Ladies Hope To Graduate In College Competitions

Ladies Hope To Graduate

Ladies Footballers Hope to Graduate with Honours in Colleges



The Third Level ladies footballers will travel to UUJ this weekend for
the annual Colleges finals which will take place over two days at the
Jordanstown campus. The weekend schedule will see sixteen teams from
thirteen different universities compete across five individual


The highlight of the weekend will be the O’Connor Cup which was won last
year by UUJ at their third attempt. The Ulster side emerged victorious
over IT Sligo with a scoreline of 0-14 to 1-3, having finished runners
up in this competition in 2006 and 2007.


The Jordanstown outfit put in a determined performance and this will be
looking for a repeat on home ground this year. If they defeat DCU in
their semi final, they will go on to face either Queen’s University
Belfast or University of Limerick in the final.


In this weekend’s other competitions NUI Maynooth and IT Tralee will
battle it out in the O’Connor Shield, while Liverpool Hope will be
looking to avenge four Lynch Cup final defeats in a row if they manage
victory over St. Mary’s in the semi final.


The 2009 Lynch Shield Final will be an all Dublin affair with Trinity
College set to face DCU’s second team and the Donaghy Cup & Shield will
produce a brand new winner from Queen’s University seconds, Royal
College of Surgeons Ireland, UCD thirds and the combined IT team from
Tallaght and Blanchardstown.


“The Colleges weekend is the highlight of the third level football
calendar and is an exciting two days of condensed competitive action,”
said Pat Quill, President of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association.


“Ladies Football is a healthy social outlet for university students and
provides welcome opportunity for friendships to be developed. Moreover,
these teams often contain inter-county players and All Star award
winners and it is of huge benefit for players with different skill sets
to interact with each other to develop their game.”

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