Double Tops for UCD

UCD men’s and women’s sides topped their respective groups at the Intervarsity Championships in Kilkenny today as the preliminary stage of the competition reached its conclusion.

The Belfield outfit will take particular satisfaction from their men’s result, comprehensively outplaying Trinity to knock them out of the competition. Robbie McFarlane’s hat-trick and one from Rob Lloyd did the damage with just Stu Cinnamond’s strike in response.

DCU will join them in the semi-finals, sneaking by UCC – despite trailing twice – thanks to Alan Sothern’s double and one from Gareth Watkins, adding a 2-2 draw with Trinity. McFarlane scored two in the group-concluding dead-rubber between DCU and UCD – making it ten for the tournament.

In the other pool, CIT made it three wins from three, completing their pool with a 2-0 win over UL this morning thanks to goals from Philip O’Driscoll and Chris Scanlon. UU join them thanks to a 4-0 win over city rivals, Queens. CIT have drawn DCU in the semis while UU play UCD.

On the women’s side, UCD have the chance to match their men’s acheivements, as they have qualified to play Trinity in the last four. They qualified top of their group on goal difference, ahead of UCC after the pair tied 0-0.
Trinity progressed, also on goal difference, at the expense of Queens. The pair drew earlier today but 8-0 thumpings of DCU and RCSI gave them their semi-final spot. UU qualified easily at the top of the group.

UU will next play UCC, whose title ambitions took a major dent today depsite remaining unbeaten. They picked up a host of injuries in their derby match with CIT. Vicky O’Sullivan was forced to visit A&E with a suspected broken ankle while skipper Jean Long, Emma Crowley and Emma Peters all picked up knocks.

Mauritius Cup (Men)
Pool A:
RCSI 0 Trinity 8; UCC 1 UCD 5; DCU 11 RSCI 1; Trinity 1 UCC 1; UCD 12 RSCI 0; DCU 2 Trinity 2; RCSI 0 UCC 8; Trinity 1 UCD 4; DCU 3 UCC 2; DCU 0 UCD 2.
Standings: 1. UCD 4-12pts (+21) 2. DCU 4-7pts (+11) 3. Trinity 4-5pts (+5) 4. UCC 4-4pts (+3) 5. RCSI 4-0pts (-38)

Pool B: Queens 2 CIT 5; UL 1 Ulster Elks 7; CIT 2 Ulster Elks 1; CIT 2 UL 0; UL 0 Queens 8; Ulster Elks 4 Queens 0.
Standings 1. CIT 3-9pts (+6) 2. Ulster Elks 3-6pts (+9) 3. Queens 3-3pts (+1) 4. UL 3-0pts (-16)

Semi-finals: Ulster Elks vs UCD; DCU vs CIT

Chilean Cup (Women)
Pool A: Ulster Elks 2 Queens 1; DCU 1 RCSI 0; Trinity 0 Ulster Elks 1; Trinity 8 RCSI 0; DCU 0 Queens 4; Trinity 0 Queens 0; DCU 0 Ulster Elks 1; RCSI 0 Ulster Elks 8; DCU 0 Trinity 8; RCSI 0 Queens 4.
Standings: 1. Ulster Elks 4-12pts (+11) 2. Trinity 4-7pts (+15) 3. Queens 4-7pts (+7) 4. DCU 4-3pts (-12) 5. RCSI 4-0pts (-21)

Pool B: CIT 0 UL 3; CIT 0 UCD 9; CIT 1 NUIG 2; UCC 2 NUIG 0; UCC 3 UL 0; NUIG 0 UCD 7; CIT 0 UCC 3; NUIG 4 UL 0; UCD 0 UCC 0; UCD 2 UL 0.
Standings 1. UCD 4-10pts (+18) 2. UCC 4-10pts (+8) 3. NUIG 4-6pts (-4) 4. UL 4-3pts (-6) 5. CIT 4-0pts (-16)
Semi-finals: UCC vs Ulster Elks; Trinity vs UCD

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