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CUFL Preview

This week sees us get our Colleges and Universities League title defence underway with Trinity the visitors to the UCD Bowl.CUFL

Ahead of the start of the new campaign, League of Ireland legend, Andy Myler, has joined Diarmuid McNally, Tony Sheridan and Ger Barron in our current coaching set up. Andy has a wealth of experience and was a prolific goalscorer in the League of Ireland. He previously played for the club from 1994 until 1997 and was part of our First Division title winning side for the 1994/5 season. 

After an extremely successful season last year which saw us complete the double and be crowned both College and Univerisities League and Collingwood Cup winners, this season Diarmuid McNally's side will be looking to replicate that success and keep both titles in the trophy cabinet along with the recently secured SSE Airtricity League First Division title. However, with the standard of third level football getting stronger with every year that goes by, and now over 100 SSE Airtricity League players playing in the CUFL, that kind of success will be difficult to replicate. 

Tomorrow (Tuesday) sees our opening game of the campaign as we host Colours rivals Trinity at 2pm in the UCD Bowl in what looks set to be a thrilling encounter. We will be bringing you team news and all of the goals from tomorrow's game, and all of our other CUFL games on our Facebook and Twitter accounts!

Diarmuid McNally has a strong squad available to him for the upcoming campaign, with the squad for the opening game consisting of a mix of players from our First Division title winning squad, our Leinster Senior League squad, and our League of Ireland under 19s squad. 

Squad for opening game: 

  • Goalkeepers: Conor Kearns, Gavin Sheridan
  • Defenders: Josh Collins, Mark Dignam, Paul Doyle, Evan Farrell, Liam Scales, Dan Tobin
  • Midfielders: Sean Coyne, Neil Farrugia, Jason McClelland, Timmy Molloy, Daire O'Connor, Gary O'Neill, Cian Ryan
  • Forwards: Sean Byrne, Gareth Coughlan, Conor Davis, Yousef "Yoyo" Mahdy, Sean McDonald

Note: Additional players can be added to the squad for future games.

Full Upcoming Fixtures: 

  • Tues 9th Oct: UCD vs Trinity, UCD Bowl, 2pm
  • Tues 16th Oct: DCU vs UCD
  • Wed 24th Oct: Maynooth vs UCD
  • Tue 13th Nov: UCD vs DIT
  • Wed 21st Nov: Sligo IT vs UCD

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