UCD into Collingwood final

UCD have reached today's Collingwood Cup Final after victories over UL and holders UUJ. Goals from Eóin Roche and Robbie Creevy were enough to see off UL 2-1 in Wednesday's quarter final, with UL's goal an 84th minute penalty consolation. UUJ, who beat UCD in last year's final, were then put to the sword yesterday, albeit in a thrilling match which had to be decided on penalties. Eóin Roche put UCD ahead on 86 minutes - his third goal in as many games in the tournament - but UUJ were level two minutes later to force extra time. Remarkably, UCD again took the lead with four minutes to go through John Dineen only for UUJ again to equalise within two minutes. UCD's penalty takers - Dave McMillan, Robbie Cheevy, Eóin Roche and Mick Leahy - were all successful, with keeper Cian Byrne saving twice from UUJ to see UCD through 4-2. In today's final, the Students will take on NUIG, who defeated Trinity College in the other semi.