Just defeat the Derry Pelé

Just defeat the Derry Pelé
UCD players celebrate their FAI Cup quarter-final win over Waterford. Pic: Getty

With Paddy McCourt making his final trip to Belfield as a player, the UCD Bowl hosts a huge game to decide the destination of the League of Ireland First Division title. Emmet Ryan gives his horrendously biased analysis

Drogheda went to plan. 3-0 without much fuss and no stress, but there were no favours from Galway. Finn Harps remained alive, albeit by the minimum, in the hunt to chase down UCD. Then Waterford came to the Bowl last Friday, a cup quarter-final and a nervier than it needed to be 2-1 upset of the visitors. A first cup semi-final since 2007, only the second since winning it in 1984, and a shot at promotion in the same season.

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