UCD claim U20 crown
UCD are the 2009 League of Ireland Under-20 Dr. Tony O’Neill champions. The Students claimed the title after a stunning 5-3 victory over Salthill Devon in the competition final on Wednesday night.
Fans at the UCD Bowl were provided with an 8-goal thriller as the Students lifted the underage League of Ireland title.
Salthill Devon raced into a two goal lead in the opening 15 minutes, when Brian O’Grady netted a quick-fire double.
However, a Paul Corry goal brought the score to 2-1 at the half-time break and Graham Rusk converted a penalty in the 58th minute to level the score.
And just moments later UCD were in front when Sean Houston converted from close range, before making it 4-2 on 73 minutes.
Larkin brought the score back to 4-3 but Rusk scored UCD’s fifth in the final moments to make it 5-3.
The success caps off a remarkable season for UCD, whose senior side reclaimed their place in the top flight of Irish football by winning the League of Ireland First Division.