Students get off to winning start in the Conor McGurk Cup

THERE was a winning start to Ulster hurling’s Conor McGurk Cup for both university teams.

Ulster University were 2-20 to 1-17 winners at home to Antrim U20s on Tuesday night.

Goals from Down star Daithi Sands and substitute Peter McCallin were the key scores for the students.

Earlier in the evening at the Dub, QUB hit six goals in a comfortable win over Louth.

The competition, now in its fourth year, has seven teams involved this season.

Derry had initially entered, but have since withdrawn.  The Oakleafers – who have Dominic McKinley and Cormac Donnelly back in charge – won’t have access to their Sleacht Néill or Banagher players while their club championship campaigns continue.

Each team will play three games in their section, and the team who finishes top of each section will progress to the final to be played on Wednesday 19th January.

2022 Conor McGurk Cup:
Section A:  Ulster University, Antrim and Donegal
Section B: QUB, Down, Armagh and Louth

QUB 6-18 Louth 1-10
UU 2-20 Antrim 1-17

Round 1
Wednesday, January 5
Armagh V Down at Athletic Grounds (8.00)

Round 2
Friday, January 7
Armagh V Louth at Armagh at Athletic Grounds (8.00)
Saturday, January 8 (1.00)
Antrim V Donegal at Jordanstown
QUB V Down at The Dub

Round 3 
Thursday, January 13
QUB V Armagh at The Dub (7.30)
Saturday, January 15 (1.00)
UU V Donegal at Jordanstown
Down V Louth at Down Venue TBC

Final – Wednesday, January 19

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