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Athlone area set to host third level football feast

Story by Tom Kelly

Thursday, 21st February, 2013 5:27pm

Athlone area set to host third level football feast

By Kieran Galvin

The concluding stages of the Sigerson Cup will form the highlight of a feast of third level football action in the Athlone area this weekend.

Hosts Athlone IT face UCC in their eagerly-awaited Sigerson Cup semi-final tomorrow (Friday, 2.30pm), with holders DCU taking on DIT in the first semi-final at 12.45.

The Sigerson Cup final will take place on Saturday at 3pm - and it will be shown live on TG4.

With Athlone having been designated European Tour of Sport status for 2013, this weekend's Sigerson Cup action will showcase the excellent facilities at AIT - which now include the recently opened world class International Arena (indoor athletics track).

While the Sigerson Cup is the main attraction, other parts of the South Westmeath area will host games in the Trench Cup, Corn na Mac Leinn and Corn Comhairle Ardoideachais.

Tubberclair, Mount Temple (Caulry GAA pitch), Rosemount, Garrycastle and Pairc Chiarain (home of Athlone GAA club) are the other venues involved.

Fixture details are listed below.

Irish Daily Mail Sigerson Cup

Semi-finals (Friday, February 22)

1. DIT v DCU (AIT GAA Pitch, 12.45pm). Referee: Michael Duffy

2. AIT v UCC (AIT GAA Pitch, 2.30pm). Referee: Gary McCormack

Final: Saturday, February 23 - AIT GAA Pitch, 3pm. Referee: Maurice Deegan.

Irish Daily Mail Trench Cup

Semi-finals (Friday, February 22)

1. Liverpool John Moores University v IT Blanchardstown (Pairc Chiarain, 12.00). Referee: Conor Lane.

2. Marino IE v St Pat's Drumcondra (Tubberclair, 2.30). Referee: Fergal Barry.

Final: AIT GAA Pitch, Saturday, February 23 (AIT GAA Pitch, 12.30pm). Referee: Niall Ward.

Irish Daily Mail Corn na Mac Leinn

Semi-finals (Friday, February 22)

1. Froebel College of Education v N.W.R.C. (Mount Temple, 2pm). Referee: Sean Carroll

2. Southern Regional College v Cavan Institute (Rosemount, 12.00). Referee: Richard Moloney.

Final: Saturday, February 23 (Pairc Chiarain, 11.00). Referee: Conor Lane.

Irish Daily Mail Corn Comhairle Ardoideachais Final

Friday, February 22

National College of Ireland v St Pat's, Thurles or Cadets (Garrycastle, 1pm). Referee: Martin McNally.

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