ucc capture wscai intervarsities for first time in 22 years

11 February 2013

UCC beat hosts IT Sligo 4-3 on penalties after a thrilling final finished 0-0. In the Plate Final Athlone IT won for the third time in four years beatin firts time finalists NUI Maynooth 2-1 after extra time.

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Congrats to UCC who won Intervarsity Cup final

Fifth Penalties: Katie Hannon scores her spot kick as Emma Hansbery misses, UCC win 4-3

Fourth penalty: Bouchard picks top corner, and Hannon saves Floods. All square again 3-3

Third penalties: Yvonne Cahill buries one and Gilroy matches 3-2 to sligo

Second penalty: McCafferty saves peni. Adv sligo 2-1

First penalties: 1-1

It's all over final score UCC 0-0 IT Sligo penalties here we come

Best chance of game fell to IT Sligo, Maria Harrington volley was tipped over bar by Katie Hannon.

Bouchard is looking lively in the closing minutes another shot this time safely into hands of Roisin Mc Caff

Good play by Kate Sheehan laying the ball back to Laura lynch who chipped the ball into path of Bouchard. Shot hit side netting

First half of extratime and we're still all square

Kim Flood puts her body on the line to block Bouchards shot

Into extratime, we'll be needing lights soon. Mc Laughlin shoots across the goal but no Sligo players in the box to take advantage

Survival of the fittest as enter into extra time. Final score UCC 0-0 IT Sligo.

Great trickery by Deirdre Doherty, curling shot to top corner sails just wide.

Ucc defenders stand firm once again as Aileen burst forward again, shaping to shoot Ucc's Zoe Murphy bravely slid in to block the shot

Aileen Gilroy cuts inside from left, opening up to shoot but goes high over the bar

A clearance from Kim Flood almost ended in disaster as it rebounded back off Maria Harrington , thankfully back into the path of Kim Flood

Kate Sheehan replaces Clodagh Walsh for Ucc

Ucc corner and Clodagh Walsh shoots wide

Yvonne Cahill and Deirdre Doherty battling hard, Doherty coming out on top winning free kick

Bouchard misses the target from a narrow angle. Ucc stepping up the pressure now.

Lauren Murphy skews her shot from distance well wide. Both teams battling hard

Still all to play for as half time whistle goes. UCC 0-0 IT Sligo

Emma Hansberry joins the attack shooting over from 20yards

Emma Hansberry sneaks in behind ucc full back, ball pulled back towards Aileen Gilroy in middle, well tackled by Patrice Kearney

IT Sligo starting to dominate. Keeping UCC back in their defending third

Doherty's in confident form as she tries to flick the ball goal wards with her heel

This is end to end stuff. Zoe Murphy blocks Geraldine mcLaughlins shot. Resulting corner Doherty's shot cannons off crossbar and UCC clear

Katie oReilly of UCC is beginning to test this strong IT Sligo defence

First shot of game for IT Sligo from Doherty flies over the bar

Sligo's Deirdre Doherty was stopped in her tracks by a strong tackle from Cahill

Strong start by UCC. Yvonne Cahill bossing the midfield, putting Colleen Bouchard through in goal. Well blocked by Kim Flood of IT Sligo

WSCAI Intervarsity Cup final is about to kick off UCC v IT Sligo- Updates by Emma Martin

- Final score in Plate Final. AIT 2-1 NUIM
o Last min Corrigan heads wide from NUIM corner. They think its all over, it is now. AIT 2-1 NUIM
o Goal!!!!! Jackson has been a threat all day, could this be the winner for AIT 2-1
o NUIM keeper saves the day, denying Jackson opportunity of giving AIT an advantage again. Still 1-1
o Goal!!!! @lawlor111 equalizes for NUIM. Controversial throw in on right, over top, for Lawlor to run onto it. Rounded the keeper 1-1
o Goal!!!! AIT 1-0 NUIM Niamh Cormican puts Athlone into the lead. Great swivel and shot in the box
o Curley's free kick headed wide by Jackson. This game could go either way, will AIT rue their missed chances. About 10mins left
o Ooo what a shot, corner for AIT, Emma Curley hits the crossbar

o Grace Reilly put through by Jackson, another shot wide of the upright
o Corrigan brings down Jackson as she was through on goal. Free kick cleared
o Free kick by @lawlor111 well caught in air by Fox
o Tempo raised again as second half kicks off. Jackson in the thick of all AIT attack
- Half time score in the WSCAI Plate final : Athlone IT 0-0 NUI Maynooth
o Free kick for AIT in dangerous spot, right of box set up for a left footer-well dealt with by NUIM defence
o Header goal wards by Jackson saved by Carol Hannah
o Brilliant play by Jackson, pace and skill skipping past the Maynooth defence, lacked the finishing touch, shaving outside of post
o AITs turn to dominate, 2 successive chances for Orla Breathnach only to denied by NUIM keeper Carol Hannah
o Shauna Gleeson long range shot for NUIM was dealt with comfortably by AIT Paula Fox
o Best chance to NUIM @lawlor111 out through 1 v 1, shooting wide of the target. Should be in front
o End to end stuff here in McSharry Park, as NUIM break and get successive corners - only to see shot blaze over from 6yards
o Brilliant play by Jackson shot just sailed wide, getting closer
o Early exchanges between AIT & NUIM, both teams eager to stamp authority on the game
o Early chance for AIT, Shauna Jackson skipping past NUIM defence only for Louise Corrigan to recover just in time
- Plate Final between NUI Maynooth and Athlone IT follow the match on twitter @thirdlevelfootb updates by Emma Martin



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