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Posted 05 May 2011

Success on all levels for UCD GAA

UCD has had a fantastic week in terms of success with students bringing home silverware at U21 and Senior County level as well as edging their way closer to Senior Football Championship last night against Fingal Ravens.

Current UCD players and alumni played their part on an historic day for Dublin hurling in Croke Park last Sunday. Current students Liam Rushe, Oisin Gough, Conor Clinton, Daire Plunket, Ronan Walsh and Barry O'Rourke played their part in the campaign. They were joined by Alumni including team captain John McCaffrey, injured captain Stephen Hiney, Tom Brady, Joey Boland and David O'Callaghan.

Pictured celebrating the Cadbury's All Ireland U21 Football Championship (l-r): Colin Forde with teammates from Galway
Pictured celebrating the Cadbury's All Ireland U21 Football Championship (l-r): Colin Forde with teammates from Galway

Commenting on the success David Billings UCD Gaelic Games Executive said "We are delighted with Dublin's historic victory in the National League and hope it will prove to be a platform for further success. We in UCD have a proud tradition of supporting gaelic games in the capital. Indeed many of the players on the Dublin team, currently are, or have been, in receipt of a hurling scholarship while at UCD".

Notably another UCD scholarship student Colin Forde, captained Galway to their Under 21 All Ireland Football Championship title on Sunday. While UCD's Niall Murray was a member of the defeated Cavan team.

Pictured: Donie Kingston, UCD
Pictured: Donie Kingston, UCD

UCD Gaelic footballers secured their spot in Round 4 of the Evening Herald Dublin SFC when they edged out Fingal Ravens at Páirc Naomh Uinsionn last night.

Ravens missed a penalty ten minutes from time when Warren Finnegan drove the spotkick over the crossbar after Ciarán Norton had been fouled to leave two points between the sides. However, UCD kicked on with Donie Kingston converting two frees and Tommy Warburton driving forward to slot his second point.

Fingal Ravens did goal with the last play of the night when Martin Flanagan batted a Finnegan '45' to the net – it was a case of too little, too late.

Pictured: Liam Rushe, UCD
Pictured: Liam Rushe, UCD



SCORERS - UCD: D Kingston 0-4 (3f), M O'Hanlon, T Warburton 0-2 each, J Heslin, D Larkin, C Kenny 0-1 each. Fingal Ravens: W Finnegan 0-3 (0-2f, 0-1 pen), M Flanagan 1-0, D Daly, N Tormey, A Casey 0-1 each.

UCD - M McGinley; J Hayes, D Maguire, M Furlong; M Brazil, C Lenehan, T Warburton; J Heslin, M O'Regan; D Larkin, C Kenny, C Carthy; L Keaney, D Kingston, M O'Hanlon. Subs: C Boyle for Kenny (ht), P O'Hara for O'Regan (ht), E McHugh for Keaney (56), Kenny for Heslin (57).

FINGAL RAVENS - D Mitchell; B Caulfield, C Ó Scanaill, J Boland; J Morris, M Lambe, C Prendeville; D Daly, M Flanagan; N Tormey, W Finnegan, C Norton; I Kavanagh, K Kavanagh, A Casey. Subs: R McCarthy for Tormey (45), L Griffin for I Kavanagh (54).

REF - J Fagan (Erin's Isle).


(Produced by UCD University Relations)


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