Queen’s University lost out to NUIG in round two of the Sigerson Cup. It was Belfast based universities first outing as they had a bye for the opening round.
Armagh strongly contributed for Conor Deegan’s men, with 2-6 of their 2-7 tally coming from Conor Turbitt and Kieran Hughes.
The Clann Eireann sharpshooter raised both his sides green flags and finished as the game top scorer with 2-4.
Turbitt and Hughes weren’t the only Armagh representatives. Clann Eireann’s Eoghan Mulholland and Sean McCarthy both started the game while Killeavy’s Calum O’Hare made a second half appearance.
They faced stiff opposition however, coming up against the team that defeated Ulster University last week.
NUIG boast some star names such as Mayo’s Tommy Conroy and Fionn McDonagh along with Galway star Matthew Tierney.
Both Conroy and McDonagh rattled the net, as did Sean Kelly, in the 3-10 to 2-7 victory.
Ballymacnab’s Kieran Hughes opened the scoring, but QUB soon trailed. The Mayo duo both fired to the net inside the opening ten minutes.
Queen’s shot back through a penalty from ‘Turbo’ but trailed by seven points at the half time break, 2-6 to 1-2.
A third goal for the Galway based university put the game out of reach but Queen’s continued to battle.
Turbitt rattled off 1-3 before a Hughes point closed the gap to six with the final whistle approaching.
St Mary’s are back in action today following their win over TU Dublin last week. Cian McConville top scored for Gavin McGilly’s men in their 1-12 to 1-8 triumph.
The Belfast men, who also have a large Armagh representation, take on a much tougher assessment today however as they meet reigning champions DCU.
The Dublin Collage defeated Maynooth in the first round by 11 points, 2-17 to 1-9. They travel to Belfast today with a 2pm throw in time.