DCU continue to showcase their strength as HEC Leagues continue

Weather conditions disrupted the HEC League calendar last week but the teams that managed to take to the field put on impressive displays across the board.

On Wednesday, there was a first outing of the year for O’Connor champions, and last year’s League finalists, UL, as they travelled to face the University of Galway’s first team. Both teams had to contend with treacherous conditions but the young Limerick side took control early on and maintained it throughout to take their first victory of the League campaign on a scoreline of 3-16 to 1-13. Meanwhile, Queen’s University played host to TU Dublin last week in what was a dominating performance from the Belfast side, putting seven goals past the visitors.

DCU DÉ continued to showcase their strength in Ladies Football last week. Following on from their four wins across the divisions in the opening round, the university’s third team recorded a comfortable victory over MTU Cork in Division 3 by 4-12 to 1-05. The division’s other game saw a battle of the Atlantic Technological Universities with ATU Donegal taking on ATU Sligo. With home advantage, the Donegal-based side managed to come out on top with three goals proving the difference.

The only fixture in Division 4 to go ahead last week pitted UL against UG once again. However, despite UL’s three-point lead at half-time, the spoils went to UG on this occasion, beating out their opponents by three points.

UL returned to winning ways in Division 5 with an impressive 5-14 to 1-02 win over Maynooth University. It was a good day for Limerick-based sides with TUS Midwest outscoring their opponents ATU Galway by 6-11 to 3-12.

Action got underway in Division 7 of the Leagues this last with four matches taking place. There was yet another outstanding victory for DCU DÉ as the goal-hungry side hit the net seven times against Marino College, eventually taking home a 7-14 to 1-04 win. The other all-Dublin fixture proved to be a much tighter affair with TU Tallaght holding off their City Campus counterparts to get their league campaign underway with a three-point victory. Moving up north where Ulster University’s third and fourth teams went head-to-head in an interesting battle on Wednesday with the final score of 3-10 to 1-12 going in favour of Team 3. Meanwhile, it was a fruitful week for Queen’s University also recorded a victory, their third team seeing off local rivals St Mary’s 2 by 3-12 to 1-07.

The fixtures which were postponed this last, both of which see sides from UCC take on Mary Immaculate College, will take place next Wednesday, October 26.



Division 1

UG 1 1-13 UL 1 3-16

Queen’s University 1 7-13 TU Dublin 3-09

Division 3

ATU Donegal 3-11 ATU Sligo 0-11

DCU DÉ 3 4-12 MTU Cork 1-05

Division 4

UL 3 3-12 UG 2 5-09

Division 5

UL 4 5-14 Maynooth University 2 1-02

ATU Galway 3-12 TUS Midwest 6-11

Division 7

Marino 2 1-04 DCU DÉ 7 7-14

TUD City Campus 3-08 TUC Tallaght 3-11

Ulster University 4 1-12 Ulster University 3 3-10

St Mary’s 2 1-07 Queen’s University 3 3-12

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