22 November 2011
This week sees the final series of games in most divisions of the Colleges and Universities League with the stage set for some tight finishes for one of the top two positions that guarantees progress into quarter finals stages in the New Year.
New manager Paul O’Brien has done tremendous work to steer Waterford IT into a first ever quarter final place in his initial season in charge. The Suirsiders topped Premier South with a 2-1 win at home to UCC.
The second place was decided when Cork IT beat University of Limerick 7-0 under the Bishopstown lights. Colaiste Staoifain Naofa finished third with a hard fought 1-0 away win over IT Tralee.
DIT beat last seasons finalists ITT Dublin 1-0 in Tallaght on Tuesday to advance through to the Quarter Finals.
UCD the three times Premier League champions in the past five seasons are set to claim a top two finish after a 3-1 win over Colaiste Ide last week. The Belfield side having also beaten the other contenders DIT and IT Tallaght in recent weeks will host DCU on Wednesday and even a defeat would still see them through on head to head results over their rivals.
Danny Crowley’s Colaiste Ide travel to College Park also in search of a win against a Dublin University side that at last found their form after three successive defeats to surprise UCD with a 1-0 victory in their previous outing.
Premier League holders IT Carlow who dropped their first points in two seasons after recent draws with NUI Maynooth and Athlone IT will have it all to do in their final game away to current leaders IT Sligo on Wednesday. A point here should see the home side safely into one of the top spots, while Carlow could do with all three.
Athlone take on Maynooth on Thursday in the other vital game where only a win for either one of these sides will see them progress.
CUFL Division Two
Cork IT 'B' had a great 4-2 in Tralee to edge out the home team to the quarter finals, while IT Carlow 'C' joined CIT as runners up despite a 3-2 defeat to LIT Tipperary.
Full Fixtures and Results:
Premier Division East
ITT Dublin 0-1 Dublin IT
University College Dublin vs Dublin City University (23/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: UCD
Trinity College Dublin vs Colaiste Ide (23/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: College Park, Trinity College
Premier Division North
Belfast Metropolitan College vs University of Ulster Magee (23/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: Crusaders FC Pitch, Seaview
Letterkenny IT vs University of Ulster Coleraine (23/11/11 at 19:30) Venue: Letterkenny IT
Premier Division South
Waterford IT 2-1 University College Cork
IT Tralee 0-1 Colaiste Stiofáin Naofa
Cork IT 7-0 University of Limerick
Premier Division West
IT Sligo vs IT Carlow (23/11/11 at 15:00) Venue: IT Sligo
GMIT - Galway vs NUI Galway (23/11/11 at 19:30) Venue: Terryland Park, Galway
Athlone IT vs NUI Maynooth (24/11/11 at 13:45) Venue: AIT
Division One Group A
IT Carlow 'B' vs Waterford IT 'B' (23/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: IT Carlow All Weather Pitch
Mary Immaculate College vs Limerick IT (24/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: Limerick IT
University of Limerick 'B' vs Cork College of Commerce (24/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: University of Limerick
Division One Group B
Royal College of Surgeons vs Dublin IT 'B' (24/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: Dardistown, Santry Road
IT Blanchardstown vs Dundalk IT (24/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: IT Blanchardstown
Division One Group C
Galway Technical Institute vs GMIT Castlebar (23/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: Mervue United Grounds
Athlone IT 'B' vs Letterkenny IT 'B' (24/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: AIT
IT Sligo 'B' vs South West College - Enniskillen (30/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: IT Sligo
Division One Group D
National College of Ireland vs Senior College Dun Laoghaire (24/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: Irishtown Stadium
Sallynoggin College of FE vs Bray Institute of Further Education (24/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: Ballybrack Boys FC All Weather
NUI Maynooth 'B' vs ITT Dublin 'B' (24/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: NUI Maynooth
Division Two Group A
Dundalk IT 'B' vs IT Blanchardstown 'B' (24/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: DKIT
Dublin City University 'C' vs Drogheda Institute of FE (22/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: St Claires, DCU
Division Two Group B
Dun Laoghaire IADT 2-2 ITT Dublin 'C'
Griffith College vs Inchicore College (23/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: Iveagh Grounds, Crumlin
Dublin Business School vs Dun Laoghaire College of FE (24/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: Pearse Park, Crumlin
Division Two Group C
IT Tralee 'B' 2-4 Cork IT 'B'
LIT-Tipperary 3-2 IT Carlow 'C'
St Patrick's College, Carlow vs IT Carlow - Wexford (24/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: Carlow College
Division Two Group D
Mater Dei College vs Trinity College 'B' (22/11/11 at 12:00) Venue: Clonliffe College
Dublin IT 'C' vs St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra (23/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: Grangegorman
Athlone IT 'C' vs NUI Maynooth 'C' (24/11/11 at 13:45) Venue: Willow Park, Kilmacoo Lane, Athlone
Division Three Group A
Bray Institute of Further Education 'B' vs Rathmines College (24/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: St Thomas Community College, Bray
IT Carlow 'D' vs Pearse College (24/11/11 at 14:00) Venue: IT Carlow All Weather Pitch
Colaiste Ide 'C' vs The Law Society (24/11/11 at 15:30) Venue: Oscar Traynor Centre, Coolock« Go Back