Jordanstown’s Gaelic footballers bowed out of the Ulster Bank Sigerson Cup with a two-point loss at the hands of NUI Maynooth.
The score finished 1-13 to 2-12 in the quarter-final at the Jordanstown campus.
The University of Ulster side lead 0-9 to 1-3 at half time, but were put to the sword in the second half by a resurgent Maynooth, who host this years Sigerson Cup finals weekend on 26-27 February.
Jordanstown dominated in the first 20 minutes, but spurned good one-on-one chances, with the keeper saving one, another hitting the post and a third put wide.
Maynooth got a goal against the run of play and from then on Jordanstown struggled to find their feet.
Four points without reply after the break edged Maynooth ahead. The sides traded points before a frantic last 10 minutes saw Maynooth grab a second goal through a penalty. After scoring two points a piece Jordanstown scrambled a goal to set up a frantic finish where Maynooth scored another point on the break to secure a two point win.
Jordanstown joint-manager Adrian McGuckin, said: “It’s hard to make sense of the game to be honest. We didn’t take our chances when we had them and when they got the goal against the run of play, that was that. They started closing us down and were getting all the breaks. We couldn’t get a bit of luck.
“To lose at home especially when we were favourites is from a sporting point of view disastrous for us. The players but an awful lot into preparing for the game and not to get anything from it is so disheartening.”