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Sigerson Cup/Fitzgibbon Cup 2019

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So the draws where made for the 2019 Sigerson Cup and Fitzgibbon Cup last month in what continues to be two of the most exciting competitions in the GAA.
Any word on the dates/times/venues on these games as they are due to commence soon?
Also any word on what Inter-County players will be togging out this year?

In the Sigerson Cup UCD will be many people favorites as the defending champions are chasing their 3rd titles in 4 year. UCD will also have the added bonus of having of Con O'Callaghan available for a full campaign for the first time. They won the Freshers All-Ireland in 2015 and reached the Final in 2016 so they will remain a strong side this year.
I also expect DCU and NUIG to go far too. DCU have won the last 3 Freshers All-Irelands. NUIG were very unlucky vs UCD in the Final last year and had a strong Freshers team in 2017. The Ulster Colleges such as UUJ and St. Mary's are always strong as they usually have the best pick of the players up North. In terms of a dark horse I think NUIM could surprise people. That had a very good Freshers team last year by all accounts and can all upon Kildare players Daniel Flynn (taking a year out from KIldare) and Paddy Brophy.

For the Fitzgibbon Cup I be a little more in the dark but Mary I will surely start as favorites going for 4 in a row although they will have to do without HOTY Cian Lynch this year. UL are the last team to the competition apart from the Teaching College so I expect a determined team from them this year. UCC had a few good Freshers teams in the last 4 years so I think they could be in the mix. It will be interesting to see how last year's surprise package DCU and DIT fare this year. I fancy DCU to have a better campaign out of the two

GerBo (Roscommon) - Posts: 9 - 10/01/2019 13:15:04    2156384

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Mary I aren't going for 4 in a row. UL won it last year. Last years finalists DCU are clear favourites, they have a ridiculous team

S Man (Limerick) - Posts: 229 - 10/01/2019 17:31:54    2156427

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Replying To S Man:  "Mary I aren't going for 4 in a row. UL won it last year. Last years finalists DCU are clear favourites, they have a ridiculous team"
Agreed DCU look seriously strong on paper. They have 5 of the Wexford senior team, including the seriously talented Rory O Connor.
They also have Kilkenny seniors Donnelly and Delaney aswel as Waterford senior Patrick Curran.

Can never write off any of the Limerick colleges or UCC though.

Past hurler (None) - Posts: 161 - 10/01/2019 23:47:38    2156510

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NUIG and St.Marys 1-11 a piece after extra time, second period of extra time or free kick comp. to follow, not sure which.

Sweetspot (Kildare) - Posts: 67 - 16/01/2019 16:10:00    2157597

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Replying To Sweetspot:  "NUIG and St.Marys 1-11 a piece after extra time, second period of extra time or free kick comp. to follow, not sure which."
Mary's win on frees, big statement as NUIG have a very strong panel. Not out yet as first round losers have a back door this year.

Sweetspot (Kildare) - Posts: 67 - 16/01/2019 16:27:51    2157603

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Replying To Sweetspot:  "NUIG and St.Marys 1-11 a piece after extra time, second period of extra time or free kick comp. to follow, not sure which."
st marys won on frees

downredhand (Tyrone) - Posts: 524 - 16/01/2019 16:30:09    2157604

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UCC seriously strong this year. Bringing Kerry seniors like Andrew Barry and Brian Begley off the bench. Serious firepower up front with Spillane, Horgan, Clifford, O'Shea etc.

macruiskeen (UK) - Posts: 12 - 18/01/2019 09:03:11    2157938

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