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Seamus Flanagan, UCD, and Brian Coady, UL, in Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup action on Thursday.
Seamus Flanagan, UCD, and Brian Coady, UL, in Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup action on Thursday.

Thursday's Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup round-up


Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup

UCC 1-19 0-15 NUIG

UCD 3-8 0-15 UL

IT Carlow 3-16 1-7 GARDA COLLEGE

CIT 0-15 0-9 WIT

DIT 4-12 1-9 MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY

UCC powered their way into a home Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-final against IT Carlow after they defeated NUIG 1-19 to 0-15 at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Thursday.

It was a third win from three Group A outings for Tom Kingston’s side. Evan Sheehan set up Shane Kingston for UCC’s all-important goal in the first half as they took a big 1-13 to 0-5 lead into the break.

NUIG rallied in the second half but full-forward Evan Niland’s nine points weren’t enough to rescue the game but the haul was enough to improve their points difference sufficiently to advance, even after Shane Fletcher was denied a goal by UCC goalkeeper Jack Barry late on.

That result meant NUIG needed reigning champions UL, who they knocked out of the competition last week, to do them a favour when they made the trip to take on UCD at Belfield.

The hosts launched a late comeback in the cold and they secured a narrow 3-8 to 0-15 victory following a late goal, but NUIG advanced on scoring difference.

LIT will now face the Galway outfit at home in the quarter-finals. LIT topped Group B after a 3-21 to 0-8 hammering of Trinity College at Moylish on Wednesday.

But second place in that group was snapped up by IT Carlow as they secured a comprehensive 3-16 to 1-7 success against Garda College in Heywood Community School.

IT Carlow were in complete control at half-time when they already held a massive 3-11 to 0-2 lead. And despite a mini-revival from the Templemore outfit IT Carlow had enough in the tank.

DCU had already claimed top spot in Group C and home advantage in the quarter-finals, and they will face off against city rivals DIT.

DIT had a big 4-12 to 1-9 win against Maynooth University in Maynooth. DIT held a 2-8 to 0-6 lead at half-time and they built on that lead afterwards.

The 2017 winners Mary I will have home advantage in the last of the quarter-finals. Their 13-point win over Maynooth on Tuesday was enough to earn a clash with Cork IT.

Cork IT claimed a 0-15 to 0-9 victory over WIT on Thursday evening. The hosts were only 0-7 to 0-5 in front after a low-scoring first half but they sealed a place in the final eight.

Quarter-final line-up (home team listed first)

UCC v IT Carlow

LIT v NUIG

DCU v DIT

Mary I v CIT

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