Round-up: Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup R2
UL 2-23 Letterkenny IT 3-15
NUIG 3-10 Queens University 2-7
MTU Kerry 4-9 MTU Cork 1-10
DCU Dochas Eireann 1-14 St Mary's 1-13
UCD 4-15 UCC 3-9
Maynooth University 4-9 TU Dublin City Campus 1-11
IT Carlow 2-10 IT Sligo 0-6
The two most decorated outfits in the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup collided in a knockout fixture in Belfield with UCD defeating UCC 4-15 to 3-9.
Managed by Galway senior selector John Divilly, UCD produced a brilliant opening period display to accumulating a 2-12 to 1-3 advantage.
Ray Connellan netted a penalty, while Dublin's Peadar Ó Cofaigh-Byrne added a goal for UCD with Conor Geaney replying for UCC.
In the second half Diarmuid O'Connor grabbed a second goal for UCC, who imrpoved, but UCD stayed composed.
Daire Cregg and Brian McLoughlin registered goals for the home team with Brian Hartnett summoning a late consolation for UCC.
IT Carlow proved too strong for IT Sligo emerging 2-10 to 0-6 victors to stay in the race for silverware.
Beaten finalists in 2020, IT Carlow were always in the ascendancy with Gearoid Murphy and Joey Wallace notching goals.
At half-time IT Carlow were 1-7 to 0-4 in front following Murphy's 25th minute goal.
IT Sligo battled until the end, but IT Carlow advanced to Round Three.
A blistering start from Maynooth University was critical as Davy Burke's charges outwitted TU Dublin City Campus 4-9 to 1-11.
Darragh Warnock and Dan Lynam registered early goals as Maynooth hit 2-1 without reply early on.
Lynam drilled a third Maynooth goal to nudge them 3-4 to 0-4 ahead at half-time.
Robbie McAllister narrowed the gap with a TU Dublin City Campus goal, but Maynooth substitute Billy Maher netted a fourth major in the 57th minute.
Red Óg Murphy's dramatic penalty ensured DCU edged out St Mary's in Belfast by 1-14 to 1-13.
Following a foul on Shane Tierney, Murphy expertly converted a penalty for Paddy Christie's team.
Cormac Murphy pinched a goal for Mary's, but DCU, with Murphy and Tierney prominent, earned a quarter-final spot.
Mary's, though, remain in the reckoning and will feature in Round 3 next week.
This is turning into an exciting campaign for Aidan O'Mahony's MTU Kerry, who defeated MTU Cork by 4-9 to 1-10 in Tralee.
MTU Kerry struck three first half goals to hold a 3-7 to 1-4 interval lead.
Having already outfoxed UCD, MTU Kerry's confidence was evident early on as Tony Brosnan impressed creating the opening which culminated in a Mark O'Shea goal.
Ryan O'Grady and Daniel O'Connell traded goals with Darragh Lyne adding a third MTU Kerry major.
After the restart substitute Cathal Feriter added a fourth goal for MTU Kerry with Brosnan adding two important points.
NUI Galway, managed by former Mayo forward Maurice Sheridan, delivered a dynamic display to beat Queens University by 3-10 to 2-7 in Whitehall on Tuesday evening.
Tommy Conroy was a potent threat throughout for NUIG, who booked a spot in the last eight.
Fionn McDonagh, Conroy, and Galway captain Seán Kelly all scored goals for NUIG with Matthew Tierney contributing three points.
Conor Turbitt was excellent for Queens netting two goals, but NUIG did enough to hold on.
At the NUI Galway Connacht GAA Air Dome David Clifford registered 2-7 to make it 3-12 in two Sigerson Cup games for UL, who fended off Letterkenny IT's spirited challenge.
A high scoring encounter at the excellent venue eventually ended in a 2-23 to 3-15 triumph for UL, who advance to the quarter-finals.
Letterkenny settled quickly with an opportunistic Bradley Walsh goal providing an encouraging start.
UL, though, still went in at half-time armed with a 0-11 to 1-7 advantage with Knockmore's Connell Dempsey rifling over an important point.
In the third quarter UL, prompted by substitute Stefan Okunbur, took command as Clifford mined two goals.
Late on Bradley Walsh netted a couple of majors for Letterkenny to complete his hat-trick, but UL held on.