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NUI Maynooth to Take on Holders Queens University in Purcell Shield Final

In the Purcell Shield, NUI Maynooth got the better of DCU on a scoreline of 0-14 to 1-6. The Kildare college, for whom Louise Walsh and Sinead McHugh scored five points each, always had the upper hand, leading 0-5 to 0-2 at the interval.
DCU did give themselves a fighting chance when Siobhan Falvey goaled for them in the 40th however, putting just a point between the sides, but ultimately Maynooth had the greater staying power, despite sub Clodagh Farrell scoring two points for DCU.
In the final, Maynooth will play Queen’s University, Belfast, 4-9 to 1-7 victors over Trinity College, Dublin. Colette McSorely scored three goals for Queen’s, with Shauna Jordan getting the other.

NUI Maynooth 0-13 v DCU 1-5

NUI Maynooth Scorers
Sinead McHugh 0-5
Louise Walsh 0-5
Catherine Walsh 0-1
Siobhan McCourt 0-1
Annie Kirwin 0-1

DCU Scorers
Siobhan Fahy 1-2
Clodagh Farrell 0-2
Elizibith Byrne 0-1

Queens 4-9 v Trinity 1-3

QUB Scorers
Collette McSorely 3-4
Shona Jordan 1-2
Keelin Bradley 0-2
Louise McAleese 0-1 

TCD Scorers
Aoife Doyle 1-1
Rachael Ruddy 0-1
Fiona Dunne 0-1

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