DIT wins All-Ireland College and University Football League 2013

13 March 2013:  Congratulations to the DIT Premier Soccer Team who are the new All-Ireland College & University Football League Champions for 2013!   DIT saw off a very impressive DCU team in the final which was held under lights in Frank Cooke Park, Finglas tonight.  This was the first League final for DCU, and just the second for DIT.

 

Two second half goals from DIT players Aaron O’Dwyer and Sam Simpson saw off a resilient DCU team who kept battling to the final whistle.  The game finished 2-0 to DIT.

 

This competition is the pinnacle of third level football in Ireland and involves colleges and universities on the island of Ireland.  In total 24 institutions compete at the Premier Division level in four different groups. DIT is placed in the East Division and topped it for the second consecutive year with wins over Colaiste Ide, IT Blanchardstown, DCU and IT Tallaght and just one defeat to UCD.  The knock-out stages saw DIT up against Belfast Metropolitan in the quarter-final.  They went on to defeat Athlone IT in the semi-final, with a 3-2 scoreline after extra time. 

 

According to John O’Carroll, Soccer Development Officer for DIT, the DIT team’s honours list is growing.  “This team has reached its 3rd All-Ireland final in four years, they were League runner up in 2010, All-Ireland Umbro Cup winners in 2011 and now All-Ireland League winners for 2013!  I would just like to say a huge thank you to all in DIT Sport for their continued support over the year and of course to all the players and staff of the club for their contribution in helping to capture our first League title!”

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