UL will return to Sigerson final after three-goal win over DCU

UL GAA 2023 Sigerson Cup
The 2023 Sigerson Cup UL team. Photo by GAA Higher Education/@HigherEdGAA on Twitter.

The Limerick college football team dispatched of their semi-final opponents to book a place in this year’s final

By James Roulston Mooney

The University of Limerick are now one step away from national college football glory after their 3-12 to 0-12 victory over DCU at Netwatch Cullen Park in Carlow on Wednesday evening.

McLaughlin’s goal sealed an impressive victory for UL.

Goals from Ciaran Downes, Aaron Griffin and Eoghan McLaughlin sent the Wolves into the final in a game where they pulled away from their opponents after an evenly-contested opening quarter.

UL’s first goal, courtesy of Downes, saw them open a gap that DCU, their opponents in last year’s final four, could never close down and further goals only added to the impressive nature of the performance.

The Clare footballer topped the scoresheet for last year’s finalists with 1-3 as they continued their quest to claim the prize they were denied in 2022 and are yet to add to their trophy cabinet.

Goalkeeper Conor Flaherty kept another clean sheet – the college are yet to concede a goal in the competition.

Flaherty is playing on both Sigerson and Fitzgibbon panels and moves one step closer to claiming an impressive double.

UL will face University College Cork in the Sigerson Cup final next Wednesday at the SETU Arena in Waterford after the latter dispatched of TU Dublin in the second semi-final.

Attention now turns to the Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-final for UL – they host University College Dublin in the round of eight in this year’s tournament.

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