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St Mary's team captain, Conor Meyler, raises the Sigerson Cup in victory

 

St Mary's team captain, Conor Meyler, raises the Sigerson Cup in victory 

 

Sigerson Cup Final at Connacht GAA Centre, County Mayo


St Mary's University College                  0-13
University College Dublin                     2-6

 

One point victory for St Mary's

 

 

St Mary's Sigerson Cup winning team

 

RTE News Report on the game

 

The successful St Mary's team management with the Sigerson Cup, first won by University College Cork in 1911.

 

The successful St Mary's team management with the Sigerson Cup,
first won by University College Cork in 1911.

 

BBC News Report on the game

 

Professor Peter Finn, Principal of St Mary's University College, said:

"We are so pleased for the victorious students and full of praise for their displays of high-quality football and sporting excellence.

“Their achievement in winning the Sigerson Cup was underpinned by their sheer athleticism and great character under pressure.

“To record a series of victories over the Gaelic football teams of such large universities as the National University of Ireland Galway, Dublin City University, University College Cork and, finally, last year’s cup holders, University College Dublin, is a remarkable achievement.

“However, I am sure that the students would be the first to recognise how fortunate they are to have such a fantastic management team led by Paddy Tally, all who serve the football team on a voluntary basis. Paddy in particular deserves great credit for his coaching excellence, his tactical nous and his belief in what he calls ‘his cubs’.

“I was very fortunate to have an insight into how the management team went about its work before the final game and cannot commend highly enough the quality of the preparation that they brought to the Sigerson campaign this year. The success of the ‘Ranch’ down in Mayo at the weekend is of course a source of great celebration, as manifested on the social media, for the whole College community of governors, staff and students, as well as our wide network of highly supportive former students, families and friends, both at home and abroad. Now we have to plan the celebrations.

“Finally, we would like to thank the team sponsors at Strathroy Dairy Ltd for their unwavering support down the years."

 

Irish News sports page Monday 20 February

 

Irish News Report on the game

Irish News - St Mary's spirit, resilience and momentum secures them the ultimate prize

 

St Mary's winning Sigerson team

 

Paddy Tally receives the Irish News Coaching Award
Paddy Tally receives the Irish News Coaching Award