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Ulster Women's Quest For All-Ireland Glory

The University of Ulster women’s football team is in Cork for the Women’s Soccer Intervarsities.

After the success of the men’s teams with the Jordanstown and Magee campuses reaching the semi-finals of the Collingwood Cup this week, Ulster’s women are hoping to go one better and take home some silverware.

Drawn in Group B against Premier league side UCD and Mary Immaculate College, Ulster face two teams that are well versed in tournament football at this level.

Ulster's coach and lecturer in the School of Sports Studies, Dr Katie Liston, is confident that the team can progress in the competition.

Dr Liston said: “The commitment shown by the team in training since before Christmas and a good result in a pre-tournament friendly has been excellent but we will need two consistent performances in the group games and that little bit of luck that is always helpful in tournaments. Ulster is also the only Northern representative in the tournament so we are ready to accept that mantle.”

The winners and runners-up of Group B compete against Group C’s runners-up and winners respectively, for a place in the final of the Plate and Cup competitions to be held in Cork City's football ground at Turner's Cross on Saturday 6 March.

GROUP A
University of Limerick
Athlone IT
Waterford IT

GROUP B
University College Dublin
University Of Ulster Jordanstown
Mary Immaculate College

GROUP C
IT Sligo
NUI Galway
IT Tralee

GROUP D
University College Cork
Cork College of Further Education
Dublin City University