2013 Harding Cup
The IUFU Harding Cup tournament was held in University of Ulster, Coleraine Friday 8th to Sunday 9th February 2013.
Great credit is due to all concerned at UUC for all their efforts and support and in particular Tom Stark for his continued help and enthusiasm in organising IUFU competitions.
As always the pitches at Coleraine were excellent despite the terrible weather conditions and the hospitality was equally good especially the hot soup!
In addition, the IUFU appreciate the sponsorship acquired by Tom Stark for the top goal scorer of the tournament (The Anchor Bar, Portstewart) and the player of the tournament award sponsored and presented by Alan Braithwaite, Abacus.
Here are the results:
Quarter finals: DCU 0 v NUIG 3, UCD 5 v UL 1, Maynooth 1 v UUC 2 (aet) TCD 1 v UCC 0 (aet)
Semi finals: NUIG 0 v UCD 1, UUC 2 v TCD 3
Plate Semi finals: DCU 4 v UL 1, Maynooth 2 v UCC 1 (aet)
Harding Cup Final: UCD 3 v TCD 0
Harding Plate Final: DCU 2 v Maynooth 1
Player of the tournament: Robert McDaid - UCD
Top goal scorers: Marcus Byrne/Colin Jones (Both UCD and both 3 goals).
2013 IUFU Harding Cup Draw
The draw made to-day (Wednesday November 28)at the Newtownabbey Borough Council - Theatre at the Mill for the main Fresher’s competition - the Irish Universities Harding Cup which will take place at the University of Ulster Coleraine earlier that month. Quarter Finals Friday February 8, Semi Finals Saturday February 9 and the Final on Sunday February 10.
Irish Universities Harding Cup Draw – Q/Fs: DCU v NUI Galway; UCD v University of Limerick; NUI Maynooth v University of Ulster Coleraine.
Semi Finals: DCU/NUI Galway v UCD/UL; NUI Maynooth/UU Coleraine v TCD/UCC.
All games to be played at University of Ulster Coleraine February 8-10.
2012 IUFU Harding Cup Draw
(03 January 2012)
Manager Diarmuid McNally got an early Christmas present when holders UCD received a bye into the semi finals of this seasons Harding Cup.
With only seven universities entered it was a welcome lucky break for the holders who will now prepare to bid for a third successive victory in the Irish Universities major competition for First Year Students.
UCD started their recent run of victories in the Harding Cup by capturing the trophy two years ago in Galway with a comfortable win over the University of Limerick. While last year they managed to overcome the hosts NUI Maynooth 1-0 to retain the cup for a second year.
This seasons’ competition will be hosted by UCC from February 10 -12 with the final set for Cork’s Mardyke Arena on Sunday February 12.
UCD are set to face the winners of the University of Limerick and Dublin University (Trinity College) quarter final tie in their semi final clash on Saturday February 11.
Unfortunately the no show by the four Northern Universities- Belfast’s Queens plus the Universities of Ulster at Jordanstown, Coleraine and Magee has reduced the entries to seven and as a result no decision on the format of the Harding Plate has yet been made.
IRISH UNIVERSITIES HARDING CUP DRAW
Friday February 10 2012
DCU v UCC; University of Limerick v Dublin University; NUI Maynooth v NUI Galway; bye UCD.
Saturday February 11 2012
University of Limerick or Dublin University v UCD; DCU or UCC v NUI Maynooth or NUI Galway.
Sunday February 12 2012
Harding Cup Final.
UCD Capture 2011 Harding Cup
An 87th minute goal from Niall Hanley was enough to see UCD retain the Harding Cup in a hard fought victory over hosts NUI Maynooth. Trinity College Dublin beat NUI Galway in the Plate Final with a goal from Lee Moran.
For photos from the games click here
NUI Maynooth 0 vs University College Dublin 1 view match report
NUI Maynooth 1 vs University College Cork 0 view match report
University College Dublin 5 vs Mary Immaculate College 2 view match report
Trinity College Dublin 1 vs University College Cork 3 view match report
University College Dublin 2 vs University of Limerick 0 view match report
Dublin City University 1 vs NUI Maynooth 2 view match report
NUI Galway 0 vs University College Dublin 1 view match report
St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra 3 vs University of Limerick 5 view match report
Trinity College Dublin 1 vs NUI Galway 0 view match report
Plate Semi Finals
Dublin City University 2 vs NUI Galway 4 view match report
Trinity College Dublin 2 vs University of Limerick 0 view match report
Plate Quarter Finals
NUI Galway 3 vs St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra 0 view match report
The 2011 Harding Cup will take place at NUI Maynooth from February 10-13 2011
Holders UCD will play 2010 Plate winners NUI Galway in a repeat of last years first round game which UCD won 4-2.
The draw is as follows:
Harding Cup 2011 at NUI Maynooth
Feb 10th Preliminary Round
(A) NUIG v. UCD ( Pitch 1 North Campus) 2pm
(B) St Pats v. UL (South Campus) 2pm
Feb 11th Quarter finals
(C) Winner (A) v. Winner (B) (Maynooth town FC) 2pm
(D) UUJ v. Mary I (Pitch 2 North Campus) 11am
(E) TCD v. UCC (Pitch 2 North Campus) 2pm
(F) DCU v. NUI Maynooth (Pitch 1 North Campus) 11am
Feb 12th Semi-finals
(G) Winner (C) v. Winner (D) (Pitch 2 North Campus) 2pm
(H) Winner (E) v. Winner (F) (Pitch 1 North Campus) 2pm
Feb 13th Final
Winner (H) v. Winner (I)(Pitch 1 North Campus) 2pm
Harding Cup Plate Competition
Feb 11th Quarter final
(I) Loser (A) v. Loser (B) (South Campus) 11am
Feb 12th Round Robin (RR1)
(RR1) Loser (C) v. Loser (E) 11:00 am (Maynooth Town FC)
Loser (C) v. Loser (F) 1:00 pm (Maynooth Town FC)
Loser (E) v. Loser (F) 3:00 pm (Maynooth Town FC)
Feb 12th Semi Final
(J) Winner (I) v. Loser (D) (South Campus) 11am
Feb 13th Final
Winner (RR1) v. Winner (J) (Pitch 2 North campus) 11am
HARDING CUP DRAW 2010
University of Limerick, beaten finalists last year, are set to face local rivals Mary Immaculate College in the Irish Universities Harding Cup quarter-finals at NUI Galway early next month.
UL were edged out in last seasons final on their home ground by the University of Ulster Jordanstown after extra having captured the trophy the previous year in Coleraine.
The draw for the opening cup competition of the Irish Universities calendar, which is confined to first year students only, has produced several mouthwatering ties.
Holders Jordanstown will begin their bid to hang on to the trophy by taking on UCC while hosts NUI Galway and UCD are again drawn together with the Belfield side keen to reverse last seasons surprise opening round 1-0 defeat by the Westerners.
The games are scheduled to go ahead in the NUI Galway Sportsground at Dangan from February 4 to 6 and it is hoped to arrange the decider for Terryland Park on Sunday, February 7.
Harding Cup Draw
Thursday, February 4
First Round: NUI Maynooth v Dublin University; DCU v UU Coleraine.
Friday, February 5
Quarter-finals: (A) NUI Maynooth or Dublin University v DCU or UU Coleraine; (B) University of Limerick v Mary Immaculate College; (C) NUI Galway v UCD; (D) UU Jordanstown v UCC.
Saturday, February 6
Semi Finals: A v B; C v D
Sunday, February 7
Final: A or B v C or D
Games scheduled for NUI Galway Sportsground, Dangan with the final at Terryland Park (subject to confirmation).
The Harding Memorial Trophy (giving it its full title) – the brainchild of the late Dr Tony O,Neill (former secretary of the IUFU) was first played for in the 1969/70 season, when it was presented by ALBERT W. (Bert) HARDING, who always showed a great interest in football in universities especially for first year students. Mr Harding was Chairman of UCD AFC from 1970 – 1975. The IUFU established the Harding Plate competition in 1975 for those teams failing to reach the semi-finals.
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