28 March 2014
IT Sligo got revenge for last year's WSCAI Intervarsities Final defeat by UCC when they beat the holders 3-0 today in the semi-final at UCD.
Two first half goals from Aoife Brennan and a late Emma Hansberry goal set up a repeat of this year's Premier Final against hosts UCD. The hosts were comfortable 4-0 winners over spirited IT Tralee. The southerners were only one behind at half time mainly due to the heroics of goalkeeper Leonie Higgins who made save after save in the first half. Julie-Ann Russell scored two excellent goals and crossed for a Catherine Cronin header with Orlagh Nolan completing the scoring from the penalty spot.
In the Plate Semi-final Athlone IT's Grace Reilly scored two goals as her side came from being a goal down to Mary I to win 2-1, Claudia Hudner had put her side in front early in the game.
Athlone will face Waterford IT in the final following their 4-0 over University of Limerick. Rachel Hutchinson scored a hat-trick to add to Maria Harrington's early goal.
NUI Maynooth beat NUI 2-1 in a very entertaining Shield Semi Final. Mairead Joyce had put Galway ahead early in the first half, but Niamh Kenna tied the game with a penalty for Maynooth on the stroke of half time. The winner was an outstanding free kick from Julie Condon.
In the other Shield Semi Final, Cork IT were the biggest scorers on the day with five goals against DCU. Orla Barry, Elaine Field, Aisling Harrington, Michelle Brown and an Amanda Budden penalty got the goals for the rebels.
WSCAI Intervarsities Cup Semi Finals
University College Dublin 4 (JA Russell 2, C Cronin, O Nolan) IT Tralee 0
University College Cork 0 IT Sligo 3 (A Brennan 2, E Hannsberry)
WSCAI Intervarsities Plate Semi Finals
Athlone IT 2 (G Reilly 2) Mary Immaculate College 1 (Claudia Hudner)
University of Limerick 0 Waterford IT 4 (Rachel Hutchinson 3, Maria Harrington)
WSCAI Intervarsities Shield Semi Finals
Dublin City University 0 Cork IT 5 (E Field, A Harrington, M Brown, A Budden)
NUI Maynooth 2 (J Condon, N Kenna) NUI Galway 1 (M Joyce)
Fixtures Saturday 29th March all games UCD Campus Belfield
WSCAI Intervarsities Shield 3rd/4th Place Play Off (10am)
NUI Galway vs Dublin City University
WSCAI Intervarsities Shield Final (10am)
NUI Maynooth vs Cork IT
WSCAI Intervarsities Plate Final (12pm)
Athlone IT vs Waterford IT
WSCAI Intervarsities Cup Final (2.30 pm)
IT Sligo vs University College Dublin Venue: UCD Bowl, Belfield