harding cup saturday round up

Harding Cup Saturday Round Up

11 February 2012

This year’s Irish Universities Harding Cup Final will be a repeat of last year’s final between holders UCD and NUI Maynooth after a thrilling afternoon in UCC.

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Holders UCD have to come from behind after the excellent Darragh Timmony put Trinity College one up after 15 mins. Ross King scored two in the second half of an excellent game.

In the other semi final hosts UCC were stunned to go two nil down to NUI Maynooth after eight mins with goals from Jamie Airey and Ben Keenan. However UCC fought back with goals from Calvin O’Callaghan and Killian Murphy to send the game to extra time and penalties. Maynooth thought they were out of it going 3-1 down but a save and a miss sent them through 4-3 on pens.

The Harding Plate was fought out by DCU, UL and NUI Galway with the tribesmen winning it with an Eamon O’Donnell goal.

Tomorrow’s final promises to be a great game hosted by UCC in The Mardyke as part of their 100 year anniversary celebrations.

Results:

IUFU Harding Cup Semi Finals

University College Cork 2 (Calvin O'Callaghan, Killian Murphy) NUI Maynooth 2 (Jamie Airey, Ben Keenan) NUIM won 4-3 on pens after extra time

Trinity College Dublin 1 (Darragh Timmony) University College Dublin 2 (Ross King 2)

IUFU Harding Plate Final

University of Limerick 0 NUI Galway 1 (Eamon O'Donnell)

IUFU Harding Plate Play Offs

Dublin City University 0 NUI Galway 0

Dublin City University 1 (Rory Dunleavy) University of Limerick 3 (Lochlan Carney, Marty Owens, Shane Harrington)

Fixture:

IUFU Harding Cup Final

NUI Maynooth vs University College Dublin (12/02/12 at 14:00) Venue: The Mardyke, UCC

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