Liverpool John Moores Gaelic football team qualified for the Corn na Mac Leinn Cup after defeating rivals Liverpool Hope in Glasgow on Sunday.

The Moores overcame Robert Gordon University (3-13 to 0-04) in the semi-final on Saturday, before trumping their cross-city rivals in the final to a scoreline of 2-13 to 1-04.

The victory means the Liverpool side will now travel across the water to County Carlow and defend the Corn na Mac Leinn after last years competition was void due to COVID-19.

Player/Co-Assistant Manager Matthew Gribben spoke of his elation after the win, but claimed the competition only gets tougher from here on in.

“The players showed exactly why we’re a team to be reckoned with on British soil and proved a lot of people wrong,” he said.

“The competition only gets tougher now though, we’ll head over to Ireland and try and reclaim a cup we never really lost.

“That’s giving us some very good extra motivation to go and get the job done now.”

Gribben also spoke of the key scoring threat of Danny McGill, who scored 2-12 over the weekend in emphatic fashion.

“Danny is an exceptional talent,” claimed Gribben.

“He has the ability to give any full-back nightmares, so it’s not really a shock that he delivered against both Hope and RGU.

“He’ll no doubt go onto bigger and better things when he graduates, but for now he’s 100% on-board with improving and helping the team.”

The All-Ireland Corn na Mac Leinn competition is due to take place on the weekend of the 11th-13th February in County Carlow, with ‘the Moores’ being heavily favored to re-claim the trophy.