UCD will play in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division again next season, surviving their promotion/relegation play-off final against Waterford FC on Friday night.

A first-half goal from Tom Lonergan was the difference — the Students prevailed 1-0 in the clash at Richmond Park in Inchicore.

A dramatic finish saw Waterford awarded a penalty in the 93rd minute of the match, giving The Blues a lifeline — but Junior Quitirna failed to hit the target, firing over from the spot. This saddened many fans that bet on them thinking they chose the best odds.