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14 Laois lads set to represent their colleges as Sigerson Cup gets underway this weekend

The 2020 Sigerson Cup gets underway this week and there will be considerable Laois representation on the 16 teams.

14 players from Laois clubs will play for six colleges – DCU, Garda College, IT Carlow, Maynooth, Technological University Dublin and UCD.

The competition is starting earlier this year and has been streamlined so that all Round 1 games begin this Sunday.

And there is also no backdoor this year with the competition being run on a straight knock-out basis.

Garda College have the highest Laois representation with four and they go up against Mark Barry’s DCU in Round 1.

Richie Hitchcock and current Laois seniors Evan Lowry and Trevor Collins are playing for IT Carlow who face an away trip to IT Tralee.

Maynooth, TUD and UCD all have two Laois players each and they face St Mary’s, Queens and Ulster University respectively.

Check out all the Laois players and the schedule of games below:

Mark Barry (O’Dempsey’s)

Garda College
Nigel Murphy (Emo)
Shane Murphy (Emo)
Shane Nerney (O’Dempsey’s)
Luke Doyle (Courtwood)

IT Carlow
Trevor Collins (Graiguecullen)
Richie Hitchcock (Park-Ratheniska)
Evan Lowry (Killeshin)

James Kelly (St Joseph’s)
Liam Knowles (Stradbally)

Danny Luttrell (Courtwood)
Shane Bolger (Killeshin)

Darragh Connolly (Ballyfin)
Gary Walsh (Ballylinan)


Round 1 – Jan 12
First Team Named Has Home Advantage

(B) IT Tralee v IT Carlow
(C) IT Sligo v UL
(D) Athlone IT v Letterkenny IT
(E) UCD v UU
(F) Maynooth U v St Mary’s
(G) DCU DE v Garda College
(H) QUB v TU Dublin

Quarter Finals – Jan 19
First team named has Home Advantage subject to Home and Away arrangement.

(I) Winner of A v Winner of B
(J) Winner of C v Winner of D
(K) Winner of E v Winner of F
(L) Winner of G v Winner of H

Semi Finals – Jan 22 
Venue TBC
(M) Winner of I v Winner of J
(N) Winner of K v Winner of L

Final – Jan 29

Relegation Final – Jan 19
Loser of Fixture B v Loser of Fixture D




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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.