Tuesday 20 February 2018

Dublin colleges dominate the 2016 Sigerson Cup Dream Team

UCD captain Jack McCaffrey holds aloft the Sigerson Cup Photo: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
UCD captain Jack McCaffrey holds aloft the Sigerson Cup Photo: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
Will Slattery

Will Slattery

It was a bumper year for Dublin universities in the Sigerson Cup as UCD and DCU clashed in the decider so it is no surprise that the two teams take all but three of the slots on the competition's all-star team for 2016.

The Belfield college edged their city rivals 0-10 to 2-2 in a low-scoring affair that saw Westmeath inter-county star John Heslin kick six crucial scores to help UCD to their first Sigerson crown since 1996.

The competition winners had seven members on Independent.ie Future Champions XV , with notable county players such as Jack McCaffrey, Paul Mannion, Ryan Wylie and Michael Fitzsimons all making the cut. Laois' Colm Begley led DCU's five selections while Jordanstown had two with Dundalk IT's Daniel McKenna also getting in.

It was a similar story with the Fitzgibbon Cup XV, with winners Mary I dominating with seven players chosen, including Limerick stars Declan Hannon and Cian Lynch.

Here are the teams in full.

Sigerson Cup XV

1. Philip O’Donnell DCU

2. Ryan Wylie UCD

3. Kevin Feely DCU

4. David Byrne UCD

5. Michael Fitzsimons UCD

6. Conor Moynagh DCU

7. Jack McCaffrey UCD

8. Liam Casey UCD

9. Niall Mc Keever UUJ

10. Colm Begley DCU

11. Kieran Hughes UUJ

12. Daniel Mc Kenna DKIT

13. Paul Mannion UCD

14. John Heslin UCD

15. Shane Carey DCU


Fitzgibbon Cup XV


1. Paul Maher UL

2. Paul Kileen LIT

3. Richie English Mary I

4. Jack Browne UL

5. Ronan Maher Mary I

6. Barry Heffernan UL

7. John Meagher Mary I

8. Darragh O’Donovan Mary I

9. Fionn O Riain Broin TCD

10. Padraic Guinan UCD

11. Cian Lynch Mary I

12. Sean Linnane Mary I

13. John McGrath UL

14. Declan Hannon Mary I

15. Tom Morrissey UL

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