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Ashbourne Cup Group Stages Set For Dramatic Conclusion

Ashbourne Cup Group Stages Set For Dramatic Conclusion
Michael Bolton
By Michael Bolton
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There is still plenty of drama to come in the fascinating 2022-23 Electric Ireland Ashbourne Cup.

While the last round of group games in the competition were played on Tuesday, the semifinal fixtures are still to be decided. Last week's weather havoc means the group stages are still incomplete. The postponed game between UL and Maynooth will be contested next week, and as it stands, reigning champions DCU, TUD and UL can all go through to the semifinal stage from Group A.

It seems certain that the points difference will be used to determine the two semifinalists from the group. Both DCU and TUD put up huge scores against Maynooth, and UL will be looking to do similar and hope to build a superior points difference.

After Tuesday's action that saw plenty of goals, DCU emerged as 4-15 to 3-14 winners over University of Limerick in group A of the Electric Ireland Ashbourne Cup.


After a tight but entertaining first half that saw the Limerick college lead 2-7 to 1-9, DCU were more clinical in the second half, as they took their chances at vital moments to win by four points.

Ashbourne Cup Group B

In another thrilling encounter, the Waterford college claimed an impressive 2-05 to 0-08 win over the Dublin college, with their defensive display keeping the Dublin side out to reach the knockout stages of the competition.

Despite having a very talented side, UCD will be disappointed to come up short in the group stages.


Top of Group B and the most impressive side in the competition so far is UCC, who ran out as big winners over Mary Immaculate College in Cork.

Purcell Cup

There's also drama to come in the Purcell Cup. While Group A is decided with MTU Cork and University of Galway qualified for the semifinals, the postponed fixture between Trinity and TUS Midlands will replayed next week and essentially determine the second place team in the group. While SETU Carlow have already won the group, UCC B, TUS Midlands and Trinity can all ready the semifinal depending on next week's result.

SEE ALSO: UL Qualify For Quarter Finals With Big Win Over SETU Carlow 



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