Irish Universities Football Union

Match Report

Collingwood Cup - Preliminary Round

Kick Off: Monday 20th February 2017 at 14:30
Location: MU North Campus All Weather
Referee: To be Confirmed

Teams: NUI Galway 3 vs Mary Immaculate College 1

Galway who last won the Collingwood Cup in 1999 had to work hard for the win after getting off to an impressive opening start.

Eoin Walsh prodded home the opener on two minutes following a long throw in. The second came minutes later with a tap in from close range by Josh Marvesley after the Mary Immaculate 'keeper Davin Crowe could only parry a well placed free kick from Conor Barry.

Barry then converted a penalty on the stroke of half time to leave Galway in a comfortable position.

The Limerick side showed determination after the break and Rory Finnegan pulled a goal back from the penalty spot the hour mark.

They might have snatched another one but the Galway 'keeper Eoin Curry saved well from both Damien Casey and Brendan Larkin and Jumbo Brennan's side progressed.

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