Tuesday 12 December 2017

Independent.ie Fitzgibbon Cup results - Limerick colleges and UCC make impressive starts

Brendan Toohey of GMIT in action against Michael O'Neill of Mary Immaculate College Limerick during the Independent.ie HE Fitzgibbon Cup Group A Round 1 match between Mary Immaculate College Limerick and GMIT at the MICL Grounds in Limerick. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
Brendan Toohey of GMIT in action against Michael O'Neill of Mary Immaculate College Limerick during the Independent.ie HE Fitzgibbon Cup Group A Round 1 match between Mary Immaculate College Limerick and GMIT at the MICL Grounds in Limerick. Photo by Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile
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It was a busy opening day of action in the Independent.ie Fitzgibbon Cup this afternoon.

Reigning champions Mary Immaculate College opened up the defence of their title with a facile  2-31 to 0-16 win over GMIT at the MICL Grounds.

Darragh O'Donavan was accurate from placed balls with Limerick star Cian Lynch also prominent.

Tipperary All Star John McGrath was in flying form as UL capitalised on home advantage with a 2-23 to 0-16 over Cork IT.

The Premier star amassed 1-7 in an eye-catching performance

Trinity College returned to the Fitzgibbon Cup after a 15-year absence but were on the receiving end of a  4-21 to 0-7 from Davy Fitzgerald's LIT.

All four goals came in the opening half at Moylish.

UCC had 18 points to spare over Ulster University on a scoreline of 5-13 to 2-4 at the Mardyke.

In the three evening games, DJ Carey's IT Carlow side had too much for DIT and had 12 points to spare in the end, DCU beat WIT by seven points and in Group D, UCD were the victors over Maynooth University in Belfield.

Independent.ie Fitzgibbon Cup results:

Group A

Mary Immaculate College Limerick 2-31 GMIT 0-16 (FULL REPORT)

IT Carlow 4-18 DIT 1-15 (FULL REPORT)

Group B

UL 2-23 Cork IT 0-16 (FULL REPORT)

Group C

LIT 4-21 Trinity 0-7 (FULL REPORT)

DCU Dóchas Éireann 1-14 WIT 0-10 (FULL REPORT)

Group D

UCC 5-13 Ulster University 2-4  (FULL REPORT)

UCD 0-21 Maynooth University 0-13 (FULL REPORT)

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