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Sigerson Cup 2018
« on: December 11, 2017, 10:57:14 PM »
Sigerson draw has come and gone and hardly arouses any interest anymore. It's a real shame how much this competition is dying a death.

Sigerson Cup Draw 2018
Prem Round
1. AIT v Garda College
2. Trinity v DKIT

Round 1
UCC v Prem 1
NUIG v ITSligo
Queens v ITT
DIT v ITCarlow
St Mary's v UU
UL v CIT
Maynoth v UCD
Prem2 v DCU

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Re: Sigerson Cup 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 11:36:39 PM »

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Re: Sigerson Cup 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2017, 05:09:13 AM »
Dying a death due to the import scheme some colleges have not real students.

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Re: Sigerson Cup 2018
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 10:45:00 AM »
Good.
Play football with clubs and Counties  (if you're good enough).
Colleges for taxpayer subsidised study/learning not for taxpayer subsidised semi pro football.
2018- 2 Cupeens won, 2 to go.

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Re: Sigerson Cup 2018
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 11:54:34 PM »
Good.
Play football with clubs and Counties  (if you're good enough).
Colleges for taxpayer subsidised study/learning not for taxpayer subsidised semi pro football.

Hard to argue with that

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Re: Sigerson Cup 2018
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 09:23:28 PM »
UCC appear to be the favorites to win the Sigerson Cup. Here's the views of seven players.. https://youtu.be/1TmDkSMbhhA

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Re: Sigerson Cup 2018
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 09:47:32 PM »
UCC 9/4
UCD 11/2
DCU 11/2
UUJ 7/1
NUIG 9/1
UL 11/1
Queens 16/1
St Marys 16/1
DIT 20/1
Garda College 33/1
IT Tralee 33/1
NUI Maynooth 33/1
CIT 40/1
IT Carlow 80/1
IT Sligo 80/1
Dundalk IT 200/1
IT Athlone 250/1
Trinity 250/1
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Re: Sigerson Cup 2018
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2018, 10:44:00 AM »
It was never a competition that did much for me bar one good days drinking after a UCD/Trinity game back in the day. The dodgy eligibility issues over the years have tarnished it a lot. Can be a good standard and enjoyable to watch but impacts too many other aspects of gaelic games. However, I think the history of the competition means it's something that should be preserved but it needs a new place in the calendar where it interferes with no other competitions. Late Nov/early Dec makes sense.

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Re: Sigerson Cup 2018
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2018, 10:38:33 PM »
Yes it has to be pre Christmas to allow it regain some stand alone attention. I would also make it for non county players only

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Re: Sigerson Cup 2018
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2018, 10:44:24 PM »
Yes it has to be pre Christmas to allow it regain some stand alone attention. I would also make it for non county players only

Taking the county players out would remove all the hype and publicity. 99% of people only follow it to see how lads from their county panel get on.

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Re: Sigerson Cup 2018
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2018, 11:53:23 PM »
Yes it has to be pre Christmas to allow it regain some stand alone attention. I would also make it for non county players only

Say goodbye to GAA scholarships so.

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Re: Sigerson Cup 2018
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2018, 12:03:53 AM »
Students also have leagues to play which nearly all games are played before Christmas however the Div 1 final is on tomorrow night UCC v UL so i guess that final was pushed back.
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Re: Sigerson Cup 2018
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2018, 07:05:15 AM »
Yes it has to be pre Christmas to allow it regain some stand alone attention. I would also make it for non county players only

Say goodbye to GAA scholarships so.

Why do GAA players need scholarships? Should they not do as everyone else has to do?

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Re: Sigerson Cup 2018
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2018, 07:06:31 AM »
Yes it has to be pre Christmas to allow it regain some stand alone attention. I would also make it for non county players only

Taking the county players out would remove all the hype and publicity. 99% of people only follow it to see how lads from their county panel get on.

How many people attend these games? Bugger all bar a handful of students with nothing better to be doing.

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Re: Sigerson Cup 2018
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2018, 07:11:19 AM »
It was never a competition that did much for me bar one good days drinking after a UCD/Trinity game back in the day. The dodgy eligibility issues over the years have tarnished it a lot. Can be a good standard and enjoyable to watch but impacts too many other aspects of gaelic games. However, I think the history of the competition means it's something that should be preserved but it needs a new place in the calendar where it interferes with no other competitions. Late Nov/early Dec makes sense.

Let's think of the players for once. Anyone who has played university football will remember it extremely fondly. The players love this competition and as far as I'm concerned it fits nicely into the calendar as it is. Why do we need to cahnge anything? It's over early in the year.