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Date Time League Season
30 April 2021 7:45 pm LOI Men's First Division 2021

Match Report

Students hit Wexford for six

Colm Whelan grabbed a hat-trick for UCD, as they hit Wexford for six goals in the First Division at Ferrycarrig Park this evening.

In a game that Wexford will want to quickly forget, UCD made a brilliant start, thanks hugely to a mistake from their goalkeeper, Jimmy Corcoran, who was sent off in the second minute for handling the ball outside the box.

The resulting free-kick was put in the back of the net by Colm Whelan and this goal and man advantage set the tone for the entire match. UCD never really looked like conceding a goal, let alone the lead.

Wexford were resolute after losing a man, and while they weren't able to maintain possession, they weren’t threatened too much by UCD’s attack.

However, in the 35th minute, the substitute goalkeeper took down Whelan inside the area, conceding a penalty and ominously earned a first yellow card. The latter scored from the penalty spot to make it 2-0.

A few minutes later, a good move from the students found Eoin Farrell in space on the right wing and he whipped in a great cross for Mark Dignam to head into the net from a couple of yards out.

Within two minutes, UCD had scored again. Whelan played it to Liam Kerrigan, who used his knee to skilfully bounce it over the head of a defender and rifle his shot into the top right-hand corner. Kerrigan had another chance just before half-time from a similar area, but his shot was deflected over the crossbar. 

The second half did not start much better than the first half for the home side, as a poor backpass from Doherty put the alert Whelan through and Sean Martin took him down. This earned Martin a second yellow card, as Wexford were reduced to nine men.

Whelan scored from the penalty spot, putting UCD 5-0 ahead with 35 minutes remaining. He followed that up ten minutes later with a powerful strike from outside the area to grab his hat-trick, and his eighth goal of the campaign.

As both teams made substitutions in the final twenty minutes, the attack-minded Kinsella-Bishop was impressive as he tried hard to make an impact on the game.

On this form, Treaty United will be wary of visiting Belfield next weekend as second plays third, with both teams now on 12 points.

  • 67'

    UCD are running riot here now. Whelan hists a phenomenal strike from outside the area and leaves Fitzsimons with no chance. 6-0 to UCD.

  • 67'

    UCD are running riot here now. Whelan hists a phenomenal strike from outside the area and leaves Fitzsimons with no chance. 6-0 to UCD.

  • 57'

    Karl Fitzsimons has gone into goal to face Whelan's penalty but Whelan slots it home.

  • 57'

    Karl Fitzsimons has gone into goal to face Whelan's penalty but Whelan slots it home.

  • 57'

    Karl Fitzsimons has gone into goal to face Whelan's penalty but Whelan slots it home.

  • 54'

    A poor backpass from Doherty puts the alert Whelan through and Sean Martin takes him down. The referee awards a penalty to UCD and a second yellow card to Sean MArtin. Wexford are down to 9 men.

  • 50'

    UCD are dominating possession at the beginning of the second half. The only positive for Wexford right now is that the rain has stopped.

  • 46'

    Paul Cleary picks up a yellow card at the start of the second half, as Wexford appear to be utterly frustrated.

  • UCD make two changes at half-time with Verdon and Doyle coming in, and Brennan and Keane coming off.

  • 47'

    Manahan clears the resulting corner and the referee blows for half-time. 4-0 to UCD.

  • 47'

    Two minutes into added time and Kerrigan again looks dangerous on the outside of the box, but his shot is deflected well over the bar.

  • 44'

    Paul Fox looks to have picked up an injury to his hamstring. He will be subbed off

  • 41'

    Two minutes later and Liam Kerrigan has smashed it into the roof of the net from long range.

  • 39'

    It is all kicking off here now. Dignam has headed in a goal after a brilliant move by UCD

  • 39'

    It is all kicking off here now. Dignam has headed in a goal after a brilliant move by UCD

  • 35'

    Whelan buries the ball into the back of the net.

  • 35'

    Sean MArtin is adjudged to have taken down Whelan in the box. Penalty for UCD.

  • 32'

    Harvey O'Brien with a loose pass almost put Doherty in on goal but his attempted chip was easily caught by Lorcan Healy

  • 32'

    Harvey O'Brien with a loose pass almost put Doherty in on goal but his attempted chip was easily caught by Lorcan Healy

  • 30'

    On the half hour mark, Wexford have been resolute since losing a man and while they haven't been able to maintain possession, they have kept UCD to one goal, despite a frustrating start.

  • 24'

    Wexford attack up the left wing but O'Brien intercepts and clears the danger.

  • 15'

    Fifteen minutes played in FerryCarrig today and it has been hard to catch your breath with all the activity. We have had a sending off and a goal in what has been an interesting start to the game.

  • 8'

    Wexford have endured a horrific start to the game and they will find it difficult now.

  • 4'

    From the resulting free-kick, number ten Colm Whelan takes a free kick, and Adam Lennon taps in the rebound

  • 2'

    What an amazing start to the game. Wexford down to ten men from the first minute! Jimmy Corcoran has been sent off and Sean Martin has been subbed on

  • Wow!46 seconds played in Wexford and Wexford's keeper has been sent off for handling the ball outside the area!!!

  • Last season, these two sides clashed twice, with a draw in their first meeting, while UCD won 8-0 in the second fixture.

  • The conditions are absolutely perfect for football, the sun is out and the pitch looks fantastic.

  • Team news for Wexford. There is one change from last weekend as Harry Groome starts up front.

  • Looking at the game ahead, UCD are aiming to maintain their strong start to the season which has seen them go unbeaten in five games.

  • Welcome to FinalWhistle.ie commentary coverage of Wexford and UCD. We are fifteen minutes away from kick-off. I'm Paul Regan, taking you through tonight's action as both sides look to for a win tonight.

  • Welcome to FinalWhistle.ie commentary coverage of Wexford and UCD. We are fifteen minutes away from kick-off. I'm Paul Regan, taking you through tonight's action as both sides look to for a win tonight.

  • Welcome to FinalWhistle.ie commentary coverage of Wexford and UCD. We are fifteen minutes away from kick-off. I'm Paul Regan, taking you through tonight's action as both sides look to for a win tonight.

Wexford FC

18Jimmy Corcoran Goalkeeper 1'
3Alex O’Hanlon Defender
4Paul Cleary Defender 46'
5James Carroll 17 Defender
9Karl Fitzsimons Defender
10Jack Doherty Midfielder
7Conor Crowley Midfielder
8Karl Manahan 20 Forward
11Paul Fox 16 Midfielder
21Harry Groome 22 Midfielder
23Luke Turner Defender
22Sean Martin 21 Goalkeeper 36'
6Jack Connolly Midfielder
12Jack Larkin Midfielder
13Success Edogun Forward
15Kevin McEvoy 11 Defender
16Charlie Smith 11 Defender
17Kyle Robinson 5 Forward
19Evan Farrell Forward
20Daniel Dobbin 8 Defender

UCD AFC

1Lorcan Healy Goalkeeper
7Liam Kerrigan Midfielder 41'
8Mark Dignam 11 Defender 39'
10Colm Whelan Forward 34', 55', 67'
12Adam Lennon 9 Midfielder 4'
14Eoin Farrell 26 Forward
17Dara Keane Midfielder
22Sam Todd Defender
24Harvey O’Brien Midfielder
25Evan Weir Defender
27Sean Brennan Midfielder
16Carl Williams Goalkeeper
5Luke Boore Defender
9Danu Kinsella Bishop 12 Forward
11Ciaran Behan 8 Midfielder
15Adam Verdon Midfielder
18Donal Higgins Midfielder
21Paul Doyle Midfielder
23Evan Farrell Defender
26Isaac Akinsete 14 Defender

Past Meetings

(Series 10)
8 - 0
LOI Men's First Division
UCD Bowl

University College Dublin AFC v Wexford FC

(Series 1)
1 - 1
LOI Men's First Division
Ferrycarrig Park

Wexford FC v University College Dublin AFC

Ground

Ferrycarrig Park
Ferrycarrig Park, Kilpatrick, The Borough District of Wexford, County Wexford, Leinster, Y35 E296, Ireland

A sports nut who has coached at underage level in the League of Ireland. Passionate about domestic football.