O'Leary fires UL to third title
Published 27/02/2006 | 00:11
UL 0-13 UCD 1-09 UL OVERCAME UCD by a point in yesterday's Ashbourne Cup final to win the elite colleges camogie competition for the third year running - their first three-in-a-row.
UL opened strongly and went into a three-point lead before being pegged back by UCD who scored the only goal of the game when Susie O'Carroll drilled a low effort past Denise Lynch.
However, UL pointed twice more, the second resulting in a superb pass from Anna Geary to Jennifer O'Leary, leaving UL with a two-point cushion at the break.
UCD, with Wexford star Mary Leacy moving to full forward, edged ahead with three scores before O'Leary and Edel Maher found their range to see UL home.
UL: D Lynch; K Kinahan, R Corcoran, J O'Grady; L Lally, A O'Regan, A Geary; A Lynskey, C Kelly; A Connolly (0-1), A Walsh (0-2), J O'Leary (0-8, 0-7f); A Sheehan, E Maher (0-1), D Bourke (0-1). Subs: M Dooley for C Kelly, S Ryan for M Dooley.
UCD: S O'Shaughnessy; C Phelan, C O'Loughlin, S Daly; L Codd, M Leacy, D Corcoran; C Lucey, R Buckley (0-7, 0-6f); J Woodcock, L Mahony, M Walsh; C Flanagan, S O'Carroll (1-1), E Darmody (0-1). Subs: M Murtagh for C Phelan.
REF: P Downey.