DIT Soccer Club crowned All-Ireland Umbro Cup winners for 2011


23th March 2011

The DIT Soccer Club have captured the All-Ireland College’s Cup for 2011 with a 1-0 victory over GMIT Galway in Milebush Park, Castlebar on March 10th 2011.

DIT dominated the first half with a string of chances which they failed to convert. On the stroke of half-time Toheeb Adigun blasted the ball to the roof of the net from 10 yards. GMIT Galway came alive in the second half but were denied by a number of excellent saves from Craig Hyland in the DIT goal. DIT kept their composure and held on to win the coveted trophy.  The Finals were held over two days in four different venue’s around Castlebar with three cup finals and a plate final at stake. DIT beat Letterkenny IT 1-0 in the semi final with a wonder strike from captain Sean Fitzgerald.  DIT’s C Team also competed at the Finals but were defeated in the final 5-2 by IT Tallaght. The Breaffy House Hotel hosted the awards banquet where the trophy and medals were presented to DIT captain Sean Fitzgerald who also picked up the man of the match award.

DIT had not won this trophy since 1996 when the college soccer was site based and DIT Bolton Street lifted the cup. The club have been unlucky in recent years reaching two All-Ireland Finals in 2010. They last won silverware in 2008 when DIT’s Fresher Team lifted the Umbro B Cup in Salthill Devon in Galway.

Congratulations to all players and management on this fantastic achievement.


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