WIT together with the CCAO Third Level Camogie hosts 2020 UPMC Ashbourne Cup

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UPMC CCAO Third Level College Championship Launch 2019/2020 WIT Arena Eadaoin Herlihy (UCD), Shauna Quirke (WIT), Kirsten Keenan (IT Carlow), Caleigh Boland (CIT),Chloe Sigerson (UCC), Joanne Dillion (WIT), Sara Cuddy (IT Carlow), Meabh Kennedy (UCD), Anna Graney (WIT), Ciara Phelan (DCU),Farren Byrne (Garda College), Lydia Fitzpatrick (UCD), Orla O Neill (Garda College), Orla Owen (MIC Thurles)

The UPMC Ashbourne Cup Weekend offers an opportunity for all camogie followers to experience first-hand the range of facilities at the WIT Arena

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) which this year celebrates its’ 50th anniversary is delighted to host the prestigious UPMC Ashbourne Cup finals weekend from Friday, 14 February to Sunday, 16 February 2020 at the WIT Arena.

The UPMC Ashbourne Cup weekend throws in on Friday evening at 7pm where it plays host to the O'Maolagain Final.

Saturday’s proceedings start off at 11am where the two semi-finals of the Fr Meaghair followed by the two Purcell and Ashbourne semi-finals (12.45pm & 2.45pm). All games are expected to be serious curtain raisers for the 2020 UPMC Ashbourne Cup Finals Weekend. The race for this year’s top tier that is the Ashbourne Cup crown has been whittled down to four, where WIT face UL at 12.45pm and DCU face UCC at 2.45pm.

Speaking on behalf of WIT Vikings Sport, GAA Development Officer Katie Redmond said: “The Club and the WIT Arena are delighted to have the opportunity to host this year’s event. It is also fitting that as part of our ongoing commitment to the Third Level Colleges and Universities 20x20 Women in Sport Campaign, this will be the first of two women’s intervarsity’s taking place in WIT this year.

“We are looking forward to welcoming all teams and spectators to our wonderful facilities here in WIT and to an exciting climax to this year’s UPMC Ashbourne Cup, which has been one of the best and most competitive in the competition’s long and illustrious history. It promises to be a great occasion and I would like to wish all the teams involved the very best of luck.”

The UPMC Ashbourne Cup Weekend offers an opportunity for both visitors and local camogie followers to experience first-hand the range of facilities at the WIT Arena. In its 115th year in existence, the Ashbourne Cup is the premier camogie championship among higher education institutions and features some of the best and brightest young talent in the sport. The competition continues to grow in popularity with an Ashbourne Cup medal being as much sought after as any county, provincial or All-Ireland medal.

“Given its proud and rich history in the competition, it is fitting that the WIT Vikings GAA Club and the WIT Arena should host this year’s Ashbourne Cup,” adds Redmond. “The Camogie club here in WIT has been one of the most triumphant College clubs in recent times, earning 8 Ashbourne Cups, including a famous five-in-a-row from 2009-2013. Many Division 1 League titles along with Fresher All Ireland's have too been attained over the years, with the most recent being in the 2018-2019 academic year. WIT has played a key role in the development of many outstanding camogie players, including inter-county stars Denise Gaule, Michelle Quilty, Katie Power (Kilkenny), Lorraine Bray, (Waterford), Kate Kelly, Ursula Jacob (Wexford).


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