UCD claim Collingwood Cup for 48th time with 2-1 win over Queen's
Posted 27 April, 2022
UCD has won the Irish Universities Collingwood Cup for the 48th time after a 2-1 win over Queen's University.
Featuring university teams from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the Collingwood Cup is the oldest surviving all Ireland association football competition.
From the midfield, former Sligo Rovers academy player Rossa McAllister set the pace for UCD, scoring the side's opening goal from 20 yards out in the first minute of the game.
This lead was extended before the break by Andreas Djurhuus, who headed in UCD's second goal off a corner kick from Adam Lennon.
Queen's Lorcan McIlroy pulled a goal back midway through the second half following a second yellow card that brought UCD down to ten players.
A fantastic result for UCD as @lorcan_healy1 lifts the Collingwood Cup after a hard fought battle with @qubafc— UCD AFC (@UCDAFC) April 26, 2022
A brilliant match and commiserations to Queens who gave a great battle pic.twitter.com/u9Kol0vu1t
Not quite Tony Yeboah standard but a Thronker all the same @mrdanwalker— BBC SPORT NI (@BBCSPORTNI) April 26, 2022
Rossa McAllister's superb strike helps @UCDAFC to victory over @qubafc in the #CollingwoodCup final@BBCSport | @thirdlevelfootb | @BBCMOTD pic.twitter.com/nZqkcrcAT5
Despite the disadvantage in number UCD managed to maintain their single goal lead at Oriel Park and secure not only the win, but their 48th Collingwood Cup – and in doing so, remain cup's most successful team having been its inaugural winners in 1914
UCD: Lorcan Healy; Eoin Farrell, Michael Gallagher, Gearoid Mulligan, Michael McHugh; Matthew Scott. Rossa McAllister; Adam Lennon, Ciaran Behan, Tobi Jinad; Andreas Djuruus. Subs: Adam Verdon (for McAllister h-t), Isaac Akinsette 70), Liam Kerrigan (for Lennon 70), Colm Whelan (for Jinad 70).
Queen’s University Belfast: Conan Doherty; Matthew Thomas Smith, Leon Bonnes, Dan Mairs, Matt Doherty; Michael Glynn, Adam Green; Tomas Matthews, Ronan Young, Daylen Farren; Lorcan McIlroy. Subs: Sean Og Gallagher (for Mairs 53), Eoin Brown (for Smith 58), Lewis Hunter(for Doherty 75), John Denny (for Matthews 85).
Referee: Eddie Reilly.
By: David Kearns, Digital Journalist / Media Officer, UCD University Relations