05 February 2010
UCD reclaimed the Irish Universities Harding Cup with a comprehensive three-goal win over University of Limerick in the final at Terryland Park.
By John Hudson
First-half goals from Tyrone McNelis and Danny Fallon had them ahead at the break after Samil Belhout had seen his 27th-minute penalty saved by UL 'keeper Alan Coleman.
UCD goalkeeper and skipper Ger Barron made a couple of fine second-half saves from Simon Malone to keep Limerick at bay, while McNelis and Belhout threatened at the other end.
UCD sealed the win four minutes from the end when McNelis got through, squared the ball to the unmarked Belhout, who made no mistake from close range as the Belfield side eased to a deserved and polished success.
NUI Galway beat Trinity College in the Harding Plate
Thursday 4th February 2010
Dublin City University 0 Ulster University Coleraine 3 (Scorers: Chris Lavery (2), Daniel McCresh)
NUI Maynooth 3 Trinity College Dublin 3 (NUIM won 4-2 on penalties. Scorers: NUIM: Dean McMahon, William Donovan, Aidan Knop. Trinity: Frank Wilson (2), Andy Smith)
Friday 5th February 2010
NUI Galway 2 University College Dublin 4 (Scorers: NUIG: Philip Keegan, Cillian Grant. UCD: Samir Berhout, Tyrone McNeillis, Danny Fallon, Cormac O'Brolchain)
University of Limerick 2 Mary Immaculate College 0 (Scorers: Daniel Clinton, Simon Malone)
NUI Maynooth 1 Ulster University Coleraine 3 (Scorers: NUIM: Dean McMahon. UUC Chris Lavery (2), Jonathan Golhan)
Ulster University Jordanstown 2 University College Cork 3 (Scorers: UUJ: Nick Gordan, Adam Leckey. UCC: Eoin Kilcummins (2), Alistar Murphy)
Saturday 6th February 2010
University of Limerick 4 Ulster University Coleraine 2
University College Dublin 6 University College Cork 1
Sunday 7th February 2010
University College Dublin 3 University of Limerick 0 (Scorers:Tyrone McNelis 30mins, Danny Fallon 39mins, Samir Belhout 86mins)
Plate Play Offs
NUI Galway 4 Ulster University Jordanstown 0
NUI Maynooth 2 Ulster University Jordanstown 1
NUI Maynooth 0 NUI Galway 1
Plate Quarter Final Result
Trinity College Dublin 1 Dublin City University 0 (Scorer: Dave Carolan)
Plate Semi Finals
Trinity College Dublin 7 Mary Immaculate College 0
Trinity College Dublin 0 vs NUI Galway 4 (Scorers:Darren Ashmore (2), David Shefflin, Brian Conlon)