Top of the table Ryan Cup clash in Convoy

By Michael McMullan

CONVOY will host the final group game on Wednesday night (7.30pm) when  ATU Donegal entertain Ulster University in the final group game in the Higher Education Senior Football League.

Both teams go into Wednesday night’s clash with a 100 per cent record thanks to wins over St Mary’s University College and Queens University Belfast.

Ulster University have the advantage in that a draw would be enough to see them top the group and ensure a home quarter-final with the winners of Wednesday’s Group C clash of UCD and TU Dublin. The second placed team would face a trip to group winners DCU.

Goals from Josh Largo Elis and Pól McKervey cemented victory for Barry Dillon’s Ulster University side in their derby win over QUB last week. Ben McCarron hit four points after applying the finish on their goal against St Mary’s

ATU Donegal raced into a nine-point interval lead against St Mary’s and despite shipping a second half goal were comfortable winners. Jason McGee and Conor O’Donnell were on song for Maxi Curran’s side.

The Sigerson Cup draw will follow in December and remains the main competition in the Higher Education calendar.

Wednesday’s clash will see something give after winning starts and both managers will get another chance to assess their respective squads.

The colleges’ Fresher teams will face off at the same time with Ulster University hoping to maintain their 100 per cent against the unbeaten home side.

Elsewhere St Mary’s and QUB – both without a point – face off  next Wednesday to avoid fourth spot and away from any relegation concerns.

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