Date Time League Season
22 April 2022 7:45 pm LOI Men's Premier Division 2022

Match Report

Derry dominate against UCD

Derry City maintained their position at the summit of the table with a dominating win over UCD tonight.

A Jamie McGonigle hat-trick supplemented by goals from Will Patching, Cameron McJennett, Cameron Dummigan and Robert Boyce more than did the job. Alex Nolan would add a consolation for the visitors.

It did not take long for the candystripes to get going in this one. Matty Smith and Patrick McEleney had warning shots in the first ten but to no avail.

In the 13th minute the onslaught started. Shane McEleney played a long diagonal ball forward for Will Patching, who chested it down and slotted it by Lorcan Healy for the opener.

It was relentless from this point on. In the 21st minute, Cameron Dummigan played a similar pass to that of McEleney’s eight minutes prior and found Jamie McGonigle in behind the UCD defence, who fulfilled his duty and made it two.

60 seconds later give or take and it was 3-0. Brian Maher played a long kickout and Luke Boore dealt with it poorly, allowing McGonigle to latch onto the ball and slot it by Healy again for his second in as many minutes.

The fourth came ten minutes later when Matty Smith got the ball in the left hand corner and bet his man, floating in a cross that Cameron McJannett met all the way up from full back to head in.

The final of the first half was scored on the brink of half time when Dummigan received the ball about 40 yards out in acres of space. He tried speculative effort after realising no pass was on and his shot went in to much surprise. It’s fair to say Healy should have dealt with it better.

Early on in the second Derry showed no intentions of calming it down through efforts from Patching and McGonigle.

It would be Ronan Boyce who got the sixth from a Patching cross following a one-two with Smith from a corner, rising up to head home.

McGonigle got his hat-trick on the hour mark after he withheld pressure following a lovely through ball from Patrick McEleney, making it seven for the hosts.

Alex Nolan would smash home the second ball from a corner in the 63rd minute to add a consolation. From this point on, chances were few and far between. Derry will be happy that their position as leaders remains intact.

  • 92'

    Full time.

  • 90'

    Two minutes added on.

  • 85'

    Smith sends one across the face of goal but no one meets it.

  • 80'

    Ten to go. This one is probably settled...

  • 66'

    McGonigle misses from close range. Great chance.

  • 63'

    UCD pull one back. Falls down to Nolan from a corner and he smashes in.

  • 60'

    Seven heaven! McEleney plays through McGonigle and he gets his hat-trick!

  • 54'

    Six! Patching plays a one-two with Smith from a corner and crosses it to Boyce who heads in!

  • 53'

    McEleney plays a lovely ball forward for McGonigle who shoots wide. Should have the hat-trick.

  • 51'

    Patching through some decent work in the box gets a shot off. His effort is straight at Healy however.

  • 46'

    Derry get us back underway. UCD have made four subs!

  • 45'

    Half time.

  • 44'

    Five! Dummigan hits a completely speculative effort and Healy deals with it poorly. This is beyond finished.

  • 38'

    Smith meets Kavangh's cross at the back post but heads wide.

  • 33'

    It's yet another for Derry. Matty Smith floats one in from the left and McJannett meets it for the header.

  • 22'

    This is an onslaught! Maher plays a long ball forward and Luke Boore fails to deal with it, allowing McGonigle in for a brace!

  • 21'

    Goal! Dummigan plays a long ball forward and McGonigle gets in behind the defence to make it two!

  • 15'

    Derry have a penalty call after Sam Todd swings at the ball and brings down Kavanagh, but the hosts don't protest too much.

  • 13'

    Goal! McEleney plays a long forward diagonal pass to Will Patching who chests it down and slots it IN!

  • 8'

    McEleney spots Healy off his line and takes a quick free, but sails it over.

  • 5'

    Early chance for Derry. Dummigan puts in a low ball for Matty Smith, but a UCD defender intervenes and puts it over. Great defending.

  • 1'

    UCD kick us off.

  • If the stream is anything to go off then there'll be a good crowd at the Brandywell. Many waiting to see the league leaders.

  • The UCD lineup is now in.

  • Hello and welcome to for coverage of tonight's Premier Division clash between Derry City and UCD, I'm Seán Comber and I'll be updating you throughout the game.

Derry City

26Brian Maher Goalkeeper
2Ronan Boyce 37 Defender 54'
6Eoin Toal 3 Defender
9Jamie McGonigle Forward 21', 22', 60'
10Patrick McEleney 17 Midfielder
12Matty Smith Forward 27'
14Will Patching 25 Midfielder 13'
16Shane McEleney Defender
17Cameron McJannet Defender 33'
20Brandon Kavanagh Midfielder
23Cameron Dummigan 8 Midfielder 44'
1Nathan Gartside Goalkeeper
3Ciaran Coll 6 Defender
8Joe Thomson 23 Midfielder
11James Akintunde Forward
17Gerard Storey 10 Midfielder
24Danny Lafferty Defender
25Evan McLaughlin 14 Defender
37Daithi McCallion 2 Defender
38Liam Mullan Midfielder


1Lorcan Healy Goalkeeper
2Michael Gallagher Defender
3Evan Osam Defender
5Luke Boore 14 Defender
7Liam Kerrigan Midfielder
8Mark Dignam 23 Defender
9Evan Caffrey 12 Forward
10Colm Whelan Forward 40'
11Dylan Duffy 30 Midfielder
18Donal Higgins 26 Midfielder 30'
22Sam Todd Defender
16Kian Moore Goalkeeper
12Adam Lennon 9 Midfielder
14Eoin Farrell 5 Forward
23Adam Verdon 8 Midfielder
24Aaron Corish Defender
25Jamie Duggan Defender
26John Ryan 18 Midfielder
30Alex Nolan 11 Midfielder 63'

Past Meetings

(Round 5)
0 - 2
LOI Men's Premier Division
UCD Bowl

UCD AFC v Derry City


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Ryan McBride Brandywell, Derry, Northern Ireland, BT48 6NP, United Kingdom

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