Thursday's Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup round-up
Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon Cup
LIT 4-24 Garda College 0-12
DCU 0-23 Cork IT 0-12
IT Carlow 0-24 Trinity College 1-8
Clare’s Peter Duggan was in outstanding form and scored 1-11 as LIT defeated Garda College 4-24 to 0-12 at LIT.
LIT were 3-10 to 0-8 in front at half-time. Brian Fanning, Peter Casey and Duggan hit the net in the first half with Oisin O’Reilly adding a fourth goal.
This win means the Limerick college top Group B with two wins from two games before they face-off against Trinity, while both teams can still advance as group winners.
DCU continued their perfect start to the competition and they will have a home quarter-final against the runners-up from Group D, after a comprehensive 0-23 to 0-12 victory against Cork IT in DCU.
The men from the capital were narrow 0-16 to 0-14 winners over Waterford IT in the opining round, but they were in complete control on Thursday evening.
Westmeath’s Killian Doyle scored six points while James Bergin and Paudie Foley added four points each. DCU had nine different scorers in a brilliant team effort.
IT Carlow got back into contention in Group B with a big 0-24 to 1-8 win over Trinity College at Santry.
IT Carlow were 0-15 to 0-3 ahead at half-time and despite Cian O’Sullivan’s second half goal, the visitors took second place in the standings, before they take on Garda College.
Meanwhile, reigning champions UL bowed out of the Fitzgibbon Cup on a day when last year’s beaten finalists DCU, and LIT, booked their places in the quarter-finals.
NUIG were 1-19 to 0-17 winners over UL at Dangan. Michael Lynch’s goal helped clinch a brilliant victory for Jeff Lynskey’s side.
UL were rocked by the second half sending off of Clare defender Conor Cleary, and after they trailed by 1-12 to 0-8 at half-time they couldn’t find a way back.
Evan Niland and Barry Murphy scored 0-11 each for their respective sides. But it’s the Clarinbridge sharpshooter who will look to earn a quarter-final spot with NUIG next week.
NUIG make the treacherous journey to take on a fancied UCC at Mardyke next Wednesday. NUIG could only draw their first round clash with UCD but this was a huge result for the Galway students