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DCUBS Students triumph in FAI Ford Cup Final with Sporting Fingal

23rd November 2009

DCUBS students Stephen Paisley, Alan Kirby and Eamon Zayed are celebrating today, having triumphed with Sporting Fingal in the FAI Ford Cup Final yesterday at Tallaght Stadium.

Stephen and Eamon, both of whom are students of DCU's MSc in Finance and Capital Markets programme, and Alan, who is a student of the Bachelor of Business Studies, played key roles in Sporting Fingal's success. The side's win comes just two years after the club's entrance into the League of Ireland.

Club captain Paisley shored up the North Dublin club's defence. Midfield stalworth Kirby pulled the strings in the centre of the park, while star striker Zayed led the way up front and drew the penalty that levelled the scores 1-1 in the second half. The win was secured for Fingal in the 91st minute, when centre forward Gary O'Neill slotted a header past the Sligo Rovers 'keeper.

It has been a phenomenal week for the players of Sporting Fingal. Their Cup success comes just six days after the club won promotion to the Premier Division of the League of Ireland.

Congratulations and continued success to Stephen, Alan and Eamon from all at DCUBS!

Eamon Zayed

Stephen Paisley

Alan Kirby