O’Connor was the star of the show
DAIRE O’CONNOR was the star of the show for the Irish Colleges and Universities as they opened their campaign with a 1-0 success over Scottish Universities on Monday.
The Arklow man struck the only goal of the tie after 10 minutes at Oriel Park as he latched onto a clever pass from Bray Wanderers midfielder Darragh Noone before firing it across the face of goal and into the far corner of the net.
O’Connor, who was nominated for the College and Universities Internatioal Player of the Year, played as part of a five-man midfield and the UCD attacker was withdrawn with 20 minutes remaining.
O’Connor wasn’t the only Arklow man flying the flag for the Bridgewater Centre Park though. Liam Scales entered the fray at half-time and helped the Boys in Green to a clean sheet.