St Patrick’s Academy 4-10 St Pius’ X 3-7
St Patrick’s Academy made it through to the final of the Brock Shield on Wednesday afternoon after a six point victory over St Pius’. The Magherafelt side started the brighter with a goal and a point in the first five minutes. The Dungannon lads then replied with a point and a goal of their own. Eoin Teague with the point and a wonderful goal from Ross Lavery who weaved through the St Pius’ defence before unleashing an unstoppable drive to the roof of the net. Corin Kelly scored a point in the 9th minute to put the Academy ahead. St Pius’ regained the lead with a brace of points in the 10th minute. Then a turning point in the match. St Pius’ were awarded a penalty after some clumsy defending by the Dungannon lads. The resulting spot kick was saved brilliantly by keeper Caolan Donaghy. The Academy then went forward and scored a goal from Martin Corrigan, another wonderful solo goal from Lavery and point from Kelly to put the Academy 3-3 to 1-3 up with 16 minutes gone. St Pius’ responded with two quick fire points in the 17th minute and were awarded a second penalty in the 19th minute. Again another brilliant save from Donaghy kept the ball out of the Dungannon net. A final point in the half from Teague left the half time score St Patrick’s Academy 3-4 St Pius’ 1-5.
The sides traded points at the start of the second half with Kelly getting the Dungannon score. The Academy then hit the back of the net again after a flick on to the net from a ’45 by Teague put the Academy well in charge. The resulting kick out was worked up to the other end of the field and hammered to the Dungannon net to reduce the deficit to 6. Teague added another point in the 45th minute to put 6 between the sides again. St Pius’ then hit another major after good work by the full forward to put 3 between the sides. St Pius’ were now on top and should have narrowed the deficit further if not for some wayward shooting. The sides traded points again with Teague scoring another point for the Academy. The Academy then seemed to find another gear and finished the stronger with three unanswered scores from Ryan Coleman, Fintan McClure and Teague to run out 6 point winners. The Academy await the winner of St Mary’s Magherafelt and St Patrick’s Downpatrick in the final.