UCD Claim Dr. Tony O’ Neill Trophy after Dramatic Penalty Shoot-Out in Belfield
UCD Under-21 0 St. Patrick’s Athletic Under-21 0 AET
*UCD won 4-2 on penalties.
UCD goalkeeper Billy Brennan scored and saved a penalty in the shoot-out as the students became the permanent holders of the Dr Tony O’Neill trophy.
The last ever final at this grade of the game pitted a UCD team seeking their third title in four years against a Pat’s team chasing their first ever triumph at this level.
In normal time Timmy Purcell went closest to breaking the deadlock when he thundered a sixtieth minute strike off the Saints upright.
Extra-time was tense before Paul Byrne, Evan McMillan, Brennan and Forsyth netted for the Students.
Brennan’s brilliant save from Daniel Corcoran helped UCD to maintain their stranglehold at this level.
UCD: Brennan, Rojack (Finn 75), Gallagher, Mullins, McMillan, King, Purcell (Bolger 99), Doyle, Byrne, Forsyth, Moran O’Callaghan (115)
St Patrick Athletic: Clarke, Rooney, Costigan, Moore (Fagan 90), Foran, Slattery, Cornwall (O’Connor 90), Flynn, Haran, Corcoran, Hayden (Crowther 73)
Referee: R. Daly (Dublin)
Filed by UCD Sport 16th November 2007