29 January 2011
University of Limerick took full advantage of familiar territory to clinch the WSCAI National Futsal Intervarsities title at UL on Saturday.
Led by player of the tournament, Julie-Ann Russell, the hosts won all four fixtures on the day to seal the national title and secure a place at the EUSA University Futsal Championships in Tampere, Finland, this summer.
Republic of Ireland women’s international Russell scored eight goals in four games.
She provided the decisive figure in the final – an emphatic 6-1 win over IT Sligo – when she bagged two goals in the opening 50 seconds of that fixture.
Russell found the net after just 20 seconds when she ran at the IT Sligo defence then produced a stinging shot that took a couple of deflections.
Her second goal 30 seconds later was from close range and she then turned provider for Lynsey McKey to make it 3-0 in the third minute.
McKey made it 4-0 in the fifth minute as the result became beyond doubt and Jenny Critchley continued the rout with a rasping drive into the roof of the IT Sligo net three minutes later.
Ruth Fahy stretched UL’s lead to six in the 14th minute before Moira Harrington gave Sligo something to cheer about three minutes later.
Lucy Hannon was unlucky to hit the UL upright less than minute later but Sligo’s misfortune was complete when McKey notched her hat-trick in the 18th minute with a shot from the edge of box.
IT Sligo: 1 Sarah Finnerty; 10 Orla Devaney, 13 Anna Grant, 2 Grainne Grimes, 8 Lucy Hannon, 7 Moira Harrington, 18 Gillian Igoe, 6 Hazel McCafferty, 3 Caroline Ormsby.
UL: 1 Maria McMahon; 2 Lorna O'Connell, 4 Ruth Fahy, 5 Karen Duggan, 6 Susan Critchley, 7 Jenny Critchley, 8 Jenny Downey, 9 Lynsey McKey, 10 Julie-Ann Russell.
Fustal Intervarsity Results and Match Reports
· IT Sligo 1 vs University of Limerick 6 view match report
· Plate Final
· University College Cork 2 vs Dublin City University 3 view match report
· NUI Maynooth 0 vs University College Dublin 1 view match report
· Semi Finals
· University of Limerick 3 vs Dublin City University 1 view match report
· IT Sligo 3 vs University College Cork 2 view match report
· Group Results and Match Reports
· University College Dublin 1 vs Dublin City University 3 view match report
· NUI Maynooth 0 vs University College Cork 2 view match report
· IT Sligo 1 vs University College Dublin 0 view match report
· University of Limerick 4 vs NUI Maynooth 0 view match report
· IT Sligo 1 vs Dublin City University 0 view match report
· University of Limerick 3 vs University College Cork 0 view match report« Go Back