Carlow’s Kevin McDonald and David Blanchfield of Kilkenny. James Crombie/INPHO
GAA Wrap

Queen's edge frantic finale against DCU in Sigerson opener; Kilkenny hurlers put five past Carlow

TU Dublin and Maynooth University also picked up wins on the opening night of the 2024 Sigerson Cup.

Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup Round 1

  • Queen’s University 1-10 DCU DÉ 2-6
  • University of Galway 1-10 TU Dublin 2-8
  • MTU Cork 2-9 Maynooth University 4-11

Dioralyte Walsh Cup Round 2

  • Carlow 0-9 Kilkenny 5-22

LUKE DONNELLY CONVERTED a last-gasp free to give Queen’s University a one-point win over DCU Dochas Éireann in a frantic finale to their Sigerson Cup Round 1 clash in Belfast.

With the sides level at 0-9 to 1-6 as the game ticked into injury time, Donnelly’s 61st-minute goal looked to have secured the points for Conor Deegan’s men.

But from the kickout, DCU marched straight back down the pitch and Mathew Costello punched a dropping ball to the net for an unlikely equaliser.

There was still time for one last Queen’s attack, leaving Tyrone youngster Donnelly to tap over a free to get their campaign off to a winning start.

Elsewhere on the opening night of the competition, goals from Mayo’s Cian Hanley and Dublin’s Killian McGinnis proved decisive as TU Dublin beat University of Galway by a point, 2-8 to 1-10.

Meanwhile in Cork, Maynooth University fired 4-11 as they ran out eight-point winners against MTU Cork.

In Tuesday evening’s refixed Walsh Cup game, Derek Lyng’s Kilkenny got their year off to a blistering start with a five-star show against Carlow.

Goals from Billy Ryan, Liam Blanchfield, Eoin Guilfoyle, Ted Dunne and Denis Walsh helped the Cats cruise to a 28-point win, 5-22 to 0-9.

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