ery by Eoin Don­nelly. That gave Fermanagh a six-point cush­ion. They needed ev­ery bit of it as the Stu­dents started to make the wind ad­van­tage count. With Bren­nan im­mac­u­late from placed balls, they steadily ate their way through the Er­nesiders’ lead.

Fermanagh could have sneaked a win with a late ’45 from Thomas Treacy, but that dropped short as it ended all square in Canon Maguire Park

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