Conal Burns (47)


Daniel Hanna (28p)
Daire Rooney (67)
Ciaran O'Hare (90)


Queen's University manager Peter Thompson (Picture:


Newington dominated possession during the first half but were unable to find a way past the Queen's defence.

Indeed, the visitors went in at the break a goal to the good after Daniel Hanna converted from the spot just before the half-hour.

Conal Burns levelled for Newington on 47 minutes with a free header from a well delivered cross.

However, Queen's debutant Daire Rooney fired Peter Thompson's back into the lead with a glancing header into the bottom corner from a Matt Hughes cross.

Then, in the closing moments, Ciaran O'Hare added a third at the second attempt after being teed up by Noel Corrigan.

Newington: Smyth, Gowdy, S. McAuley, Pierce, Gilgunn, Brannigan, Sullivan, R. McAuley, Burns, O'Neill, Scollay subs McFall (replaced Sullivan 60), McErlean (not used), Rafferty (replaced Brannigan 78), Finlay (not used)

Queen's University: Lally, Culbert, Gibson, Hanna, McManus, A. Keenan, Allison, Hagan, Rooney, Jones, Hughes subs Macauley (not used), McIlwaine (not used), McDowell (replaced Rooney 70), O'Hare (replaced A. Keenan 60), Corrigan (replaced Jones 60)

Referee: Niall Gallagher