Sigerson Cup: Queen's beat Maynooth to reach last eight

Queen's manager James McCartan
James McCartan's Queen's side edged a two-point win over Maynooth

Queen's secured a spot in the Sigerson Cup quarter-finals as they edged out Maynooth University 0-13 to 1-8.

Ex-AFL star Martin Clarke hit five of the Queen's points as they fought back from three points down early in the second half to triumph on Tuesday.

Queen's led 0-3 to 0-0 early but an Eoin Roche goal cut their lead to a point by half-time at Maynooth.

A brace of Evan O'Carroll points helped Maynooth lead by three but Queen's came good to take the victory.

Two Clarke frees helped Queen's draw level at 0-8 to 1-5 after 44 minutes and as the visitors continued to push on, they did enough to secure a last-eight berth.

Derry's Brendan Rogers was unable to line out for Queen's after having 14 stitches inserted in a facial gash following an incident early in Saturday evening's McKenna Cup final.

The victory sets up a quarter-final against either the University of Limerick or It Tralee for Queen's.

Sigerson Cup results

Maynooth 1-8 0-13 Queen's University

IT Carlow 1-10 0-10 IT Sligo

DCU 6-14 1-7 Athlone IT

NUI Galway 3-14 1-4 Trinity College