IT Carlow got their 2022 Sigerson Cup competition underway on Tuesday evening.
Leading 1-04 to 0-04 points at halftime, IT Carlow let their grip on the game slip with a late Keelan McGroddy goal helping edge the game 1-13 to 1-11 in Letterkenny’s favour.
The local students will be looking to bounce back next week at home to Sligo IT.
That game is penciled in for Tuesday 18 January at 7 pm.
The finals of this year’s higher education hurling and football championships will be held at IT Carlow’s new sports campus at the end of February.