The NUI Galway Senior Ladies Football team progressed to the next round of the O Connor Cup with a comprehensive win over a gallant UCC side in Mardyke Park last week. NUI Galway made a blistering start with goals coming from Marissa O Callaghan and a well taken penalty by Eilish Ward. The visitors continued to build on their great start with points from Ward and Natalie McHugh before the home side settled into the contest. Half time score was UCC 0-4 NUIG 2-4.
The home side battled hard at the beginning of the second half, and by the 40th minute there was only four points between the sides. However NUI Galway took control from then on with points from Ward, Edel Concannon and McHugh before goals from substitutes Sinead Burke and Ursula Leonard gave Galway students a commanding lead. In the last minute a point from Ciara Hegarty ended a great NUI Galway team performance. Player of the match was goalkeeper Caoimhe Egan who was consistent throughout. Final score NUI Galway 4-10 UCC 0-7.
Up next for NUI Galway is a home tie with holders DCU on Thursday 24th February in Dangan at 2pm.