30 March 2014
IT Sligo produced an outstanding display of attacking football to defeat hosts and favourites UCD, 6-1, in the WSCAI Intervarsities Final on Saturday.
Sligo started well and had a couple of chances before Emma Hansberry went on a great run and cut back to Geraldine McLaughlan to tap in at the far post. However UCD captain Ciara Grant got an equaliser with a good finish five minutes later. The rest of the half was all Sligo as they tore the UCD defence apart with Hansberry and Aileen Gilroy outstanding and unmarkable. Hansberry put her side ahead as she went around the UCD keeper then moments later set up Gilroy and then another great run saw Hansberry score again just before the break to leave her side 4-1 up and UCD shell shocked.
UCD were a much improved side in the second half and tested Rachel King on a number of occasions but Nicole Fowley scored a great header from a Sligo corner before another Hansberry run set up a simple tap in for Aoife Brennan when her hat-trick was on.
In the Plate Final Waterford IT's Jessica Gleeson scored a late winner for her side to defeat Athlone IT 2-1. Rachel Hutchinson had put WIT side ahead before Yasmin Rogers scored for AIT.
In the Shield Final Cork IT beat NUI Maynooth 2-0 with goals from Elaine Field and Michelle Browne.
WSCAI Intervarsities Cup
UCD 4 (C Cronin (2), S Killeen, J Berrill) Waterford IT 0 UCC 3 (Y Cahill, C Johnson, L Murphy) Athlone IT 0 IT Sligo 4 (G McLaughlan (2), K Flood, A Brennan) Mary I 0 IT Tralee 1 (C Carter) UL 0
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)
IT Sligo 6 (E Hansberry 2, G McLaughlan, A Gilroy, A Brennan, N Fowley) University College Dublin 1 (C Grant)
WSCAI Intervarsities Plate
Athlone IT 2 (G Reilly 2) Mary Immaculate College 1 (C Hudner)
University of Limerick 0 Waterford IT 4 (R Hutchinson 3, M Harrington)
Athlone IT 1 (Y Rogers) Waterford IT 2 (R Hutchinson, J Gleeson)
WSCAI Intervarsities Shield
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)
3rd/4th Place Play Off
NUI Galway 2 (E Foley, S Dowd) Dublin City University 0
NUI Maynooth 0 Cork IT 2 (E Field, M Browne)