UCC have won the Collingwood Cup for the 14th time in their history showing their spirit in abundance to overcome the challenge of the UL.
For UCC, who now have won their 3rd Collingwood title in the space of five years, their determination and persistence paid off eventually after they came from behind to secure the silverware through goals from Simon Falvey and Rob Slevin.
Noel Healy’s side struck to their attacking principals and kept going, successfully as would turn out, right up until the very end.
This is a very talented and technically fluid UCC side and a number of their players have played League Of Ireland underage football with Cork City or Cobh Ramblers.
Among those to stand out for UCC was Slevin, who powered home a header and the winning goal to secure the cup glory, along with the man of the match award.
An overjoyed Slevin said after his side’s victory: “It’s unbelievable I can’t really describe it. Just running away celebrating with all the lads at the end of the game, who have all worked so hard the last few days. To spend that moment with them it’s unreal.
“Our last two games against DCU and UCD set us up well and we knew that we had to go until the end all the time.” Another national crown which UCC will be targeting is the FAI Intermediate Cup. The draw for the quarter finals of that particular competition took place on Wednesday lunchtime, with UCC side being drawn away to the current holders Maynooth University Town.
Maynooth won the 2018 Intermediate Cup final at the Aviva Stadium, after coming from behind to defeat Firhouse Clover 4-1 in what was a quite dramatic decider.
Before that though, UCC will bask in the glory of what was a well earned Collingwood Cup title success.
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