The draws for the Electric Ireland GAA Higher Education Championships were made by Uachtarán CLG Larry McCarthy at Croke Park earlier today.
Matches start early in the new year and the finals will take place on the GAA campus at SETU Waterford from February 15th- 20th. There was much excitement in the Sigerson Cup with Belfast colleges Queens and Ulster University being drawn against each other while Sigerson holders, University of Galway face recent league winners Maynooth University. All four Fitzgibbon Cup groups will serve up some interesting clashes with Group B games involving Mary Immaculate College Limerick, SETU Carlow and DCU DÉ promising to create particular interest.
Uachtarán CLG Larry McCarthy said: “I am delighted to take part in the draw for the Electric Ireland Higher Education Championships, competitions that have a proud history and heritage and are hugely valued by all of those who play in them. I want to thank Electric Ireland for their continuing support look forward to watching the battles for these prestigious cups unfold in the new year and look forward to seeing the excellent facilities in Waterford host the concluding stages.”
Mike Hyland, GAA Higher Education Chairperson, commented: “The Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Championships are amongst the highlights of the GAA calendar. We are really looking forward to such a strong programme of games across hurling and football with teams competing at various levels outlining the strength of participation and performance in Higher Education GAA. We are delighted that Féile CA will take place in SETU Waterford from 15th- 19th February. We are very thankful to Electric Ireland for their outstanding commitment to the Higher Education Leagues and Championships.
Sarah Sharkey, Brand, PR and Sponsorship Manager at Electric Ireland, commented: “We are delighted to see the return of the Electric Ireland GAA Higher Education Championships in 2023. Earlier this year, Electric Ireland announced a five-year extension to its sponsorship of the Electric Ireland GAA Higher Education Leagues and Championships, and we are looking forward to seeing all the players progress through the ranks of these brilliant competitions as they seek to achieve success for their colleges. These competitions are always a great way to kick off the new year, and as we saw last year in the Electric Ireland Sigerson & Fitzgibbon Cups, the games are extremely competitive and full of excitement.”