The draw for the third round of the Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup was made late Friday after DCU's emphatic victory over Queen's University on the Dublin northside.
The frozen snap caused havoc with the fixture scheduling for this week's games, and the final second round game was completed yesterday.
The GAA had confirmed that the outstanding fixture between ATU Donegal and University of Ulster would be played Sunday at noon at Ballinderry.
It was a brilliant match that saw the University of Ulster overcome an eight-point deficit to stun the Donegal side.
EXTENDED MATCH HIGHLIGHTS - @UlsterUniGAA 2-11 @ATUDonegal_ 1-13..
Great goals, a black card, a penalty and a comeback from 8 points down.. it's all here, from today's @ElectricIreland Sigerson Cup game at @BallinderryGAC #FirstClassRivals @ballsdotie @Gaelic_Life pic.twitter.com/jElKyVesgM
— GAA Higher Education (@HigherEdGAA) January 22, 2023
The third round draw - which features teams who have each won and lost one game - has served up a few intriguing fixtures.
MTU Cork will take on ATU Sligo at a neutral venue next Tuesday night at 7pm. That night, UL will take on SETU Carlow at the same time.
On Wednesday evening, UCC will take on Queen's while Ulster University will take on UCD on the same night.
Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup Round 3 Draw
The draw for the @ElectricIreland Sigerson Cup Round 3 is as follows. Stream details and outstanding venues will be confirmed as soon as possible.#FirstClassRivals pic.twitter.com/j3vkmpwwEg
— GAA Higher Education (@HigherEdGAA) January 20, 2023
The losers will be eliminated from the competition while the winners march on to the quarterfinals.
University of Galway, TU Dublin, St Mary's and DCU are all through to the next phase of the competition having won their opening two fixtures.
DCU romp home
On Friday night in Dublin, DCU laid a serious marker down in a decisive win over Queen's. It finished 3-14 to 0-05.
The fixture had been postponed twice and eventually moved from Belfast. Queen's had edged rivals University of Ulster on the first night of the tournament but they had no answer for DCU's firepower last night.
Rob Finnerty continued his scintillating run of Sigerson form, adding 2-5 to the 2-3 he scored against ATU Donegal. His lobbed goal provoked an audible gasp from the co-commentators on the Electric Ireland livestream.
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) January 21, 2023
Dublin's Lorcan O'Dell and Cork's Conor Corbett also lead the line for DCU.
Paddy Christie's men look like one of the teams to beat in this year's Sigerson Cup; in this vein of form, few forwards in the country can mark Rob Finnerty.