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Sunday September 24th 2023
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# 317 ‘Hope conquers all

The Liverpool Hope University team, who last weekend at Manchester, won the British Universities Championship for the first time in their history. (Photo courtesy of BUGAA).

Liverpool Hope University broke their finals hoodoo to claim their first British Universities GAA Mens Gaelic Football Championship when outgunning rivals and holders, Liverpool John Moore’s University (LJMU) in a thrilling OT game in Manchester on Sunday.

‘Hope, pipped in three previous finals, looked to be staring another defeat in the face by half time but a great second half comeback and a confident OT showing saw them take the title by two points, [11] 1-8  to [9] 0- 9 (in OT).

Meanwhile, in the Division 2 A final, it was the case of another local derby with Glasgow University taking on Glasgow Caly, and, it was the brilliant forward play from Glasgow Uni that helped win the day.

In a revamped Division 2 B competition, the final saw the combined New York Universities outfit impress when proving too much for Aberdeen on a scoreline of [15] 1-12 to [8] 0-8.

In today’s podcast, BU GAA Chairman Peter Mossey gives us a full rundown on the ‘Championship.

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NOTE: Next podcast on the new Summer Competition from Brisbane, Queensland in Australia.