The GAA has confirmed that there will be no Third Level competitions in this academic year.
The decision was expected with the current Covid restrictions seeing the window that the competitions were due to be played in lost.
Both competitions were scheduled to take place before intercounty action resumed at the end of February.
DCU claimed the 2020 Sigerson title last January with UCC winning the Fitzgibbon Cup final on 12 February 2020.
The @HigherEdGAA have today confirmed that there will be no Third level Championships, including the Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups, taking place in the remainder of this academic year due to the current public health challenges. #GAA— The GAA (@officialgaa) January 13, 2021
Chairman of the GAA’s Higher Education committee, Michael Hyland said: "We’re very disappointed that our championships will not take place. Comhairle Ardoideachais had planned for and were hopeful of all of our championships, including the Fitzgibbon and Sigerson Cups, going ahead but it’s apparent that it won't be possible for this year.
"There is a lot of uncertainty about when games will recommence at club and county level and what the calendar will look like in 2021 but as the situation becomes clearer, we will work with the clubs, colleges, development officers and all stakeholders to try and find ways to mitigate against the effects of our students not having had any games this academic year and we are really looking forward to a return to play in October.
"We will work with everyone, including our sponsors Electric Ireland, in the coming months and ensure a comprehensive fixtures calendar. We are particularly mindful of the current First Year students who have missed out Fresher competitions and the vital role that it plays in getting players involved in Third Level GAA. We are looking forward staging second year competitions for this year’s Freshers which we hope will take place in the first Semester of the 2021/2022 academic year."Tweet