DCU claimed Sigerson Cup glory on Wednesday night courtesy of a 0-14 to 0-07 point victory over IT Carlow – with Geraldines and Louth man Daniel Corcoran playing a key role in the victory – on the night he celebrated his 20th birthday.
Corcoran lined out in the full back line for Paddy Christies team who enjoyed home advantage at the DCU Sportsground as the Glasnevin team who held IT Carlow at bay for much of the game – leading by three points at half time and then proceeding to maintain and build that lead throughout the second period.
On the day he celebrated his 20th birthday, Corcoran was tasked with keeping tabs on Laois and Killeshin man Evan Lowry and did so with aplomb, restricting him to just one point from play. All six of IT Carlows other scores came from Cian Farrell frees.
The youngster now becomes the first Louth man to compete in the Sigerson Cup final since Andy McDonnell three years ago when his fancied UCD team were defeated by St Marys of Belfast.
Prior to that, the last Louth man to lift the Cup was St Patrick’s Eoin O’Connor when he lined out for DCU in the 2015 edition. They narrowly saw off UCC to win that year. Gary O’Hare of Na Piarsaigh helped DIT to claim a historic first title in 2013.
Wednesday night’s success was DCU’s fith Sigerson Cup success.