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WATCH: Laois star bags 1-6 as UCD get Sigerson Cup campaign off to a flyer

Laois player Eoin Lowry helped UCD on their way to an opening round victory in the Sigerson Cup yesterday as he clocked up 1-6 of UCD’s 2-15.

UCD took on Maynooth yesterday  and there was a strong presence of Laois players involved.

UCD have big names like Dublin’s All-Star winning duo Jack McCaffery and Con O’Callaghan, Kerry’s Jack Barry and Mayo’s Stephen Coen.

But it was Laois’ Eoin Lowry and Evan O’Carroll who stood out for the Dublin side in their 2-15 to 1-6 win.

UCD led at half time 1-8 to 0-1 with Eoin Lowry bagging 1-4 in the opening half.

Evan O’Carroll also grabbed two points in the game where he lined out at full-forward against his former team with Lowry in the corner beside him. Also on the panel was Brian Daly.

Maynooth had three Laois players on their impressive squad, with Kildare having a very strong presence on the list.

Stradbally’s Liam Knowles found some game time when he came on as a sub, but Ballylinan’s Cathail Dunne and Portarlington’s Colm Murphy were also on the panel.

Attentions for O’Carroll and Lowry will turn to the weekend when Laois take on Limerick in the opening round of the National League Division 4.

Colm Murphy is also on the panel but is unlikely to be involved as he is still recovering from injury.

Sean Moore’s DCU await the winners of DKIT and Trinity, which they’ll fancy their chances against. Win that game and they will face UCD in the quarter-final.

IT Carlow also have a strong Laois contingent, but they will have to wait until Wednesday, January 31 before they get their campaign going against DIT.

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