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Sigerson 2019
« on: November 28, 2018, 01:25:52 PM »
Anyone know when the Sigerson draw is for 2019? It's all very quiet. 

Haven't heard many Ryan Cup results this year. There's a notable drop in HE media interest and profile which is likely to continue into Sigerson.
Also strong word coming out that Sigerson/Fitz cups will move to December next year. The end is nigh?

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Re: Sigerson 2019
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 02:26:24 PM »
Was always going to happen there's just too much going on now for lads of that age who are good at football!

U21 Club and County, Senior Club and County as well as Sigerson along with study is a lot especially with the time/physical workload that's expected nowadays!

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Re: Sigerson 2019
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 02:33:40 PM »
Have also be trying to find a report of the Freshers league final last night. UUJ beat NUIG but cannot find a report anywhere.

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Re: Sigerson 2019
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2018, 05:16:29 PM »
Have also be trying to find a report of the Freshers league final last night. UUJ beat NUIG but cannot find a report anywhere.

From a NUIG perspective - lifted off facebook.



Stronger UUJ claim Division 1 league crown

Fresher Div 1 football league final

UUJORDANSTOWN…………………1-11

NUIGALWAY……..1-6

By Michael O Connor.

Pace and movement off the ball ensured the division 1 league title for Fresher football was brought up the M50 to Jordanstown on Tuesday evening as NUIGalway fell short despite a competitive effort.

Should one use statistics to portray the story of a game it can sometimes be a little distorting yet in this case they tell a concise and accurate picture. UUJ who used a sweeper well hit 14 wides as opposed to 6 for the western university whilst both keepers were busy it was Cian Lankford who engineered two important saves to stave off the rampaging northerners at key intervals.

NUIGalway had reached the final with a narrow win by the minimum against UCD whilst UUJ accounted for UCC who finished the game with 13 men. Abbottstown 4G pitch housed this eagerly awaited tie between two sides who have met at senior league knockout stages in recent seasons. The inclement weather conditions of the recent days had little impact on the ground conditions.

NUIGalway had the opening effort for a score that fell short before UUJ registered the opening wide in the 2nd minute. UUJ were active with a spare man in the rearguard to counteract the supposed strong NUIGalway attack. Two more UUJ wides were created with five minutes played whilst most of the early NUIGalway creativity was from their half back line but upfront the western college floundered. Eventually the pressure on the NUIGalway rearguard earned UUJ’s Ryan Jones theopening score after seven minutes of free flowing action just after which NUIGalway had their first wide. UUJ struck once again when a goal looked the end result was punched over the bar.

At the end of the opening quarter in which NUIGalway struggled to create even one meaningful scorng chance they finally got on the scoreboard when Evan O Brien floated over a free from 35 metre to finally get his side on the scoreboard. This was matched by a sweeping move downfield by UUJ and finished with Jones scoring his second score. Within seconds NUIGalway’s Cathal Heneghan had a goal effort blocked in the 18th minute. This half effort was crucial in the long run as NUIGalway were finding chances hard to create and execute.

In a low scoring opening half both sides were intent on playing attacking football but it was UUJ who were creating more chances. Jack McSharry won a free sent over by fellow county man and team captain Evan O Brien. UUJ created a scary moment for NUIGalway from a free that was cleared in the 22nd minute. The slower build up from midfield to the forwards was costing NUIGalway time and UUJ were profiting on the break.. All this resulted in another successful free for UUJ sent over by Liam Nugent in the 24th minute. Evan O Brien worked hard to win a free he converted with four minutes left in the half as he was his sides only scorer at this juncture. A mistake in the NUIGalway last line of defence ended with Liam Quinn hitting the net to open a four point lead that was cut in half by NUIGalway substitute David Kelly a minute after his introduction with two minutes left in the first half. This was the final score of the half to leave UUJ (1-4) to (0-4) ahead but NUIGalway still very much in contention.

The second half was on mere seconds when UUJ’s Ryan Gormley found himself on his own but elected to float the ball over the NUIGalway bar. Evan O Brien responded with an excellent score before the ball was flicked to the UUJ net by Mayo’s Tommy Conroy after being set up by Lorcan Molloy. UUJ suffered the loss of number Conor Kenny as he was a major loss to their forward ranks

Cian Lankford pulled off an excellent save to deny UUJ a definite score in the 36th minute as the winners added scores to surge the Ulster college (1-8) to (1-5) clear at the end of the third quarter. Defeat was now a real fear and it was now a case of NUIGalway requiring a salvo of points or at least a goal to come back into contention as the game entered the final eight minutes and four points in arrears after UUJ came back with yet another score

An insurance score of sorts was popped over the bar by UUJ as the game entered injury time of a game dominated in the main by UUJ and had they executed half the chances they sent abegging the margin of victory would have twice what materialised. NUIGalway ended the game with 14 men as Evan O Brien received a second yellow card.

The score of the game fell to NUIGalway’s Robert Walzer as NUIGalway made a late surge with Cathal Heneghan hitting the UUJ goalie leg for the final attack of the day. This result for one team and making the last two for the other side should improve both sides but mean little post Christmas when the top Dublin and Munster colleges enter the fray for the Dave Billings cup.

NUIGalway: Cian Lankford (Cork), Dylan Buckley (Galway), James Sugrue (Kerry) Julian Cooke (Cavan), Gavin Burke (Galway), Conor Campbell (Donegal), Jack McSharry (Mayo), Evan O Brien (Mayo) (0-4), Dean Brophy (Laois), Cathal Heneghan (Roscommon), Liam Burke (Mayo), Tommy Conroy (Mayo) (1-0), Ryan Cunningham (Donegal), Lorcan Molloy (Galway). Subs used: David Kelly (Kildare) (0-1), Robert Walzer (Galway) (0-1). Padraig Costello (Galway)

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Re: Sigerson 2019
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2018, 12:35:22 AM »
The coverage of HE games is really poor. I was on the HE GAA website today to see if the Sigerson draw was there and all I could find was last year's results. No wonder it gets poor coverage when their PR is so poorly managed.

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Re: Sigerson 2019
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2018, 11:56:43 PM »
HE Championship draws are Wednesday 5th December

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Re: Sigerson 2019
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2018, 12:40:42 PM »
HE Championship draws are Wednesday 5th December

Thanks CornerBackNo2. Look forward to it.

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Re: Sigerson 2019
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2018, 02:06:02 PM »
Trinity GAA twitter account is good!

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Re: Sigerson 2019
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2018, 03:41:25 PM »
Sigerson draw was in December for the last number of years. Not sure why you think it's quieter this year. Bar the league final - Ryan Cup it's low key enough before Sigerson

The Sigerson itself only attracts a few hundred. Mainly family members or friends of the players

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Re: Sigerson 2019
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2018, 03:50:04 PM »
Has anyone got the UUJ lineup? I'd be interested to see what antrim players were playing.

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Re: Sigerson 2019
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2018, 02:08:26 PM »
Sigerson Cup draw

Round 1 January 16/20

A. DCU v IT Carlow

B. QUB v Maynooth University

C. IT Tralee v Ulster University

D. UCC v Athlone IT

E. UCD v Cork IT

F. NUIG v St Mary's

G. Garda v IT Sligo

H. DIT v UL

Round 2 January 23/24

I. Loser of A v Loser of E

J. Loser of B v Loser of F

K. Loser of C v Loser of G

L. Loser of D v Loser of H

Round 3 January 30

M. Winner of H v Winner of I

N. Winner of G v Winner of J

O. Winner of F v Winner of K

P. Winner of E v Winner of L

Quarter-Finals February 6

Q. Winner of M v Winner of D

R. Winner of N v Winner of C

S. Winner of O v Winner of B

T. Winner of P v Winner of A

Semi-Finals February 16

Q v R

S v T

Final February 20

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Re: Sigerson 2019
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2018, 03:23:49 PM »
Who would be favourite for the Sigerson?
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Re: Sigerson 2019
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2018, 01:48:17 PM »
Who would be favourite for the Sigerson?

UCD again I hear. Not sure who won the league but on paper UCD are top dogs

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Re: Sigerson 2019
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2018, 02:11:04 PM »
Who would be favourite for the Sigerson?

UCD again I hear. Not sure who won the league but on paper UCD are top dogs
NUIG lose many from last year?
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Re: Sigerson 2019
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2018, 10:25:28 PM »
Who would be favourite for the Sigerson?

UCD again I hear. Not sure who won the league but on paper UCD are top dogs
NUIG lose many from last year?

I presume Comer is gone anyway. He started teaching in Claregalway in September.