Turbitt steers Queen’s to quarter final stage

Conor Turbitt was once again in fine form for QUB as they edged past IT Carlow last night to reach the Sigerson Cup quarter finals.

The Belfast based college led 0-17 to 0-16 at the final whistle, with Turbo registering almost half of his sides tally.

The Clann Eireann sharpshooter top scored for Conor Deegan’s men with 2-4 last week against NUIG in their second-round loss.

While ‘Turbo’ didn’t hit the net on Tuesday night, he did kick 0-8, 0-3 coming from open play.

Conor Turbitt nailed 0-8 for Queen's
Photo Credit: John Merry

Exciting game

The sides were level eleven times throughout an exciting sixty minutes of action. QUB eventually edged through.

Two Turbitt points in the opening quarter sent QUB ahead by the first half water break, leading 0-4 to 0-3.

IT Carlow held the upper hand after the sixty second interval to nudge ahead 0-9 to 0-8 by half time.

Turbitt tied proceedings after the turnaround and eventually put Queen’s ahead in the 42nd minute.

Two more points from the Armagh ace handed his side the initiative as time ticked towards the final whistle.

Those two scores put Queen’s two to the good, but IT Carlow pulled one back late on through Keelan McDonnell.

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Armagh contribution

Ballymacnab corner forward Kieran Hughes also got in on the scoring act with three points.

Clann Eireann duo Eoghan Mulholland and Sean McCarthy both started the game while Killeavy’s Calum O’Hare came in after the break.

St Mary’s are back in action today as they hope to follow QUB’s lead and make it through to the last eight.

Gavin McGilly’s men are desperately unlucky not to already be there following their heart-breaking defeat to DCU last week.

They face more Leinster opposition today taking on Maynooth on home turf, with a throw in time of 2.00pm.

Ulster University are also in action this evening, taking on MTU Cork at 7.00pm, which will be streamed live.

Kieran Hughes joined Turbitt on the QUB scoresheet
Photo Credit: John Merry