It was as expected on the first day of the 2013 Sigerson Cup with DCU, Athlone IT, UCC, St. Mary’s Belfast and NUI Maynooth all emerging winners.
Cork IT v GMIT and NUIG v DIT were both postponed due to bad weather and will played next Wednesday while the Colours Derby between UCD and Trinity College is at 7.30pm tonight.
Cup holders DCU got off to a convincing start, overcoming UL by nine points 1-14 to 0-08 in the preliminary round to set up a first round fixture with Queen’s University Belfast next Wednesday.
In today’s first round matches, NUI Maynooth could only fall over the line 1-09 to 1-08 against Sligo IT after letting the Westerners chip away at a four point lead going into the last five minutes.
Ryan Cup finalists St. Mary’s of Belfast ran out convincing 1-15 to 0-09 winners over IT Tralee to set up a clash with UUJ’s conquerors UCC.
Sigerson Cup Preliminary Round
UL 0-08 1-14 DCU FT
Sigerson Cup Round 1
Athlone IT 1-13 0-06 IT Carlow FT
UCC 1-14 0-09 UUJ FT
IT Tralee 0-09 1-15 St Marys Belfast FT
NUI Maynooth 1-09 1-08 IT Sligo FT
Trinity v UCD, 7.30pm
3:30pm Its wins for all the fancied teams in the Sigerson Cup, UUJ made a
3:24pm NUI Maynooth fall over the line against It Sligo, they win by one.
3:22pm Its a nine point win for St Marys over IT Tralee
3:20pm DCU get their sigerson cup off to the perfect start with a nine points win over UL.
3:17pm Its getting tight between NUI Maynooth and It Sligo, the westerners trail by two with 3min to play.
3:13pm NUI Maynooth extend their lead to four points.
3:05pm GOAL for DCU, they now lead UL by ten points.
2:55pm DCU extend their lead to five points.
2:47pm Things looking bad for UUJ at half time, they may reconsider playing in McKenna Cup next season.
2:32pm Gary Whyte gets a GOAL for Sligo IT, they now trail by one.
2:27pm Cathal Shine get the AIT GOAL, with more bad news for Carlow IT Joe Kinahan is sent off.
2:21pm Ben Brosnan has kicked three frees for Carlow IT as they lead AIT 0-03 to 0-01 after twenty min.
2:20pm Peter Crowley get a GOAL for UCC, they are now nine points ahead.
2:18pm Ronan Kennedy kicks NUI Maynooth back level, then they get a GOAL.
2:16pm Good start for major underdogs IT Tralee against St Marys belfast
2:12pm DCU double their lead against UL.
2:11pm Stunning start for UCC against UUJ, they lead by five points after ten minutes
2:08pm Two quick points for NUI Maynooth sees them now lead.
2:06pm DCU take the lead against UL.
2:04pm Sligo IT open the scoring against Maynooth.
2:01pm The other matches are now all underway.
1:59pm NUI Maynooth v Sligo IT & UL v DCU have thrown in.
1:55pm Betting would sudject that there should be easy wins for DCU(1/8), St Marys(1/10) & UCD (1/12)