College Football Association of Ireland

CFAI Defeat IUFU In Annual Hooper Cup Representative Game

23 April 2009

The CFAI National Squad defeated the IUFU National Squad in a closely fought match at Banbridge Town FC, Co. Down on Wednesday 22nd April to re-claim the Hooper Cup. Kevin Cornwall (Colaiste Ide) got the winner after 67 mins from a corner.

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Gareth Harkin (Letterkenny IT) impressed at left back and Colin Bargary (Colaiste Stiofáin Naofa) was commanding in midfield for CFAI. Mark Surgenor (UU Jordanstown) and John Mulroy (DCU) impressed for IUFU. Jimmy Cumiskey's IUFU dominated the first half although Davy O'Sullivan (DIT) came close for CFAI just before the break.

CFAI v IUFUDanny Crowley's CFAI side were the better side in the second half with O'Sullivan chipping Cian Byrne (UCD) but narrowly missed the target on 60mins. After Cornwall scored following a corner on 67mins the IUFU threw everything at CFAI but couldn't find a way past the excellent DIT centre half pairing of Paul Whelan and Conor McMahon. World University Games manager Kieran Harding presented the Hooper Cup to CFAI Captain Paul Doohan (Letterkenny IT) after the game.



1. Ryan Coulter Coláiste Íde

2. Keith Murray Coláiste Íde

3. Gareth Harkin, Letterkenny IT

4. Conor McMahon, DIT

5. Paul Whelan, DIT

6. Colin Bargarry, CSN

7. Stephen Roche, DIT

8. Paul Doohan, Letterkenny IT (Capt)

9. Kevin Cornwall, Coláiste Íde

10. Davy O’ Sullivan, DIT

11. Rory Kiely, CSN

12. Ciaran Green, IT Sligo

13. Kevin Crehan, GMIT

14. Nicholas Byrne, Sallynoggin IT

15. Dean Zambra, DIT

16. Wesley Tong CIT

Management: Danny Crowley, Paddy Gleeson and Jim Conroy


1. Cian Byrne UCD

2. Mick Kelly UCD

3. Anthony Costigan UCD

4. Ciaran Boyd UUJ

5. Mark Surgenor UUJ (Capt)

6. John Mulroy DCU

7. Dwyane Wilson UCD

8. John Dineen UCD

9. Austin Friel Magee

10. Ally Gordon UUC

11. Eoin Roche UCD

12. Graham Rushe UCD

13. Evin O’Reilly Trinity College

14. Ally Teggart UUJ

15. Luke Burgess UCC

16. Chris Allen Trinity College

17. Evan Connolly UCD

18. Gavin Falconer UCD

19. Rory Keaveney UCD

20. Stephen O’Brien UCC

21. Niall O’Carroll Trinity College

Management: Jimmy Cumiskey, Diarmuid McNally and John Power


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