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DIT stunned in Sigerson without Paul Galvin

We’ve got a round-up of all today’s Sigerson Cup action as well as the draw for the quarter-finals.

DIT's David Hughes is consoled after losing to UL
DIT's David Hughes is consoled after losing to UL
Image: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

PAUL GALVIN WILL have to wait another year before fulfilling his dream of representing DIT in the Sigerson Cup, as the heavily-fancied Dubliners crumbled in their first-round tie against the University of Limerick, losing by 2-9 to 0-13.

Galvin, 31, had declared his intention to represent DIT in the inter-college tournament after he enrolled there to study a three-year fashion course.

However, as reported yesterday, the wing-forward was not fit to take part in this afternoon’s game as he is yet to recover from minor surgery which he had on a hip injury.

A goal from Brian Fox proved decisive in a close encounter between the two sides in Grangegorman as UL ran out winners by two points.

Meanwhile, in this afternoon’s other action, tournament favourites DCU cantered to a 16-point win against St. Mary’s Belfast while their quarter-final opponents, UCC, beat GMIT by 1-10 to 0-09.

That quarter-final pairing of DCU and UCC is a repeat of last year’s final, a game which DCU won by 1-11 to 0-10 last Feburary.

The other big winners from this afternoon’s action were UUJ with no fewer than seven different players on target for the Ulstermen as they racked up a 15-point victory against Cork IT.

First Round Results:

Carlow IT 1-15 Athlone IT 1-11

UUJ 1-16 Cork IT 0-4

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DCU 2-15 St Mary’s Belfast 0-5

UL 2-9 DIT 0-13

NUI Galway 3-11 IT Sligo 0-10

NUI Maynooth 0-11 Queen’s University Belfast 0-9

UCC 1-10 GMIT 0-9

Quarter-Final Draw:

DCU vs UCC

NUI Galway vs UCD

UL vs NUI Maynooth

Carlow IT vs UUJ

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