"It's one of my favourite competitions," says 2016 O'Connor Cup winner Nicola Ward who will play for UCD against city rivals DCU in Saturday's semi-finals.
"The O'Connor Cup is super for college football and it's super for Ladies Football in general," adds the Galway girl. "The pace is something shocking, it's inter-county standard, it's top class."
See the last six winners of the O'Connor Cup on this video preview of the 2018 Gourmet Food Parlour weekend at IT Blanchardstown and Abbotstown from Friday.
Video by Jerome Quinn for Ladies HEC.