2017 Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cup draws made in Dublin

The finals will take place next February in Mayo and Galway

2017 Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cup draws made in Dublin

UCD captain Jack McCaffrey celebrates with the Sigerson Cup Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Declan Roughan

The draws for the 2017 Sigerson Cup and Fitzgibbon Cup have taken place in Croke Park on Wednesday afternoon.

The two competitions see the best third-level institutions compete in both football and hurling. The finals will take place in February.

Sigerson Cup champions DCU will have to wait a little longer to find out their opponents. They have been drawn at home to the winner of the GMIT/IT Sligo clash.

In the Fitzgibbon Cup, Mary Immaculate of Limerick will hope to retain the trophy in the 100th edition of the competition. They will face IT Carlow, GMIT and Carlow IT in Group A.

The two competitions use different formats. The Sigerson Cup has a knock-out format, while the Fitzgibbon Cup sees each team guaranteed three games in the group stages.

Both finals will take place in the west in February. The Sigerson Cup Final will take place on February 18th at the Connacht GAA Centre. The following week, the Fitzgibbon Cup Final will be held in NUIG.

Sigerson Cup

Preliminary Round

NUI Galway vs Trinity College

Garda College vs Cork IT

GMIT vs IT Sligo

First Round

Maynooth University vs University of Limerick

Dublin IT vs Athlone IT

Jordanstown vs Garda/Cork IT

UCD vs GMIT/IT Sligo

DCU vs Queen's Belfast

St Mary's vs NUI Galway/Trinity College

IT Tralee vs IT Carlow

UCC vs St Patrick's College

Fitzgibbon Cup

Group A: IT Carlow, Mary Immaculate, GMIT, Dublin IT

Group B: University of Limerick, NUI Galway, St Patrick's College, Cork IT

Group C: DCU, Limerick IT, Trinity College, Waterford IT

Group D: UCD, UCC, University of Ulster, Maynooth University