Tipp and Cork forwards shine in UCC win, second group success for IT Carlow

Fitzgibbon Cup results

  • Group A: UCC 3-22 UCD 1-14
  • Group B: IT Carlow 2-22 Maynooth University 1-21; Waterford IT 2-20 DCU 0-18

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UCC AND IT Carlow both claimed their second victories in this year’s Fitzgibbon Cup as the group stage action continued tonight. 

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The 2020 finalists, the last year this competition was played, are both unbeaten in their groups and on course for the knockout stages.

UCC ran out convincing 3-22 to 1-14 victors over UCD at the Mardyke by 14 points, while IT Carlow saw off Maynooth University by 2-22 to 1-21 at their home path in Carlow.

Tipperary senior Mark Kehoe excelled for UCC with 1-6 from play while Cork’s Padraig Power and Conor Cahalane also raised green flags. Limerick’s Will Henn and Cork’s Daire Connery shot 0-4 apiece for UCC.

Galway’s Donal O’Shea was top scorer for UCD with 0-9 while Diarmaid Ó Floinn bagged their only goal of the game. UCC were in front 0-14 to 1-6 at the interval before they fired home three second-half goals, Power impressing off the bench.

Fitzgibbon Cup
UCC 3-22
UCD 1-14
Result. @HigherEdGAA @UCCSport pic.twitter.com/9EKEbtGzSa

— UCC GAA (@ucc_gaa) January 26, 2022

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DJ Carey’s Carlow team triumphed with Marty Kavanagh scoring 1-7, Chris Nolan shooting 1-4, while Wexford’s Seamus Casey fired 0-3. Maynooth’s top scorers were Conor Drennan (1-6), Jack O’Dwyer (0-7) and Cian Boyle (1-3).

In tonight’s late game, Waterford IT bounced back from last week’s opening defeat to IT Carlow as they triumphed by eight points against DCU.

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