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Former Portlaoise player scores winning try for DCU in rugby tournament

Eimear Corri lifts the Kay Bowen Trophy for DCU
Eimear Corri lifts the Kay Bowen Trophy for DCU

A former Portlaoise rugby player scored the winning try for DCU in a cup final on Wednesday.

The Irish Universities women’s teams competed in the Kay Bowen Cup as part of the Maxol IURU Rugby Festival.

Teams from University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, Trinity College Dublin, Queen’s University Belfast, NUI Galway, Ulster University, DCU and Waterford Institute of Technology all took part.

DCU went all the way to the final and Eimear Corri was their captain.

In the final, she popped up with the all-important Golden Try to clinch victory for her side.

Corri is enjoying a fine season on a personal level.

She got the winning try for Blackrock in the All Ireland League (AIL) Womens Cup semi-final back in March

Corri’s late try was the match winner as they beat Old Belvedere but her side failed to win the final.

She’s also been in fine form for DCU and just last week she scored four tries as they thumped UCD 67-0.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.