UCC players celebrating after winning the Fitzgibbon Cup last year. It was confirmed yesterday that this year’s competition would not go ahead. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Fitzgibbon and Sigerson cancelled

Third level GAA championships have been cancelled for the remainder of the academic year. It had been hoped that the Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups would be played at a later date in 2021.

However, yesterday the GAA confirmed that this year’s competitions could not go ahead. Reigning Fitzgibbon Cup champions UCC, who were in line for three in-a-row this year after wins in 2020 and 2019, said on Twitter: “In the circumstances the postponement of the Fitzgibbon and Sigerson Cup competitions is the right call. However there should be a will to play them once all health and safety criteria allow, later on in the calendar year.”

The GAA said: “They (the Higher Education committee) have done so to protect public health and all of our members. While this means there will be no matches played in the remainder of the academic year, the body have committed to a consultation process in the hope that some of the disappointing outcomes of 2020/2021 can be offset going forward.”

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