University College Cork and Mary Immaculate of Limerick have advanced to the semi-finals of the Fitzgibbon Cup after wins over Cork Institute of Technology and Dublin Institute of Technology, respectively.
UCC 1-13 CIT 1-11
In what was a repeat of last year’s final, UCC came out on top for the second consecutive year against their local rivals CIT. It was not all plain sailing for the Cork university, as they had to overturn a two-point deficit at the break. CIT began the game brightly and led by 1-6 t0 0-07 at the half thanks to a Ciaran Sheehan goal. However, it was the ten wides from UCC that told the true story.
UCC were much more accurate in the second half and asserted their dominance by tacking on the scores. The turning point was a Brian O’ Sullivan goal, and the university went on to win by two points, 1-13 to 1-11.The defending champions will face either University College Dublin or University of Limerick in the semi-final.
Mary I 1-18- DIT 0-15
Mary Immaculate of Limerick overcame Dublin Institute of Technology in Tuesday’s Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-final. Mary I performed brilliantly in what was their first ever quarter-final, leading by 0-11 to 0-9 at half time. The quick pace of this Mary I sid has been a delight to watch this season, and Eamonn Cregan can be very proud of his charges.
Tipperary’s Lar Considine scored a vital second-half goal, as Mary I’s fairytale year continued. Clare’s John Conlon was particularly impressive and he notched seven points, as they went on to win on a scoreline of 1-18 to 0-15. Mary Immaculate will face the winners of Limerick Institute of Technology and Waterford Institute of Technology in the semi-final.