Round-up: Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup R1
Sigerson Cup Round One
DCU 2-17 Maynooth University 1-9
UL 4-15 IT Sligo 0-7
Letterkenny IT 1-13 IT Carlow 1-11
MTU Kerry Campus 1-13 UCD 0-11
St Mary's 1-12 TU Dublin City Campus 1-8
NUI Galway 1-10 Ulster University 2-5
MTU Cork Campus 0-15 UCC 0-13
The Cork derby provided plenty of Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup drama in Bishopstown as MTU Cork Campus overcame UCC 0-15 to 0-13.
Damien Gore and David Buckley were central figures for MTU Cork Campus, who accumulated an eight point advantage before UCC came thundering back narrowing the gap to the minimum.
Gore, though, supplied his eighth point of a competitive match to seal MTU Cork Campus' triumph.
In Whitehall an unfortunate injury suffered by Galway full back Seán Ó Maolchiaráin ensured the game finished early with NUIG 1-10 to 2-5 ahead against Ulster University.
The result will stand as Maurice Sheridan's outfit summoned a brave rally following a smart start by Ulster University, who led by 2-4 to 0-5 at the turnaround. Andrew Gilmore and Niall Loughlin registered goals for Ulster University.
NUI Galway introduced Seán Kelly, who made a significant impact, scoring a late goal which guided his team 1-10 to 2-5 ahead.
Tony Brosnan's 1-4 guided MTU Kerry, managed by Aidan O'Mahony, to a 1-13 to 0-11 success over UCD.
Jack Savage rifled over six points for MTU Kerry, who were 0-8 to 0-4 in front at half-time.
Ray Connellan was instrumental for UCD, who remained in contention, but Brosnan's goal with five minutes remaining proved to be the critical score.
St Mary's, Belfast finished with a flourish to defeat TU Dublin City Campus 1-12 to 1-8 in Grangegorman.
Darragh Campion’s goal edged the home team in front, but Mary’s responded in stylish fashion.
Paddy Quigg's goal and Cian McConville's scores in the dying embers guided Mary's to a hard earned win.
Galway forward Rob Finnerty scored and creating chances as DCU were always in control against Maynooth University emerging 2-17 to 1-9 victors.
Ahead 0-9 to 0-4 at the interval Paddy Christie's charges pounced to score a goal three minutes after the restart.
With Seán Fitzgerald, Red Óg Murphy, and Jack Bryant prominent DCU were in control, but Maynooth responded with a goal before the water break.
Substitute Dan Lynham's major narrowed the gap down to six points, but the holders finished strongly.
Joseph Hagan scored a goal for DCU while Mark Barry decorated the win with two neat late points.
A star studded UL, featuring Eoghan McLaughlin, Seán Powter, and David Clifford, cruised to a 4-15 to 0-7 success over IT Sligo.
Significant hope and expectation is attached to this crop of UL footballers, who led at the interval by 1-8 to 0-2.
McLaughlin's goal and the hugely effective Emmet McMahon ensured UL held a commanding advantage.
When the action recommenced Paul Walsh announced his arrival into the game with two expertly taken goals, while Clifford rattled the IT Sligo net also.
Clifford finished with a personal tally of 1-5, while Clare's McMahon mined five points from play.
A brilliant late burst from Letterkenny IT was rewarded with a 1-13 to 1-11 victory over IT Carlow.
Beaten finalists in 2020, IT Carlow edged four points clear in the closing stages, but Letterkenny IT reeled off 1-3 on the spin.
Substitute Keelan McGroddy's goal injected Letterkenny's comeback mission with momentum with Liam Gaughan, Rory O'Donnell, and Jason McGee contributing vital points.
Adam Steed's opening period goal edged IT Carlow 1-4 to 0-4 at the turnaround, but Letterkenny's spirited resistance mattered deeply late on.
Round 2A and 2B in the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup will take place next week.