Sigerson Cup Round 1
UL v CIT, UL (J Gilmartin, Sligo), 2pm.
UL are bidding to reach a third consecutive semi-final and showed well in the league where they went all the way to the decider. Clare pair, Cian O’dea and Keelan Sexton, along with Limerick’s Gearoid Hegarty, are key players for the Limerick University. Cillian O’hanlon and Kevin Fahey, both of whom were introduced as subs during the Cork-tipperary league game on Saturday, are among the more prominent members of the Cork IT side. Verdict: UL
QUB V IT Tralee (N Mckenna, Monaghan), The Dub, 2pm. Fresh from his Kerry debut, David Clifford should make his Sigerson debut this afternoon. Kerry teammate Gavin Crowley is also likely to feature. They’ll be up against it, Queens boasting a fine spread of talent from across the northern province. Verdict: QUB
Garda College v UCC, Garda College (J Hickey, Carlow), 2.30pm.
The Garda College should enter this contest in buoyant form after putting seven goals past Athlone IT. Chief among their contributors last week was full-forward Jonathan Ryan who finished with 2-2. League champions UCC are with- out the injured Sean Powter. They can still call on Stephen Sherlock and Kerry trio Tom O’sullivan, Adrian Spillane and Sean O’shea.
Fitzgibbon Cup Group A UCD v CIT, Belfield (J Mcgrath, Westmeath), 7.30pm.
This is a three-team group, with first and second advancing to the quarter-finals. A CIT win of between one and seven points would hand the winning of the group to UCC, with UCD second; a CIT win of eight or more points would see them qualify at UCD’S expense. Not clear if Cork’s Michael Cahalane or Limerick’s Robbie Hanley - neither featured for CIT in their defeat to UCC because of injury - will start. Verdict: UCD