All-Limerick Fitzgibbon Cup decider remains a possibility

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

THE University of Limerick and Limerick Institute of Technology remain on course to meet in the final of the Fitzgibbon Cup.

THE University of Limerick and Limerick Institute of Technology remain on course to meet in the final of the Fitzgibbon Cup.

The two Limerick Third Level Colleges were quarter-final winners this Tuesday in the Third Level Colleges Hurling Championship.

Both will face Cork opposition in the semi-final, which will be held in Galway on February 25.

LIT will play UCC, while UL will face CIT.

Its only a couple of years since the Limerick rivals met in the final and on that occasion victory went to LIT.

This Tuesday, Cork IT were 1-11 to 1-9 winners over St Pats, Limerick IT were big 6-16 to 0-9 winners over NUI Galway, UCC defeated GMIT 0-16 to 0-8 and UL were 0-15 to 0-12 winners over UCD.

There is Limerick representation in all remaining colleges.

The Davy Fitzgerald managed LIT have the biggest local representation.

Paul Browne (Bruff) and Paudie O’Brien (Kilmallock) combine in midfield for LIT, while in attack are Sean Tobin (Murroe-Boher) and Donie Reale (Hospital-Herbertstown).

Browne, Reale and Tobin were among the goal scorers this Tuesday in their big quarter-final win.

Bruff’s Jason Hayes and Gearoid Power of Garryspillane were introduced as substitutes.

UL had Seamus Hickey (Murroe-Boher) in defence in a side that is managed by Ger Cunningham. UL’s quarter-final opposition UCD, had wing forward Conor Allis (Croom) among their scoroer.

Kilmallock trio Philip O’Loughlin, Graeme Mulcahy and Bryan O’Sullivan are all involved with UCC, while the other Cor side, CIT have Effin’s Tommy Quaid in goals.