Irish Examiner named title Sponsor   16/03/2015

Today the Irish Examiner was announced as title sponsors for the O’Connor Cup with the O’Connor Cup weekend which will now be known as ‘The Irish Examiner O’Connor Cup.’ The tournament is the biggest competition in Third Level Ladies Football and features the culmination of the four colleges competition which will take place over two days.

Taking place in the surberb surrounds of Cork I T (CIT) at the weekend over 600 players and team managements will travel to Cork to compete in the 4 championship divisons

The Donaghy Cup, Lagan Cup, Giles Cup and O’Connor Cups will take place across the two days of competition in the Cork Institute of Technology. The semi finals of the Lagan, Giles and O’Connor Cups will take place on Friday with the finals, along with that of the Donaghy Cup will take place on Saturday March 21st.

The University of Limerick will defend their Irish Examiner O’Connor Cup title when they meet NUI Galway on Friday at 3:30pm and the winner will go on to face the winner of the earlier semi final between the University College Cork and Dublin City University. All 4 teams will feature some very big name players with the likes of Sarah Rowe, Laura McEnaney, Olivia Divilly, Niamh O’Dea, Tracey Leonard, Roisin Phelan and Orlagh Farmer competing for their colleges. There will also be deferred coverage of the Irish Examiner O’Connor Cup final on TG4 from 7:15pm.

In the Giles Cup the defending champions St. Patrick’s College will get the defence of their title underway when they meet the Athlone Institute of Technology in the semi final whilst IT Tralee will meet TCD in the other semi final. There will be loads of local interest in the Lynch Cup as host college, Cork Institute of Technology meet DCU in their semi final with DIT and WIT meeting in the earlier semi final.

The Lynch Cup final will get the action underway on Saturday at 11:45pm and will be followed by the Giles Cup Final at 1:45pm with the big one, the Irish Examiner O’Connor Cup final throwing in at 3:45pm.

Irish Examiner O’Connor Cup Fixtures

Giles Cup

Friday March 20th


IT Tralee v TCD, Cork IT, 11:30am

AIT v St. Pat’s, Cork IT, 3:00pm


Final: Saturday, March 21st 1:45pm


Lynch Cup

Friday March 20th

DIT v Waterford IT, Cork IT. 11:00am

Cork IT v DCU, Cork IT, 2:20pm


Final: Saturday, March 21st, 11:45am



Irish Examiner O’Connor Cup

UCC v DCU, Cork IT, 12:00pm

NUI Galway v UL, Cork IT, 3:30pm


Final: Saturday, 3:45pm (Deferred TV coverage from 7:30pm on TG4)

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