Siger­son Cup pre­views

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Siger­son Cup Round 1 St Mary’s Univer­sity Col­lege v Ul­ster Univer­sity, Wood­lands Play­ing Fields (B Cas­sidy, Derry), 2pm.

A tasty north­ern derby. Ul­ster Univer­sity will look to the likes of Ro­nan Mc­namee, Eoin Mchugh, Gareth Mckin­less, and Ryan Mcane­spie. St Mary’s sur­prised ev­ery­one to take last year’s ti­tle. Ty­rone pair Conor Meyler and Cathal Mcshane, so in­stru­men­tal last spring in top­pling DCU, UCC and UCD, will lead their de­fence. Ver­dict: St Mary’s.

Dublin In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy v IT Car­low, Grange­gor­man (S Mul­hare, Laois), 3pm. DIT’S Brian Howard and Conor Lof­tus were both on league duty over the week­end; Howard played the full 70 min­utes for the Dubs against Kil­dare, kick­ing two points from left half-for­ward. Lof­tus was in­tro­duced as a sub dur­ing St Mary’s nar­row win over Mon­aghan. Kevin Feely picked up a cou­ple of knocks in Satur­day’s Kil­dare-dublin game, so it re­mains to be seen if he’ll line out for IT Car­low. Ver­dict: Dublin In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy

Dun­dalk In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy v DCU, Dun­dalk IT Grounds

(C Reilly, Meath), 7pm.

Tadhg Mce­neaney, Donal Mee­gan, Gerry Mc­sor­ley, and Conor Do­herty were key fig­ures in Dun­dalk’s com­fort­able pre­lim­i­nary-round win over Trin­ity. DCU rep­re­sent a size­able step up in qual­ity. Mayo’s Pa­trick Dur­can, Tip­per­ary’s Steven O’brien, and Done­gal’s Caolan Mc­go­nigle are among the stand­out names on their teamsheet.

Ver­dict: DCU

Eoghan Cormi­can

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