would need to take 10 points out of a possible 15 to give themselves any chance of survival - a massive test for any club, never mind one with just six wins in the league all season.
Two first-half goals inside five minutes set DCU on their way to a comfortable win, with Roscommon's Enda Smith (above) grabbing his second goal of the game after the break to keep UUJ
at arm's length.
Down looked more potent going forward throughout the opening half, but two superb saves from UUJ
keeper Michael McAllister, who denied Kevin McKernan and John McAreavy, kept the students in touch.
The loss surely brought the pain of last September's All-Ireland final flooding back to UUJ
boss Mickey Moran.
Cavan host Monaghan in Kingspan Breffni Park tonight, with DOWN hosting UUJ
in Newry, with scoring difference likely to determine who goes through to Sunday's semi-finals.
0): St Mary's v Queens, Belfast' Sligo IT v UUJ
, Sligo' Athlone IT v UCC, Athlone' Garda College v DCU, Templemore.
have won four of McCullough's six games at the helm, having failed to pick up any points in the seven games before he took the reins.
But last week's morale-boosting Irish Cup win over Wellington was quickly followed by their best performance of the season on Saturday as UUJ
old boy Fra Miskelly's Rosario were put to the sword 3-0 on their home patch at Ulidia.
MOORE THE MERRIER UUJ
second team players celebrate their Walter Moore Cup semi-final win over Derriaghy CC II's on Saturday.
It was quite a triumph for Billy Morgan to beat star-studded NUI Maynooth and UUJ
teams over the weekend, despite having no big inter-county names in his line-up.
Section A: Tyrone v UUJ
, Dungannon; Antrim v Cavan, Casement Park.
and UCC will face each other in today's Sigerson Cup final - a repeat of the 2011 decider - after their respective semi-final wins in Belfast yesterday.