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Collingwood Cup

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UCD regain Collingwood!

UCD regained the Collingwood Cup they last held in 2007 with a narrow 1-0 win over NUIG in the final on Friday. A goal from former Shamrock Rovers forward Robbie Creevy sealed victory - a 25-yard chip which ducked just under the bar and which was the Galway side's only goal against from play in the whole tournament. NUIG had a penalty appeal turned down on the hour, but were reduced to ten men five minutes from the end, and Dave McMillan nearly put the issue beyond doubt shortly afterwards when another lob went just inches over the bar. However, the one goal was enough, and the Collingwood Cup is coming back home! UCD - C. Burke; O'Reilly (Doyle 30), Keaveney, Leahy, Lehane; Roche (Geoghegan 82), Dineen, Creevy, McMahon; D McMillian, Wilson (Whelan 76). Subs not used - P. Burke, O'Toole, McFlynn, McGroarty
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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.

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