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Murphy seals deal for UCD

UCD 23 Old Belvedere 13

Published 21/12/2015 | 02:30

UCD players celebrate after beating Old Belvedere in the Leinster Senior League Cup final at Donnybrook Photo:Sportsfile
UCD players celebrate after beating Old Belvedere in the Leinster Senior League Cup final at Donnybrook Photo:Sportsfile

Captain Stephen Murphy’s 75th minute intercept was the decisive factor in UCD’s second Leinster Senior League Cup triumph in three seasons at Donnybrook.

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Captain Stephen Murphy's 75th minute intercept was the decisive factor in UCD's second Leinster Senior League Cup triumph in three seasons at Donnybrook. It was right in the balance when Belvo's Danny Riordan turned in a wonder try to leave just three between them. Indeed, OB looked to threaten from deep again until Murphy struck.

UCD - B Dardis; T Fletcher, S Murphy (capt), C Doherty, B Daly; R Byrne, J Glynn; A Porter, G Frayne, L Hyland, B Cawley, E MacMahon, D Lawler, W Connors, M McGroarty. Reps: H Keenan for Fletcher (18); K McKenna for McGroarty (35); J Loughman for Hyland, S McNulty for Frayne (both 50); B Holland for Doherty (69); L Bourke for Byrne (76); O Tegeler for Cawley (78).

Old Belvedere - D Riordan (capt); S McDonald, J Kennedy, A Wynne, R O'Loughlin; W Staunton, A Sheehan; A Howard, E Rossiter, D Lavery, J Kelly, C Owende, M Ludwig, K O'Gorman, K Miller. Reps: P O'Dwyer for Staunton (68); C Noonan for Sheehan, J McWilliams Grey for Howard, D Ryan for Lavery, K Barden for McDonald G Hogan for Owende (all 77).

ReF - P Haycock (Leinster Branch)

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