O’Connor was the star of the show

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Ir­ish Col­leges

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.

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