UCD AFC’s freshman team secured their first trophy of the year in the University of Ulster, ampoule Coleraine on Sunday afternoon, cheap beating Trinity 2-0 in the Harding Cup final thanks to goals from Colin Jones and Robert McDaid. Both goals came in the last fifteen minutes of the game. The road to the final saw them trounce University of Limerick 5-1 on Friday and earn a tight 1-0 win over NUI Galway on Saturday.
Next up for UCD AFC is the Collingwood Cup, the main Intervarsities for university soccer, to be held in University of Ulster, Jordanstown, in two weeks’ time. UCD will be defending their title at the tournament and will face Mary Immaculate College in the quarter finals with a view to bringing the cup back to Belfield for another year.
Meanwhile, the UCD Women’s Soccer Club were unlucky to fall to IT Sligo in the semi-finals of their Intervarsities event in Limerick over the weekend. Sligo would go on to lose in the final to University College Cork, who scooped the prize after extra time and penalties.