Irish Universities Football Union

The holders, Jordanstown, reach semi-finals of Collingwood Cup

25 February 2009

The University of Ulster, Jordanstown, successfully came through the quarter-finals of the Collingwood Cup at the UCC Grounds, The Farm, today when they defeated their neighbours from Coleraine 2-1. They will now meet UCD in tomorrow's semi-finals.

University of Ulster, Jordanstown 2 - 1 University of Ulster, Coleraine
The holders needed to perform to their best to overcome a spirited challenge from their neighbours in Coleraine in an entertaining contest in perfect weather conditions in Cork.
There was precious little between the teams and the goals did not arrive until the second half.
Mark Surgenor - a goal-scorer yesterday in the win over Maynooth - again hit the target and they led 2-0 when Johnny Maybin scored. Coleraine were game and they responded with a goal from Ally Gordon - the scorer of a hat-trick against DCU on Tuesday - to ensure a tense finish for Jordanstown.

Trinity College Dublin 1 - 0 Royal College of Surgeons
Goalkeeper Jamie Clerkin was again in top form for Surgeons but he was unable, this time, to oversee a victory as Trinity College grabbed the only goal of the game in the dying minutes.
Clerkin had played a major role as Surgeons eliminated Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, on Tuesday when he saved three penalty attempts. But three minutes from time he was unable to prevent Trinity claiming the winning goal as John Lavelle headed home following a corner kick.

University College Dublin 2 - 1 University of Limerick
Limerick were rated one of the favourites to win the competition prior to kick-off but despite a brave effort they were unable to contain an impressive UCD, who are now fancied by many to win the Cup.
UCD were given huge impetus by a goal within two minutes of kick-off when Eoin Roche put them ahead.
They led by two when Robbie Creevy added a second before the interval and Limerick had to wait until the 84th minute for their goal - a penalty from Paul Walsh.

University College Galway 0 - 0 University College Cork
(Galway won 5-3 on penalties after extra time)
University College Galway were forced to play with just ten men from the 42nd minute of the match when Mick Gilmore was sent off by referee Eddie McNally.
Galway played with great passion, however, and made light of the disadvantage as they battled bravely through 30 minutes of extra time and refused to concede.
Cork had two opportunities of winning the match - in the 77th minute when substitute Richie Ryan fired a shot against the angle of crossbar and upright and again in extra time when team captain Ciaran Forde broke through on goal only to be denied as goalkeeper John Burke saved bravely at his feet.
Goalkeeper Burke emerged the hero for he saved Cork's second penalty attempt and when Galway, who went first, converted their first five penalties in impeccable fashion, Cork were left to rue their lost opportunities.

Collingwood Cup,Quarter-final results- 25th February 2009
UU Jordanstown 2 - 1 UU Coleraine
Trinity College Dublin 1 - 0 Royal College of Surgeons
UC Dublin 2 - 1 University of Limerick
UC Galway 0 - 0 UC Cork
(Galway won 5-3 on penalties after extra time)

Fixtures for Thursday 26th February 2009
All games at The Farm, Bishopstown, Cork

Collingwood Cup Semi Finals

Both games kick off at 14.30.
University College Dublin vs Ulster University Jordanstown
Trinity College Dublin vs NUI Galway

Farquhar Cup Semi Finals

Both games kick off at 11.00.
University of Limerick vs Ulster University Coleraine
Royal College of Surgeons vs University College Cork

Spillane Cup Semi Final
Queens University Belfast vs Mary Immaculate College Kick Off 11:00

Duggan Cup Final
Ulster University Magee vs Dublin City University Kick Off 14:30


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