The most sought-after trophy in colleges GAA was held aloft by Queen's captain Dan McCartan at The Dub yesterday after a close-fought match that went to extra time. Queen's, this year's hosts, enjoyed a home victory bringing their total number of Sigerson wins to 8.
It was a tense match which saw the teams separated by just one point at the final whistle. Rivals UUJ led by a comfortable 3 points at half time but Queen's fought back, with a point from Eoin McCartan leaving it level at full time. Extra time saw more of the same point for point action. However, it was not to be for UUJ as Queen's ended a three-year run of final defeats.
Speaking after the match Dan McCartan explained his side's determination, "For a lot of the boys it was a last chance, their last year at the university." One such player is Kevin McGourty, VP Clubs and Services within the Union, who was named man of the match.
Yesterday was the University's first win since 2000, in what has been in the past a southern dominated competition.