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16th Feb 2022

Wednesday night treat as David Clifford’s UL take on NUIG in Sigerson Cup final live on TV

Lee Costello

The game will be shown by TG4.

GAA fans aren’t used to watching live televised games in the middle of the week, normally turning to the likes of the Champion’s League to quench our sporting thirst until the real stuff happens at the weekend.

However, tonight UL will take on NUIG in the Sigerson Cup final, and TG4 will be airing it at 7.30pm, meaning you can kick your feet up, maybe even risk a beer or two, and watch the spectacle unravel.

The occasion is already a blockbuster event of course, but the added inclusion of David Clifford, rightly or wrongly, brings that X-factor to the game.

Seeing him alone is worth the admission fee, but it’s going to take something special to see UL win their first Sigerson in the University’s history.

They last reached the final in 1997, but lost to IT Tralee in what was their only appearance on the grand stage up until now.

NUIG have a much richer history, winning the tournament an impressive 23 times, but the last time they achieved this feat was way back in 2003.

The Galway university had a hard earned extra time win over MTU Kerry in the semi-final last week, despite losing Mayo’s Tommy Conroy to injury in the first half.

Clifford was the difference as UL’s semi-final win, as they edged out Dublin City University by 0-14 to 0-11 in a fantastic game of football.

With everything in the balance, and history on the line, it’s time to put all of the squabble about GAA calendars, no matter how much merit they may have, to one side for the minute and enjoy what will hopefully be a spectacle of Gaelic football.

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