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All set for Sigerson at Santry

Published: 16th February 2018

This year’s Electric Ireland HE GAA Sigerson Weekend 2018, which is being hosted by Trinity, was launched in the Pav yesterday.
Saturday’s final at Santry Sports Grounds will feature a clash between NUIG and UCD and members from both teams were at the launch, along with GAA Development Officer Conor Laverty, Head of Sport Michelle Tanner, Secretary to the College John Coman and sponsors.

Representing NUIG, and fresh from the previous night’s victory over DIT, was up-and-coming inter-county player Damien Comer. Meanwhile Dublin senior panellist Eoin Murchan represented UCD.

Speaking at the launch Head of Sport Michelle Tanner commented: “Trinity is delighted to be hosting this year’s Sigerson event, and to showcase our newly refurbished Santry Sports Grounds. We have been investing in our infrastructure in the past few years, not just our facilities but also the supports, programmes and experiences we offer our sporting students.”

It’s almost two decades since Trinity GAA featured prominently in Sigerson however, Tanner further added, “we are building the future potential of our teams to be serious contenders both on and off the pitch as players and leaders.”

Higher Education GAA Chairman Gerry Tully commented on Trinity’s “excellent facilities” at Santry Sports Grounds and also highlighted the fact that a combined team from New York colleges will this year compete in the semi-finals of Corn na Mac Léinn, which take place today (Friday).

The Sigerson Cup final takes place at Santry Sports Grounds tomorrow - NUIG v UCD, 3.30pm throw-in

*Pictured at the launch in the Pav are (L-R): Michelle Tanner (Head of Sport), Martin Kavanagh (Bank of Ireland), Eoin Murchan (UCD), Damien Comer (NUIG), Matthew Dossett (Deputy Head of Sport) and John Coman (College Secretary)