08 February 2013
Hosts IT Sligo qualified for the Final today with a comprehensive 3-0 win over UCD.
Aileen Gilroy put Sligo ahead just before the break and soon after she scored her second. UCD missed a chance to narrow the gap when Patricia Coyle's penalty was saved by Roisin McCafferty. Deirdre Doherty scored late on to send the hosts through to their first final since 2011.
In the other semi final last year's beaten finalists UCC were thankful for Katie Hannon for two early saves as UL pressed for a lead. However UCC were awarded a penalty approaching half time and Yvonne Cahill scored to put the Cork girls ahead. In a close second half UCC had the better chances and Kate Sheehan got the second goal to send her side through to the final for the second year running.
In the Pate Semi Finals NUI Maynooth with two goals from Sara Lawlor beat IT Tralee 2-1 after Jenni Lyttle had put the Kerry girls one up. Athlone IT qualified for yet another Plate Final with a last gasp goal from Laura Scanlon. UUJ had taken the lead with a first half with an Amber Demptser goal, but the free scoring Shaunagh Jackson scored early in the second half before Scanlon's late late winner.
Results and Fixtures:
WSCAI Intervarsities Cup Semi Finals:
UCC 2 (Yvonne Cahill pen, Kate Sheehan), UL 0
IT Sligo 3 (Aileen Gilroy (2), Deirdre Doherty) UCD 0
WSCAI Intervarsities Plate Semi Finals:
UUJ 1 (Amber Dempster) AIT 2 (Shaunagh Jackson, Laura Scanlon)
NUIM 2 (Sara Lawlor(2), IT Tralee 1 (Jenni Lyttle)
WSCAI Intervarsities - Plate Final (Saturday)
NUI Maynooth vs Athlone IT (Kick Off 11:00) Venue: McSharry Park, Sligo
WSCAI Intervarsities - Cup Final
IT Sligo vs University College Cork (Kick Off 14:30) Venue: IT Sligo (Main Pitch)