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Queen's University win first EVER major trophy with Intermediate Cup success

Dundela 1-4 Queen's University

By Gareth Hanna

Queen's University have won their first EVER major trophy, beating Dundela in the Intermediate Cup final.

It's the club's first silverware outside university football, ending what has been a long wait for the side founded in 1910.

This is how it feels to win your first major trophy in 108 years! 👌🏼 Read more about Queen's University's Intermediate...

Posted by Belfast Telegraph Sport on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Goals from Matt McManus and substitute Ciaran O'Hare were sandwiched betwen two inch-perfect free-kicks by Eamon Fyfe and Ronan Young to deliver a victory 108 years in the making.

QUB started the match superbly and were deservedly 2-0 ahead after 11 minutes. First Eamon Fyfe curled a free-kick into the top corner and soon after, Matt McManus blasted into the roof of the net. That was his second bite at that particular cherry after his first effort from a corner kick was blocked on the line by Mark McClelland.

This man Eamon Fyfe and his team-mate Ronan Young both scored perfect free-kicks as Queen's University ended their...

Posted by Belfast Telegraph Sport on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Dundela went on to strike the post through Daniel Burns and the bar through Jay Magee - both well-hit efforts - but couldn't claim to be hard-done-by at the half.

Whatever Duns boss Russell Bowers said at the break worked a treat as his side halved the deficit on 49, Jordan Morrison clinically heading in David McMaster's right-wing cross.

The Premier Intermediate League champions continued to put the pressure on but were punished on the break when QUB sub Ciaran O'Hare nodded in Ronan Young's cross to restore their two goal cushion on 61 minutes.

Then Young turned scorer with a breath-taking free-kick of his own, curling perfectly into the top corner to cap an historic night for his club.

Here's the match as it happened:

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