UCD booked their place in the SSE Airtricity League of Ireland First Division playoffs with a 2-2 draw with Galway on Tuesday. The draw secured their third place on the overall table, and set them up for a knockout clash on Saturday.
The University College Dublin (UCD) Association Football Club (AFC) have come out of lockdown looking better than they did heading into it, in the first two weeks since the return of soccer. Since the Airtricity League First Division season returned on the 31st of July, UCD were held to a goalless draw first game back in the Belfield Bowl against Longford Town, before taking a 3-1 victory against Shamrock Rovers II.
The Premier league is scheduled to get back to action today, partially thanks to the input and support of Newry-based firm, STATSports. The firm supplied performance analysis equipment and services to eleven top-flight clubs including Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal.
STATSports technology has strong links with UCD, as it is used by Leinster Rugby at their UCD base to monitor training and performance, as well as assisted many of UCD’s elite athletes in training and performance, notably the plethora of UCD alumni and current students who have worn the Irish rugby shirt in recent years.