In a well fought match, the UL Ladies Football defeated UCC 2-5 to 0-8 in the final of the O’Connor Cup on Sunday 11th March. Under the management of D.J. Collins (Senior Technician, PESS Department), and captained by Anna Galvin (4th year Sport and Exercise Sciences) the UL team’s commitment and hard work paid off in dividends, beating DCU in the semi final the day before the final McHale Park in Mayo.

PESS students on UL O’Connor Cup squad included Anna Galvin, Captain (4th year Sport and Exercise Sciences), Ayesha Roche (4th year P.E.), Mara Curley (3rd Year Sport and Exercise Sciences), Emma Buckley (3rd Year Sport and Exercise Sciences), Sarah Everard (3rd Year P.E.), Shauna Molly (1st Year P.E.), Rebecca O’Malley (1st Year Sport and Exercise Sciences), Ellee McEvoy (1st Year P.E.), and Eimear Scally (1st Year NCEF).

PESS staff and students involved in the coaching of the team included Dr. Mark Lyons (Strength and Conditioning), Colm Canning (4th Year Sport and Exercise Sciences and Coach), Patricia Lynch (MSc. Sports Performance Graduate and Video Analyst) and Dr. D.J. Collins (Senior Technician and Manager).

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