Round-up: Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup
Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup
GMIT 3-26 Trinity 1-8
UL 5-30 TUS Midwest 0-14
UCC 1-21 Mary I 0-19
NUIG 1-21 UCD 1-18
DCU Dochas Eireann 0-21 Maynooth University 0-11
IT Carlow 1-21 WIT 2-6
UL sauntered to an emphatic win over Limerick rivals TUS Midwest on Thursday evening.
Five first half goals were bagged by Brian Ryan's talented team, who quickly took charge.
Seán Twomey and Gearoid O'Connor netted, while Mark Rodgers scored a hat-trick for UL, who led 5-14 to 0-5 at half-time.
Michael Kiely nailed six ponts from play, while Niall Brennan contributed five as UL dominated.
Kevin Cooney's opening period goal helped to steer GMIT to a convincing 3-26 to 1-8 triumph over Trinity at Carnmore.
Cooney impressed as NUIG went in 1-12 to 0-5 ahead at the turnaround.
After the restart Conor Gardinder added a second major before Seán O'Leary-Hayes replied with a goal for Trinity.
Gardiner added an insurance goal for GMIT, who made an excellent start to the campaign.
Martin Kavanagh's splendid 0-13 contribution ensured IT Carlow overcame Waterford IT 1-21 to 2-16.
The teams were level at half-time as Eoin O'Shea and Shane Bennett netted goals for Waterford IT.
Seamus Casey grabbed a goal for IT Carlow, who were inspired by Kavanagh's efficiency.
Jerry Kelly and Chris Nolan were instrumental for IT Carlow, who made a satisfying start.
Shane Barrett's goal immediately after half-time was the crucial score as UCC defeated Mary I 1-21 to 0-19 at the MICL Grounds.
UCC did just enough to fend off a typically brave Mary I challenge with substitute Padraig Power drilling four points in the closing stages.
Devon Ryan was sharp for Mary I in the first half as the teams went in level at the break, 0-10 each.
Conor Cahalane released Barrett to score a goal after the restart and with Mark Kehoe accurate UCC claimed the spoils.
DCU had sufficient class to overpower Maynooth University to claim a comfortable 0-21 to 0-11 success.
Shane Currie struck four points, while James Bergin was sharp from frees for a promising DCU.
Jake O'Dwyer landed a couple of scores for Maynooth in the first half, but DCU dominated throughout.
Higher Education League winners NUIG prevailed at Belfield, beating UCD 1-21 to 1-18.
John Fleming was outstanding in the first half for NUIG with Limerick's Cian Lynch also providing some moments of real quality.
Initially UCD over relied on Donal O'Shea with NUIG's attack featuring Evan Niland, Conor Walsh, and Brian Concannon.
Fionn McDonagh scored a goal for UCD, who led by 1-10 to 0-8 at the interval.
Eoin Guilfoyle replied with a goal for UCD, but Jeffrey Lynskey's NUIG closed out the deal.