CIT hosts the Higher Education Committee Ladies Gaelic Football Championship > 20th & 21st March
Published on: Wednesday, 18 March 2015
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Cork Institute of Technology and the Irish Examiner will form the strong Cork backdrop to this years O’Connor Cup Weekend. CIT was named host last January and the Irish Examiner was announced as title sponsors for the O’Connor Cup with the O’Connor Cup weekend, which will now be known as ‘The Irish Examiner O’Connor Cup.’ The tournament is the biggest competition in Third Level Ladies Football and features the culmination of the four college’s competition, which will take place over two days.
Taking place in the superb surrounds of CIT at the weekend over 600 players and team managements will travel to Cork to compete in the four championship divisions.
The Donaghy Cup, Lagan Cup, Giles Cup and O’Connor Cups will take place across the two days of competition in CIT Bishhopstown Campus. The semi finals of the Lagan, Giles and O’Connor Cups will take place on Friday 20th March with the finals, along with that of the Donaghy Cup will take place on Saturday 21st March.
The University of Limerick will defend their Irish Examiner O’Connor Cup title when they meet NUI Galway on Friday at 3:30pm and the winner will go on to face the winner of the earlier semi final between the University College Cork and Dublin City University. All 4 teams will feature some very big name players with the likes of Sarah Rowe, Laura McEnaney, Olivia Divilly, Niamh O’Dea, Tracey Leonard, Roisin Phelan, and Orlagh Farmer competing for their colleges.
There will be deferred coverage of the Irish Examiner O’Connor Cup final on TG4 from 7.15pm.
In the Giles Cup the defending champions St. Patrick’s College will get the defence of their title underway when they meet the Athlone Institute of Technology in the semi final whilst IT Tralee will meet TCD in the other semi final. There will be loads of local interest in the Lynch Cup as host college, CIT meet DCU in their semi final with DIT and WIT meeting in the earlier semi final.
The Lynch Cup final will get the action underway on Saturday at 11:45pm and will be followed by the Giles Cup Final at 1:45pm with the big one, the Irish Examiner O’Connor Cup taking place at 3:45pm.