eight remain in collingwood hunt

25 January 2018

DCU, Maynooth University and Trinity College Dublin were the big winners when the Rustlers Irish Universities Collingwood Cup got under way with an opening round of fixtures this afternoon.

A Jack O'Connor goal for DCU that came two minutes from the finish proved the differences between the sides in a rain and hail lashed tie against NUI Galway at Mervue United All Weather.

Maynooth University recorded a deserved 2-1 win at University of Limerick.

Dylan Kavanagh had them in front just on half time with the opener that came with the aid of a deflection and when a Darragh Gibbons second half header stretched the lead the visitors looked safely through to the quarter finals.

A late own goal from Cillian Duffy did give UL some hope but it was too little too late.

Hot favourites Trinity College made no mistakes hammering four goals past Royal College of Surgeons in a one sided affair at Clontarf Road.

Niall Carruthers grabbed two while Ronan Hanaphy plus an own goal completed the total.

Fionn Flynn's well struck penalty late on was some consolation for the Surgeons.

Quarter Finals draw
UCC v Mary Immaculate College Limerick
Ulster University v DCU
Queens University Belfast v Trinity College Dublin
Maynooth University v UCD.

All games on Monday February 5 at Queens University Belfast Sports Campus.

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