UU win Mauritius Cup while fresh-faced UCD retain Chilean Cup

University of Ulster won the Mauritius Cup last weekend while UCD’s women retained the Chilean Cup for another year despite a much-changed squad.

The UU Mauritius Cup winning side

In the men’s intervarsity competition, the Ulster side eased through their group stages with an 11-1 win over CIT before beating UCC 5-1.

In the semis, they swept aside Queens 6-0 before storming to a 4-2 win over DIT in the decider. Their side featured a number of star names with EYHL players like Callum Robson, Ben Wallace, Peter McKibbin, Michael Kerr, Josh McCabe and Ryan Getty in their panel.

DIT had topped Group A with a 3-2 win over UCD and 3-1 success against Queens; UCD were bottom of that pool but stayed in the top tier courtesy of a 5-0 win over CIT in the relegation playoff.

Trinity were promoted from the Plate thanks to a 5-0 win over DCU having previously lost to the same opposition in their opening game 2-0.

In the women’s competition, UCD were shy a number of key players who were with the Irish Under-23s in Spain for the week like Bethany Barr, Abbie Russell, Suzie Kelly, Michelle Carey and Katherine Egan.

UCD’s Chilean Cup winning team

Despite this, they swept by DIT 6-0 in their opening game but then found things tougher, losing 1-0 to UU before beating NUIG 1-0 to go through in second spot.

From there, they needed a shoot-out to beat Queen’s following a scoreless draw, setting up a remath with UU. In the final, they again recorded a 0-0 draw with Clodagh Cassin the victor once more in a shoot-out.

For the Ulster side, it was a frustrating end to the competition as they went through the competition without losing in normal time, only conceding once throughout in a 4-1 win over NUIG.

DCU were relegated from the top level with a 6-0 loss to DIT. In the Plate, UL were promoted as they ran up wins over Maynooth, RCSI and IT Tallaght.

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