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Queen's University, NUI Galway and IT Carlow progress in Sigerson Cup

The competition got underway today.

Updated at 21.30pm 

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY ADVANCED to the next round of the Sigerson Cup after edging past NUI Maynooth this evening while NUI Galway and IT Carlow were also victorious.

Despite Eoin Roche’s early goal for Maynooth, Queen’s led by a single point at half-time and the visitors scored four points in six second-half minutes to record a o-13 to 1-8 win.

Marty Clarke scored five points as Johnny Doyle suffered defeat in his first game of charge of Maynooth in the competition.

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In Ringsend, NUI Galway sent out their own statement of intent with a comfortable victory over Trinity College at Clanna Gael Fontenoy.

Goals from Michael Daly, Eoin Gallagher and Kevin Finn saw the visitors record an emphatic 3-14 to 1-4 win.

Earlier, IT Carlow saw off IT Sligo by 1-10 to 0-10 to claim honours in the opening game of this year’s Sigerson Cup.

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Victory books a quarter-final place of IT Carlow where they will take on DCU on 10 February.

An early goal by Cork’s Michael Hurley, brother of county senior Brian, set IT Carlow on their way but they then conceded five points on the trot with Monaghan’s Adam Treanor to the fore for IT Sligo.

The teams were level at 1-3 to 0-6 at the interval and continued to trade points in the second-half with Tipperary’s Mark Russell on target for IT Carlow while Donegal’s Eoin McHugh was amongst IT Sligo’s scorers.

It was 1-6 to 0-9 midway through the second-half before Cavan’s Chris Conroy notched a brace of points to push IT Carlow in front.

IT Sligo bounced back with Cian Clinton cutting the gap to the minimum – 1-8 to 0-10 – but it was IT Carlow who closed out the game with Hurley amongst their point scorers.

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