Friday 24 January 2020

Ladies football: UCC bridge 22-year gap

University College Cork captured the prestigious O'Connor Cup for the first time since 1990 with a stunning 2-14 to 1-13 victory against University of Ulster, Jordanstown in yesterday's final.

In their first final appearance in 22 years, UCC had Kerry ace Louise Ni Mhuircheartaigh (0-9) and Cork's Ciara O'Sullivan (2-1) to thank for their scoring prowess as UUJ lost in the decider for a third successive year.

Meanwhile, Sarah Lynch kicked the winning point in extra-time as Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, won the Giles Cup for the first time after a 3-11 to 2-13 thriller with NUI Maynooth.

A memorable day had begun with Athlone IT, runners-up in 2004, claiming victory in the Lynch Cup final. AIT claimed a 1-11 to 1-10 victory against Trinity College Dublin and they had to come from four points down at half-time to do it, with Emma Curley's penalty sealing the success.

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